Tell us about the smaller details
Our wedding cake was amazing! We opted for a specially made 2 tiered semi naked cake which was decorated with beautiful flowers on top, it tasted delicious too.
We wanted as much choice as possible for our guests for dinner so we had quite a few different dishes. Greek food is amazing anyway but this food was outstanding, almost everyone went for seconds and thirds!
I had decided to take a few decorations with me for the wedding, so for the tables we had some olive branch and eucalyptus garlands that surrounded the lanterns which were provided by the wedding planners, it was simple but looked beautiful.
Our men’s favours – small bottle of ouzo were provided by the wedding planners, we just had some little personalised tags to add to them. For the women I wanted to bring a bit of fun to the wedding party so they had face jewels which they put on later that evening. All the younger children had personalised activity packs.
We opted for the Greek band which was a brilliant choice, they were so good and got everyone up dancing just after the ceremony, I would definitely recommend them.
Later that evening we had a DJ who again was great and didn’t scoff at any of my song requests! He got everyone up dancing right up until the last song.
Did you stick to your original budget or go over/or even stay under?
We didn’t really have a budget, but we were happy with the amount we had spent, it wasn’t overly excessive and for what we had it was amazing value.
What’s your best memory from the day?
My best memory is walking down the aisle to see Steve waiting for me at the end, all my nerves and emotions disappeared as soon as I saw him and we just had the biggest smile the whole time. Having all our family and friends there was truly amazing, to know they had made such an effort to be there with us meant everything. Another favourite thing from the day was the fact that the wedding ceremony ( which was only 10 mins long – perfect!) was said in both English and Greek, I wasn’t really expecting that but it made it even more special and I felt like a local 🙂
What do you think makes a wedding abroad stand out from a wedding in the UK?
I think a wedding abroad is just much more relaxed, everyone is there on holiday and it means you can see them before and after the wedding if you want to, it’s not just for one day. We hired 2 boats the day before the wedding and had an amazing boat trip, it meant everyone could get to know each other before the day too.
Also depending on the location, the weather is usually a lot warmer than the UK, so you can more or less rely on the fact that it’s going to be a nice day, there’s not worry about whether it’s going to rain or not! Not in Greece anyway.
What advice would you give to future brides and grooms who are getting married abroad?
Definitely go abroad! You won’t regret it, we had no wedding planning stress, everything was relaxed and the day ran better than I could have imagined. Everything was so organised and we had 2 brilliant wedding planners on the day helping sort everything out. I would highly recommend Luxury Private Villa Keri itself, it’s a beautiful small village but with everything you need there and the villa is out of this world.
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