Real Zante Wedding – Heather and Kris 2018

Brighten up your morning with a stunning wedding on Cameo Island, Zakynthos.

Heather and Kris exchanged their vows here in May 2018 followed by an evening of celebrations at Agios Sostis. Enjoy x 

Why did you choose to get married in Zante, Cameo Island and Agios Sostis in particular?

I visited Zante around 10 years ago with my best friend and went to Cameo Island for the white party, having actually been here and not realising we could get married on the island, it was perfect. We never wanted a huge wedding back home, we wanted something more intimate and Agios Sostis was beautiful too!

How long in advance did you book your wedding?

1 year

How many guests did you invite to your wedding and how many accepted and attended?

30 and 25 attended

You look stunning in your dress! Who was the designer and how many dresses did you try before finding ‘the one’?

My dress was Martina Liana, I found it online and went to try it on and fell in love with it. Despite me being very fussy, this was the second dress I tried on and I loved the detail that was on it. Picking the dress was easier than I thought.

Can you tell us about your shoes and accessories, where were they from?

I decided to go for flat sandals as we were on the beach so I managed to find a pair from ASOS. Kris also bought me my necklace that he got made which was my ‘something blue’ and my maid of honour surprised me with a beautiful tying the knot bracelet which I wore on the day too!

What about the grooms attire, what did he choose to wear?

Kris went smart but casual with a white linen shirt (no tie, very relaxed), light blue trousers and a waistcoat with some brown shoes and belt! The men’s suits were in particular extremely cheap (Primark to everyone’s surprise) but I definitely thought he made it look amazing with his handsome self!

Did you have any bridesmaids? We’d love to know more about what they wore…

My favourite colour is baby pink so of course this is what was chosen! The bridesmaid dress was from ‘The Special Bridal Warehouse’ locally where we live! My bestie looked stunning!

What flowers did you choose for your bouquet?

I chose artificial roses (ivory for me and my maid of honour, and baby pink for my flower girl). Again, I bought these myself locally and took them with me!

What about the smaller details of the day? Did you have a cake? What was your menu like? Did you have any favours and entertainment? 

Our wedding cake was very tasty and decorated beautifully!

The menu was a BBQ style Greek menu with so much food!! We decided on Ouzo favours and Greek dancers to add to the Greek wedding! The Greek dancers were brilliant!

How did you find the planning experience from booking to the big day?

Between us booking the wedding and flying out, we decided to buy a new house and move just before we flew out, this was very stressful and I found planning the wedding was extremely easy and stress free due to Sasha doing absolutely everything possible! I felt I didn’t do any planning and it was taken care of so well! Choices were given and made and Sasha is a wee star! She excels so well in this type of role and would highly recommend her to plan anyone’s big day! She knows her stuff inside out! She is simply outstanding!

What’s your best memory from the day?

Walking down the aisle with my dad and also seeing Kris’ reaction to me. We have been together 8 years and I definitely thought he wouldn’t be emotional as he isn’t an emotional guy but when I seen his eyes filling up, it melted my heart. It was the first time I had seen him tear up!

No one can prepare you for how emotional your wedding day is. It was happy tears all round!

What do you think makes a wedding abroad stand out from a wedding in the UK?

Very relaxed, breathtaking, the weather, holiday included – we were never interested in a wedding back home and could not fault one part of the day as it was planned to perfection!

What advice would you give to future brides and grooms who are getting married abroad?

Do it! The whole experience is amazing and will be a day you will never forget! When you see your photos, it’s very satisfying to see how amazing the day was and how much everyone enjoyed it too!

We love the mixture of pink and ivory that was incorporated into Heather and Kris’ decoration and flowers. What will your wedding colour scheme be? 

Credits

Wedding Venue – Cameo Island and Agios Sostis | Wedding Planner – The Bridal Consultant | Photographer – Story Studios | Brides Dress – Martina Liana | Brides Shoes – Asos | Grooms Suit – Primark | Bridesmaid Dress – The Special Bridal Warehouse

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