We had such a beautiful day. I loved every minute of our wedding day and I am so happy with all the choices we made.
We booked through Thomson last May to get married in Cyprus, Paphos at the Louis Phaethon Beach Hotel. It was a family hotel so was also perfect for Sonny's first holiday abroad.
When we arrived, we discussed everything with our wedding planner and booked any other extras we wanted for the day. We then met up with a guy from the hotel to arrange table plans and meal plans. These two very so helpful and was willing to do anything for us.
The next morning was a trip to the town hall with all the paperwork to get that all ready for the big day.
All our guests started to arrive on the next couple of days and in total we had 40 guests. Some stayed in the hotel and others stayed outside and just come in for the wedding day. We were so surprised of the amount of people that come out to see us get married.
The Wedding Day
The morning of the wedding me and Darren went our separate ways. I took Sonny for breakfast and then I passed him over to Darren and went off to meet my Bridesmaids at 11am. All 3 bridesmaids were booked in the hotel spa to have their hair and makeup done then I was after them.
I had my dress and the men’s suits steamed in my room while the bridesmaids were getting made up. I also managed to sneak in a quick bath in-between as well. I slipped on my BRIDE TO BE dressing gown and heading down at 12 to get my hair and makeup done.
I then went back to the room and met everyone at 2pm, we met the photographer and took a few photos and opened some champagne. The girls helped me get ready in my dress which was a little tricky.
It was time to head down to the ceremony. It had been raining all morning and five minutes before we headed out the sun come out. The wind however was so strong and I didn’t realise how strong until we headed towards the sea.
Sonny was such a good boy and walked me down the aisle with no trouble holding my hand the whole way. We walked down to The Piano Guys 'A Thousand Years'
We signed the register with our witnesses to the song The Script 'I'm Yours'
Apart from the wind being so strong, the ceremony ran so smoothly. We walked back down the aisle to Bruno Mars 'Marry You' with everyone throwing the confetti. Then we then had out group photos taken the then the photos of just the two of us.
Me and Darren (now Mr and Mrs Heslop) went and joined the rest of guests where we had cocktails made to our colour theme and the cake cutting. The cake was just a one tier with some fresh flowers on top. After the cake cutting me had a tower of champagne glasses and poured champagne into them. I loved this idea. We made a toast and then everyone chilled out and had a few drinks for a couple of hours.
Our wedding reception was supposed to be in the beach bar down by the sea. The wind was so strong so last minutes we changed it to an inside room. I was a little worried it would look awful down there, but with our decorations and extras it looked nice.
We headed down at 6.30pm to be seated and our guests had their starters while we headed off to have our sunset photos taken with the photographer. These photos look amazing and the clouds made them look even more magical.
We went back to have our meal with our guests, our menu was
Smoked Ham with Melon
Cream of Tomato Soup
Chicken Breast Stuffed with Mozzarella
Light Cream Sauce
Fresh Market Vegetables
Crème Caramel on Fresh Fruit Brunoise
The food was nice and they even catered for our vegan and a gluten free guests. We had wine on the tables and had waiter service to order any extra drinks.
The DJ turned up and we danced the night away. Me and Darren later that evening had our first dance to James Arthur ' Say you won’t let go'
Everyone got on so well and had a wonderful time. Sonny played up during the evening but one of my friends took him for a walk and he fell asleep for the rest of the party.
We received our photos and DVD the following week and they came out so perfect and looked amazing.
I really loved our wedding day it turned out even better than I had pictured.
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