Childhood sweethearts Daisy & Bowie Duffield, both 23 married at the Olympic Lagoon Resort in Ayia Napa on the 14th July 2016.
We met at school both aged 11, we were in the same year as each other and some of the same classes. I used to have crush on Bowie when I was younger as it goes, but we [were] just friends in school. We both went our separate ways in life after secondary school, and a couple of years later, we arranged to meet up in town, we [met] up and realised we were the male and female version of each other and got on like a house on fire.
When I started looking into marrying abroad I [saw] the picture for the [Olympic Lagoon Resort] and from that day onwards I [fell] in love [with it]! It looked like a fairytale, truly stunning. I hate sand sticking to me so [a] beach [wedding] was off the cards!
We had personalised fans made for all [of] our guests (they [came] handy in the heat and a nice keepsake). We also gave them all a pair of sunglasses for when we went on the open top bus and some Bride & Groom tissues, for all the happy tears. Believe me my family are so emotional they [were] needed. Actually my Dad had a flannel to dry his tears – that’s how much he was sobbing.
You know what I can’t tell you the best part [of the day], because it was magical from start to finish, from the emotional ceremony, to releasing the doves, to the open top bus, the speeches and then the party. It was all out of this world.
My Advice: Make sure you try to enjoy every second of it, it really does fly by. I woke up the next morning wondering if it had actually happened or [whether] it was all a dream. And don’t worry about everyone else because in the end, it’s about you marrying your soul mate, no one else.