Katie, 27 Beauty Therapist, & Ben Sparkes, 28 Electrician, married at the Grecian Park Hotel, Famagusta, on the 14th July 2017.
The theme of our magical day was ultra glam and romantic, the run up to the whole day was out of this world, planning our whole wedding went so smoothly and I knew exactly down to every detail what we wanted for our fairytale wedding, even down to the venue flowers, cake and extras.
Myself and Ben have been together for 7 years and each year gets more and more exciting. Ben proposed to me it was a total surprise and it was in the stunning Celtic Manor Hotel in South Wales, just down the road from were we live! It was pure magical!!! ….. of course I said yes as quick as I could 🙂
My dress was out of this world it was a tight fitted fully laced fishtail dress, the designer was art couture and it was pure elegance and ultra glam. It was very pale ivory and exactly what I wanted and more. I also had a cathedral vale which was out of this world and wowed my guests and husband. It was super long and as you will see made my pictures outstanding. It really was my dream come true! My shoes were Christian Louboutin! (Red bottoms 🙂 )
I wore a gorgeous earring and bracelet set that my mother and father bought me as a gift.
I had a garter that was handed down through generations in my family from my sister to my cousin and also now myself witch was also blue and old and borrowed. New was my dress, earrings, bracelet and underwear.
My beautiful daughter Lola, was a flower girl she’s 8 years old and enjoyed every single minute of the whole experience of the wedding, she looked incredible! She was dressed in light ivory with lace to match myself.
My Husband’s parent’s have a villa in Cyprus and we have shared many many years of memories and special moments there. We come back to visit every year and as soon as I saw Grecian Park, I knew it was the perfect venue for us! Down to the style of hotel, food, staff and out of this world views; I couldn’t get in any hotel in the UK. We booked 2 years in advance so all our guests could work around it and we had a amazing 78 of our friends and family with us for 2 weeks.
I stayed at the Grecian Park Hotel and my husband travelled from his parents villa and traveled with his brother in a stunning White Mercedes. My guests travelled in an open top bus, it was so much fun for them.
We had DJ that the hotel provided in the evening underneath the hotel in a VIP club, which we had for ourselves, he was amazing and we danced all nite. Our first dance was Ed Sheeran – perfect. And it really was PERFECT!
I chose George koyinois, his style and understanding was sensational and he knew exactly what I wanted. I chose huge ivory roses for my bouquet and I wanted everything ivory and simple, my centerpieces were high gold poles with hundreds of ivory flowers and drapes of lace. I asked for gold chairs as I knew it would match my theme. They were brought over from Larnaca and I only asked for them 3 days before, this I thought was outstanding service! I had huge ivory flowers everywhere then.
My cake was stunning and from the amazing Mary Liotati, it was a 3 tier gold cake which I also had a huge flower arrangement around too.
The best part of my day was marrying my best friend and the man of my dreams and spending the best day of my live happy with my daughter, friends and family.
My advice: Do what ever you want and as long as you’re happy, never think twice about getting married in Cyprus as it was more than you could ever dreamt of and more!
Photographer: The Hacks Photography
Venue: Grecian Park Hotel, Protaras
Bride’s Shoes: Christian Laboutin
Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss
Cake: Liotatis Lotier
Flowers: George Koyionis