Sheila, 54, and Glen, 56, married at the Athena Beach Hotel in Paphos on the 8th September 2014.

Glen was my first love/crush when I was 15, he was a family friend and I adored him! He finally asked me out when I was 17 and we dated for a while but he then dumped me and broke my heart.  30 something years later we met up again via Facebook, shortly after both my parents had died.  I’m convinced my mum sent him to ‘put me back together’ after the most traumatic time in my life.  Although I recognised I was very vulnerable at that time we soon became inseparable and he became my rock.  We have both been married twice previously so it was third time lucky for us both.

Not romantic I’m afraid, a drunken text message proposal! But the day we got engaged was lovely, we chose the ring together as I’m really fussy and like very simple rings. White gold with square set diamond. Celebrated with champagne with the family.

A simple diamante headpiece, and Grecian style earrings and bracelet. My daughter presented me with a  beautiful Pandora charm on the morning of the wedding which she had made for me, it contains some of my parents’ ashes and was in the same aqua colour scheme we had chosen. We had a very precious teary moment together when she gave me it. I also had a bouquet charm with a photos of my brother who  we lost 5 years ago, and my mum and dad so I felt they were all with me.

Beautiful seafront location and amazing hotel, wasn’t difficult to choose as it was so perfect!  Being older and both previously done the traditional UK wedding we wanted to get married abroad and we have close friends living in Paphos so it was an ideal choice for us.

It was the location that sold it, right by the beach and the outdoor BBQ venue and menu was perfect for our relaxed day.

Marrying the love of my life, seeing the emotion in his face when I arrived!  It all went like clockwork and there is nothing at all I would change!


My Advice: Not to worry about small stuff, marrying the man you love is the priority, everything else is a bonus!


Photographer: Beziique by Nick Wild Photography

Venue: Athena Beach Hotel

Videographer: Aphrodite Productions

Flowers: Enchanted Flower Lounge

Transport: Stevie’s Taxis

Boat Trip: Exclusive Yacht Weddings