The days are dark and we’re determined to make them brighter and todays wedding will do just that!
Travelling from their home in Cork, Karen and Tom were married in June at the Ionian Blue Spa Resort, Lefkada, Greece. We’re delighted to share their special day which was full of stunning bridal style, and just wait until you see the beautiful flowers!
Karen and Tom first met at secondary school but started dating after their graduation.
“It was during a holiday in Greece in 2017 that Tom popped the question; “We were on holiday in Greece in June 2017, at one of our favourite spots in the world, Meganisi. We spent the day driving around the island on our quad exploring, swimming, and just generally enjoying the day. We ended the day at a beautiful lookout onto the whole island. I was entranced with the view, when Tom called my name, I turned around and he was down on one knee. I just cried and haven’t stopped smiling since,” said Karen.
“We knew we wanted to get married in Greece. It is special place to us both as we had previously done seasonal work there during our college summers and Tom has family there. We also wanted our close family and friends to experience this great place we love.
We choose Claire at Lefkas Weddings to help us plan and organise the whole event. We knew that being in a different country and not speaking Greek was a disadvantage, plus we wanted to enjoy the process and not have to do all the work. Claire was amazing! She listened to everything we wanted, was open minded, answered our endless emails, and just generally delivered on everything we had planned,” explained Karen.
“We wanted a chilled, Greek style relaxed wedding. Pinterest was our best friend when coming up with ideas. I knew I wanted my flowers to be rustic with plenty of greenery and fresh lavender. I also love olive, so we incorporated these everywhere. On my hen my friends organised for us all to make dream catchers so these could be hung on the trees for the ceremony. They looked so beautiful and it meant a lot to have these hand-made items incorporated in our special day,” she said.
Karen purchased her dress from Cinderella’s Closet in Cork. It was the second shop she went into and the first dress she tried on there.
“I couldn’t recommend them enough. Shauna was amazing, very professional, fun and listened to what I wanted. The dress was the Lady Jani style and as soon as I tried it on I knew this was the one. The cut fitted my shape perfectly and I fell in love with the back detail. I knew I wanted something light and floaty as we were marrying in Greece so this dress was perfect,” added Karen.
Tom’s Wedding Highlight: I lead the crowd to jump into the pool at the end of the evening. Definitely a highlight!
Karen’s Wedding Highlight: My highlight was the ceremony. I remember looking around and just seeing all my friends and family in my favourite place and having Tom up there next to me.
Wedding Planner: Lefkas Weddings
Venue: Ionian Blue Spa Resort, Lefkada, Greece
Photographer: Miles Taylor at Protography
Cake: Patisserie Il Sapore
Flowers: Azalea, Lefkada
Dress: Cinderella’s Closet, Cork
Groom Attire: Marks and Spencer
Hair: Effie Katsibiri
Make-up Artist: Mishell Barrett
DJ and sound: Ktistis
Band: Andy Lewis Band
Celebrant: Helen Astarte
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