Take inspiration from Jade and Richard’s stunning big-day bonanza… a wedding abroad set against the backdrop of sizzling-hot Crete…
If you’re still debating a home or away fixture for your big day, read on to see just how easy a wedding abroad really is. Jade and Richard’s fabulous big day looked stunning, sun-soaked and stress-free! Thanks to Planet Holidays, all they had to do was say ‘I do’!
Jade Crossley and Richard Simpson decided to get married in Crete and chose a civil ceremony, beach wedding, at the VIP Beach Area of the Grecotel Amirantes in Gouves – the most luxurious hotel featured in the resort of Gouves. The Grecotel group of hotels are renowned for their high standard of hospitality and accommodation, restaurants and facilities – all are of the highest standard that one can find in a five-star property in Greece.
Jade chose the perfect shoes to match her stunning dress; Jimmy Choo’s Luna – champagne glitter peep-toe platform high heels!
Jade’s bouquet included 20 perfect white roses, interspersed with gypsophilia and foliage. The groom and best man wore a single white rose buttonhole and all the men looked dashing in navy!
Hairdresser Rena styled Jade’s hair for the day, and photographs were taken by Takis Drossos – both local suppliers who have been working with Planet Weddings for decades. The wedding cake was provided by the hotel and the writing in Greek is as follows: Να ζήσετε…. a beautiful wish for the couple to have a long married life together, and literally translating as ‘may you live’.
Beverley Lenord is the wedding co-ordinator for Planet Weddings in Crete and she has been working alongside managing Director Mathilde Robert based here in the UK to ensure that weddings in Crete are seamless. Whatever is agreed with the couple in the UK materialises (effortlessly) in Crete so that the couple can enjoy a stress-free wedding day abroad. This means all the paperwork is arranged including translation of documents, travel, hair and make-up, photography, videography, flowers, cake and so many more finishing touches. “Each couple is different and we want each couple to decide what they want so that we deliver their wedding their way” explains Mathilde Robert.
Crete is Greece’s largest and southernmost island and benefits from many flights from the UK both scheduled and low cost or charter. Planet Holidays as an AITO (Association of Independent Travel Agents) tour operator offers travellers the greatest flexibility and this is extended to family and friends travelling with the couple. Any combination of stays with any combination of flights, transfers or car hire can be accommodated.
Richard and Jade couldn’t have been more thrilled with the seamless flow of their big day. Richard says, “we honestly could not have asked for a more perfect wedding. Every details was looked after and as much of the stress was taken off us. Beverley has been amazing. Words cannot do justice to the service we’ve received from Planet Holidays and Planet Weddings, and in particular Beverley.” Jade adds, “Beverley of Planet Weddings is so organised, nothing is too much trouble for her to deal with. Our wedding day could not have been more perfect.”
You heard it from couples in the know folks!
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