We went to Zakynthos for our first holiday together a couple of years ago and just love everything about the culture and beauty of Greek islands. We had never been to Skiathos, but after doing loads of research online for a smaller island that retained a lot of culture and had direct flights from the UK for all our guest’s ease, it seemed to fit the bill.
Flowers for the table center pieces were very expensive so we purchased metal vintage style bird cages and filled them with pillar candles and wrapped paper rose garlands around the base, which proved to be very effective.
When it came to choosing my wedding dress, I was completely set on having a one-shoulder ivory dress. However with the reality facing me in the mirror that they just weren't going to suit me, I ended up trying on a beaded lace vintage dress which proved to be 'the one'. My dress was also a total bargain at £299 from Wedding Dress Factory Outlet on the outskirts of London.
My side tiara was from Glitzy Secrets and I just had to splash out on a gorgeous pair of gold sandals from Jimmy Choo.
The sash belt was a last minute addition, made by yours truly from a satin material and two vintage brooches – one from eBay and another from a car boot!
My husband is a musician and loves playing around with his mixing desk so it was up to him to make a fun medley of songs for walking back up the aisle together. To surprise our guests, the music opened with the beginning of Mendelssohn’s Wedding March, then launched into to a record scratch sound effect, followed by Any Way You Want It (Journey), Mr Blue Sky (Electric Light Orchestra), Baby I Love You (The Ramones) and All You Need Is Love (The Beatles). It added a real fun touch and light-hearted moment as we sipped our glasses of bubbly to celebrate the marriage.