Lefkas Wedding story: Karen and Garry’s spring time celebration

Karen and Garry married in Lefkas in May 2014 and wrote us a peice about their wedding experience. We hope you enjoy reading it!!

“If you are looking for wedding organisers then you have found them!”

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After contacting a couple of wedding organisers, we decided to go with Lefkas Weddings, not because Claire and Kostas were friendly, approachable, and professional with nothing being too much trouble. As we were arriving on the island prior to the opening of the Seaside Geni Restaurant (owned by Kostas) for the summer, ideas were suggested for an alternative venue for our wedding. Claire was very helpful during this time, as we had never visited the island before, so were unsure of what was available.

She listened to our ideas with regards the type of wedding day we were looking for and then put together packages of various options and she was always available for advice and open to alternative suggestions. Everything was arranged for us prior to arrival including the venue and wedding menu, photographer, florist, hairdresser, transport to the venue and the most importantly the translation service and official to conduct the ceremony.

Upon arrival we were contacted by Claire and Kostas and were always available to answer any questions. Claire was especially helpful when she had a panic stricken bride and bridesmaid with very creased dresses!! We were given clear details of where to find the florists and hairdressers and were able to locate these ourselves before the big day. We had chosen a restaurant in the mountains with views out to the sea as our venue. Although we had seen pictures, the best advice we were given was not to visit the area before the wedding day as, the wow factor would be ruined!

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How right they were. The venue was all we hoped for and more. Having organisers who really know the island certainly paid off. Kostas met us at the venue along with our photographer, Alex. Kostas put us at ease immediately with his personality and approachability. Nothing was too much trouble for him to make everything perfect for us. He’d arranged for our favourite songs to be playing and explained how the ceremony would be conducted by the Deputy Mayor from Lefkas Town.

After the ceremony we were presented with a gift from the Deputy Mayor, a photo album explaining the history of the island in black and white pictures. This was given as we were the first wedding she had officiated and due to us being the first foreign couple to get married on the island in 2014. There was even a photographer from the local press! We felt very privileged by this and Kostas gave us a copy the edition with the article and our wedding photos in when we visited him later in the week.

Everything about our wedding day was perfect, just as we had imagined it. The location was certainly magical from the twinkling lights of the village of Exanthia below to the fantastic views of the sea, mountains and sunset. The venue, food, cocktails and wine were all fantastic and well presented. The flowers were just as described and Alex our photographer was fun and captured the atmosphere perfect. We would like to say a big thank you to both Claire and Kostas for all their hard work in making our wedding day perfect, their ideas (especially Viber, similar to Skype, and also the different ways to transfer money, flower arrangements and hairdressers) and for their suggestions of things to do and places to see on the island.

Also thank you Claire, for helping our best friends (Tony and Rachael) who joined us in Lefkada to arrange a fantastic surprise of an evening luxury boat trip to Meganissi, which was an unforgettable wedding gift.

We would both have no hesitation in recommending Lefkas Weddings to anyone who decided to get married in Lefkada and are more than willing for Claire and Kostas, to pass on our contact details to anyone who wished to contact us to discuss the service provided by Lefkas Weddings or about our special day.

Garry and Karen Thomas

Wedding Planner: Claire and Kostas at Lefkas Weddings

Photography: V&A Giotopoulos

 

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