“From the moment Josh proposed on a deserted beach just outside of Nidri, we knew we wanted to get married on Lefkas island! We had met and worked there in Vassiliki for the previous two summers and it is one of our favourite places on earth.”
Laura and Josh had a fabulous late September wedding for 70 of their friends and family in Lefkas with a beach ceremony and a reception at the Seaside Restaurant in Geni.
“After only visiting the place once, there was no doubt in our minds that Seaside Restaurant was the perfect setting for our wedding.”
Laura chose a Justin Alexander Chantilly lace dress and her bridesmaids wore powder blue dresses with a pleated skirt and lace detail to the bodice.
Laura’s teardrop bouquet was created with roses, lysianthus and freesias. The bridesmaids and guests carried bouquets and corsages of pink, blush and ivory roses. “The bouquets and flowers were just beautiful and even better than we could ever have imagined.”
The guests cruised to the beautiful beach location with the Ionian Star and waited expectantly for Laura to arrive with her father in their speedboat.
“The beach setting for the ceremony was stunning.” The location was decorated in white and pale blue to compliment with the natural beach surroundings that was an integral part of their special day. It was created together with the wondeful team at Ionian Star.
The personal touch was provided by Laura’s mum, Carol, who handmade the pretty heart and seashell chair decorations that lined the aisle and the lace decoration and Mr & Mrs hearts for the back of the reception chairs.
Seaside Restaurant: “And then there is Kostas… An extremely professional but very friendly and personable Greek gentleman. He went the extra mile at Seaside to make the whole day suit our tastes (especially providing Josh and his best man the vital Dutch courage needed during their emotional speeches!). All topped off with the most delicious dinner filled with all our favourite Greek dishes.”
On getting married: “It truly was the most incredible day! To walk down the jetty at the end of the night, holding hands as husband and wife and taking a boat to our hotel for the night, was the best feeling in the world for us both.
Tell us about your wedding planning journey?
“We first came into contact with Claire, as two seasonaires on a day off from our busy schedule working in Vassiliki, with very little clue about where to start planning a wedding. She immediately made us feel like our perfect wedding was something we could achieve, as we sat there in the restaurant, having a drink looking out over beautiful Geni bay. We both have an incredibly relaxed approach to life and rather than pressuring us into decisions and stressing, throughout the whole process Claire was calm, re assuring, and nothing was ever too much trouble. She knew exactly the type of people we are and helped organise the perfect wedding to suit us both.” Laura & Josh
“We can honestly say that the best decision we made, was choosing the beautiful Seaside as the wedding venue and Claire as our wedding planner. I can not recommend them both highly enough.” Carol and John (Laura’s parents)
What happened next: Realising they loved Lefkas, having already worked for two summers there, Laura & Josh took the plunge and started a new life on the island and are now the proud owners of Lefkada Paddleboard Cruises
Watch the story unfold in their wedding highlights…
This wedding was created by Claire at Lefkas Weddings
Together with Jane Flinders at the Ionian Star, Gourioti Flowers, V&A Giotopoulos Photography and Seaside Restaurant.