Today’s beautiful real wedding took place on the Greek Island of Rhodes.
Amy and Rob’s intimate celebration was held in August at our gorgeous panoramic venue which offers the most breathtaking views.
Today Amy is sharing all of the details from her and Rob’s special day, from why they chose to marry in Rhodes to their best memory from the day.
Stunning photography by Joel Skingle.
Why did you choose to get married in Rhodes, Panoramic View Lindos in particular?
We always knew we wanted to get married in Rhodes as it was our first holiday destination together and we fell in love with the island! We looked at a few venues but Ktima’s views spoke for itself -it was just a beautiful setting and a much more private space.
How long in advance did you book your wedding?
We got engaged two years before the wedding and booked with The Bridal Consultant around 18 months before our wedding. We wanted to give our guests enough time to save and book.
How many guests did you invite to your wedding and how many accepted and attended?
We have invited around 35 people originally to our wedding (we wanted a very small group of just immediate family and friends) and we ended up with 27 guests on the day. Most stayed the week and made it their holiday.
The bride’s dress, what make was your dress and how long did it take to find the perfect one?!
My dress was by the designer Essense of Australia – I found the gown at Ava Rose Hamilton (Silsden Yorkshire). I’d passed the shop for years and always dreamed of going in and finding my gown! I tried about 20 dresses on my first time out shopping and knew this was the one for me! We added the capped sleeves to the design.
Can you tell us about your shoes and accessories, where were they from?
My shoes were made by the designer Rachel Simpson from her destination collection! I actually met her at an event evening and she told me she could tailor make a handbag to match and when they arrived I fell in love!
My jewellery (earrings,bracelet) were my mother’s pearls and were my ‘something borrowed’.
The Grooms suit, did the groom purchase or hire a suit? Or did he go down the casual route?
With the destination being so hot Rob wanted a smart casual approach – he and his best man opted for shorts and linen shirts with a grey bow tie which they bought. They were thankful for this in 37 degree heat.
What about the bridesmaid dresses? What colour were they and where did you find them?
As my wedding was small I opted to have just one maid of honour, my best friend and not bridesmaids. This meant I was able to spend a little more on her dress. I chose an Adrianna Papell dress- blush with darker sequins which looks fabulous in the sun! The design was quite similar to the beading on my dress too.
The brides bouquet, what flowers did you choose and why?
I chose blush roses and asked for quite a leafy looking bouquet as I liked the texture and look.
What about the smaller details of the day? What was your wedding cake like? Your menu choice? Your favours and tables and did you have any entertainment?
The menu choices at Ktima were wide and varied! The starters were a Greek tapas style and the food was lovely and so much of it! For our mains we offered chicken or steak as we felt our guest would prefer this. We hired Greek dancers for the entertainment straight after the meal and it really made the night! Everyone loved it and were up dancing and laughing!
What’s your best memory from the day?
Walking down the slope toward the wedding chapel and seeing Rob stood waiting and all my closest family and friends beaming up at me!
The Greek dancing at night was also a highlight!
What do you think makes a wedding abroad stand out from a wedding in the UK?
The atmosphere is just different, much more relaxed and obviously the weather is guaranteed. For us Greece was just a must and our family and friends will remember it as a whole experience and not just one day!
What advice would you give to future brides and grooms who are getting married abroad?
Try not to stress! Easier said than done! Everything is worth it on the day and just enjoy every second! Do what is right for you as a couple and don’t worry about what other people think or want!
We love how Amy and Rob added a touch of tradition to their wedding with Greek dancing! Will you be adding any traditions to your destination wedding day?
Wedding Venue – Panoramic View Lindos | Wedding Planner – The Bridal Consultant | Photographer – Joel Skingle Photography | Brides Dress – Essense of Australia | Brides Shoes and Handbag – Rachel Simpson | Bridesmaids Dress – Adrianna Papell