As a Cyprus Vasilias wedding photographer, we have had the pleasure of capturing several weddings at Vasilias Nikoklis Inn. So, when Graeme and Amie asked us to be their Cyprus Vasilias wedding photographer too, we knew we could create something truly special.
A wedding as magical as this one deserved no less and we can’t wait to share their story with you. We hope it inspires you to plan your own destination wedding and take us on the journey with you.
The season of love
Christmas; it’s a time of great food, great company and great memories. And for no one was this truer than Amie and Graeme, because over one magical Christmas, Graeme proposed!
“I received a surprise Christmas gift to New York. We flew out there between Christmas and New Year and Graeme proposed under the huge Christmas tree outside the Rockefeller Centre,” grins Amie.
“He’s always known I love Christmas trees and this one was the biggest around! He proposed with a Haribo ring and we went shopping in New York, where I chose my diamond and had it made into a ring.”
Could a proposal be any more romantic than that?!
Saying I do to Cyprus
It’s not often that couples choose a destination wedding for a specific venue, rather than the country, but that’s exactly what this couple did.
“I’d planned my wedding since I was a little girl in my head and when I saw Vasilias Nikoklis Inn, I knew the moment I saw it. I had told everybody the venue needed to have lots of greenery and this place did. There were lots of flowers, which made it so pretty.”
Finding their Cyprus Vasilias wedding photographer
“It was easy to choose Nick and Aimie at Beziique. I mean, look at their work!” gushes the bride. “Both are very outgoing, friendly and funny and went out of their way to produce the best work.”
The search for the one
With her heart set on surprising everyone – family included – with her dress on the day, shopping for her bridal gown proved a challenge for Amie.
“I arranged a girly shopping day and enjoyed it, but I didn’t want to give anything away,” Amie smiles. “After a few visits, I bought a dress I’d tried on alone and arranged to have adjustments made to create the design I was after.”
But the story of the search doesn’t end there.
“I’d scrapbooked my ultimate dream dress and low and behold, I spotted it again on Pinterest and this time the designer was listed. I started Googling, found my nearest stockist in Swindon and arranged to drive three hours to try it on.”
“Graeme being the gentleman he is offered to drive me, so I had to tell him why we were going. He waited in the car while I went in, put it on and cried! I’d found my dream dress.”
For the groom, on the other hand, wedding day wardrobe choices went in a more casual direction.
“Graeme wears a suit every day to work, but he’s most comfortable in shorts. I suggested shorts, a bowtie and braces and he was overjoyed. He wanted a smart but relaxed feel and this worked for the sunshine too.”
Capturing the moment a couple exchange vows is one of the most exciting as a Cyprus Vasilias wedding photographer.
Amie glided down in her show-stopping gown while Graeme’s brother played ‘Tenerife Sea’ by Ed Sheeran on the guitar. It was so romantic in such an intimate, natural setting.
Marry me Cyprus
This crafty bride wasn’t deterred by the challenge of transporting her decorations overseas, so she created all kind of handmade decorations to add personal touches.
“I took three suitcases of items I had collected and made and flew pastel-painted watering cans out to our florist. I wanted to create a pretty floral look to complement our venue in the mountains. We had an amazing flower wall, bikes and swings made from paper flowers – they were great for photo opportunities!”
“We also hired Katie from Marry Me Cyprus. Wow oh wow! She was like my wedding fairy godmother, ensuring everything arrived from my suppliers and was perfectly arranged on the day.”
Let me tell you, with all those dreamy details to work with, being a Marry Me Cyprus wedding photographer is always exciting for us!
Cottage garden blooms
In our role as a Cyprus Vasilias wedding photographer, we’ve captured lots of finishing touches and floral details. But in Cyprus they tend to have a leafy, tropical theme – not for Amie and Graeme!
“Our floral designer was great. I asked for flowers inspired by my nan’s cottage garden and our florist used imported and hand-picked blooms to create the look. We had floral bouquets, buttonholes, watering cans, ceremony flowers, cake flowers, doughnut flowers – even flowers in my hair!” Amie laughs.
Let there be cake
Amie and Graeme chose a two-tier cake to incorporate both of their favourite flavours.
“I chose lemon drizzle and Graeme chose red velvet. It was delicious and decorated with wildflowers. I also brought over a doughnut wall, with each doughnut covered in pastel icing and edible flowers. I was over the moon!”
“The one thing Graeme and I disagreed on when planning our wedding was the music. I can honestly say Mike Peers blew us away – we gave him an idea of what we liked and I don’t think the dance floor was empty all night. We partied hard!”
Earlier in the day, the couple also booked a saxophone player to add atmosphere during the drinks reception, as well as treating guests to refreshing treats from a vintage ice cream cart.
Words of wisdom
Whether you’re planning a Cyprus Vasilias wedding like Graeme and Amie, or tying the knot somewhere else, this lovely couple has some tips for you.
“Enjoy every moment. Try not to stress about the little things, in the grand scheme of things the only thing that matters is you two. Take 10 minutes out together to step back and really take it all in.”
We hope you’ve enjoyed a behind-the-scenes peek at Graeme and Amie’s stunning Cyprus wedding. If you think we could be the perfect Cyprus Vasilias wedding photographer for you, check out our packages and get in touch. We can’t wait to hear from you.