Eloping to Cyprus: a vision of sun-kissed weather, breath-taking white cliffs and shimmering, turquoise waters. The beauty of a destination wedding in Cyprus on any scale needs no introduction, but what about elopements? One of the fastest emerging wedding trends has been micro weddings and elopements.
Here at Beziique, we are always super stoked to capture the magic of your intimate wedding. But there can be myths floating around about eloping to Cyprus (or anywhere else in the world for that matter!). So today, we’re going to let you in on a few secrets and clear some of them up. Can we tempt you to follow your hearts and elope?
1 Less can be more
Opting for a smaller scale guest list does not mean smaller scale everything else. Whether one table or one hundred, your superstar local wedding planner (Marry Me Cyprus is our go-to guru) will style your celebration to the nines, giving you the swoon-worthy experience you adore with exclusivity built in.
And we’ll be there to document it, detail by detail, in a gorgeously editorial style. Venues like Aelia Resort in Nicosia, where edgy style meets a natural backdrop, or Vasilias Nikoklis Inn, for irresistible Cypriot charm, are guaranteed to sweep you off your feet.
2 Dip your toes
In the frothing waves of the sea on a secret sand beach, or in the impossibly clear waters surrounding the Paphos Sea Caves. With fewer people to worry about entertaining, you have the most incredible chance to follow your hearts, chase adventure and stay true to the free spirits you are! And, take it from us, our underwater wedding photography makes the perfect accompaniment to that (you’re welcome!).
3 Be our guest
Gone are the days when elopements were for couples getting married in secret. Today, eloping to Cyprus shares that romantic focus on the two of you, but often comes with an intimate number of guests too. Ask family and friends to be your witnesses, to be part of your wedding party, or even to be your symbolic celebrant! You get all the good vibes of your nearest and dearest with none of the pressure or stress, and only a short haul flight from the UK. Result!
4 Taste the difference
You don’t need a grand banquet to indulge in Cyprus’s very finest local cuisine. In fact, eloping to Cyprus opens up the opportunity for much more exclusive experiences, like a personal chef cooking live at the table for you, or a fine dining feast that would have blown the budget half way to America if you’d multiplied it by 120 guests!
Laid-back barbecues packed with local flavours, married with locally pressed wines – what’s not to love?! You could even feature a tasting, in which case for couples close to Limassol, Hadjiantonas Winery could be the dream location for you.
5 Personalised promises
Eloping to Cyprus is already a huge leap towards celebrating your day, your way. But we want you to take it one step further and ditch the script completely. With a symbolic ceremony (taking care of the legal bit back home), not only can you write your own vows, you can write the entire ceremony!
A local celebrant will help you craft it to perfection, but we suggest you focus on one part each. That way, you have the gold dust romance of surprising each other, as well as any guests, when the big moment arrives. If you think the moment a groom sees his bride appear at the end of the aisle is photo magic, you haven’t seen anything yet…
6 Dreaming days
Kick off your honeymoon the next morning without any airport queues or jet lag. Our 4×4 champagne shoot gives you a rocking way to experience your first day as newlyweds, and then there’s Cyprus at your fingertips to explore! Vineyards, beaches, road trips, laid-back restaurants and up-market yacht charters – there’s only the two of you to consider, so follow your hearts and have fun with it!
7 Picture this
Eloping to Cyprus lets all the pressure, all the expectation slide effortlessly off your sun-kissed shoulders, and that freedom is liberating. It gives you so much more time to play with, freed from the traditional timeline of a wedding day. And what will we do with those extra minutes, beside celebrate? Capture them at their best of course!
New locations, special effects with smoke flares or underwater cameras – dream it and do it when you elope to Cyprus. Aiko and Erek did exactly that for their out of this world Paphos Sea Caves elopement – you’re going to love it.
Whether you’re considering eloping to Cyprus or throwing the celebration of the century for all your family and friends, check out our portfolio for inspiration to get your heart racing and get your date in our diary.