Wedding Venue Tag

An Elegant Pier Wedding That Will Make You Want To Get Married In Cyprus

Weddings in Cyprus, between locals normally demand a church wedding, an excessive amount of guests and several other traditions that simply cannot be avoided with a religious wedding ceremony. This couple wanted to keep it simple. Celebrating their love meant sharing their special day with the closest family and friends and treating them to a feast for the eyes, the soul and the stomach as well of course.

The bride envisioned an outdoor, romantic wedding, next to the sea. Choosing the flowers and colour palette was something very personal and emotional for her. She wanted to feel a connection, and so she did when the Proteas flowers, were introduced; You see, her mother spent her entire childhood in South Africa, the home country of the Proteas flowers, which also represent hope and change.

Before the ceremony, friends and family gathered at the groom’s and bride’s houses to wish them well and pay their respects, something which is custom in Cyprus. The bride wore a stunning Adam Zohar wedding gown.

The ceremony took place at the Elias Beach Hotel in Limassol, at sunset. A musician friend played “I’m yours” by Jason Mraz, as the bride walked down the aisle. She says this was her favorite moment of the day and it was hard for her to keep happy tears from falling down. “It was always you” she said. The groom truly shined with joy. He promised to always love and cherish her, because she is worth it.

Wedding Planning | HereWithMe

Floral Design | Splendid

Wedding Favors & Cake | La Galerie by Galactica Patisserie

Photography & Videography | PhotoExperts

Venue | Elias Beach Hotel

Wedding Gown | Adam Zohar

Just colourful

Ask anyone who knows them well and they will tell you their love for each other is pure and will last forever.

The groom, had just one request: Make the bride happy! The bride is the type that can do anything if she puts her heart into it, but felt more comfortable leaving her wedding details to HereWithMe. She said “not having to worry about the organisation of her wedding and knowing that even the smallest detail would be taken care of” helped her relax and enjoy her wedding day.

She was however, the captain when it came to setting the colour theme.  The bride knew exactly how she wanted her wedding to look like. She loves colour and wanted her wedding flowers to look like she had gone to a field, cut a handful of different flowers and just put them together in a bunch. So we used seasonal wild and garden flowers, as well as beautiful peonies, which gave an elegant touch.

The weather may not have been ideal, considering that we had to move everything indoors. She was super unlucky, considering rain in Limassol is something we rarely experience, but she didn’t care because she knew that she was lucky enough to get married to the man she loves and that loves her back no matter what!

Photos by Theo Georgiades

With a Touch of Red

When cultures meet, this is the result. The couple decided to have their wedding in the groom’s hometown, Limassol. They trusted Here With Me for the coordination of their special day.

Being Chinese, the beautiful bride’s only condition was that the wedding should have Chinese elements. Red was the colour of her choice and peonies were the main flowers featured.

The ceremony took place at the wooden St. George chapel within the Four Seasons Hotel in Limassol. While the chapel is somehow different than typical Christian chapels, it still had a very traditional feel to it. The setting was beautiful and the ceremony was very intimate.  After the ceremony, friends and family gathered around the chapel for a glass of bubbly, before moving to the ballroom for a gourmet dinner followed by dancing until the early hours.

Photos by Studio Profilo.

What to ask your wedding photographer

Other than the cost of the photographer, there are a few questions you should always ask before you book.

1. What is your style of work?

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This is a critical question. If you like informal, paparazzi-style of photography, then don’t choose someone who specializes in traditional posed shots and family line-ups. You must be able to figure out the photographer’s style by looking at their portfolio and sample albums.

2. Will the person you meet at the consultation be the photographer on the day?

It is important to feel comfortable and relaxed with your photographer so that you get the best result. Choose someone who has a nice personality and makes you laugh. Make sure you meet the photographer and ask around before signing a contract.

 3. How many photographers will be shooting your big day? 

Especially during the ceremony, it can be very useful to have two photographers. This will ensure that these precious moments are captured at more than one angle and that you have a good variety of shots. Second shooters also allow bride and groom ‘getting ready’ shots if you are getting ready at the same time and far away from each other.

 4. Have they taken photographs at your chosen wedding venue before?

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Ask whether they have photographed another event at your chosen location and if they did, then ask whether you can take a look at the pictures. Not only is it better to choose someone who is familiar to your venue, but it also ensures that they have had previous experience there and will know the best places to take certain shots.

 5. How long will they stay?

Ideally, you should look for a photographer who is willing to stay as long as the wedding lasts. Some photographers claim that after a point, moments are more or less the same and that it is therefore pointless to stay till the end.

 6. Do they offer videography services as well or can they suggest a professional?

Some photographers offer videography services as well. If they do, ask to watch a few wedding videos they have filmed, so that you get an idea of their presentation style. If they don’t, ask if they can suggest a colleague.

  7. What is the finished product?

Most packages will include some kind of album, digital or traditional. Make sure you agree beforehand whether he will supply all the digital files or not.

 8. When will you see your pictures?

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Ask how long it will take get the digital files of the images, so that you can make your photo album selection. Then ask how long it will take for the album to be ready.

 9. Do you have to put down a deposit?

Most photographers ask for a non-refundable deposit. The deposit ensures your date, thereby making it unavailable to other clients.