Fiona & Ian, Catholic wedding in Zante with beach party reception
We watched the Mamma Mia DVD a lot and decided to cancel our wedding venue in the UK to escape to Greece so that we could experience the wonderful church wedding and beach reception. Finding Ionian Weddings via the internet was the easy part, the hard part for us was trying to narrow down the wide range of options and ideas that Andreas gave us. Andreas and the wonderful team in Zakynthos gave us so much more than we could ever have imagined and the hospitality of the Greek people is out of this world......Imagine being married and upon leaving the Church to be met by young children on a school trip singing to you and rejoicing in your happiness. Imagine a private little cove of a beach with a jetty and the backdrops that you see only in adverts with no one there but yourselves and your guests. Imagine fairy lights that look like fireflies, candles of all different colours, shapes and sizes that mimic a midsummer night's dream. Now try to imagine that all of this was for you. That is the memory that Ian and I will have forever”
Beverley & David Thompson - 28 September 2008
When booking anything online, it can be a little scary as you never know what to expect. What we received was beyond expectations. Ionian Weddings did us proud They had a great team in Zante, we believe the best money can buy. Well done Ionian, you were great!
Angela & Brian Cape - 25 September 2008
We love the Greek islands, the food, the people and the scenery. Thank you so much for organising our amazing wedding in Kefalonia. The entire wedding experience was stress free and we had such a wonderful day. Thanks again!
Ayshe & Matthew Beatrup - 24 September 2008
The view of Nidri beach is my favourite view in the world. At dusk the mountains on the mainland turn a beautiful pink over the other smaller inslands. No other company offered the personal service we were looking for. Ionian Weddings were friendly and helpful and using their documentation service was the best decision we made as we only had to turn up for our wedding! Ionian provided evrything we had asked for and there were no hidden costs when we got to the resort. We totally recommend them to take the stress out of your big day!
Charlie & David Melleney - 17 September 2008
Since returning from Corfu, I have found it difficult to explain in words the experience you provided for us. Firstly, your service was second to none, you answered all my questions with such patience and you not only provided a professional service but a personal one. For lack of a better word, the wedding was “spectacular”. I wouldn’t change a thing on the day, the Greek vows were perfect, and the mayor was funny and really came to life once we popped the champagne. We felt like real celebrities walking around the town having our photos taken. We had the public just stopping to wish us a great future and taking their own photos. I can only describe the experience as “surreal”. The photographer was amazing, his work was fantastic he provided our photos to us just 2 days after the event. The video was superb, I have not seen anything like it, and the footage was great he was in the right place at the right time at every point needed. I am so glad we booked the musicians they was just perfect, I could not imagine the day without them, they added at great touch the wedding. The wedding cake and flowers were beautiful, better then I had ever expected, I even brought the bouquet back with me. We cannot thank you enough and we will highly recommend your services. Once again many thanks for providing such a magnificent wedding with memories to last a lifetime.
Jackie & Aynsley Hoskins, 1 September 2008
Without Ionian Weddings, we doubt the wedding could have taken place. The legalities and language were quite complicated and without them we could not have completed everything ourselves with ease. The Ionian team acted totally professionally, very helpful, prompt in answering our enquiries and friendly. It was the best day of our lives, friends and family said it was the best wedding they had been to! We would recommend Ionian Weddings to anyone. Thank you so much for a fantastic day, a day we won’t forget!
Jayne & Chris Redrup - 31 August 2008
What can we tell you about the Wedding of 2008??!! We had the most fantastic wedding and the most fantastic reception and you, your planner and the beautiful Island of Zakynthos, did us proud! All the little extras were fantastic, the horse and carriage rides, the smart seat covers in the garden, the coach to get everybody to the beach bar and best of all, as they will provide great memories in the years to come, the photographer was superb! The whole thing was like a dream, nothing could have gone better than it did and we have left a lot of people remarking on the fact they have never been to a wedding that came close to ours and they doubt they ever will, which is exactly what we wanted them to say given the different sacrifices etc., everybody had to make to be with us. Would you believe we had surprise guests who flew in from Australia just for that weekend? I can’t thank you enough for putting things together for us, it was truly magnificent.
Paula & Tommy Duguid, 8 August 2008
We liked the idea of you being based in the UK. Our wedding was planned perfectly, we couldn't have asked for better. It was stress free, all we had to organise was clothes, tiaras etc. Everything else was left to Ionian Weddings. We felt really special and were delighted by each aspect of the wedding. Thank you!
Andrea & Francis Polding, 6 August 2008
I was really nervous at first when i decided to have my wedding in Zante. Thanks to the advice and help given by Jane and Andreas, we all had a great time and a truly unforgettable day. Thanks for all your help.
Vicky & Andrew Waters - 23 July 2008
We chose our wedding in Greece because of the beautifully friendly people. A wedding is probably the most important day in your life, everything has to be perfect. For the logistics of arranging a wedding abroad, you need expert help. We are happy to say we got this from Ionian Weddings; efficient, caring, attentive to the last detail, patient and entirely flexible, your wishes are always put first! We were able to plan a full week of festivities using various tavernas and themes plus a boat BBQ trip, the whole week was outstanding and it was a combination of everything and everybody that made it such a success.
Clare & Matthew Coates, 17 July 2008
We were highly impressed with the service we received from Ionian Weddings. Even though we never met Andreas or Jane, we always felt confident they had our best interests at heart. We had an amazing wedding day.
Liz & Ken Hardie - 10 July 2008
Ionian Weddings took the stress of wedding planning from us and efficiently enabled us to have a memorable time in a delightful setting. We had previously visited the island and loved it. Thank you for all you help, very helpful service and an impressive website
Jill & Michael Kelly - 18 June 2008
Just a short note to thank you all for arranging our wedding in Corfu. We had a lovely day. Our meal at Dimarhio Restaurant in the Town Square was brilliant they looked after us like royalty. Would you thank photographer for the album and taking such delightful photos of our special day. But it would not have been so, if the Ionian Weddings team had not started the organisation and making our special day problem free. Thank you once again for everything!
Julie & Richard Everly - 17 June 2008
Ionian Weddings were very friendly and helpful. If you want a romantic and personal wedding day, the Gentilini Winery wedding in Kefalonia is the best way to do it. It is such an informal way to get married, still the best day of our lives. Thank you for everything you two did to make our wedding perfect!
Lisa & Mark Poole - 14 June 2008
Just to let you know we had a fantastic day everything was great! Thanks for your work it was nice to meet you both. Ionian Weddings are a highly professional company and if you want a stress-free wedding abroad, this would be the company to use. Great communication and service.
Jo & Patrick Morris - 11 June 2008
Ionian Weddings arranged a really special and memorable wedding day for us. It really reflected our personalities and they listened carefully to what we wanted and offered us a great choice of options. Our photos are great; well shot, well presented and very professional. We have a lovely album to show off and even a CD of the images, which is great because we can print off copies for our family and guests. The reception venue was lovely, such a beautiful place and the decorations were really nice. All our guests had a fantastic time and many said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. What a great compliment!
Anna and Toby English - 26 June 2008
With the help of Ionian Weddings we have been able to create our dream wedding in Kefalonia! Right from the initial planning stages through to the finite (and important!) details of the ceremony and reception - such as the floral arrangements, choosing the perfect menu for our guests and sorting out a fantastic hairdresser - they have been there every step of the way and no detail was too big (or small!) for them to handle. When we had our personal consultation, they suggested the most suitable locations for our budget and the type of wedding we were looking for and after a recce in Zakynthos and Kefalonia (where again appointments were arranged for us) we decided on the fantastic Emelisse Hotel in Fiskardo with it's beautiful views of the Ionian and a stunning outside chapel and open air reception area for our guests. It really couldn't have been a more wonderful wedding and Ionian Weddings have played a huge role in that! They frequently emailed with updates on all the arrangements and in addition were a great help in organising extras we needed. It obviously helped greatly that they speak the language as they were able to communicate every little detail to the hotel, which myself and my husband would have struggled with - what saints you were! Our friends and family have all commented on how beautiful the setting was and how well organised it was and we agree! We really couldn't have done it without Ionian Weddings and couldn't have asked for a more perfect and magical day. Thank you so much! With love from a very happy couple!
Dawn & Lee Aldwinckle - 23 May 2008
Thank you so much for organizing our wedding in Zante. The wedding was absolutely perfect and definitely the happiest day of our life. We decided to get married in the gardens and then have pictures on the beach, which worked really well. The gardens were lovely and private and it made the wedding a very intimate and happy affair. All in all a fantastic wedding, and again, many thanks to you for making the day so special!