Natalie & Keith’s Peacock Themed Destination Wedding In Cyprus

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We absolutely love Natalie and Keith’s peacock themed wedding, the beautiful couple said ‘I do’ in an intimate ceremony planned and hosted by Vasilias Weddings. The courtyard ceremony is incredibly sweet, creating the harmonious atmosphere our bride and groom had dreamt of. This week’s real wedding is the perfect inspiration for any bride looking for a heart-warming wedding in the sun with her friends and family. Enjoy

Natalie & Keith's real wedding,

Bride and Groom… Natalie & Keith

Wedding date… Friday 23rd May 2014

We met…Working in the RAF

The proposal… Keith asked me to marry him on the beach in Alnmouth, Northumberland on Christmas Day 2012 dressed in a Christmas onsie!

I knew he was ‘the one’… When I went travelling for a month around the Greek Islands with my friends and I missed him so much.

Length of engagement… 17 months.

How did help in your big day? Gave us lots of ideas for DIY decorations, stationary etc.

Vasilias Nikoklis Inn near Paphos, Cyprus. Tying the belt of the brides Maggie Sottero dress Bride in her Maggie Sottero dress

My dress was… Maggie Sottero Kyra.  I went dress shopping with my mum, Keith’s mum, Jane and Emily. I went to 3 shops trying on about 10 dresses in each. I ended up buying one of the first dresses I tried on in the first shop. I really wanted a lace dress however I was weary that lace dresses are quite heavy and I knew it would be hot in Cyprus. The dress I chose was a loose fishtail lace dress that was very light and extremely comfortable.

White, lace Maggie Sottero dress Bride in her Maggie Sottero dress

Our bridesmaids were…  Jane and Jade from the RAF, my friend Emily from school and my 11 year old cousin Remy.
Bridesmaids in blue Debut dress from Debenhams Metal heart shaped wedding day sign

Our wedding ceremony was at… Vasilias Nikoklis Inn near Paphos, Cyprus. We had a civil ceremony with 56 guests in the beautiful courtyard outside.  I had been feeling really calm all morning getting ready until I started walking down the steps to meet my dad. Blue Jar were playing Canon in D and this made me swell up with emotions,  then I got to the bottom where my dad was, he was crying and this set me off. He told me to stand for a moment and calm down, before walking me to meet Keith and lifting the veil from my face.

Today two families become one so please pick a seat not a side, wooden sign Wedding ceremony at Vasilias Nikoklis Inn near Paphos, Cyprus. Guests seated at the ceremony in Vasilias Nikoklis Inn near Paphos, Cyprus. The groom waiting for his bride at Vasilias Nikoklis Inn, Cyprus. Bridesmaids walking down the stairs to the ceremony

Our favourite part of the wedding was… Walking down the steps to the ceremony, feeling very emotional and knowing that I was about to marry my love Keith. I was so overwhelmed with emotions; I have never felt like that before.

The bride walking down to the stairs to the ceremony The bride with her father The bride and the groom together at the ceremony The wedding ceremony

The newlyweds signing the wedding register Guests throwing confetti over the newlyweds

Our wedding photographer was…  Marios at Photo7Studio. His photos are fabulous and we couldn’t be happier with them.

Wedding photography by Photo7Studio Bride and groom standing on balcony Bride and groom by Photo7Studio Bride and groom holding hands Bride in her Maggie Sottero dress Bride and grooms official wedding-shoot   Bride and grooms official wedding-shoot Wedding receptiton at Vasilias Nikoklis Inn

Our wedding reception was… At Vasilias Nikoklis Inn. We were looking at getting married in Cyprus and saw a lot of venues on the internet but they all seemed too public and we were after something totally private, unique and our own. I stumbled upon a blog written by a previous Vasilias bride and the way she described the venue matched exactly what we were after, so we did more research and fell in love with the place.

Blue wedding decor at Vasilias Nikoklis Inn

Our wedding theme was… Blue, green and cream with peacock feathers. White, blue and peacock themed wedding reception 31 Vintage Mr and Mrs chair signs  Peacock feather place cards White and blue peacock feathered wedding cake Bride and groomcutting their white and blue peacock feathered wedding cake The bride and grooms wedding rings

Our wedding was unique and special because… Vasilias is a unique venue itself and was ours for the day, it was so intimate and beautiful and everything we wanted. It was lovely to spend the whole day outside enjoying the lovely Cyprus weather, flowers and birds. There were plenty of shaded areas so people could get out of the sun if they needed to. It was such a relaxed atmosphere and I don’t think there were any dull moments when people felt bored, the day just flowed perfectly. The food was fantastic and Christina and her team couldn’t have been more accommodating to us, the way they decorated the reception area was stunning. The DJ’s, Tony and Gilly were extremely friendly and very professional, they really made the night very enjoyable.

What is your advice for other brides? To get married abroad. We were worried that not many people would be able to come due to money; however we soon realised that if people really want to be there for you they will make it happen. We were so humbled and overwhelmed to have over 50 people at our wedding, we thought we would struggle to get 30. It was an added bonus that we got to spend 2 weeks with all our family and friends, so it felt like our wedding lasted a lot longer than just a day.


Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero, Kyra | Wedding Shoes: Ted Baker | Wedding Suits: Reiss | Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: Debut, Debenhams | Wedding Flowers: Paris@Enchanted Flower Lounge | Wedding Entertainment: Blue Jar, Cypriot Dancers and Tony & Gilly @ TJ Disco | Wedding Photographer: Marios @ Photo7Studio | Wedding Cake: Jo @ Love Island Cakes | Wedding Make-up: Karen Hall @ Renoir | Wedding Hair: Rachel Wells @ Renoir | Wedding Transport: Jack & Sons

This article was written by

Sahdia Qayyum
Sahdia Qayyum has over six years experience in the wedding industry as a planner and designer; she has a clear vision of what brides are looking for.

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