When me and my now husband Neil decided to get married in Northern Cyprus we looked online to find the right person to help plan and organise our big day. And we did.
We live in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. My family heritage lies in Northern Cyprus so we know the island and try to visit Cyprus once a year. We decided that Bellapais was our dream location when we went for dinner there one year and we fell in love with the place before we even got engaged and when the time came we knew that was where we wanted to take our nearest and dearest and get married outside in the ruins in the mountains. Perfect.
When I first got in touch with Claire, she immediately had me at ease as I knew she knew her stuff and her friendly emails were comforting in a time that can be stressful planning a wedding abroad. But my experience was a pleasure thanks to Claire. I am quite a relaxed person but Claire’s professionalism was a blessing. She was always so helpful and caring towards mine and Neil's needs. Every question was answered and it was so nice to know that she genuinely loves her job and cared for my needs. It was a personal and professional relationship that we built during the planning and she made wedding life easy. Especially when it came to the Cyprus laws and legalities of getting married abroad and the rules of the Bellapais Abbey also.
Working together mainly via email was time consuming but so easy and I was never concerned that I only met up with Claire 3 or 4 times before the big day. Over the 18 months of emails and planning everything was covered with joint effort but Claire was fantastic and pretty much took care of everything. From table lanterns, ribbons to DJ and songs we covered it. I brought some things over from the UK and Claire got some bits out in Cyprus but a real team effort to get the things we wanted to make our day look romantic and feel relaxed. I couldn’t have done it without her.
The day came and it was magical, amazing and was exactly how me & Neil had pictured it. Really personal, fun and romantic. It was perfect.
The morning of the wedding I got to relax with my girls and get ready with a glass of champers while Claire in the heat took care of everything. Setting tables, tying sashes, placing my notes and table flowers, organising the lanterns and fairy lights and the restaurant and the drinks and the guests as they started to arrive. Having her there on the day was a blessing and a pleasure to share our day with. Literally an amazing wonderfully talented women and my day wouldn’t have been as perfect without her. Claire is a wonderful lady and incredible at her job always going that extra step to help, I would highly recommend her if getting married in Cyprus is your dream because with time and partnership she will make your dreams come true.
It was the best day of mine and Neil's life and I'm not just saying it. To have our friends and families come together in that magical setting was unforgettable and so is Claire. I thank you Claire for making our dream Cyprus wedding a reality.