Meet a Wedding Planner in Fira, Greece: Gold-Weddings Santorini (2)

Meet a Wedding Planner in Fira, Greece: Gold-Weddings Santorini

Today’s wedding planner interview is with Alexandra of Gold-Weddings Santorini, based in Fira, Greece! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I’m Alexandra Kritikou-Chalmpe,  a registered wedding consultant in Santorini, married, mother of  2 wonderful sons. After finishing my studies in the University of Athens and having many years of experience in Public Relations and Marketing, I have organized plenty of  weddings and events (parties, proposals, anniversaries, christenings), with great success, due to hard work, experience and professionalism. Our business is family-owned with many years of experience (EST.1987). We are licensed by the Greek Ministry of Tourism & The Greek National Tourist Organization.

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We were passed this lovely guest post by Joshua Withers, hope it helps you lovely brides and grooms struggling to write your vows! Take it away, Joshua:

I could never wear other people’s underwear. Whether it was borrowing from a friend or buying secondhand underwear from an op-shop, it’s just not my game. Underwear is private, personal, up-close, raw, real clothing. When I stood in front of Britt and our favourite humans to celebrate our marriage, I felt the same way about our vows.

I don’t wear other people’s underwear and I don’t exchange other people’s vows – it’s my marriage after all. When I come to that finite point of marriage, the point where I stop being a boyfriend and start being a husband, that’s a real moment that needs real words.

So I sat down and typed a thousand things that I wanted to say to Britt and eventually came to a place where I had my own personal vows.

If you’d like to create vows that wow, here are some starter tips:

  1. Write vows that are actually true. Don’t make a vow that doesn’t mean something to you.
  2. Write vows in your own language, in words that you would normally use.
  3. Make them as short or as long as they need to be. I love the old saying about the world’s most powerful prayer being “help”. Your vows can be one word if that word is true and real for you. But if it has to be an essay, let it be.
  4. Make your partner feel valued in your vows.
  5. Finally, your vows aren’t for the crowd, they’re for your partner. So if the crowd enjoys them, that’s lovely, but you’re not writing them for the crowd.

I’ve got a lot more to say about the matter, so grab a coffee and watch this Live Google Hangout I did on the subject :)

Thanks Joshua! For more information about Joshua Withers Wedding Celebrant, please visit his WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to his website.

Do you have any questions or comments for Josh? Add them to the comments below!

Stylish DIY Destination Wedding in Jamaica (5)

This stunning destination wedding comes to us from Alixandra Gould Photography, based in Ontario, Canada! Here’s Alixandra to tell us more:

Toronto couple Tanya and Travis met when they were ten years old in dance class. Fast forward years later as they became two of the most sought after dancers in North America, the two reconnected as a couple, and eventually came together as husband and wife at this stunning destination wedding in Jamaica. The day was beautifully designed, and Travis and Tanya had a big role. Tanya spent hours making the bouquets and boutonnieres, centrepieces and take away gifts. Whereas Travis’ tux was a bespoke creation inspired by his vision. And being incredible dancers, they inspired some really unique shots!

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Why You Should Consider Toronto's Distillery District for Your Engagement Shoot (7)

Why You Should Consider Toronto's Distillery District for Your Engagement Photos (3)

Today’s guest post, brought to us by Focus Productions shares some compelling reasons why you should consider Toronto’s Distillery District for your engagement shoot. Enjoy!

When we talk about the Distillery Historic District in Toronto, Canada, what first comes to mind is the cultural heritage of this historical site in Toronto. The Distillery District is located in Downtown Toronto, and also offers many choices for dining, sightseeing and shopping. All these popular establishments are housed inside the grand heritage buildings formerly called the Gooderham and Worts Distillery, where all 40 acres of its compounds are filled with 40 buildings and 10 streets built with a Victorian era architectural design.

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Meet a Wedding Planner in Knoxville, TN: Cheers & Co. (2)

Meet a Wedding Planner in Knoxville, TN: Cheers & Co.

Today’s wedding planner interview is with Brittni Quick of Cheers & Co., based in Knoxville, Tennessee! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I am creative, and a bit obsessed, with each wedding I plan. Everything I do and see in my daily life, I think about how to implement new ideas into a wedding. I am a no-shame Pinterest addict, and think it’s an amazing tool to make any idea come alive. We specialize in adding traditional wedding elements in with fresh, new ideas for a modern approach to the perfect wedding day.

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Puerto Vallarta Destination Wedding Inspiration (2)


Puerto Vallarta Destination Wedding Inspiration (7)

There’s just something so incredibly romantic about destination weddings and this Puerto Vallarta styled shoot, brought to us by Janelle of Destination WE Weddings & Events, is a perfect example!  Here’s Janelle to tell us a bit more:

The style shoot was inspired by the love story of Hacienda San Angel and it’s breathtaking view of the iconic Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Local flowers, such as gingers, orchids and bougainvillea created the cascading bridal bouquet.

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Rustic Chic Ski Lodge Wedding in Keystone, Colorado (9)

Rustic Chic Ski Lodge Wedding in Keystone, Colorado (8)

Today’s real wedding takes place in a picturesque, alpine setting and is brimming with delightful details! Here’s photographer Nina de Zayas of From the Hip Photo to tell us more:

It was impossible to not love every minute of Sasha & Eric’s wedding at the Ski Tip Lodge at Keystone Resort because the couple themselves seemed to savor every second. They infused so much of their own personalities into the spirit and details of the day, including awesome touches like the custom cake topper Sasha’s sister 3D printed for them.

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Quaint Chapel Wedding in Collins Ole Towne, South Carolina (6)

Quaint Chapel Wedding in Collins Ole Towne, South Carolina (6)

This charming, rustic real wedding comes to us from Amber of Southern Jewel Photography, based in Greenville, SC! Here’s Amber to tell us more:

This wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect! The sun was shining, the temperature was great (considering it’s May in South Carolina!), and there was a breeze that was swift enough to cool us off when it did get warm. Heath and Ellis chose the beautiful back drop of Collins Ole Towne in Central, SC for their wedding day and I just have to say… WOW! Collins Ole Towne was built by Pat Collins to resemble life as it was in the 1930s. With a one-room church, an old school house, a large farmhouse, a barber shop, and other beautiful buildings, Collins Ole Towne was the perfect setting for Heath and Ellis’s wedding.

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12 Of The Most Creative Wedding Invitations Ever (1)


Sarah works as a wedding planner in the UK, but also has an avid interest in graphic design. She absolutely loves weddings, and is looking forward to her own wedding (although she’s still looking for Mr. Right).

There’s a lot to think about when you’re planning a wedding: you’ve got to arrange the location, venue, catering, transportation, and most importantly, the wedding dress (seriously, guys, don’t forget this one!).

It’s quite easy to get carried away with the big things (there’s certainly a lot of them), and often, some of the smaller details simply don’t get the attention they deserve because of this.

Your wedding invitations almost always fall victim to this problem, which is a shame, as there’s some super-creative stuff you can do with them; it just requires a bit of effort.

I’ve seen a tonne of creative wedding invitations in my time (yep, I’m the sad person who spends hours browsing through them on Pinterest!), so I thought I’d round up some of my all-time favourites below for you need a printing company to have them made we recommend fastprint for invitations.

I hope you guys enjoy them as much as I did!

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