A family centred Cyprus Destination Wedding with a Sincerity Bridal Gown and handmade flowers

Today I am thrilled to share the beautiful  family centred Cyprus Destination Wedding of Claire and Nooby in Paphos.

Images of the day were captured by Mark Pugh Photography.

 

 

Claire and Richard - Cyprus Destination Wedding photography by Pamela and Mark Pugh www.markpugh.com

 

 

Weddings by MP – Fine Art Photography are Mark and Pamela.

They both specialise in Fine Art Photojournalism, and if one of them is capturing timeless images, the other is processing your stunning collection; so clients can be assured that their photographs are always treated as their number one priority.

 

They share their recollections of their time in Cyprus….

 

“During the course of our work, we have the privilege of sharing the Special Days of some wonderful people, and Claire, Richard and their family were no exception.”

“They had chosen to marry abroad in Paphos, and when they arrived on the island, Team MP were already there, raring to go.”

“The MP Team met Claire and Richard during their wedding preparations at opposite ends of the four-star Louis Ledra Beach Hotel in Paphos just so there was no chance of the bride and groom accidentally bumping into one another!”

“Whilst Claire was having her hair styled, groom Richard was upstairs with ‘the boys’ getting ready.”

“Claire returned to her room and was later joined by her friends and family.”

“After an extremely emotional phone call to her twin sister back in the UK who couldn’t attend the wedding, the time had come to get into her beautiful dress.”

“With the final touches complete in both rooms, the moment was upon them to depart for their wedding venue, Peyia Town Hall.”

“A large coach arrived to take all of the wedding guests to the venue, and a wedding limousine arrived to take Claire and her Uncle Paul separately.”

“We joined Claire in the limousine and shared her very relaxed drive through Paphos town centre and the island’s beautiful winding coastal roads.”

“It is a local custom in Paphos for all wedding cars to sound their horns long and loud when driving through busy areas of towns, and Claire’s car was no exception.”

“We think it is a wonderful tradition that should be imported to the UK!”

“Once they had arrived, Claire and her Uncle took the short stroll underneath the town hall and through the historic monuments to meet their friends and family at the wedding venue.”

“Because of the guaranteed sunshine throughout the year on the island, it is far too hot to hold ceremonies indoors, and at Peyia, there is a natural amphitheatre filled with trees, and a pergola, under which the couple exchanged their vows.”

“As Claire and her Uncle made their way down the steps, their friends and family were lined either side of the route to the pergola, and within moments, the couple were finally together.”

“After a short exchange of emotional vows, Claire and Richard were husband and wife. There was time for photographs before the wedding party made the return trip to the Louis Ledra Beach Hotel.”

“The hotel had thoughtfully provided a large, private balcony and had laid-on a buffet and bar.”

After food, cake and some improvised speeches, the time had come for some photographs down on the private beach which backed-onto the hotel.

“With temperatures rising to 28 degrees centigrade, it is to Claire and Richard’s credit that they decided to remain in their full wedding attire (including Claire’s beautiful Sincerity Bridal gown) for the whole day.”

“When we suggested they should have a paddle in the sea, the couple couldn’t get down to the sea-front fast enough!”

“The couple took a romantic stroll down the peninsula whilst their friends and family looked-on.”

“As they returned, the owner of the local paragliding centre offered Claire a free ride… provided she went up wearing her wedding dress!”

“The couple then took a stroll by the shore before another coach arrived to take them to their next stop: A twilight firework cruise.”

“As their large firework cruise pulled out of Paphos harbour, we reflected on the wonderful day we had experienced with the couple, and their family and friends.”

 

 

 Claire and Richard - Cyprus Destination Wedding photography by Pamela and Mark Pugh www.markpugh.com

 

 

I now hand over to the beautiful Bride,

 

“Nooby (Richard) proposed to me on my Birthday September 18th 2010.”

“As I had not long had my son Oliver we did not have a lot of spare time together.”

That evening we were having a party and Nooby took me to Belvoir Woods (in the Vale of Belvoir, UK) for a champagne picnic and asked me while we were there.”

“It was a mission getting there as we took the wrong path and ended scrambling up through thorns!”

“When Nooby asked me to be his wife he had his favourite song playing which was ‘Just like Fred Astaire by James.”

“He had this song on because his dad played him this song the morning after we first met, and he said that’s when he knew!”

 

“Nooby and I got married in Paphos in Cyprus.”

“We stayed at the four-star Louis Ledra Beach Hotel.”

“We chose this venue and were originally going to get married at the hotel but when we booked the hotel it was all fully booked for another ceremony.”

“We loved the hotel and the reviews, so decided to stay there and get married at Peiya Town Hall instead.”

 

“My wedding dress I would say was a typical ‘Princess’ dress and by Sincerity Bridal. I wanted the fairytale look but elegant!”

“The detail was perfect as it gave just a little sparkle when the crystal caught the light. It took me two years to find ‘The One’!!”

“I had tried on so many dresses and could not find what I was looking for, and really struggled to find the image I wanted.”

“I initially looked for a  fitted dress, but as I had struggled to lose weight from having Oliver,  this was a BAD idea. I did not suit this style at  all and made me feel very conscious of my problem areas.”

“I then looked at gowns with lots of sparkle and  felt like a Christmas tree!!”

“I eventually went to see Helen at The Dress Place In Southwell.”

“I had a consultation with her  and we discussed what I liked and disliked – we then tried on a few dresses but I still wasn’t convinced.”

“I told Helen what I really liked which was the big dress but I did not want the bodice to look separate from the skirt I wanted flow.”

“Helen then brought out my dress!! This did not fit so I had to lose weight.”

“However I wanted a few alterations which Helen’s amazing seamstress Jenny did  for me and then it was just perfect!”

“As I was planning the wedding so far in advance I contacted many suppliers, and a photographer was my priority.”

I contacted many and  was losing hope of finding one, and I actually had one photographer laugh down the phone at me as his words were ‘ I do not trust people that plan that far in advance’!”

“To say the least this put a halt to my looking until I went to our local chip shop to find Mark Pugh’s business card on the wall.”

“I took this away and was hesitant to ring following my recent experiences, but what can I say, from the minute the phone was picked up and still even now after our wedding Mark and Pam have been amazing!”

“Nooby and I were planning our wedding here in the UK and unfortunately Nooby’s mum died last year at the age of 48 due to Cancer.”

“We cancelled the wedding here as we found it far too stressfu,  and thats when we decided we would take our boys away on holiday and get married there.”

“We broke the news to all of suppliers who I must say were not very helpful, and we lost a lot of money.”

“However again Mark and Pam could not do enough for us, and said that they would be happy to still photograph our special day in Cyprus.”

“We could not believe it, the kindness and sincerity from both of them, we will never forget and could not be more grateful for.”

“The rest of our wedding planning was courtesy of  Thomson who we booked our Cyprus wedding with.”

“They were extremely helpful, everything was organised and ready when we got there we just had to enjoy every minute of it.”

“I made my own bouquet with artificial flowers from Dunelm. Our theme was Cadbury purple which looked stunning.”

 

“If I was to provide advice it would be to look for suppliers who will give you the time of day and will not head hunt you for how much money you have to spend.”

“This is your day and you want the people involved to care about your special day.”

“Take time to plan and do not rush into things.”

“My biggest recommendation would be Team MP, I cannot describe enough how amazing they are as professionals and as a couple.”

“As we got married abroad I do not have many more UK recommendations, however if planning a destination Wedding we recommend Thomson.”

 

 

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Thank you to Mark and Pamela for sharing this stunning Cyprus Destination Wedding.

 

Wedding Suppliers

Ceremony Venue : Peiya Town Hall

Accommodation and reception venue: Four-star Louis Ledra Beach Hotel

Photography: Mark Pugh

Brides gown: Sincerity Bridal

From: The Dress Place in Southwell

Brides shoes: Menbur ‘Vanessa’

Hair stylist: Professional Salon within Louis Ledra Beach Hotel

Make-up: Bride

Flowers/bouquets: Artificial flowers designed and hand-made by the bride (purchased from Dunelm)

Groom attire: Next

Catering: Louis Ledra Beach Hotel

Wedding cake: Single tier provided by Louis Ledra Beach Hotel

Wedding transport: Organised by Louis Ledra Beach Hotel

Wedding planner: Thomson

 

To Contact Mark Pugh Photography

Website:  http://www.markpugh.com

Email: customer.service@markpugh.com

Telephone: 0844 318 8960

Blog: http://markpughphotography.blogspot.co.uk/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/markpughphotographer

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/markpughdotcom

 

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UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow

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