“Indian weddings are large multi-day affairs. Malhar and I were looking for something simple and decided at the last minute (okay, a week in advance) to elope! I had spoken to Stella Virdi from Exclusive Weddings, months ago while exploring venues for having a big fat Indian wedding. When looking for an elopement, I immediately reached out to her and I was surprised she remembered me even after so many months had elapsed.
We were in Cyprus for less than 24 hours and having her there made the process so effortless. She was readily available on the phone or email throughout. She got the wedding date booked for us and spoke with the registrar in advance to make sure that my fiance could sign his single certificate while in Cyprus! On the day of, she drove us to the registrar’s office to go through the formalities and even swung by the florist to get us a beautiful bouquet of flowers – they added that special wow to our pictures that I never could have thought of! She booked our wedding photographer who was absolutely wonderful and Stella made sure I got to show case my beautiful saree in the pictures. I had never tied a saree on my own before – Stella offered to help – that saree would not have been possible without her there! All in all, Stella felt more like a friend/family member than a wedding planner. I can’t stress how glad I am we asked her to help!”
Also, we haven’t announced our wedding to everyone yet. We will add a message on the registrar’s facebook later in the summer once we make our news public!
Where do we begin… After deciding to get married in Cyprus and being slightly worried the wedding wouldn’t be that something a little different if a holiday tour operator organised it, we thought we would Google ‘wedding planner in Cyprus’ and we came across a video ‘A nice day for a Greek wedding’ and from that moment I wanted to meet Stella
We emailed Stella and arranged to meet in May 2014, (and we married in October 2015) Ross, his mum and I spent 3 days searching for the perfect hotel and wedding venue but we’re really disheartened because we couldn’t find that something special that we were searching for. The following morning Stella picked us up and immediately I knew she would be able to organise us everything we wished for! Finally we chose the hotel to stay in which was also top on the list to hold our wedding until Stella pulled it out the bag and took us to the most amazing venue I have ever seen abroad!
Planning a wedding is to plan for one of the most personal, intimate and important days of your life. This makes it equally important to choose the right person to help you fulfill your plans, therefore I think it apt that you should get to know a little about me:
I have lived in Cyprus for 25 years, and have been planning weddings for 10 of those years. After a long time in the wedding industry I feel I have perfected the art of organising wedding days. I use only the best and most trusted suppliers and venues, which my many years of experience have enabled me. Exclusive Weddings is a new division of Zaffron Weddings in which I have been coordinating and planning weddings for the last 10 years. Continue reading
My wife and I got married in March 2016 I am just now finding time to write a review for Stella , Part of my delay is that realistically, there are not nearly enough nice and fitting words to match the phenomenal service and support Stella provided during the planning and day of our wedding.
We have hired Stella Virdi for full services rather than just day of coordination. And I have to tell Stella that her fees really don’t match her services, she should charge more!
Vintage, boho chic flowers for Kelly.
Feel like being unconventional, well these definitely are. Absolutely beautiful flowers to enhance the bride with a free spirit; which Kelly certainly was. Big Congrats to Kelly on her fabulous wedding renewal..