Janis & Ian were married on 24 May 2012 at St George’s Chapel, Paphos, Cyprus, and their Wedding Reception and Evening Function were held at “Zaffron”.
Although we both live in the Paphos area, and had booked St George’s Chapel, we were still trying to find the perfect reception venue. We had visited several places, but none of them were right for us. After searching on line we found Stella Verdi and we sent her an e-mail on a Sunday. Stella came right back to us and we arranged to meet at “Zaffron”, The warmth of her greeting put us both at ease, and as soon as we walked into Zaffron, we knew that it was just perfect for us. Despite the fact that we did all our own arranging of everything, Stella was always on hand for advice and direction, either in person, via e-mail, or via the phone. Thanks to her advice, we had the most wonderful photographer in Dimitri Katchis, and also Danny, who provided us with an exquisite video of the day, from getting ready at home to our first dance with all the background music being our own choice. Stella coordinated everything we wanted at the reception and evening function to absolute perfection, and after dealing with so many things ourselves, it was wonderful to have Stella there so that we did not have to worry about either.
I had hand made all the wedding stationery, button holes, corsages, bouquet’s and table centers, and Stella took a great interest as to how everything was progressing, and it was wonderful to have her to discuss these things with and to “bounce off”. When Ian made our wedding cake, it was originally to be a two-tier, but then he decided to make it a three-tier, which was fine until I came to ice the three tiers and found that I only had enough icing for two tiers and I could not find anymore roll-out icing in Paphos! A phone call to Stella and we had the extra icing I needed. Nothing was too much trouble for her, no matter what our request.
Stella was with us throughout our wedding day, from arriving with the photographers at my home, through to the first dance. Her interaction with our guests was perfect. She took some beautiful photos of her own, which she presented to us on a CD towards the end of our day, and it was wonderful to be able to see our first wedding photos on the day of our wedding in our honeymoon suite – such a beautiful record of our perfect day.
Our reception at Zaffron was truly amazing. Budge, Stella’s husband, is the most exquisite chief, and our guests are still talking about the food at our reception. Not only was it perfect but also plentiful. We also had two guests who are vegetarian, and Stella made then individual meals herself, which our guests said were wonderful and huge! Everything was beautifully served and the service we received from Anne-Marie, Raj and Mario’s was superb. Our guests were also very taken with the delightful champagne cocktail they each received upon entering Zaffron – a “Stella Special” we understand.
Living in Cyprus meant that in addition to our 40 wedding guests, we also had 20 additional evening guests join us, and Budge provided an evening buffet that was just incredible and very much appreciated by everyone.
Despite the fact that Stella was not our official wedding coordinator/planner, she was always there for us no matter what we needed. If you are looking to get married in Cyprus, and in need of a wedding coordinator/planner, who will ensure that absolutely everything is done the way you want it, who will deal with all legalities for you, who will be there for you no matter what you need, then you will not find another wedding coordinator/planner more perfect that Stella Verdi.
If you are looking for the perfect wedding reception venue with exquisite food and service, and incredible ambiance both day and evening, then Zaffron is it.
A friend came over in early October, and they were planning their wedding for September 2013 – in Turkey. After seeing our wedding photos, St George’s Chapel, meeting Stella and seeing Zaffron, the bride-to-be declared “I want your wedding!” “Zaffron” now has their date in their diary.
Stella is aptly named – meaning “Star” – and she certainly lives up to her name.
With a very big “Thank You” from both of us
Janis & Ian XXX