Natalia and Brendan eloped to Cyprus, just the two of them. They had an Anglican ceremony at the quaint chapel of St. Georges chapel on the Beach in Paphos.
Eloping couples need not just choose to have a civil wedding ceremony. Church weddings are also legal and binding weddings with many different nationalities marrying. Natalia is Russian and Brendan is British. On this occasion myself and one of the church vergers acted as witnesses to this very romantic wedding in October 2018. Always a pleasure to be apart of any wedding; large or small. Intimate elopements are fun for me to organise and no less important that lavish affairs.
Church weddings are very meaningful and beautiful ceremonies conducted in English. No matter the nationality of the couple we can accommodate your needs and assure your marriage certificate is attested to be recognized in the country of your origin.
So happy to call Brendan “husband” “We had a great stress-free elopement wedding organised by Stella. It was a fun and special day – we had great advice on the venue for the ceremony, photographer and food. Stella Virdi was always available to support us“.
In the past few years, a large proportion of my clientele has consisted of international couples living and working in countries like Dubai, Qatar and many more in the Middle East. As you may know, when getting married sourcing the correct documentation needed to get married can be a bit of a headache, especially for foreigners living in UAE countries. However Cyprus, it is easy to arrange civil weddings that are legal as well as making sure that your wedding certificates are authenticated so they are recognised in your country of residence.
I have arranged hundreds of weddings for clients from countries all over the world, but that are based in the UAE. Normally, when couples contact me they often feel rather stressed about the bureaucratic formalities of arranging a civil wedding. My job as a wedding planner is to make the procedure as stress-free as possible so that couples can relax as enjoy their day without having to worry about all the little details.
In addition, geographically speaking, Cyprus is aptly located between the Middle East and the entirety of Europe, being one of the major draws for international couples based in the UAE to get married there. For international couples that have family traveling from far and wide, the island serves as a place somewhere in between. Not to mention its Mediterranean climate, phenomenal sunsets and scenic vistas.
Depending on the couple and their needs and desires, I am able to arrange simple civil weddings where the couples want to elope or those for larger parties with a formal wedding reception dinner. Some of my clients prefer to have their wedding party once they get back home; they just need to get the formalities out of the way. It is sometimes necessary that they marry urgently and this is possible as long as they have the correct documentation ready to go.
Beyond the paperwork, I am involved in arranging any extras that you might want on your special day, such as bridal hair and makeup, a bridal bouquet, flowers, a wedding cake, a photographer, reception dinners, DJ, and much more.
So if you’re wanting to get married in Cyprus, but don’t know where to start I will walk you through the process, step by step, so you can anticipate your special day with ease!
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I chose Stella Virdi (Exclusive Weddings Cyprus) to be our wedding planner after doing some research online, and reading the fantastic reviews from previous couples. I sent a tentative e mail initially as it was a very small wedding party (just the two of us actually!), and I wasn’t sure whether Stella would take on such a small job. Her response was amazing – she reassured us that she would be delighted to work with us, and said that although she does work on very large and very expensive and elaborate weddings, she loves the small, intimate affairs just as much.
We explained the sort of thing that we were after and Stella came back with several ideas for the venue. We chose Peyia, an old walled courtyard in the hills behind Paphos, and it proved to be an absolutely beautiful setting. Over the weeks and months before the wedding day Stella was in touch regularly. We sent her photos of us and a brief history as she was keen to get a feel for who we are, and this type of personal attention carried on throughout.
Stella advised us on the legalities and the documentation required to get married in Cyprus and she made things really easy for us. She also arranged a fabulous bouquet of yellow roses for me and a matching button hole for the groom, and arranged hair and make up appointments for me both I terms of a prior trial and the appointment on the day . I was delighted with both.
After we arrived in Cyprus, Stella collected us from the hotel and took us in her car to the courtrooms sign affidavits and then to the town hall to apply for the wedding license. She has the bubbliest and most friendly personality and we loved her immediately. Nothing was too much trouble and we felt she was totally focused on our wedding day even though she had other weddings immediately previously and afterwards. She helped us plan out the day in terms of getting to the venue (I was concerned that my fiancé didn’t see me at the hotel, so he went first in a taxi and Stella came and collected me so that I met him there). She helped us with music for the ceremony and even brought fresh rose petals to throw as confetti. She also helped us decide where to go afterwards for champagne and where to eat later.
We are both 60 years old and this was not our first marriages. We wanted secrecy (no one at home knew we were getting married until after we had flown to Cyprus) and intimacy, and Stella delivered in spades. We had the most fantastic and romantic wedding day, and it was just perfect in every way, orchestrated and arranged by Stella. We will be keeping in touch with her, and will be sure to meet her for dinner when we return to Cyprus next year.
If you are planning a wedding in Cyprus please contact Stella Virdi – you simply could not make a better choice.
Where do I start? Stella Virdi really is an amazing women! From the moment I spoke to her I knew that she was the planner for us, nothing was too much trouble and communication was first class! From the very first email to lacing my dress up on the big day, Stella really made our day as perfect as we hoped! My children loved her and my son still talks about Stella now, we will always remember how kind you was to our daughter and how caring You was to her needs!
Anyone thinking of booking Exclusive weddings, you won’t be disappointed!!
From start to finish the service Stella Virdi provided was amazing.
Stella was recommended to me by one of my customers and from the first email I instantly felt at ease and knew Stella was the right person to help plan our special day.
We flew to Cyprus in 2014 still not having any idea of a venue. Stella picked us up from our hotel, (it was lovely to finally meet her after all the emails) and spent the whole day taking us to lots of different venues that we had shortlisted. She also took us to Love Island Cakes for a tasting session and offered to take me to the florist and hairdressers if I felt I needed to meet them.
We decided to marry at Minthis Hills (Stellas recommendation when I originally told her what kind of wedding I wanted) and throughout the whole booking process and year of planning Stella never let me down. Instant replies to emails, spreadsheets detailing everything clearly made and just having absolutely everything under control.
As if Stella hadn’t done enough for us, on the morning of our wedding, 30th May 2015, we woke to rain, and not just showers, pouring rain! Unfortunately due to the rain we couldn’t get married outside where originally planned. Well, within under one hour Stella had the whole thing rearranged. She managed to get us a church for that afternoon, arrange a singer, change all transport and flowers and basically solve every problem that had confronted us. AMAZING! If it wasn’t for Stella I don’t think we would have ended up getting married on that day as there was no other option.
So if that isn’t enough to make you realise that Stella is the best wedding planner in Cyprus I don’t know what is. Not only is she fabulous at what she does, she is a lovely, kind hearted lady who constantly put me and my other half at ease. Nothing was too much trouble, at any time.
We will be back to Paphos next May to celebrate our first anniversary, hopefully without the rain this time, and cannot wait to meet up with Stella again.