Any wedding is fun, especially when there are Greek Cypriot relatives involved...
Katie and Simon ensured their wedding was relaxed and fun by being – yup, you guessed it, super-organised. That isn't to say there wasn't a little bit of wedding day nerves...
Many young couples favour organising their own wedding, rather than relying on a wedding planner or parents. For some, this can mean a day of anxiety and hard work, for others it means the day works exactly as they want it.
And so it was that, having kicked off in the pub, Simon sauntered down to Colchester Town Hall with his best man without a care in the world, happy and confident in the May sunshine. Not a hint of nerves.
Until he found himself at the aisle and awaiting his beautiful bride Katie. And then the traditional butterflies were unleashed.
Katie arrived well on time, looking radiant in white, with enough time to grab a few portraits outside the town hall with her bridesmaids and her father.
The ceremony passed without a hitch, of course, and everyone ambled down past Colchester’s Castle Museum for some affectionate and at times hilarious group shots outside the Hollytrees Museum.
Then it was on to a relaxed reception at the Minories Art Gallery where, instead of a formal sit-down wedding breakfast, Katie and Simon had opted for the laid-back garden party atmosphere of an al-fresco buffet.
Any wedding is fun when there are Greek Cypriot relatives involved. After the final speeches and the cutting of the cake, as the afternoon turned to evening, the party atmosphere really took off, with a DJ and garden lights. and with a traditional Greek Wedding Dance where guests could pin money to the bride’s dress.