WEDDING AT ALEXANDER THE GREAT BEACH HOTEL CYPRUS
Beautiful wedding photography from Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus.
Jade and Mike from Mold in North Wales flew me out to document their beautiful wedding at Alexander The Great Beach Hotel in Pafos – (Paphos) which is situated on the southwestern coast of Cyprus. It was a beautiful late afternoon wedding that allowed time for some creative location photography in Paphos.
ALEXANDER THE GREAT WEDDING CEREMONY
Jade and Mike chose Alexander The Great Beach Hotel in Paphos for their dream destination wedding on the island of love Cyprus. Alexander The Great Beach Hotel is a well known and luxurious hotel which sits directly overlooking a stunning ‘Blue Flag’ sandy beach and just a few minutes walk from picturesque Paphos harbour and centre.
The wedding ceremony took place on the top floor the hotel’s beautiful Unity Terrace which offered breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, Pafos (Paphos) fishing harbour and the Medieval Castle. Mike’s daughters where proud flower-girls and Jade’s Dad excitedly walked her down the aisle. The happy couple giggled their way through the late afternoon open-air wedding ceremony and exchanged vows in front of travelling family and friends.
A champaign cocktail reception complimented the sea view and an amazing Pafian sunset, all of which made for the perfect setting for Jade and Mikes dream of a destination wedding in Paphos.
The wedding reception was held in the Corinthian Ballroom at The Alexander The Great Beach Hotel which was tastefully decorated to match the wedding theme. Guests were treated to champagne, authentic Greek food and traditional Greek dancing as surprise entertainment. They had three wedding speeches and played traditional Greek wedding games before the hotel DJ played everyone’s favourite songs late into the night.
Returning home to the UK, I asked Jade and Mike; “what was the highlight of their day” and they both agreed that seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day was such an emotional and special moment.
WHAT TO WEAR FOR A WEDDING IN CYPRUS
Jade wore a beautiful Maggie Sottero designer wedding gown which was complemented by a pair of Jimmy Choo’s and an Everton Football Club badged wedding garter. The bridesmaids wore coral and the flower girls ivory.
The Groom kept his cool and wore a muted soft blown waistcoat and pants with a crisp white shirt. The Users, Best-man and Father of the Bride kept it simple with matching pants and white shirts.
PAPHOS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
As the sun was setting Jade, Mike and myself jumped into a waiting Mercadies and headed to a secluded patch of nearby by Paphos harbour for some relaxed portraits of just the two of them. It was important to Jade and Mike that got some time to themselves on the wedding day and as they had planned a week-long destination wedding celebration, they didn’t feel the pressure of having to spend every minute with their guests.
The couple wanted wedding photos that would reflect their personalities but also capture the essence of Paphos. They wanted something a little ‘arty and creative’ not your typical ‘Cypriot’ style wedding picture.
As the sun was setting, the photos took literally 20 minutes and as we were heading back to the car, we spotted five wedding couples all in a line at the water’s edge (seen below) with their wedding photographers all getting exactly the same type of on flash sunset picture. Jade turned to me and said, “Wes, look at them, it’s like a Mc Donalds drive through of wedding photographers! and that’s exactly what we didn’t want and one of the reasons we booked you.”
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If you’re planning a wedding at The Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, in Cyprus or anywhere else in the world, and want the security of a UK based wedding photographer to capture the magic of your wedding, please feel free to contact me, my passport is ready.