Kate and Lewis

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Teenage sweethearts, they were engaged for FIFTEEN years before Lewis and Kate finally made it up the aisle at the beautiful local church in Trapezaki.

...."Lew and I met while we both at school ......He was 15, I was 16....a long time ago. He was 17 when he proposed to me after talking to Steve (dad) and Mom. Then he and Steve went to choose a ring which he ‘shakily' gave to me at my 18th birthday party..."

Kate has been a regular visitor to Kefalonia, so she and Lewis were 100% sure this was where they wanted to share this special occasion with their friends and extended family ... in fact, Lewis says it was the ONLY place he would marry Kate !! Three BEAUTIFUL children later, they finally decided on Andromeda Centre for the reception with a greek band and dancers, followed by a DJ so that everyone's taste in music was catered to.

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The local priest conducted the ceremony at the church, in both english and greek, and joined in the celebrations later on at Andromeda Centre ... even showing his (greek) dancing skills. Together with his wife, and Kate's mother, it definitely was a night to remember !!!

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No expense was spared on this beautiful wedding day... Champagne and canapes greeted their guests after the ceremony and later they dined on Filet steak with prawns, with starters of a seafood medley, sorbet and other greek delicasies. Wine was replenised on the tables all evening and then a big surprise for Kate and Lewis, was a spectacular fireworks display .... a gift from mom and dad !!

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Kate had no hesitation when she picked out her fabulous wedding dress....


..."my dress was bought 18 months before the wedding ... it was OMG on a mannequin ....I tried it on and that was it, in an instant ... they got me to try on 2 others but I knew it was for me so asked for extra crystal rhinestones to be sewn in and on the veil, and altered the front a little ..."

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Kate's mom, Jayne, was a tremendous help organising the wedding, from start to finish. She brought lots of decorations from the UK which helped to brighten up the reception area.

Kate's thoughts about her wedding day

....."It is really hard to say what was the highlight, I was very emotional walking from the car but I remember the church looked so lovely and the service was special with Papa Kosta. Driving to the beach in a convoy I felt like a queen - everyone on the minibus loved it. I think the fireworks during the first dance was a big surprise to us so that stands out ..... the food was outstanding - everyone still comments on it. The whole day went so smoothly it just flowed from one thing to another and I wish I could do it again. I loved the band - I loved the disco - I loved it all...."

Any tips for future couples??

....."Work slowly, together, on your planning and enjoy it - go with your gut feelings, make your day yours. Let your heart rule your head and let your fathers head rule the costs. He will say yes in the end......" :)

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Ceremony Location: Trapezaki Church

Reception Location: Andromeda Centre, Lourdas

Photos: Photorama/Vasilis Loukatos

Flowers: Bosonis Art & Flower

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