Monica and Stephen

17 years in the making !! Monica and Stephen first met in college, in Phoenix, Arizona... Stephen from the UK and Monica from Mexico.

Fast forward to 2013, and Stephen finally popped the question while they were holidaying with Monica's family on the lakes in Wisconsin.

"He asked my dad for his permission first, then early Boxing Day morning before anyone else was up he woke me up with a cup of coffee and asked me to join him on the deck. Still in my pyjamas I put my jacket, boots and hat on and joined him outside to enjoy the view of the sunrise over the frozen lake... then that's when he asked me to marry him!"

Monica and Stephen came to Kefalonia in the middle of winter to check out some venues and to meet with MGW Planners.... Stephen had holidayed here in the past, but for Monica, it was her first taste of our beautiful island ... she had done some research on the internet and says she fell in love with it before even coming here !!

They chose Kefalonia for their wedding so that their families from the UK and US could also enjoy a nice holiday together.

Why did they choose My Greek Wedding Planners?

"I knew I wanted to get married in a church and so when I came across MGW's website, it gave us the information we needed to make it happen. As soon as I enquired, Teresa was extremely quick to respond and more than helpful. This assured me that she would look after us to help us plan our perfect wedding day!"

We particularly loved Monica's wedding dress....

"After trying on several styles from t-lengths to full lace mermaid style, I found ‘the one'.  As soon as I tried it on, I knew it was for me! It's called Love Marley, Rosalie and is a very feminine, romantic but simple georgette sheath dress .....It has an illusion back with beautifully placed rose motifs that float up the back with a floral lace trim and a Chapel train."

Monica also wore her grandmothers wedding veil which matched her wedding dress perfectly.

After the church ceremony at St Nicholas Catholic Church in Argostoli, the guests were shuttled by private luxury coach to Bar 7 on Lourdas beach for some refreshing cocktails .... followed by some group photos next to the crystal blue water.

Then on to Lorraine's Restaurant for a delicious 3 course meal, followed by wedding cake and fruit.  A duo of greek dancers entertained everyone during the meal and invited some guests to do some greek dancing up and down the length of the restaurant !!

A sweets table satisfied everyone's sweet tooth throughout the evening and the bar was flowing with beer, wine and cocktails til the wee hours of the morning.

"From the start, MGW helped us achieve the wedding we were looking for. We were lucky enough to meet Teresa soon after we decided to marry in Kefalonia. This meant she was able to help us find our perfect wedding venue by kindly taking us to view location options. Teresa also helped us with our church requirements which was a complicated process but she managed this from the start and saw it all the way through to make sure everything was sorted for us. MGW has fantastic partners too, in particular the florist who delivered the most beautiful flowers I could ever have imagined! Our lemon cake is still talked about by out guests 3 months later. We had family from all over the world and the pressure was on to make sure everything went smoothly and Teresa removed all of the hassle and stress for us. She is a true professional who knows her industry, understands customers and most importantly treats you like a family member. I would recommend MGW to anyone looking to marry in Kefalonia. We are very grateful we chose MGW!"

Ceremony at St Nicholas Catholic Church, Argostoli

Reception at Lorraine's, Lourdas

Hair by Amanda

Makeup and Nails by Charlotte

Photos by Vasilis Loukatos

Flowers by Bosonis Art & Flower

Accommodation at F-Zeen Boutique Hotel, Lourdas

Cake by Kappatos


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