The Island of Crete, the land of sea and mountains, has become a very popular destination for many wanting their perfect wedding in the Greek sun. You can have a Greek-style wedding anywhere in the world, and many do. But, if you want the real experience, many of the Greek islands, including Crete, have specialised in providing the whole package via the services and expertise of locally based suppliers and planners.
I’m Jenny Surtees. I’m British, from the North East of England and I’ve made my home in Crete, Greece for over 20 years. 14 years ago, I started in the wedding industry with florals and decoration for Greek weddings and baptisms. I decided to go into wedding planning 10 years ago, It is something I am very passionate about and I love what I do.
My company, Wedding Wishes, is based in the Hersonissos area of Heraklion, Crete, but I arrange weddings all over the island. I can also help and advise on hotels and activities for couples and their guests.
Weddings in Crete can be held in various beautiful locations to suit your dream of marrying abroad and what that day will entail. From a rustic farm, vineyards, Mediterranean beaches, first-class hotels, and villas to picturesque chapels. Crete has them all, and We will support you in your choice and hold your hand along the way.
More recently, over the past 3 years I have become a part of a very beautiful rustic wedding venue, Ktima Emmeleia has it all, a chapel in the grounds, a beautiful rustic area and a more garden/boho side has recently been constructed. We host all kinds of events from small weddings, large Greek weddings, Baptisms and parties for all ages.
It is situated in a perfect location with popular large and small hotels in the surrounding areas to accommodate guests. Ensuring they enjoy the build up to the wedding day and the wonderful Greek hospitality.
Planning your wedding can be a daunting task especially abroad. So, how do you marry in Crete? As an experienced planner based in Crete all year round, I can guide you through everything you need to do. I can help you to select your venue, organise catering, and accommodation, all of which can feel overwhelming at first. By choosing a locally based wedding planner, all the stress is taken out of it. You will be guided through every detail of your wedding, from your paperwork, budgeting, transport, flowers, and arranging your wedding reception.
I believe in a relaxed friendly, stress free approach to Wedding Planning for my brides and grooms, You can lay it all in my hands to take care of the details for you.
Seeing a wedding day come together and the happiness it brings to everyone involved, I leave a wedding day with a highly satisfied feeling.
Having made new friends, memories that last a life time and made a couples dreams come true..
What should I do next?
Start researching elopement planners that specialise at your chosen wedding location, or consult specialists such WeddingsAbroad.com – who have travelled the world extensively not only planning weddings but working with hotels/resorts/tourism boards advising them on their destination wedding portfolio. They now have an impressive directory of vendors worldwide to start you on your exciting destination wedding planning journey.
Don’t forget to discuss with other brides and grooms going through the same experience on our dedicated group facebook.com/groups/weddingsabroad/
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