This live music-loving couple celebrated their big day surrounded by loved ones in the glorious and golden Cypriot sunshine
What do you think of when you hear the words 'Ayia Napa'? Glowsticks, sweaty raves and making your way through rubbish strewn streets at 6am? That's the side of life most British people associate with that part of Cyprus. But what if we told you there was an entirely different side to this beautiful island. That there are serene harbours, national parks and, crucially, stunning wedding venues! Venues blessed with breathtaking natural scenery, almost year round good weather and dreamy reception and venue spaces.
Ayia Napa is a gorgeous place to tie the knot, but don't take our word for it! Just check out these lovely pictures from Ciara and Dave's wedding there! They got married at the award-winning 'The Cupule' wedding venue last year, after spending over 10 years together. The space was ideal for these newly-weds, as they wanted somewhere full of greenery, with beautiful views and a backdrop that lent itself to a relaxed theme.
Ciara chose the wonderfully elegant Pallas by Enzoani for the big day, and that matched perfectly the sophisticated, yet whimsical theme the pair were looking to create. Plus, that train is spectacular!
The Real Wedding of Ciara & Dave in Ayia Napa, Cyprus
Find out a little more about Ciara and Dave, while having a look at their delightful real wedding pictures.
How did you two meet?
We met through our friends, who used to work together. Dave's friend asked him to go to a music festival with me and my friends. Wireless it was. And that’s how we met!
How did you get engaged?
Dave proposed while we were on holiday in St Lucia, out on the balcony in our room. It was very unexpected as we'd been together for 10 years, so I'd almost given up! Ha!
What was your favourite moment(s) from the wedding?
There are so many to choose from, as it was the perfect day. But I think when Dave first saw me walking down the aisle, the speeches, and having our first dance have to be my favourite moments. Plus the holiday around the wedding, surrounded by friends and family, out in the Cyprus sun was just so special.
Tell us all about your wedding dress!
I always thought I’d go for a bigger princess dress, something more floaty. But when I saw 'the dress', I knew it was the one. I loved the perfect combination of sparkle and lace. It made me feel so beautiful, like a princess!
What was the general decor for your big day?
We went with a dusky pink colour theme with fairy lights, greenery, and pink and white flowers. It was stunning.
Do you have any advice for future Bellissima Brides?
Try not to get overwhelmed during wedding preparations, everything will be perfect.
We had a sweetheart table for dinner, which just Dave and I sat at for dinner, and I'm so glad we went for that table layout style. As it was so lovely to have time to talk, just the two of us.
Do you have any suppliers you would like to recommend?
As we got married abroad, I don’t have any local suppliers I could suggest. However if you are considering a wedding abroad, I would 100% recommend The Cupule wedding venue in Ayia Napa, Cyprus.
To give the day a more unique feel, we did get lots of wedding bits on Etsy. A great place to find personalised pieces.
How was your Bellissima experience?
Honestly, it was perfect from start to finish. I felt at ease and in good hands, the entire time. I wish I could do it all again, as it was really such a special experience.
I cannot thank you all enough!