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Katia and Alex met in Chania, in Crete, in 2015. “Alex later proposed at sunset at the Portara monument on the island of Naxos,” says Katia.

Shopping for the dress

Katia found her dream dress, a beautiful lace sheath decorated with appliqués and sparkling beads, on her very first visit to wed2b. “I visited the wed2b store in Nuremberg, Germany,” she says. “I chose Elysia because of its wonderful lace and bead details. It also had a very flattering sheath silhouette. The quality was amazing and I felt like a princess wearing it!”

“As well as the dress, I bought a veil (that I didn't use in the end because of the hairstyle I chose) and a ‘Bride' robe.”

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A beautiful Italian wedding

The couple chose the Metochi Driyas Estate in Crete, a 200-year-old manor house surrounded by olive trees and vineyards, for their Italian wedding. “I also got ready at the venue where there were some traditional guesthouses,” says Katia. 

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The big day

The wedding was on 19th August and, after an alfresco ceremony, the newlyweds celebrated with guests at the picturesque venue. “The wedding theme was Italian Riviera, in the style of the Amalfi coast,” says Katia. "The colour theme was a mix of light blues and yellows."

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“We had a DJ and an amazing cocktail bar, along with catering services for food. The day ended with fireworks and dancing.”

The best bits…

“The most memorable moment of the day was our romantic first dance,” says Katia.

My top tips…

“Plan everything in advance,” says Katia. “It will help you stay as calm as possible on the day."

Katia and Alex’s Dream Team 

Photographer: Stavros Lykakis

Wedding dresses Nuremberg: wed2b

Venue: Metochi Driyas Estate

Florist: Flower Center Chania 

Caterer: Kanaria Events

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