How we met
Dan was working at the Chorley Tesco store for a number of years, when I moved to the store on management placement. He was chatting and flirting from the off, so passed him my number and arranged a date at the cinema which was a great night J!!
How he proposed
Although, I would like to say he whisked me off to Paris and took me to the top of the Eiffel Tower, he didn’t. It was out of the blue that he got down on one knee and proposed. I never suspected a thing, and the engagement ring he got me was perfect.
Why we chose Cyprus to get married
Dan is a catholic, and had a religious upbringing, and wanted to get married in a church, which I can understand, but I always wanted to get married somewhere beautiful, with sunshine guaranteed. We decided to go to Cyprus as they offer catholic weddings, and it is a beautiful country, and really liked the look of Paphos. Our original choice was to go to Alexandra the Great, but we are so glad we changed our minds!!
Our total Wedding Experience
Incredible and perfect!!
Before we got top Paphos, Dan told me not to cry on the wedding day, then he bloody did!!
Georgie and Christine (Aeolos Rep) where absolutely brilliant. We were concerned that, as there was not a lot of the regular wedding planning stress that seems to go on at home, that our first few days in Cyprus would be very stressful, that we would be spending a lot of our time in offices arranging the wedding and reception, and not be able to relax on holiday. This was further from the truth. We had a couple of meetings, maximum of an hour each time, and all the stress was taken away.
On the day, everything went to plan (apart from Dan losing his trousers before the ceremony!!). The hotel waiters and bar staff (especially Alexandrou) were fabulous on the day and night, and we couldn’t have dreamed a better day. Also a big thank you to Nicky Kirby who took our photos for the day, leaving us with plenty of great memories.
The only problem is, we will never experience a day as perfect at that again L !!
Our Holiday at the Aliathon Holiday Village
Clean, tidy, beautiful, magnificent etc. Both us, the boys and our family members who stayed in the hotel all agree it was one of the best hotels and holidays they have had.
The rooms were clean, cool, spacious and cleaned regularly, the pool was great for the kids (both young and old!) and was good to see them closed when required (nappy faults) – putting the guests safety first. Restaurants, again spotless, beautiful food and so many different options every day.
Staff – all the staff from reception to waiters to bar staff to the reps to the cleaners and grounds keepers – all of them looked happy to be working there and were always happy to help.
I would recommend that you issue do not disturb door hooks to the rooms, as the cleaners got a couple of, should I say ‘nice’ surprises on a couple of occasions! But they were always happy to come back when we were a bit more decent!
We are already looking at booking here again in a few years (and persuading some of the family to have their wedding in Cyprus at the Alitathon!!)