There are many Cyprus wedding ideas, if you are planning to get married in this lovely Island. For exsample a beach wedding
theme is perfect. Say your vows barefoot on the beach, wear pearls, use shells and pebbles for decorations, go for a seaside colour palette, or have a seafood menu with locally caught delicacies. Include beach motifs such as starfish, seahorses, seashells – the possibilities are endless.
Pull off the Grecian goddess look
Cyprus is the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of love, so consider going Greek for your wedding. Start with a feminine Grecian dress; tunic style, with an embellished empire line and flowing chiffon. Goddess hairstyles include side plaits, loose waves, or tousled up-do’s, allowing you to use lots of embellishments such as pearl clips, or metallic headbands. Make-up should be natural; aim for a bronzed glow, with neutral beige or gold eye shadow and an iridescent lip colour.
Exotic Orchids for your Cyprus wedding ideas
The delicate and graceful orchid represents love, luxury, beauty and strength, making it the perfect choice for a wedding bouquet. Cyprus is world famous for its exotic orchids that grow wild in the hills and mountains around Kritou Terra and Peristerona. A wedding in Cyprus means you can have the most beautiful, fresh, exotic flowers for your big day.
There are 5 rare species that are unique to the island and cannot be found anywhere else. The Paphiopedilum orchid was named after Paphos, discovered near a temple dedicated to love goddess Aphrodite.
Our wedding co-ordinators can help you source the perfect flowers for your wedding. Choose the delicately coloured Orchis and Dactylorhiza, or the Phalaenopsis for its simplicity and elegance.
Incorporate Cypriot traditions
You may wish to incorporate some of the local traditions and customs of Cyprus into your wedding ideas and special day. Give white sugar almonds to your guests as wedding favours, choose wild Cypriot orchids for your wedding bouquet and have a traditional dish your reception meal. Be sure to tell friends and family to bring plenty of money. It is customary to pin money to the bride & groom as they dance to give them the best start at life together.
Keep it relaxed and private
Many couples choose to get married abroad so they can have a relaxed, intimate wedding. One of the best Cyprus wedding ideas is to have a private wedding ceremony at one of our wedding villas. Forget the formal attire; choose a simplistic wedding dress, with floaty fabric which shows of your natural beauty, grooms opt for a comfortable linen suit. Have an informal buffet-style reception, with Cypriot Meze & BBQ and free-flowing locally produced wines. Relax and enjoy!
Souvenir gifts and favours
Weddings involve a lot of gift giving. It is customary for the bride and groom to exchange gifts. And to give a token of appreciation to bridesmaids, groomsmen, and others who have taken a role in the wedding. Then, there are the wedding favours. Shopping in Cyprus means you’ll be spoilt for choice. You’ll be able to find souvenir gifts which are meaningful and unique and create fabulous favours made up of keepsakes from the Island of Love. So, save your shopping until you arrive. You could even purchase your wedding rings from one of the many boutique jewellers in Limassol or Paphos.