Friday, September 23, 2016

Fiona got Married!

My little sister got married this month in Pathos, Cyprus. It was an absolutely beautiful wedding and I can honestly say she was the most beautiful bride, ever!

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Introducing the Daltons! Fiona, Darryl, Heidi and Phoebe are now united under a single surname, and everyone happily celebrated the day (or a week or two!) at the Olympic Lagoon Hotel. We got ready for the big day in Fiona's room.

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The whole 'getting ready process' was very laid back and we all chatted while we did hair and make-up and made a few trips to the bar for celebratory wedding morning drinks!

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Soon enough the official photographer arrived and we had some fun with photos before donning our various gowns and preparing to head down to the venue.

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Heidi and Phoebe looked absolutely perfect in yellow, matching the bridal bouquets.

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And Fiona was resplendent in her wedding dress, ready to walk down the aisle. As a bridesmaid, I wasn't about to walk down the aisle papping pictures so, trust me when I say the venue was absolutely beautiful. Oh actually, I have a picture from the day before the wedding.

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Absolutely gorgeous. The ceremony passed quickly with Fiona and Darryl making their promises to love each other forever - obviously, a lot of us were very emotional and I'm going to move on swiftly here before I tear up again thinking about it!

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Everyone gathered for post-ceremony drinks and nibbles, talking about how amazing the ceremony had been, how beautiful Fiona looked, how adorable the girls were and how smart the boys looked in their kilts.

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And of course, a lot of people stole the opportunity to have their picture taken with the bride.

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Myself included!

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And then it was time to cut the cake. Darryl and Fiona opted for a very original (and delicious), rice crispie cake!

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With an absolutely beautiful, bespoke cake topper. Then it was time for some photos.

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And some shenanigans...

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After which we all headed down to enjoy our Wedding Breakfast outside in the early evening.
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Everyone enjoyed their food and watched the sun slowly set over the horizon of the sea.

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Fiona and Darryl disappeared for some couple pictures briefly (some of which I have since seen and are nothing short of spectacular).
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Phoebe and Heidi were having a good time, perfectly happy and chilled post-parental marriage!
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The speeches were absolutely amazing. They all were just the perfect amount of touching, hilarious, well thought out and well timed. The rest of us laughed, a lot, cried at parts and raised our glasses (several times, all tables were playing the wedding speech drinking game with rules provided by the bride and groom).
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The first dance followed, after which it was on to the party room! We were all very pleased to discover our wedding favours (customised sunglasses) lit up in the neon lights and everyone promptly started dancing the night away!
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The party went on until the early hours until we were dragging ourselves off to bed after 2am...most people enjoyed a bit of a lie-in as the next day we were all aboard the party boat!

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It was a truly fantastic wedding followed by an awesome boat trip! And of course, we got up to other stuff throughout the week...

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What a week, what a wedding, what a wonderful couple! Congratulations Fiona and Darryl!