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jamestalbot


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Hello all, My brother and hjis girlfriend are thinking of getting married here in North Cyprus, they are thinking of a beach wedding followed by a meal and of course drinks, they dont have a large budget, any ideas for a economical event?



I dont know where to start so any suggestions and ideas are welcome



flightholiday


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My first thought is get hold of Teresa on this board she is also Kibris Galini (the bridal shop).



Her rates will be reasonable and her contacts good.



00 9 0533 866 1966



crofter


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30/01/2010 14:39

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jamestalbot.......Please give Gemma a call on 0533 846 4604 or email her on pebbles1976@hotmail.co.uk - she arranged everything herself for her own wedding and having lived here for over 5 years she can help you with suggestions of venues for the wedding, the meal afterwards and inform you about all the paperwork that is required.



nurseawful



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Teresa is on holiday now for 2 weeks back in the UK.



Teresa


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Chris i am sitting in a very hot Sri Lanka not a cold miserable UK. James email me kibrisgelini@hotmail.com with some details and i will get back to you.



elko2



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30/01/2010 18:25

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Teresa,

Enjoy the heat while it lasts. We are freezing over here, even in Cyprus.

ismet



Maz


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Teresa is a great girl,l and there are several other wedding planners. If you care to e mail me privately, I can perhaps give you some more info. (I am also involved in a small way with some weddings, so have gained a lot of info which MAY be of help). So, write to me (if you wish) to marie.blaquiere@yahoo.com.

Just a brief note to say that just about anything is possible here,but if you want the Kaymakan to perform the legal part of the ceremony, then it must be in their working hours - otherwise Cyprus is your romantic oyster.



nurseawful



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31/01/2010 00:57

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Sorry Teresa,

thought you were going back to the UK. pity as I have got an e-mail and telephone number of a good contact for your latest project and it would have been good if you could have met up with her in the UK. No matter enjoy your holiday and the sunshine you deserve it.



Chris

p.s. Can you bring me a stick of rock from Sri Lanka?????????????????????????????????



flightholiday


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I understand that Teresa has a very good stand in whiile she is away. As she is a sucker for punishment and willing to help do email her kibrisgelini@hotmail.com



In msg 2 I forgot to say she has a reputation for service and a huge fund of knowledge to draw on.



Maz


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31/01/2010 11:41

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Sorry James, as you have hidden your e mail address, I can't write to you direct, but as I said above if you contact me, I know the names of several wedding planners,but I also know several people who have very satisfactorily arranged their own weddings, and I could put you in touch with them, if you wanted.



Dawnie1


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31/01/2010 12:50

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James as someone who got married in the TRNC myself, I would advise you to contact Marion as she has lots of contacts and you can bounce ideas of her.



jacky


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31/01/2010 18:07

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Hi James I am getting married this year and contacted the girl at pebbles she is very expensive and wants 50 just to talk first.I have got a great deal at a great place down by the sea email me for further details good price. jackieincyprus@googlemail.com



maria1975


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31/01/2010 19:28

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Hi. We have our wedding booked for 26th July but are really struggling to find a reasonably priced venue for our reception. Does anyone have any ideas for the Kyrenia or surrounding areas??



Tootie


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31/01/2010 19:41

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Guidos!

Book the whole restaurant, ask him to create a set menu of your choice.

You will get great food and the best hospitality available here!

Trust me they will make it whatever you like.



http://www.guidosbistro.com



maria1975


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31/01/2010 20:03

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Thanks Tootie,



Have u any idea of a price per head including drinks for a roast dinner 3 course meal??



Francesca


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31/01/2010 20:15

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If you reply to my personal email francesca3001@hotmail.co.uk we can maybe help you out, we have a restaurant in Ozankoy, with Roof Garden so lovely views of the sea and Bellapais, traditional Turkish style surroundings and food; will have website up and runing soon so you will be able to see for yourself. Look forward to hearing from you.



Tootie


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Maria, send an email to guidoandliz@yahoo.co.uk



Saying roughly how many people you have and what kind of menu your looking for, Then a price per head can be worked out and all can be arranged.



pennyandmark


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31/01/2010 21:36

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Hi



We got married last June and used Carol at North Cyprus Weddngs. The service we received was first class and I would recommend this company to anyone. We got lots of information and prices before we paid anything. We had the actual wedding and reception up at the Kybele, Bellapais. We also had a blessing performed by Marion which made our day perfect.



Dawnie1


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31/01/2010 22:34

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Likewise pennyandmark, couldnt fault her or the day itself. Both Carol & Marion (MarieB)were top class.



climakool


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check out Almond Village Alsancak seen some lovely pics of weddings there?



Maz


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Thanks Dawnie and Penny for the praise! As you can see I am no good at advertising myself for what I do, but I do like to see people get just what they want. Therefore, as far as venues go, I think Maria should first decide where? See? Mountain? Roadside? Countryside? And where is the wedding? Guidos is fab, but you mightr prefer a different setting with dancing in the open air. And do you REALLY want roast beef in July when it will probably be 40 degrees in the shade.

Again, happy to share my experience, so thanks again to Dawnie and Penny for the praise, and for the recommendation of Carol, who is greatly experienced, and then there is Vashti, and Jade, and, and, and.......

Oh and if you haven't got a photographer I know a good one who does many of the weddings, and I know of a man who does video. Of course my husband will do it for nothing, but last time he did it he forgot to turn the camera on!

Whatever you choose, I do hpe you make the right decisions for that VERY



jacky


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31/01/2010 23:49

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yes would reccomend carol very nice lady she does all the legal side,and is sorting our wedding out now.very experienced. teresa has some beautiful dressess in her shop too.



Maz


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Oh dear, I do hope all of our recommendations have not got you even more confused. I guess it takes a lot of homework to ensure you have got it right. But always remember guys, the more you put in, the more you remember it all, and it is those moments you want to remember when the going gets a bit challenging, or you disagree as to where you squeeze the toothpaste.

So, enjoy you rplanning, and use all of us to find just what is right for you> And I am so glad that all of you are chosing the island of love to start on that grand road of love.



jamestalbot


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01/02/2010 10:09

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I would like to thank all of you that replied to my message, I will need to do some homework now, thanks again to all.



Jayne


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01/02/2010 10:20

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jamestalbot - I planned my own wedding here in April 2009 and if I can help you at all, please email me and I dont charge I promise!!!



Thanks

Jayne



geronimo


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01/02/2010 10:46

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Do hope that all goes well for you. Our son married here in 2008 without a single hitch and we arranged the whole thing ourselves with the help of a very dear local friend who was able to sort through all the red tape. Your brother will first of all have to go to the embassy in London with his partner to get a paper to confirm that they are legally able to marry which has to be produced here before they can marry. The wonderful vicar at St. Andrews performed the ceremony at Kybele Bellapais and the reception was at the Ada Hotel, right on the sea with wonderful sun set, the food was terrific also together with disco and free local drinks till midnight, the florists did a magnificent job, the photographer was brilliant and the cost of the whole event, including wedding dress, three bridesmaids and two flower girls attire the grooms suit and two best men, two flights back and forth, hair,2 platinum rings, airport transfers for 40+ people, boat trip, transport to and from Bellapais all



geronimo


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came to less than a third of what it would have cost in the UK so what did they do but go back to the UK and give a great party to those who could not come!! Another wonderful wedding venue would be on Cengiz and Sidi's boat, the African Queen which is now doing weddings. This would have been a choice but my son and his wife were worried that parents would not relax and enjoy themselves if there were children around so that is why after the wedding they went on the boat and we could not fault that, took the rest of the wedding cake and decorated the boat with the flowers from the wedding so still had the wedding atmosphere. Do hope you have a wonderful day - guaranteed SUNSHINE!!



Lilli



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01/02/2010 10:54

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hi maria if you would like to email me at guidoandliz@yahoo.co.uk . Im sure we can work within your budget . many thanks Liz xx



StGeorgeI


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01/02/2010 12:28

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Vashti at North Cyprus Weddings has an excellent reputation and you will find everything you need to know on her website - http://www.north-cyprusweddings.com



Good luck,



G



dav88



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01/02/2010 12:35

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Hi James,



Having been to some of Vashti`s weddings, I can highly recommend her as well. Have a look on her website and the testimonials http://www.north-cyprusweddings.com or just give her a call on 0533 868 3867 and I`m sure she will be more than happy to answer your questions.



Sandy



Maz


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Following Geronimo's posting, just to make sure you realise that the church here can only do a Blessing, so you would need a Kaymakan ceremony first, somewhere, simetime, but if you wanted a full church we3dding here, then you would have to come in via Larnaca and have a priest come over from the south.

Of course, the Blessing Ceremony is almost identifical but it has no legal weight. But for those to whom it matters, then a Blessing gives that extra dimension. Of course, if you can't take church ceremonies as being outside your understanding of life, this could be 'uncomfortable' but have a chat with the Chaplain first. I also believe that the costs for the Chaplain have gone up to something just under 200. But please check.



jamestalbot


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Can I again thank all for your help, but owing to lack of money the wedding is off untill next year, Thanks again



Maz


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Oh dear, James. I am SO sorry. Money (or lack of it) ruins so many things. I fully understand. I have been married three times and arrange them all on a shoe string budget, and also arranged my daughter's inWales the same way, but at the end of the day it costs 'something'.

You could always come over (fiof you can afford the air fare), go to the Kaymakan and get hitched officially, go to the beach and have some ceremony or other of your choosing, and then go off to Cod Baba (well, not quite) to have a cheap meal. Most restaurants here would be delighted to have you , even if you chose the simplest of fare.

But, as long as the couple are happy and want to wait for the best.

Please wish them well from me. I hope that when (if they do!) get married it will be just what they want regardless of expense. As long as they hold on to their love, they can beat the world.!



jamestalbot


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07/02/2010 19:21

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MarieB Thankyou for your kind thoughts and wishes, my brother has been made redundant, so no job limited money, I have offered to pay fot the flights, but I can't afford the wedding I wish I could, my brother is like me he is to proud and I know he will not take my offer up.



Again thanks



Kind Regards James



Maz


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My pleasure, James. They say 'Love conquers all' but it doesn't always conquer lack of money and redundancies. Hope your brother gets a job real soon and that the relationship he has is not married by this 'challenge'. Too many people getting too many body blows these days. I can understand about the pride, but if he wants to swallow it at any time and take up your offer, I am sure I can find some dirt cheap answers for you - well, me and a few others who believe in love.

But just remember there is a right time for everything (the scriptures talk about 'Unto everything there is a season' - which is just a 17th century way of saying the same thing), and maybe when your brother does marry it will be even better.

Keep warm all of you - even if the only thing you have to achieve that is love.

If you come over - look me up. I am always happy to drink coffee with friends.



muskarabina


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for balloons & other decor



all occasions

party shop

0533 866 1976



do you have an email ?

'we can show you some designs we create, to ensure that your wedding looks great ....'



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