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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : Wedding 2015
14 Kristy and Jamie Agal KRISTY SHARES WITH US HER MEMORABLE JOURNEY TO MARRIED LIFE When and where did you get married? We got married on 20 August 2015 on our exact anniversary. We had been together exactly fi ve years on the day of our wedding. We had a Greek Orthodox ceremony at Panagia Platsani church in Oia Santorini overlooking the caldera, and our reception was at Santorini Gem in Pyrgos, the highest point of the island. How many guests were there? We had 66 of our closest friends and family from Australia and Greece. Why did you choose to get married in Greece? Jamie and I were bored with the idea of a Melbourne wedding. We felt it was too much fuss for one day, so we decided on a destination wedding. We both love our heritage so it felt right to be married surrounded by our loved ones and majestic views - so we picked Greece. We don't regret this decision at all as we got to create beautiful and unforgettable memories with our friends and family who mean the world to us. How did you meet each other? Jamie and I actually met when I was 16. I used to work at a cafe a er school and our friendship developed from there into our early 20s. We lost contact for a few years and it wasn't until 2010 that we reconnected. Jamie proposed in 2013 just before my 30th birthday. How long did it take you to prepare for the wedding? We were really relaxed about the entire planning experience. It took us 18 months to plan our wedding and honeymoon. We were away for almost three months. Everything went to plan as we were in constant contact with all our suppliers via phone, skype and email. Is there a funny/ memorable moment from your wedding day? The most memorable moments from our wedding have to be Santorini's sunset and dancing under the stars. There was a display of fi reworks right a er our fi rst dance. As the night went on clouds swept through as we enjoyed a night full of eating, dancing, plate breaking, more dancing. We were literally dancing in the clouds! The funniest moment would be walking to our bridal cars a er the church ceremony and being overwhelmed by the crowds of tourists congratulating and taking photos of us! What would be your advice to future brides? You need to be organised. There is a lot of paperwork involved to get married in Greece, such as translating all your Australian documents by a translator approved by the Greek Consulate. We found hiring a planner to coordinate all the legal paperwork saved us time once we got to Greece, as she had arranged all that was required on Greece's end.
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