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#YourBigDay Wedding – The Photo Album

“Of the hundreds of entries we received for our #YourBigDay from Thomson competition, Kriss Aixill and Natalie Bilston were the lucky couple chosen to have their entire dream wedding planned for them”

With a sun-soaked beach as the scene – jealous, us? – their big day was definitely one to remember…

  • #YourBigDay Wedding – The Photo Album

    Of the hundreds of entries we received for our #YourBigDay from Thomson competition, Kriss Aixill and Natalie Bilston were the lucky couple chosen to have their entire dream wedding planned for them. With a sun-soaked beach as the scene – jealous, us? – their big day was definitely one to remember…

    Tears were shed, tunes were belted out, and shapes were made on the dance floor – and that was all before the big day had even arrived. This very special crowd-sourced wedding – a UK first, no less – took place at the Athena Beach Hotel in Paphos, and we’re pleased to say it went off without a hitch. Here’s a look back at some of the most memorable moments…

    Take a leap

    Natalie and her girls made the most of their time aboard the luxury yacht.  As for what happened after the sun went down… well, you know the drill – what happens on the hen do, stays on the hen do.

    It’s all in the details

    The winning style of dress for the bride-to-be (as voted for by our Facebook community) was a ‘sweetheart’ strapless white gown with intricate detailing. Check out the custom-made detail on the hanger – yep, it had us oohing and ahhing, too.

    Here come the boys

    Kriss and his groomsmen wore the ‘casual chic’ look well, with the groom sporting a light brown 2-piece suit and tanned boots. As for the groomsmen, they went down the laid-back route, in off-white short-sleeved shirts and beach-ready open-toed shoes.

    The vows

    The happy couple tied the knot in a marquee which was beautifully decked out in the ‘Coral Beach’ colour scheme, and perfectly placed, just a stone’s throw away from the shore. It was everything fairy-tale weddings are made of.

    Picture perfect

    The newly-hitched Mr and Mrs Aixill took to the beach to strike a pose, where the beautiful sunset and cliff-top views served as the picture-perfect backdrop to their wedding portrait. We can already see this shot taking pride of place in a frame.

    Party time

    To kick off the evening’s festivities, the wedding party was whisked away on an open-top bus ride around Paphos. After that it was back to the hotel for cake, canapés, and – of course – hitting the dance floor.

    Big congratulations to Kriss and Natalie from the entire Thomson team.

    What was your favourite part of the #YourBigDay wedding?

Author: Mary-Claire Akinyemi

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