#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 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.
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.
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.