Wedding season is upon us and for those of you who might be thinking about holding your big day abroad – specifically in Greece! – then The Greek Wives Club has found the perfect wedding planning company for you in the form of Lefkas Weddings.
Founded in 2012 by British-born Claire Salisbury, Lefkas Weddings has gone from strength to strength hosting everything from beach weddings to woodland ceremonies and featuring on the official Visit Greece Blog. Whether you are looking for a small intimate ceremony or a grand spectacle, a traditional service or a civil ceremony, Lefkas Weddings caters for all your needs.
Before founding her company, Claire worked in Greece for nine years for a luxury tour operator in Corfu, Lefkas, Parga and Sivota. Claire’s natural flair for organisation and event-planning led a friend to ask her for assistance with a wedding to be held at his waterside restaurant, and so the venture into the world of weddings began.
In 2014 Claire started to explore other ideas for her clients, offering unique beach and boat celebrations and taking time to explore the island for unique locations. The following year found Claire working with new venues and venturing outside of Lefkas, holding one particularly romantic wedding on Meganisi island.
2016 saw Claire take the plunge and quit her UK job to move to Greece for an extended period and focus on wedding planning full time. From hosting an entire ceremony and dinner on the beach to creating a beautiful woodland ceremony in the mountains, Claire goes above and beyond to help couples create their dream day.
As well as Lefkada, Claire also offers couples the pretty harbour resort of Parga, Sivota and places off the beaten track such as Paleros and tiny Kastos island as possible wedding destinations. Venues include exquisite hotels and traditional villas that really capture the historic and atmospheric essence of their surroundings.
Claire’s passion for all things wedding-related, her attention to detail and her unwavering enthusiasm to create the perfect day for her clients has attracted couples from all over the world including UK, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Poland, New Zealand and the USA. With a handful of weddings already booked for 2017 and beyond, Claire’s dream job has well and truly come true.
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