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Ina Merethe and Christopher from Norway

Dear Lila, Vanda, and all you other wonderful people at Heliotopos.

We are now at home in cold Norway, to sit and think back on our wonderful dream wedding on the beautiful Santorini which was 12/09/12.

It is already almost 6 months ago, but it feels like yesterday. We have been in Crete before, where we got engaged in 2008. And we’ve already had many years together before too. So to do it this particular way, bring all the family down to this great place to celebrate our wedding there, is something we absolute would recommend to everyone.

We came down on Saturday Sept. 8, and the wedding took place on Wednesday. So we had a few days before the wedding to become familiar with these wonderful wedding planners Lila and Vanda. (…) Read more

Marina & Igor from Russia

Dear, beautiful, lovely Lila and Wanda, hi and kali mera!

We are sitting in our hotel on Corfu, it’s a bit rainy outside but we are so happy! And now we clearly understand that the wedding ceremony we had a few days before was the most beautiful and fairy moment of our lives! Really, it was like in a fairy tale, that day will always stay in our memories, because it was the day and the wedding both of us were dreaming about.

Thanks to your care, your attentiveness, your joy, your wise advises, your bravery (we know why J) we had a fantastic wedding ceremony. Our friends said that the ceremony was worth coming from Moscow (2500 km) and they liked it very much, even though they all travel much and they all have seen much. And, of course, our moms and babushka were also so happy and asked us to thank you for such a beautiful wedding, for such precious moments that you have given to them and to their children.

The service you provide to your clients and your job really make people happy. Thank you again! Thank you many-many times!

With many thanks and countless kisses,

Igor and Marina

P.S. Evharisto poli!

Quynh and Ron from Canada

Dear Lila and the Heliotopos Staff,

Ron and I have just finished our Mediterranean cruise on Friday and have just arrived back in Toronto yesterday.

Today, we were looking at our lovely wedding pictures and felt nostalgic as we reminisce of our beautiful wedding day in Santorini.Our family truly enjoyed themselves at our wedding and during our tour to Pyrgos Village and Santos Winery.

Our wedding would not have been possible without your professional coordination and attention to details. Thank you for making our special day a very memorable one! Thank you for answering all our questions from our numerous detailed emails the last two months, for being very patient with our special requests and for accommodating our last minute changes!

Our wedding was as perfect as we had envisioned it! If we could do it all over, there would be almost nothing that we would change except for hiring the photographer for the full day, so that he can take pictures of our tour as well. We absolutely love our pictures! We are very happy to see all our special moments captured in beautiful pictures. Please thank the photographer for capturing the style and poses that we requested. We also very much appreciated that all the pictures were finished, placed in an album and delivered with the CD of all our pictures before we headed back on the cruise the same day. Our family looked at the pictures the very same night on the cruise and we were all in mesmerized. My mom showed our album to other travellers on the cruise. You will definitely have more business and referrals from us!

We hope to have our renewal of the vows at Heliotopos Hotel in a few years:)

Your new friends,

Quynh & Ron

Sarah & Greg from UK

Dear Lila and Vanda,

Thank you so much for making our recent wedding so very special. As you could probably tell, Greg and I were overwhelmed to be making our vows in such a beautiful place and were able to really immerse ourselves in eachother and the occasion, thanks to knowing you had taken care, so particularly, all of the details for us.

Everyone has commented on the setting for the wedding and having gone through this amazing experience we would have no hesitation recommending a Heliotopos Wedding to anyone.

Vanda read the vows so well and really put feeling into the words – she made the ceremony very personal for us.

We really appreciated the lovely champagne you gifted to us, the beautiful decoration of the room for our special wedding night and the lovely greek pottery, with 2 birds decoration, which now is displayed in our hall with our family and wedding photos. Also, all your help with arrangements and managing to get me into my dress.

We realised we forgot to return to take the shot of the 4 of us with the wedding certificate but we were very happy to see both of you featuring in the amazing video that Yiannis so kindly and dedicatedly took for us. He did an amazing job….. please do thank him again for us, we will always feel grateful to him for capturing it all for us.

Yiorgos did a fabulous job of the photos so we are thrilled. He really went the extra mile and stayed much longer than anticipated, which was very good of him. I will email him but it will be in English, so if you do see him – please relay in Greek our praise and thanks.

The cake tasted and looked amazing – if you could pass on our thanks to the people involved in making/decorating it. It was perfect – classic and elegant. Same with the flowers, the bouquet was beautiful and just right to match the tone of the day.

Helen did a fantastic job of my hair and makeup – I’ve received a lot of compliments!!

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Thank you again ….. for everything. It felt like you were genuinely excited for the wedding and our marriage and our happiness and that we were the only bride and groom of the year – it felt very personal and organised, without seeming like you were just doing your ‘jobs’. When you see so many marriages at Heliotopos, to retain that sense of special and unique occasion, for the couples, is really something! We could see that you enjoy being part of people’s special moments and we are very glad you were such a big part of ours.

with best wishes,

Mr and Mrs Blais!

Despina and Nikos from the USA

My dearest Lila, I don’t know how to begin to say thank you properly for bringing to life the vision I had for our wedding, for walking me through every step of the planning, for assuaging my anxieties (since we both know that like you, I not only have very definite ideas of what I want, but I am also a perfectionist!) and for doing all of this in such an organized and efficient manner while at the same time pouring all of your time and heart into our wedding. I feel silly calling you our “wedding planner” when I now feel like I have extended my family in Greece!

I remember the first email I sent you inquiring about your services.. I still have that email! It was a few pages long detailing everything we wanted, from the location and decor to the music to the boutonnieres! When you sent me back an email less than 24 hours later responding so confidently and eloquently to each and every single request I’d made, I knew we were a match made in heaven! Especially for our wedding, for 120 guests, both Greek and American, at the Grand Resort Lagonissi in Athens, let’s just say that I still have no idea how you juggled our intricate wedding with even one other wedding! But, as soon as I described to you what we wanted, maybe it’s your artist’s instincts that kicked in, but it’s almost as if you had the same vision in your mind as I had for our wedding and it was happily ever after from that point on. I know many brides experience a great amount of stress while planning their weddings. I was planning a wedding in Greece from Chicago, and the most stressful thing I encountered was travelling once we landed, I knew we were in good hands!!!!

I will always treasure that special time we spent together, you, Niko, and I driving around Athens to meet with every vendor and go over every detail the week before the wedding. Our wedding was in one of the most beautiful places in the world, but it would have been absolutely impossible for us to have such a beautiful wedding without your help. The funny thing is everything went so smoothly because of your hard work that I think people failed to realize just how much planning went into every detail!!!  And, we were lucky enough to visit you during our honeymoon on what I think is THE most beautiful place on earth Santorini. As first-generation Greek-Americans, Greece has always held a special place in our hearts. And after having our wedding and honeymoon there, it is even more special to us as are you thank you for everything Lila!! We love you and can’t wait to see you in a year hopefully! I apologize to your 2007 brides, but I am going to pull you away from them so we can share a frappe and reminisce!

And thank you to Katerina and Yiota and everyone else who helped with our wedding for working so hard to make sure our day was flawless and special!!

Love,

Despina & Niko