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!!
Despina & Niko