A WEDDING AT KTIMA CHRYSTOUDIA WINERY IN BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE LEFKARA,CYPRUS
HOW DID YOU GUYS MET ?
We first met on a dating app. We were amused to find out we both had the same name! Andreas invited Andrea to Oakland for drinks. The attraction was instant! Andrea especially liked his cute accent and overall ‘chill vibe’. Andreas liked how Andrea was easy to talk to and that she also had an ‘international background’ (Argentinian). We were easily able to connect based on the fact that we had diverse backgrounds and that we both worked in healthcare fields. After our first round of drinks, we weren’t ready to say goodbye. Andreas suggested the ‘Heinhold’ bar, a unique bar in Oakland with history where it was said Jack London used to frequent.
Andrea was impressed by the recommendation and had never been before. At the bar, the bartenders scared Andrea with a dropping spider, which ended up being a humorous talking point for future dates. After this stop, we were still not ready to say goodbye! Andrea mentioned a craving for Tacos so Andreas did what he was best at – researched a Taco shop that had good ratings and was still open past 10pm.
We made it to the taco shop, a laid-back joint, where we ended with two Mexican beers and yummy tacos – something we would later enjoy many times over in our household with our weekly taco nights. At the end, Andreas gave Andrea a sweet kiss on the cheek goodbye, leaving her wanting more!
WHY DO YOU WANT US TO CAPTURE YOUR WEDDING DAY AT KTIMA CHRYSTOUDIA WINERY IN LEFKARA CYPRUS ? HOW DO YOU THINK YOU WILL FEEL WATCHING EVERYTHING BACK IN YEARS TO COME ?
It’s such a unique experience for Andrea to get married in Lefkara Cyprus and since not everyone in our family and friends could be there, we wanted to capture the day in a video to share. We feel it will be so special to have these moments captured on video for us to watch for years to come!
TELL ME ABOUT THE PROPOSAL (EVERY DETAIL)
Andreas took Andrea to Rocky Mountain National Park for a winter weekend getaway. Andrea was excited for the full day ‘Wine and Chocolate’ festival, nearby Estes Park, which Andreas encouraged them to attend knowing he had a plan. Being so close to the park, both Andrea and Andreas wanted to at least do a short walk, despite the wintery snowy weather. It had snowed two days before, so Andreas was worried the trails would be closed due to weather conditions and ruin his plan.
Fortunately, when they arrived, it was a beautiful sunny day with snow covering the ground. They geared up with their snowshoes and big jackets, and began the short walk around Sprague Lake. Along the trail, Andrea stopped to sit and take in the view on a bench. Andreas knew this was the perfect moment. He got on a knee, and pulled out the ring and asked Andrea to marry him! It was intimate, sweet, private, and perfect.
WHEN YOU’RE NOT IN FULL WEDDING MODE, WHAT DO YOU GUYS DO FOR A LIVING ? WHAT MAKES YOU TICK ? HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR FREE TIME? WHAT’S YOUR IDEAL DAY?
Andreas is a professor of epidemiology at a university and Andrea is a school-based occupational therapist – which means they have summer’s off together to travel and visit family in both Cyprus and California! An ideal day would consist of spending some time in nature, maybe on a hike with their dog, or a bike ride, followed by a nice lunch out, maybe a stop at a winery or brewery on the way home, and then a home-cooked meal at home for dinner and a movie.
Why did you choose the ktima chrystoudia winery venue? What was special about it when you seen it for the first time?
Andrea and Andreas loved the small family-operated winery in Kato Drys. It had such a perfect background setting tucked in the mountains with a beautiful view. We knew right away we could see oursellves getting married there one day! And 2 years later, we would!
Tell me about your vision for the day itself. You can go in to as much detail as you like. Colour schemes, decor, food, atmosphere, the dress? What experience do you want to give your guests? Tell us everything and anything you like.
The vision for our day was to have an intimate wedding day with family and close family-friends. We wanted the theme to feel “vintage” and “romantic”, and encompass the traditional Cypriot customs. Our wedding planners and decorators from Luciana Weddings Creations did a fantastic job and their creations exceed all of our expectations.
IS THERE ANY HONEYMOON PLANNED ?
For our honeymoon, we went to Santorini and spent a beautiful week enjoying the sun and enjoying relaxing with each other and the beautiful views of the Caldera.
Where do you see yourselves in 10 years time? (deep, I know)
In 10 years, we see ourselves with a couple of kids, growing our family and continuing our already established careers in our fields and relationships with close family and friends.
VIDEOGRAPHER: George Panagiotakis
PLANNING & DECOR: Luciana Wedding Creations
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