“We got married in beautiful Kefalonia Island. Couldn’t have pick more beautiful spot and better wedding planner! We loved every minute of working with Cleopatra. Day before the wedding our level of stress was much higher than we could ever imagine and as planing your wedding from a far distance doesn’t allowed you to catch up with all the details I was extremely scared that it won’t work as I wanted but nothing like that happened. In such short period of time all my ideas where perfectly connected with Cleopatras ideas as it was planned from the beginning. Flower decorations were just perfect, bridal hallo just like I wished it to be and not even one difference in between picture I’ve sent and an actual wedding cake which on the top of it was surprisingly delicious! She was unbelievable patient, warm.
Pat & Adam
“When we started the planning of our big day, we’ve came across several obstacles any Finnish couple would face: weather, lack of likable venues and prices. So during another online scouting for local venues, we’ve accidentally bumped across pictures of a wedding in Greece and it had struck us – we want one too! When have chosen Kefalonia for our dream destination, I’ve immediately started looking for a reliable wedding organizer on the island. However to my surprise, all the websites I came across looked really outdated with limited information and no references. All, except one – Cleopatra’s Weddings. The website even had an introduction video and a plenty of positive reviews and real wedding photos which instantly won me over. What was even more satisfying is Cleopatra’s fast and detailed reply to my email. She has provided all the information I requested for and was always available for a real time talk. She has requested really detailed description and photos of the desired ceremony and reception designs and reassured me everything will be exactly as pictures by me. I have to confess, to my surprise, things really were just as I wished for! Everything, including 30 heart-shaped balloons 🙂 The DJ she found for us was just perfect – he kept 60 Finnish people dancing all the way to the last beat (and trust me, this is amazing!), and I can’t be more grateful for that! The lovely local live music band created an amazing vibe during our reception dinner, and the celebrant for the ceremony was the sweetest man! All the team organized by Cleopatra, and without them our day wouldn’t even close be as awesome!
Cleo’s positive attitude, fresh modern views, attention to every detail, great responsibility and patience is something I admire about her in this really difficult area of work she chose. I wish her all the best in the future, lots of weddings and guests as happy and satisfied as we were, and trust me, if you’re dreaming about an amazing wedding in paradise, Cleopatra’s Weddings is your choice!”
Alina & Tuomas
Cleopatra is a godsend to brides! Because of her, our wedding in Kefalonia, which consisted of 300 guests (175 of whom came from abroad), went off without glitches. We simply couldn’t have done it without this selfless, caring, amazing human being!
It’s worth noting that at the outset, I didn’t think I needed a wedding coordinator. My father is from Kefalonia and I’ve been there several times, and thus I figured I could navigate most of the process on my own. I’m also the type who thinks she can DIY anything, so I was reluctant to take the plunge to hire a coordinator. But just a few weeks into it, I realized I was in over my head and needed to call for reinforcements! And I’m SO happy I did!
Cleopatra’s positive attitude is first and foremost what makes her so successful in her profession. Throughout the months of working together and the days leading up to the actual wedding, she was consistently patient and reassuring. There were times where circumstances made it such that we had to modify plans, and she remained cool and collected the entire way.
Because much of the planning took place while I was in the U.S., we conversed a good amount over email and Skype calls. Her response times never faltered, and her ease in working in English made it especially easy. Our non-Greek speaking guests really appreciated that they could go up to her or her staff and be pointed in the right direction.
Her breadth of services were many: Cleopatra helped us arrange a boat cruise and beach BBQ for our guests, a massive rehearsal dinner (which was a mini wedding in and of itself), transportation to and from all events, musical entertainment, a stunningly beautiful photo booth, the paperwork for our religious ceremony, and so much more!
Words fail me in capturing just how much I appreciate Cleopatra and all she did to make our wedding a success. If you are considering getting married in Kefalonia or any of the surrounding islands, you need not think twice! With Cleopatra, you’re in the best of hands.
Eugenia & Argeri
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for CLEOPATRA! We had always been one of these couple that didn’t want to get married in order to avoid the hassle and at the end we decided to do a destination wedding in Fiskardo (what a challenge!). We are a greek-italian couple and we met and live in London for maaaany years. As every couple we wanted to be a part of our wedding as much as we could and we definitely did! Although we have very demanding jobs, leaving us no much time to think about our wedding, Cleopatra was there for us sharing her ideas constantly. She would speak with us over the phone and shortly email with photos and suggestions (decoration, favor gifts, best flowers ever and music band) waiting days even weeks for our response. We trusted her from the beginning, first phone calls, and with her in charge of our wedding there were no problems or unpredictable moments and bad decisions. We worked together to create something beautiful; Cleopatra and her team would find an authentic idea to any crazy thing we asked them! We loved (and much appreciated) that on our wedding day we were both relaxing with our friends, stressing about NOTHING and none of us had to speak with Cleopatra or her team about details as everything was under control. All of our 150 guests who came from 22 countries had fun and loved the ceremony, at a small chapel in Emelisse hotel, and the amazing view from the wedding-party venue overlooking Lefkada and Ithaca. We all danced until the early morning hours with the Italian, Greek, jazz, pop and rock songs that the music band play ed. The whole day was just beautiful and above any expectations!
Alkistis & Paolo
We had not only found a wedding planner but a friend for life.
We contacted Cleopatra when we were visiting family in Kefalonia. We searched on the internet to find someone who could help us plan our wedding since we live in Sweden.
From the start Cleopatra and her team have taken care of us. No request has been to small or to big. Everything we asked for she could help us with. She always had great ideas and suggestions that were in line with our vision.
If it wasn´t for Cleopatra we wouldn´t have had our dream wedding. She understood our style exactly and what we wanted for our big day. She took care of all the details and contact with vendors so we didn´t have to worry about anything.
Our wedding was the best day in our lives and a memory of a life time.
And Cleopatra made our dream come true.
Emma & Alex
Amazing service from start to finish! We organised our wedding in kefalonia from England which was quiet nerve racking, Cleopatra made us feel comfortable straight away she’s always been open to new ideas and has constantly been in contact through out the process. She’s really easy to talk to and get along with and has great ideas and suggestions, when it came to our wedding week in kefalonia she was unbelievable! She went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day was perfect and that I was completely relaxed and enjoying myself the whole week. She topped the week off with a gorgeous gift, thank you so much! Brodie and Mark xx
Brodie & Mark
Cleopatra was truly amazing from start to finish. I fell in love with Kefalonia when I visited at 12 years old and so did my husband when we started holidaying there together 5 years ago. Michael proposed in Assos and we both knew we wanted to be married on the beautiful Kefalonian island. I immediately began looking at wedding planners on the island and Cleopatra stood out instantly with her beautiful and chic style. I also loved how Cleopatra didn’t do ‘package weddings’ and tailored each wedding to the couple. We wanted to get married in the grounds of our holiday villa and then have our meal and party at our favourite beach bar Ammos in Skala and Cleopatra made it all happen, liaising with all the owners and providers to ensure it was everything we dreamed of; it was truly the best day, perfect from start to finish.
We were lucky enough to have 100 guests attend and each of them commented on just how perfect it was and how ‘smooth’ all of the transitions were. Each fine detail was catered for and I couldn’t have asked for a better planner. Cleopatra has such a calming manner and her knowledge and organisation filled us with confidence from the start.
Thank you so much for all you did Cleopatra, you sprinkled your magic and gave me my dream wedding. I could not recommend you enough.
Hayley & Michael
When I got engaged in Botswana my husband to be was adamant that we had to get married on the magical island of Ithaca, the island where my grandmother was born and raised and also an island very close to my heart.
Panic set in as I was unsure as to how I was going to plan a wedding from South Africa in 9 months.
I came across Cleopatra’s website and had a Skype session with her regarding my ideas and it was from that moment onwards that I knew I had put our dream day into very capable hands.
Cleopatra was amazing from day one until my wedding. We sent many emails and WhatsApps back and forth and she totally got our style and what we wanted for our special day.
Nothing was too much to ask. Cleopatra responded quickly and paid close attention to every detail.
Cleopatra also liaised with all the service providers and sent through all the quotes timeously for us to consider which took away a lot of stress.
On the day I was a little anxious whether everything would materialise as we had envisaged… but every single thing (from the flowers, transfers, food, DJ) totally exceeded our expectations.
Cleopatra was supportive and made sure our wedding ran smoothly so that Jonathan and I could be present and take in our special day without worrying about the behind the scenes organisation.
Her love, support and organisation shone through and reflected in the outcome of our day – which all 100 of our guests cannot stop raving about!
It truly was our very own “Mama Mia” island wedding – something out of a film and that only fairytales are made of.
We are eternally grateful to Cleopatra for helping us organise the wedding of our dreams and we can not recommend her enough!”
Antonia & Jonathan
I don’t even know where to begin with respect to talking about Cleopatra. To say she is special is an understatement….We would have to add caring, thoughtful and stylish as well.
We set out to plan our 10 vow renewal in Kefalonia as my Greek heritage is very special to my heart. When we met via videochat I instantly connected with Cleopatra and she made the process easy.
Despite being all the way in Canada I was confident in knowing that every detail was taken care of for our special day.
We had guests coming from the US, UK, Canada and Greece and our party of 27 was cared for not just on the day but for the entire holiday. Cleopatra’s ideas and knowledge made for a fantastic week of festivities that even a year later we are all talking about.
The venue was breathtaking: Villa Rosa (the most wonderful villa in Kefalonia). From the food, flowers, vendors and transportation we wanted for nothing and this was thanks to Cleopatra’s organizational skills.
I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to make their dreams come true on their special day. We will forever be thankful of the memories she helped us make that day. We hope to see her on our next trip back and wish her nothing but success always!
Love Felipe and Katie
Katie & Felipe
The moment that I got engaged I made a quick decision to get married in Kefalonia. With its sparkling -blue waters and beautiful mountains I knew this was the place for my special day. My family has roots there but I live in Miami, Florida so I did not know where to begin. I simply did a google search for Kefalonia wedding planners and Cleopatra’s webpage popped up. I was ecstatic! Her website was fresh, modern, and clean and she had a plethora of reviews and photos. I read through every word of her website and even her blog and came to the decision to hire her. My parents were already visiting Kefalonia in the winter so I made an appointment for them to meet and Cleopatra happily did so. My parents texted me and told me that I made a great choice in hiring Cleopatra for my wedding planning in Kefalonia. From the very beginning Cleopatra was always attentive to my questions. She is not pushy at all and does not make you buy things you don’t want nor need. She never took longer than 2 business days to answer back an email which gave me so much confidence in her. She is a very trusting person from the moment you begin the planning with her. She has a lot of creative ideas and knows todays styles very well. I simply sent her everything I wished for my wedding and they all came to reality on May 21, 2019. On the wedding day I looked around with my now husband and couldn’t believe how beautiful my wedding was. From the venue, to the decorations, she understood exactly my vision for my wedding. The best part of all, was that she and her team are so friendly that they even joined us for some Greek dancing during the wedding. Cleopatra and her team are truly one-of-a-kind. We gave ourselves and our guests a fairytale experience and they were all so amazed at the quality of food and drinks that were served as well. The best part of all was the fireworks towards the end of the night. I can say my wedding was truly magical and there is nothing that I would change about it. If you are like me, it is hard to give up control especially being in another country and someone planning your most special day in your life. But trust that Cleopatra will make your dream a reality. Cleopatra and team we thank you for giving us the most special day of our lives!
Francis & Eli
My wife and I recently got married in Kefalonia. We visited in 2018 to meet with a number of wedding planners and saw multipul venues. We really felt like Cleopatra listened to the style that we wanted and selected suitable venues. Cleopatra was clearly the right choice, she found us the perfect venue for our needs and took the time to get to know us and we wanted. Cleopatra took a lot of the stress away from planning the wedding. Her and her team always responded to our queries quickly and came up with solutions to our changing needs, on one occasion at very short notice. On the day, it ran smoothly and without any issue, all the various third parties were all co-ordinated, it was very professional. All of our guests were impressed. We would highly recomend Cleopatra and her team to anyone thinking of getting married in Kefalonia. We were very happy
Megan & Christopher
Cleopatra and her team were extremely professional and helpful during my whole wedding planning process that spanned over 2 years! I never felt as if I was bothering her. She always answered my emails in a timely manner which helped me feel at ease. I honestly can say I couldn’t have planned my destination wedding without her. She set me up with all my vendors and even help me pick my venue. Not only did she go above and beyond with her ideas and communication, but come the day of the wedding everything was just as planned. Everything was perfect and she even added in a couple of extras that we didn’t ask for just to make my day even more special which shows how much she cares about her brides. I couldn’t recommend her enough and I’m so happy she was able to help me plan such a beautiful and fun wedding! Thank you so much Cleopatra!
Chelsea & Nick
If you want a wedding and a wedding planner, where you have the best time, you know everything is catered and thought of, you have to worry for nothing and just enjoy your special day, Cleopatra and her team can do it.
Having never been to the venue, despite getting engaged in Kefalonia, despite never seeing the beach in person till 3 days before the wedding – there were no nerves, no stress and all because Cleopatra and her team covered everything, absolutely everything.
My husband and I, cannot thank you enough for providing us with the most incredible wedding and such beautiful memories! A huge huge thank you to you and your team for coping in the 42 degree heat, from 9am right through till the early hours and providing us with such a wonderful wedding! You never failed to reply to any email asking questions in the lead up, you went out of your way to give us as much as information as possible, you had hair dressers etc on standby for later in the day for me and I can honestly say we loved every single second of our wedding day!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! ❤️
Lucinda & Matt
Cleopatra and her team did a fantastic job of organising our wedding in beautiful Kefalonia. As a Project Manager, it was difficult to adjust to the laid-back Greek mentality, but this certainly makes for a relaxed and fun wedding! The location was absolutely beautiful and although it wasn’t one of Cleopatra’s usual venues, she promised to make it work and did. Everyone attended had a fantastic time and many said it was the best wedding they had ever been to!
Nadia & Jack
We have been planning our wedding in Kefalonia for over a year and for over a year Cleopatra has been all over the details and communications with us. She knew exactly what we wanted and really made our wedding day amazing. It was a fairytale wedding that we will cherish forever and it would of not happened if it were not for Cleopatra and her professional staff. We can’t thank them enough for our amazing wedding. Our guest have not stopped saying that our wedding was the best wedding they have attended. Thank you Cleopatra’s weddings!!!!!
Elpida & David
Cleopatra and her dream team where incredible in organising our wedding. As you can imagine it is very stressful you not knowing what is going on when having an abroad wedding. Especially then you and your partner are fast paste Londoners, having to go with the easy going Greek mentality.
The day went so smooth and all of our guests commented on how beautiful and organised our wedding was. Some even said the best wedding ever!
She even added some tiny details that made all the difference!
I am so grateful to of had the wedding of my dreams and would 100% recommend Cleopatra to anyone getting married on the beautiful island of kefalonia.
Thank you Cleopatra your amazing team xxx keep on making dreams happen!
Hollie & Andrew
When I got engaged I knew I wanted to get married in Greece and when I came across Cleopatra’s website, I knew I wanted her. Her weddings all looked beautiful! She made the process so easy, being so so helpful before I even committed to her, sending me hundreds of potential venues. She completely took the stress out of planning a wedding.
She brought my ideas to life and literally made my dream wedding come true. She was there the whole day as well to support and coordinate so that everyone at the wedding could just enjoy themselves. I honestly couldn’t recommend Cleopatra and her team any more. It was such a joy to work with her and she 100% will make your wedding amazing! So many people said it was the best wedding they have been to. THANK YOU
Megan & Paul
In January 2019, Alex and I decided to get married in Ithaca, Greece. Growing up, I would spend every summer as a child in Ithaca in the small village of my father, this place is very special to me and I always dreamed of getting married there. Both being based in the United States made the thought of holding and planning a wedding in Greece, let alone a small village on a small island a daunting task. We turned to Cleopatra and she made our dreams come true.
When originally seeking professional assistance, we didn’t see very many wedding planners that catered to Ithaca. But once finding Cleopatra’s website and seeing the beautiful experiences she created for others, including a family friend from South Africa we decided to reach out.
Once we reached out, Cleopatra set up a conference call (not an easy task given the time difference) where we discussed our vision. Immediately we felt comfortable with Cleopatra and knew she could make our vision a reality.
Given our chosen location there were limited venue options. But, we chose a beautiful hotel overlooking the coastline. While the view was amazing the space required work in order to change it from a hotel pool into an elegant ballroom. Cleopatra visited the island and the venue in the early spring to better understand how she was going to create our vision.
Leading up to and on the wedding day, Cleopatra and her team of associates from all over Greece worked their magic. She arranged for the most delicious food to be cooked onsite, where no guest left hungry. The ambience was truly spectacular with gorgeous lighting highlighting the venues natural beauty. The flower arrangements, chandeliers, and elaborate decorations truly made me feel like Cinderalla at the ball. Our remarkable fireworks entrance is a memory we will always cherish.
With the food and the venue looking amazing the evening’s stage was set for an unforgettable night. The kefi of our closest family and friends carried through until 8:30 in the morning with the grand finale being a celebratory morning dip in the pool at the venue!
Cleopatra ensured the evening was flawless coordinating with numerous venders and musical performers- a DJ and two local bands. She was very easy to work with and without her help our dreams would not have become a reality. We truly are thankful for choosing her and would recommend her to anyone planning on getting married in Ithaca or in Greece in general.
Alexandra & Alex