Nicole & Mathias’ Adventure in Gozo

June 20, 2018 1:31 pm

This is the story of Nicole, a Hungarian bride and Matthias, a German national – both currently living in Switzerland.  Nicole, being a lawyer by profession, has been very meticulous right from the start and in her initial request, exactly a year prior to the wedding date, knew what she wanted: a classic and elegant intimate wedding in Gozo with an odd 15 guests at maximum.  The most important requirement is to have the church ceremony at San Lawrenz Church in Gozo.

Nicole had visited the Maltese Islands, and stayed in Gozo, a few years back when she travelled with her sister, Vicki…so she had very fond memories of the island and details that were imprinted in her mind such as the church she requested.

After a year of planning to the least detail, the couple arrived in Malta on June 13th 2016 and were based entirely in Gozo for a staggering 27 nights, incorporating their honeymoon as well as their big day into the picture.

The wedding itself was an intimate affair with their nearest and dearest family and friends to celebrate their matrimony. After the pre-wedding formalities: a church rehearsal, hair and make up trials and confirmation of paperwork, the awaited day was finally here.

During the day the ladies had make-up artists and hair stylists to pamper and prepare them all ready for the early evening church service. Nicole wore an ivory Cinderella style gown; the gown had embroidery detail along the bustier, which flowed out, it then worked down the one side and it had delicate lace straps with matching lace hand covers. Her veil was a flyaway veil that hung just below her shoulders and had matching lace decoration around the bottom edges. She looked amazing!

Her bridesmaids – Vicki (her sister) and Angela (her best friend and colleague) wore dusky blue colour dresses and looked beautiful too. Mathias looked striking in a dark navy suit with a cream waistcoat and tie and white shirt. For their flowers the groom and groomsmen wore a single cream rose and the bride and her bridal party carried cream roses with a mix of dusk blue flowers in different hues. The contrast worked fabulously – the bride’s pick of colours of course!

Around 5pm on the wedding day, Mathias was picked up in an executive car and was taken to the Parish Church to greet his guests who had been picked up slightly earlier and was already en-route to ensure everyone arrived on time.

Nicole arrived at the church in a Beauford vintage limousine accompanied by her father and her two bridesmaids.  The church ceremony was held in San Lawrenz Parish Church which is a magnificent style of church with the inside décor in lavish red and gold.  We managed to source a priest who was available in Gozo and able to deliver the service in German, to ensure that all invited guests, including her elderly grandparents, could understand what was going on, and this was special!

The photographer met Nicole upon arrival at the Parish Church, capturing her final moments before her life in matrimony.

Nicole walked up the red aisle and met Mathias who was eagerly waiting for her, tissues were handed out in preparation and also bubble blowers (provided by her sister) for when they exited the Church as newlyweds. During the ceremony Nicole’s sister, who is a qualified soprano back home, was the main singer accompanying an organist throughout the entire service.

Outside of the Parish Church they were greeted by bubbles galore whilst there was a birdcage set up with 2 doves inside to be released, signifying the love and purity of their new marriage. After releasing the birds they popped the champagne and everybody celebrated by raising a toast and capturing a group photograph. From here the newlyweds were driven in the Beauford to have intimate photographs of them before heading to the reception, whilst their guests were transported via mini-bus to Dwerja Tower in advance.

The wedding reception was being held in Dwerja Tower, located on the west coast of Gozo and has incredible views looking across the waters edge. The team at I DO KNOT had been transforming the tower throughout the day by installing ambiance lighting at the tower and the road leading up to it, providing power due to their being no facilities and preparing the reception area with decorations, tables and even the stone staircase was decorated with lanterns and gold fabric. The place looked stunning illuminated with reds and blues, it even matched the sunset colours – totally ideal for an intimate party such as this!

When the guests arrived at Dwerja they were greeted with an acoustic guitar playing gently in the background. They enjoyed a glass of Proseeco and some canapés and awaited the return of Nicole and Mathias. They gave a huge round of applause upon their arrival and the reception truly started.

Dinner was served which was enjoyed by all, plus an open bar to ensure nobody went thirsty. Whilst everyone relaxed over dinner, the I DO KNOT team were preparing the cake table up on the roof terrace as a final wow factor for the couple. The table was set up with a bottle of Moet and flutes for the toast and all was set. Their wedding cake was a gorgeous two-tier white frosted sponge, a gold band circling the middle of the tiers and two hearts entwined as a centerpiece.

After the cutting of the cake, the couple enjoyed their first dance together with the song “It’s a Wonderful Life” followed by some dancing. The wedding party continued into the night until the arranged transfers arrived to take them back to their hotels.

For Nicole and Mathias during their honeymoon period we organised a few days of activities for them to enjoy and to see more of the beautiful island of Gozo before they took time out to enjoy just the two of them before travelling back to Germany.

The team at I DO KNOT would like to wish them our sincere congratulations and wish them a prosperous and fulfilling married life together.