Thanks to its geographical, economical and political strength, Malta offers a lot of advantages that might be attractive, to you, who are looking for a destination for your wedding.
From its North African and Arabic influences to the Sicilian-inspired cuisine, Malta is a microcosm of the Mediterranean. Few European countries have such concentrated history, architecture and, yes, beaches in so tiny an area.
There’s been an eclectic mix of influences and a roll-call of rulers over the centuries, but be in no doubt: Malta is not just a notional outpost of Italy or a relic of colonial Britain. This island nation (all 316 sq km of it, comprising the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino) has a quirky character all of its own. From prehistoric temples, to the baroque architecture of Valletta, feasts of rabbit to festas of noisy fireworks, rattling buses to colourful fishing boats, this nation has loads of unique charm.
You’ll never say there’s nothing to do in Malta. For its size, the tiny rock and limestone island puts on an inordinate number of festivals throughout the year, but particularly in summer. There’s the Mediterranean Food Festival, the Malta Fireworks Festival, as well as a Jazz Festival and, most fabulous of all, a two-day event put on especially so that attendees can help select the country’s entry into the Eurovision Song Contest. When you’ve had enough human interaction, head to the island of Gozo to unwind, or wander into the interior to check out the megalithic ruins of the island’s conquered indigenous inhabitants.
"Petra and Mauro go beyond the job description of wedding planners. They took care of absolutely every detail of the wedding and the holiday for us and our 49 guests. The details of our wedding day were planned over a period of months leading up to the wedding and we had regular contact with Petra and Mauro through email and Skype. They were always friendly and professional and it was clear to us that they had the expertise and creativity to put together the wedding we really wanted. We would encourage any future couple to trust Petra and Mauro completely as you will not be disappointed with what they can deliver. Our wedding at the Salt Pans in Gozo was like nothing we could have imagined. It really was the dream wedding for us. We were all blown away at how I Do Knot transformed the raw setting of the Salt Pans into a beautiful wedding venue. Every supplier that they used from chairs, flowers, caterers, musicians and lighting were very high quality and great value. On the wedding day, Petra and Mauro, along with wonderful Matthew, ensured it ran smoothly and took care of everything behind the scenes. We are absolutely thrilled to have had Petra and Mauro create our special day. They are both lovely people who could not have done any more for us during our time in Gozo. They also coordinated all the accommodation and transport for our guests as well as day trips and meals which took all the pressure off us. Thanks to them we were able to enjoy every minute of our time in Gozo. We cannot thank them enough for the experience they provided for us and our guests."
"Malta is a beautiful island steeped in history and memories for people from all walks of life and cultures. Helping to create those memories is a dedicated team from I DO KNOT - they are the most wonderful people you would wish to meet. They responded exactly to our requirements for our perfect wedding day - a small intimate ceremony (only the two of us). They listened to everything we wanted and implemented those wishes and made it a day to remember. We got all that we asked for and then we got some more. The warmth and happiness directed towards us for our special day actually started from the first email and when we met the I DO KNOT team and the Registrar on the day we landed in Malta they made us so at ease and welcomed - we felt as though we had known them for a lot longer. The extended team selected by I DO KNOT - make-up artist, hairdresser, photographer and chauffeur were all very professional, friendly and helpful. The florist also provided a bouquet with all the flowers requested in the style desired. The support from I DO KNOT continued throughout our stay on Malta and their interest in our family\'s response to the "surprise wedding" continued following our return to the UK (we had kept the wedding secret - the response from our family was overwhelming joy). We hope to continue our friendship with the I DO KNOT team by returning to Malta for more holidays and perhaps meeting up with them should they come to the UK also Their generosity will live with us always."
"Petra and her team are amazing the day went flawlessly. Charlene was lovely and so helpful when we were all getting ready, it is really handy having an extra pair of hands about when everyone is getting dresses on!. She made sure the brides had everything they needed and sorted out an issue with the hotel with a smile. Everyone knew where they needed to be and when. I think it really helped that Petra knew all the other suppliers and was able to easily keep in touch with them and manage everything. If there were any problems it was never made evident to the guests or the brides.The team were always about in the background if we ever needed them but never intruding which must have been hard when there was less than 20 of us. Overall I dont think it would have been possible to pull off the day without them. I would Highly recommend."
"Dear Petra and Mauro, I just want to thank you and your team for such a fabulous occasion, the wedding of Natasha (our daughter) and Tomás. Words cannot describe the experience we all had. From our ease of transport from Malta airport to the beautiful Pergola farmhouses , through the pre wedding days, the amazing wedding day and beyond. Your professionalism and your constant support during our stay made our time in Gozo a time we will never forget. You gave Natasha ,Tomas, Liam, their family and friends a wedding that was superb in every way. You and your team, always friendly, helpful and with smiles looked after us from early in the day until the early hours of the morning. thanks to the chef for great food, BBQ and wedding meal, to the all musicians for beautiful music during the ceremony at the Salt Pans and back in the magical villa. What a day ! The fireworks were the cream on the cake. We thank you all again and wish you and your family and team health, happiness and life\'s blessings. With great fondness, Caroline and Martin Connaughton.x"
"So out of the blue we decided to get married and wanted to organize it in like 6 months max... being detailed obsessed I thought of doing it alone but time was pressing and we needed someone to help us out. I contacted I DO KNOT and albeit they specialized in foreign weddings they agreed to take us on (we are locals but did not want a traditional Maltese wedding). It was the start of a lovely journey that lead us to our perfect day. We knew what we wanted and of course, we also had a budget, all the team co-operated with us to tailor-make our day to what we wanted. We went back & forth with questions or changes that we made and nothing was ever too much - they accommodated us as best as they could. For the big day, we had a full team as required for the size of our wedding. Their recommendations worked well for the magic we were expecting and without breaking the budget we had our fairytale wedding come to life! Amidst all of this, we gained a friendship too and enjoyed a few good laughs whilst putting ideas to reality. Huge thanks to Mauro & \rPetra Gasan, Mauro Vassallo and Erika...we will be back for our 10th anniversary God willing"
"It’s hard to plan a wedding and it’s much harder to plan a destination wedding. But ours was perfect, thanks to the amazing support from Petra and her team. They were with us every step of the way, from picking us up (in a stormy night) and showing us around Malta the first time we were there to seeing us through everything during our wedding week. Petra and her team even took me dress shopping and I got the most beautiful wedding dress. They kept me calm and collected during the entire process and my husband and I couldn’t be more thankful for their help. We highly recommend Petra and her I Do Knot team."