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North Cyprus Weddings

Choose North Cyprus for your special occasion. It is a well known fact that Cyprus is the birthplace of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love,

​Many couples are now  looking for unique places abroad to get married, from beaches, to historic locations.   North Cyprus now seems to be on the map for many. This little gem of an island, is proving popular for wedding planners… Scenery, charm, amazing food. Plus  great value for money coming in at 50% cheaper than a European wedding.

Northern Cyprus is a relatively new tourist destination, so it is still an untouched gem. It is for this reason many couples are choosing North Cyprus Weddings for their dream day.  It is Popular for that something different, with breathtaking  scenic locations throughout the island.

If North Cyprus sounds like the ideal romantic Island to tie the knot with loved ones, Angelic Events can help you design your dream day taking away all the stress that comes along with arranging your fairytale day.  We are based in North Cyprus speaking fluent English and Turkish.

Contact Angelic Events for more information on getting married in North Cyprus and for a free consultation.

Date Published: June 13 2017

Top 10 Trends for 2017 Wedding Themes

As the summer wedding season slowly starts to come to an end here in North Cyprus, i have started to search the trends for 2017...... So Brides to be i have sourced some great ideas for 2017 Weddings: Im loving some of the themes, so chic, funky and sophisticated. Happy reading and creating your dream day.....

​1:  Greenery and Garden wedding themes with a strong sense of green floral that will successfully add more elegance and nature to your big day.

2: Barn weddings filled with wooden stump, lanterns, and nature-inspired decor, are more popular than ever.

3: Vintage wedding themes is still going strong and beautiful as ever

4: Neutral wedding themes and colours,simple but chic

5: 2017 is going to be a year full of  DIY wedding ideas, you can DIY yourself an unique watercolor wedding. There are pretty Fun ways to bring watercolor into your wedding, like watercolor invitations,watercolor table numbers, menus, table plan and escort cards.

6:For couples who like to have a more casual event, boho themed wedding will be  great and in choice. Also fabulous for a beach wedding

7:whimsical forest weddings, just perfect and romantic

8:3D wedding dresses continues to be a big trend for 2017.With a strong princess feature, the 3D wedding gown is perfect for brides to wear  in a glamorous fairy tale wedding.

9:Palm tropical weddings, add palms to your flowers, use pineapples and vibrant colours to give that summer tropical feel

I will be searching great photos to go along with all these beautiful ideas... Log onto our Facebook book page ' weddings in North Cyprus' to follow on with these great theme ideas.......

Date Published: September 20 2016

Top Wedding Trends of the year according to pinterest

Pinterest looks at the volume of weddings related searches on the site and some of the top trending wedding pins... Here is a list of the top trends for the year

​Unplugged Ceremonies:  

Please turn off your mobile phones.  Over 600 percent increase in pins were made on this topic of great ways to advertise turning off your mobile during ceremonies.

Mismatched bridesmaid dresses:

A big hit and 50 percent up on pins... Great way to add a bit of colour and jazzy style to your wedding day mis matched dresses so much trendier than a uniform look of all the same dresses.

Food Trucks:

Up by 30 percent food truck options ... Great way to introduce a more casual affair to the day instead of a sit down dinner.. Great way to get guests mingling 

Honeymoon Funds: 

Searches are up by 200 percent.  With more couples already living together before marriage, household goods are not necessary therefore a honeymoon fund is becoming more popular to collect experiences instead and items.

Toss bars: 

Searches are up by 30 percent. Forget rice there are lots of creative ways to help the couple exit in style, like confetti, glitter or popcorn

Circular Ceremony seating:

Searches are up by 80 percent.  A ceremony in the round creates a more intimate atmosphere for your guests.

Date Published: June 28 2016

9 Reasons you should hire a wedding planner

If you think wedding planners are only a privilege the rich can afford, think again. Here's 9 reasons…

Reason #1. You deserve everything to be perfect on your big day.

It takes a lot of time and hard work to pull a wedding together perfectly. A wedding planner has organised a wedding a hundred times, and with practice comes perfection. They know the right people to talk to, how to get the best prices, what should (and shouldn’t) be in a contract, and how to ensure that every single detail is prepared for your big day

Reason #2. Your wedding planning experience should be enjoyable, not stressful.

Whether your engagement is long or short, you should enjoy every moment of that special time with your dream man. Most importantly, you do not want to turn into a neurotic Bridezilla who can’t sleep, can’t eat, can’t work and is constantly stressing about how much work there is to be done. Since it’s our job, a wedding planner has time and the skills to deal with everything on your behalf. All you have to worry about is taking care of yourself and enjoying your engagement period

Reason #3. You don’t want to spend hours finding suppliers and trying to figure out who is trustworthy.

It’s daunting to know how many suppliers are out there (and how many people it takes to make a wedding a success). Knowing who to trust and who is right for you is one of the hardest tasks of planning a wedding. Once you find a great wedding planner however, the rest is much easier. They can recommend suppliers they’ve worked with before and know how to get the best prices, and the best results, from them. “Even if we have to use a new supplier, we know how to find the best one for your style and price.”

Reason #4. You don’t want to worry about forgetting to plan or pay for something.

Wedding checklists can be pages long, so it’s no surprise if you’re worried about forgetting something. Luckily a planner knows what needs to be done like the back of their hand! They will keep track of all your deadlines and remind you when things need to be done and decided on. Nothing will ever be missed, and there’s no danger that something won’t turn up on the day because of poor preparation.

Reason #5. You both work and you don’t want wedding planning to take over your life.

Planning a wedding takes a lot of time, even more if you do everything yourself. Having a wedding planner is like having a personal assistant whose sole responsibility is doing all the running around for your wedding.

Reason #6. You have a great venue coordinator but they don’t take care about any of the other details.

You’ve already found your venue and you get on really well with the venue co-ordinator (the person who takes care of all the logistics of the venue and often is provided as part of your wedding package). She’s great and has got everything under control, she’s even given you a recommended list of suppliers that they work with. But keep in mind, that’s generally as far as her services extend. A wedding planner goes beyond these tasks and can help you manage your budget, mediate disputes with your family, tell you what flowers are in season on your wedding date, take you to meet the other suppliers, research prices, and anything else you wish.

Reason #7. You need help making your vision a reality.

No matter whether you know exactly what you want, have a vague idea, or no idea at all, a wedding planner can help you define the look, style, mood and emotions you want to create. They know the latest trends and are inspired daily by other brides, suppliers and the industry. They can visualise what will work in your venue and know how to bring your desired mood to life.

Reason #8.You’re struggling to meet the demands of your friends and family.

Does your family have a different idea of how your wedding should look? Many brides have to deal with a plethora of conflicting opinions from their friends and family about how the wedding should unfold, and it can be hard to please everyone. Not to mention stressful. A wedding planner will deal with your family’s expectations, show you the available options and can be relied upon to give you expert advice so you make an informed decision.

Reason #9. You’re planning a wedding somewhere other than where you live.

Planning a destination wedding has it’s pros, but it’s hard to organise suppliers that you’ve never met or imagine a space you’ve never seen in person. A wedding planner with experience in organising abroad weddings has a trick or two up their sleeve for getting the job done the way you want.

“The truth is, planning a wedding takes a lot of time, energy and focus,” says Costigan. “Sure, some bits of it are fun and exciting, but then there’s the endless research, details to remember, payments to make and so on which aren’t so much fun but are very necessary. Using one of our wedding planners means you’re in control. It’s definitely your day, your way, but you have a specialist working on your behalf to do the legwork, reduce your stress and ensure every detail is your kind of perfect.”

Date Published: January 22 2016

Testimonials :  Weddings in North Cyprus

​We couldn't have done it without Jade. We decided to bring our wedding forward and we had 9 weeks to do it in.  I had been referred by a friend who suggested we spoke to Jade regarding a particular question we had and we decided to book her pretty much straight away.  Any question I had, she had an answer to, any time of the day which I especially didn't expect.  She took my ideas and offered me a variety of options to choose from. Jade also introduced us to the best photographer on the island. Thank you for everything you did for us. 

Lucy & Stu, 

Married at Bellapais Abbey, May 2015

We had our wedding at the Korenium Golf Resort in July 2015, and it was absolutely perfect and went off without a hitch all thanks to Jade.  As we are living in the UK, It was quite a daunting thought of planning a wedding abroad, but Jade was so helpful throughout the whole process.  She sourced everything we needed for the wedding which took a lot of the stress away especially as we don't speak Turkish. When we visited Jade prior to the wedding, she went through everything in great detail with us and showed us around the venue which completely put our minds at ease. Not only did Jade do so much organising up to the point of the wedding, she was also present on the wedding day, making sure that everything look beautiful and ran smoothly.

We would like to thank you, Jade, so much for all your hard work and effort you put in to making our day so special ...we will never forget it!  Rick and Clare xx

Date Published: January 08 2016

Merry Christmas

​Wishing you all a merry merry christmas filled with love and joy xxxx

Date Published: December 22 2015

New intimate Wedding venue in North Cyprus

​This truly amazing venue is the perfect location for a small private intimate peaceful wedding in North Cyprus. Nestled in the mountains of Ilgaz with breathtaking views of kyrenia and the Mediterranean Sea. The venue has various choices of terracing to host your ceremony and reception. It boasts of 7 bungalows so you have the choice of hiring all the bungalows for your special day extending the day into a long weekend cherished with friends and family. 

Please contact Angelic Events for more info on weddings at Ilgaz plus more photos and info on the bungalows and pricing.

Perfect getaway and ideal for a romantic day 

Angelic_events@yahoo.com 

Date Published: March 16 2015

weddings and honeymoon in North Cyprus

​Outside the Eurozone yet close enough to be able to invite family and friends, it is little wonder that an increasing number of British couples are getting married in North Cyprus.

The Island basks in year-round sunshine and there are several stunning settings to choose from. North Cyprus wedding setting highlights include the pretty hillside village of Bellapais, with its dramatic 14th-century gothic Abbey; the Korineum Golf and Country Club, boasting breath-taking 360-degree coastal and mountain views; and not forgetting miles of glorious sandy beach.

Honeymoons in North Cyprus

Those choosing to honeymoon in North Cyprus are in good company: it is said that Richard the Lionheart spent his at St. Hilarion Castle near Kyrenia. The distinctive triple turret layout gives St. Hilarion something of a fairytale feel and is reputed to have inspired Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle.

From five-star luxury to intimate adults-only boutique hotels, there are many excellent accommodation options in North Cyprus, which are a great choice for a North Cyprus honeymoon.

Contact Angelic Events for more info on Weddings and honeymooning in North Cyprus.

Feel free to also check out our facebook page for recent weddings and tips.

angelic_events@yahoo.com

Date Published: January 09 2015

Every single flower you may need for your wedding

Before meeting your wedding florist it is a good idea to put together a list of wedding flowers you may need. This will also help you with your budget. When arranging a wedding abroad it works slightly differently as you will be sending your ideas to your wedding planner to research your ideas. This list will help you and your wedding planner get you the best package possible.

​Firstly a checklist of flowers you may need 

personal flowers:

Brides bouquet

Bridesmaids bouquets ( can be bouquets, corsages, bracelets or hair flowers depending on your budget)

buttonholes for groom and ushers/bestman

Buttonholes/corsages for close family members

 Thank you bouquets

Ceremony flowers:

Entry or welcome decoration and flowers

ceremony table

Aisle decoration

Candles

Reception Flowers:

centrepieces for tables and top table

Candles

Lounge area decor and surrounding areaS

Bar arrangements or flowers

Cake and guest book table flowers and decor

When arranging a wedding in North Cyprus you must remember that some decor and flowers will not suit the weather conditions for example very delicate flowers wilt from the heat and humidity if you are having a wedding between mid June-Sept.  Wedding flowers in North Cyprus need to be ordered at least 2 months before the wedding date as all flowers are imported from overseas, therefore some flowers may be more costly than in the uk.

When working with our brides we like to have photos, ideas and moodboards sent over so that we can get you quotes based on your ideas.  We will also advise you if needed and give our ideas to help with your theme and special day.

Heres a list of All year around flowers:

1: Gerbera

2: cherry brandy rose

3: alstroemeria

4: Eucalyptus

5: Veronica

6: Lisianthus

7: Ocean song rose

8: Spray rose

9: Gypsophilia

10: cool water rose

11:lily

12: Spray chrysanthemum

13:chrysanthemum

14: hypericum berry

16: phlox

17: Carnation

Date Published: November 25 2014

Weddings and Love in North Cyprus

Weddings in North Cyprus at Kybele Bellapais

​by Marion Stuart

They say when you marry in June, you're a bride, all your life, and the boy who marries a June bride, has a sweetheart for a wife."  This song from the film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is one with words that provide hope for a long and happy marriage .

Add to that the idea that Cyprus is the Island of Love which draws lovers to itself, and you have the perfect time and place for wedding.s Cyprus in June.

Several couples came to 'tie the knot' during the monthof June. Each of them different, with different stories as to how their love brought them to the point of pledging a lifelong commitment under the skies of the island of the Goddess of love.

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Of the many, here are just two of those both taking place at the popular Kybele Restaurant, Bellapais. North Cyprus

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The evening of the 7th June at the Kybele Restaurant (a favourite with many wedding couples) was one which smiled down on the wedding of Mentes Korucan and his bride Tanya from the Ukraine.  Earlier in the day, one bride had been bitterly disappointed as her outdoor wedding was well and truly rained 'off' and had to be brought inside. But the evening saw the clouds and rain disappear, and for Mentes and Tanya it was a perfect evening. Friends and family witnessed  a ceremony in which the couple exchanged vows. Tanya has limited English but was able to say a loud 'I do' .  Mentes who has spent time working in U.K, but who has had art exhibitions at Bellapais, had a dream that if he married it would be in that spot. Little did he realise that when he went to the Ukraine for a wedding that he would meet the girl of his dreams and be marrying her .  For many years Mentes had a mop of curly hair and created artistic works on canvas. Today he has lost the curls, and wrote a new episode on the canvas of his life on which is written the hope that all the dreams they share will become reality through the years as they continue to add colour and shape to the canvas of their joint lives.

Following the ceremony the guests enjoyed a splendid meal at Kybele Restaurant with a music duo creating background music and later music for dancing, as Mentes and Tanya started the late evening dancing.

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When Adele Newby and Chris Kershaw began planning their wedding  nearly two years ago, they had a guest list which included Chris much loved father Stephen, and various grandparents and other relatives who meant much to the couple.  Sadly, when the day of their marriage dawned, (the 20th June) following a very sad period in their live,s all these beloved people, including the dog Holly, who had been the close companionof Stephen , had died. 

The couple, who had met at university in 2004 fell in love almost form day one, and became inseparable following their first date to the Zoo.  They even spent seven months touring the world and in their own words ' this gave us priceless memories and an incredible experience'.  Priceless memories are important to Adele and Chris and they were determined that the loved ones who should have been  there, were there. And so each of the lost loved ones were there, without paying air fare and without taking up a chair, and they were there in the hearts, in the genes, and the pockets and handbags of family. This is probably a first for Cyprus and in fact for the world, that some of the ashes of the lost loved ones were taken to the wedding . A wonderful touch that had great meaning.

Stephen Kershaw had a property at Lapta which meant that the couple had come many times to Cyprus, and before he even proposed, Chris knew this was th e place for the wedding of his (and her) dreams. 

The event was one full of love and support and some ninety nine guests witnessed the ceremonies when vows were exchanged and tears were shed , and thanks given for the main supporters of the day, Best men, Richard Kempson and Richard Kershaw, with bridesmaids Rebecca Newby, Isobel Newby, Lizzie Robinson, and Chloe Green.   Michelle and Tracey, the mothers of the couple both read moving pieces, with both declaring they hoped they would soon be grandmothers.The speeches which preceeded the bridal supper were full of humour and tales of the couple as children, some to the point of making them blush.   The couple from near Chester will be honeymooning later in the year in Singapore and Malaysia and promised on their return to try to make the future grandmothers happy.

Kybele under the guidance of wedding planner, Jade and Yonel Angelic Events, made the day perfect with their caring staff and well organised timetable.

Two pairs of sweethearts whose lives are part of North Cyprus and where Cyprus will continue to be part of their lives as Mentes a Turkish Cypriot pursues his career , and teaching his new wife English whilst tyring to learn Russian, and as Chris and Adele will return as they can to the home that Stephen has made a part of their lives.

Date Published: September 01 2014

Wedding dress advice for weddings in hot climates

So you have decided to marry in North Cyprus. Here are some do's and dont's advice before choosing your wedding dress

The dos…

Seek out lightweight fabrics such as tulle and chiffon. Chiffon is very flattering and cool, it won’t crease up after travelling and you can hang it in a steamy shower room and any small creases will fall out after just 20 minutes. Consider silk chiffon if you can afford it as it’s slightly more luxurious.

Consider a wedding dress with a low, sexy back, with strings of beads falling from shoulder to shoulder. This looks beautiful if you’ve managed to get a tan first and the guests will love looking at the back of your dress while you’re saying your vows.

Think about style details where the dress might have tulle or chiffon lengths of fabric that will catch the breeze. If your dress does have details like this, you may not need a traditional veil. Also look for pretty detailed necklines that will make up for the simplicity of the rest of the dress.

Always try to aim for a puddle train which literally means it sits behind your ankles like a puddle of fabric and doesn’t look too out of place on a beach or at a tropical resort.

The don’ts…

Avoid heavy, thick satins that will make you look and feel overdressed for the beach.Also, don’t buy a wedding dress with too many layers of petticoats, as they will stick to your legs in hot weather.

Steer clear of dresses with a heavy corset – they will make you sweat more and you’ll feel awkward and unable to breathe in high temperatures. Get the right underwear and you’ll have all the support you need.

Don’t use spray tan before you wear your dress as it could rub off onto the fabric and make it look dirty. Spend a few days sun bathing before the big day, and remember to use sun block. It’s better to look pale than sunburned.

Date Published: May 12 2014

Weddings in North Cyprus

What better place to celebrate your romantic fairytale day than on the beautiful island of Cyprus, birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love.

North Cyprus has everything to make your wedding dreams come true, with sun-kissed beaches, spectacular wedding locations, breathtaking scenery, the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean, the list goes on. It is also a lot cheaper to get married in North Cyprus than it is in the UK, or any other European country. Angelic Events can  take care of all your paperwork for you, to make sure your dream wedding runs smoothly so you are left to enjoy special moments with your family and friends. We at Angelic Events  speak English and Turkish fluently ensuring that your wedding day runs smoothly. We are the only wedding planners on the Island who will arrange a wedding or Event at any venue chosen by our couples, be it on a deserted beach in karpaz, by a historical ruin in Famagusta, by the Bellapais Abbey over looking Kyrenia or any chosen hotel/restaurant/private villa on the Island.

For more info and advice on getting married in North Cyprus and weddings on this breathtaking Island please contact Angelic Events - wedding Planners in North Cyprus.  We will help and advise  you with every detail of your dream day leaving you to cherish every moment of your time on this Island.

www.angelic-events.com

email: angelic_events@yahoo.com

Tel: 0090 533 831 6699

Date Published: May 12 2014

Belle Bridal Magazine feature the wedding of Lauren and Stuart

Lovely profile of the Stuart and Lauren's wedding at Bellapais Abbey

​For full details, see the article at Belle Bridal Magazine

Date Published: June 19 2013

The-WeddingPlanner.com publish the case study of our very own Jade

Lovely write up and feature of when Jade organised her own wedding in North Cyprus

​Read the full article here

Date Published: June 10 2013

Coverage of Oliver & Darya’s North Cyprus wedding on The-WeddingPlanner.com

The-WeddingPlanner.com have published a nice case study of the wedding we organised for Oliver and Darya last year.

​Read the full article here

Date Published: June 10 2013

Planning a beach wedding?

Beach weddings can create magical, memorable moments for both the happy couple and their guests. It is important to get the little details right, but with careful planning it is possible to achieve a low-cost beach wedding.

Beach weddings which can be as elegant or as simple as you choose them to be.

You can have a quiet, intimate gathering with just a few of your closest friends and family, or you can have a large, spectacular event celebrating with everyone that you know. Whichever way you decide to go, deciding to get married on the beach will prove to be as beautiful a setting as you had hoped for.

When planning beach weddings abroad there are so many great locations to choose from. The Bahamas, Jamaica and Mexico are all very popular, but a little closer to home, Northern Cyprus offers a great location to have a destination beach marriage that doesn't have to break the bank. Like the destinations on the other side of the Atlantic, you can be assured that you'll get almost guaranteed good weather and beautiful sunsets that promises to splash your wedding with reds, oranges and pinks to create a memorable background for your special occasion.

White sands and the blue waters will only add to the setting for your big day, and with a soundtrack of rolling surf and a breeze in your hair, you can meet on the beach in your beautiful dress ready to get married, barefoot.

With a wedding on the beach, you also have the opportunity to create a truly personalised venue with beautiful tropical flowers, music provided by one of the fantastic local bands or you could arrange for a DJ to play all of your favorite tunes. You can also enjoy a long stroll down the sandy beach when it's all over, and take time to soak up all of the wonderful moments that have just taken place.

Beach weddings also give you the opportunity to have your honeymoon in the same location as where you've just had your ceremony, which not only extends the special event but can also save on costs. You can spend a relaxing evening on the sand sipping your favorite wine, and create memories that will last you both for the rest of your lives.

We work with a number of wedding photographers who are experts in beach weddings, capturing the moments as the winds blow through your hair and create a flowing movements in your beautiful wedding gown. You'll have great shots of the two of you at the waters edge playing in the surf, and the sunset can provide you with some great photos full of color and detail.

When you are planning your beach wedding in North Cyprus, you include everything that you have always dreamed about and hoped for in your special day. Your wedding day is a once in a lifetime occasion and should be treated as such, so if you would like some help planning a beach wedding in North Cyprus, please contact us.

Date Published: April 26 2013

Top tips for getting married abroad

Getting married abroad can be a great option to create a memorable event, experience something new, and most importantly it will be great fun for you and your guests. However, organising weddings abroad can be tricky, with costs, foreign laws and logistical issues to look out for, so you need to plan well. The following are some of the tips for successful weddings abroad:

Select your destination wisely

You need to ensure that your destination is friendly to all your guests. If possible, find a country that has sufficient sun during the appointed wedding time, but ensure that the climate is favorable to both the young and the elderly people.The weather situation of your preferred destination will also influence you choice of wedding dress, and you'll also need to guide your guests dress appropriately for your marriage and avoid any inconveniences.

The country should also have some wonderful wedding venues, whether at the beach, a famous restaurant, garden or a historic landmark that will make your wedding day truly remarkable.

You also want to make sure everyone is safe and free to enjoy the day, so ensure the destination is safe from any social problems like crime or natural disasters.

Select your guests carefully

Travel for overseas weddings can become costly, so you may need to cut on costs by reducing the number of people in your guest list. You may have to buy air tickets for your family members, and so you may need to reduce any avoidable costs by inviting only a few friends and members of the most immediate family. But remember, people understand how expensive these things can be, and this is YOUR big day so don't worry too much about what neighbours, distant relatives and co-workers might think.

Help your guests plan their journey

Remember that some people find traveling difficult and stressful - they might not be familiar with your wedding destination, or even the flight customs. Help them book their flights and arrange travel documents, and if possible let them fly as a group. Sending someone to receive them at the airport can be extremely welcome, so that they do not feel stranded when they arrive, and organise transfers to and from the wedding reception area.

Budget well

Overseas wedding insurance, photographers, videographer, wedding planners, venue fees, air ticket and airport transfers are just some of the costs involved in overseas weddings. You need to budget well so that you do not run out of cash in a foreign country.

Pull your resources together in advance, and set some money aside for emergencies. Planning, booking in advance and using someone with local knowledge is the key to successful overseas wedding, so seek advice from an experienced overseas wedding planner, who will be able to advise on all the costs involved.

Ensure that you meet all the legal requirements of your host country

Different countries have different marriage laws. Ensure that you meet the minimum age specified in the constitution of your host country, but you also need to meet all the customary requirements and obtain all the necessary licenses required during weddings. Some cultures have strict dressing rules, so make sure you observe these regulations too.

If you are thinking about getting married abroad in North Cyprus, please contact us.

Date Published: April 25 2013

Expats in North Cyprus

Many British expats are now living in North Cyprus. The area offers an excellent lifestyle for British expats looking for a higher standard of living for a lower cost, either when they give up work and draw their pensions, or for young families.

​For couples with young children the education system in North Cyprus is very good, with a range of English speaking nursery and primary schools.

People visiting the island quickly fall in love with the unspoilt beauty and slow pace of life - and the crime rate is almost non-existent. Although less commericalised than the south, there are still British pubs and sports bars, a buzzing nightlife in Kyrenia, and English is widely spoken. Expats living in North Cyprus will also find a vast array of clubs and societies dedicated to Brits.

The climate is warm and sunny even in January, there are English newspapers and the cars drive on the left - making it a home from home for British expats in North Cyprus without the rain!

Although the general cost of living has increased over the past few years as popularity has grown, whilst it remains out of the Euro Zone, it is still a very cheap place to live and property for sale in North Cyprus offers some of the best value in the Mediterranean. Alcohol and cigarettes in North Cyprus are exceptionally cheap and many people living in the south will cross the border to buy these. It is also easy for people living in the north to cross the border to the south, where there are a wider range of well known shops and department stores. (A passport is needed to cross).

However, although living costs are low, if you are planning to work in the country you should bear in mind that the average wage is also very low.

Date Published: March 26 2013

Sun and Heat Protection during an Outdoor Wedding

If you have decided to opt for an outdoor wedding under the North Cyprus sun, it is important to stop and consider all the aspects of an outdoor wedding? You and your guests might be outside for many hours throughout the day, and the last thing you want is for you or your guests to be burnt for pictures and leave the wedding early because they are sun-fried, so here are some sun protection tips to keep in mind whether you're the bride, groom or guest at an outdoor wedding:

1. Do not tan in a salon or outdoor prior to the wedding. Tanning of any sort is bad for your skin and can cause peeling right before the wedding.

2. If you want to get the outdoor tanned look, opt for self-tanning products that will give you the same effect without harming your skin. There are many lotions and foams that work wonders on the skin.

3. Make sure you apply sunscreen numerous times throughout the day. Encourage your guests to do so as well. Indicate on the invitation that the wedding is outdoors and remind them to bring sunscreen - or even hand out small decorative bottles of sunscreen as an early wedding favor for your guests.

4. Try and avoid the sun as much as possible between the hours of 10am and 4pm. The sun's rays are strongest at these times. Perhaps it's a good idea to get pictures closer to the morning or early afternoon,

before anyone is too tired (or burnt) from the sun.

5. Pack (and tell your guests to pack) cover-ups, shawls, wraps and hats for protection against the heat of the sun. Shawls are perfect for covering up your shoulders since they are a prime area for burns.

6. The wedding coordinator can help ensure there are tents and umbrellas for shade. This is very important because spending the entire day in the sun with no shade can cause heat exhaustion and be harmful to your health.

7. Finally, make sure there is plenty of water for you and your guests. There's nothing worse than being hot and thirsty. Lack of water can cause dehydration which can be very dangerous for you and your

guests. Have water coolers setup in different areas so they are easily accessible for everyone.

Keep in mind the precautions listed above. It will ensure that your wedding goes smoothly for you and your guests. After all, it is the most important day of your life and you don't want to take any chances of something ruining your special day!

Date Published: March 26 2013

Getting married in North Cyprus

Convenience, climate and cost - just 3 reasons to get married in North Cyprus.

Getting married in North Cyprus is now becoming very popular for many reasons - it is far less developed than the South and offers a lot more natural beauty and stunning scenery. North Cyprus is a hidden jewel in the Mediterranean with the dramatic backdrop of the Kyrenia mountains, castles and miles of idyllic beaches.

Being out of the Eurozone, the costs of getting married are much lower, almost half of what you would pay in the UK and it is perfectly legal and recognised worldwide, to get married in Northern Cyprus.

The picturesque port town of Kyrenia and its harbour have been described by The Mail on Sunday’s You Magazine as “One of the most beautiful sights in the world,” with cobbled streets and ancient stone buildings, it will guarantee a memorable wedding album.

Close by and perched on the clifftops, is the magical Bellapais Abbey, a fairytale ruined monastery dating from the early 13th century. Illuminated at night and offering stunning views during the day, it has an enchanting quality that you and your guests will never forget.

But if it's a paradise beach wedding you're after, North Cyprus has many that are picture perfect. With clear azure water, golden sand and dramatic craggy coastlines, they are famous for wildlife so you might even glimpse a turtle or dolphin as you take your marriage vows.

If the prospect of the red tape and organisation required for getting married in North Cyprus worries you, Angelic Events can take care of everything for you, from picking the perfect venue, arranging the legal paperwork, photographers, caterers and other suppliers to finding accommodation for yourselves and your guests.

See our wedding galleries for examples of recent marriages we have arranged for our clients, or read some of the testimonials we have received from happy couples.

Date Published: March 01 2013

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