A Maggie Sottero Dress for a Santorini Wedding: Lois and Alex

Lois looked the ultimate blushing bride in her Maggie Sottero dress for her Santorini wedding.

Lois, a teacher from Cambridge, met Alex, a London construction manager, at summer sports camp. Sports coach Lois fell for dashing lifeguard Alex that summer, and they’ve been together ever since. The bride and groom celebrated their destination wedding, on the dream island of Santorini, in August.

“We have been together 10 years – so it was about time!” says Lois.

“I had seen Maggie Sottero dresses advertised and I really loved them – I am a big fan of lace! I didn’t know for certain I wanted one, but once I tried on one of her dresses, I knew she was the designer for me.

The dress had arrived in the bridal boutique that morning, and I was the first person to try it on. Brides by Solo manager Odette understood the style I wanted straight away. As soon as I put it on, I knew it was the one.

My Brides by Solo experience was excellent – the service was personal and they made me feel very special. Even though they must deal with hundreds of brides every year, I felt that they really cared for my needs and understood my style.

I love lace and the detail on my Maggie Sottero dress was beautiful...

On the day, I felt like a princess! Everbody commented on how beautiful the dress was, and it fitted perfectly. A company called ‘Bella’ did my make up, they were brilliant – they managed to get it exactly how I wanted it.

My favourite memory is walking down the aisle, and seeing Alex standing there. Alex loved my dress – which is great, as we have very different tastes! He kept commenting on how lovely it was throughout the evening…”

32 friends and family gathered with Lois & Alex, for their Greek wedding on Santorini

“We had always imagined a simple and personal wedding, and Greece is our favourite place in the world. We love the culture, beaches, food and people – and we knew they would give us a great day. We got married at La Maltese hotel on Santorini at sunset.

The day was perfect, and we were so pleased people made the effort to come all that way – we really appreciated it.

It was lovely as the wedding was so intimate, with our closest friends and family. We spent lots of quality time together – it was not only a wedding but a great holiday! There were 32 people all together. I had three bridesmaids – two friends and my sister. My brother was usher and the best man was Alex’s best friend David.

Santorini was absolutely our dream wedding. It was exactly how we imagined it. The views were breathtaking and getting married at sunset was always our dream. Santorini is such a beautiful island and the most romantic place I have been.

We want to go back every year for our anniversary (in my dreams!!!) Everything from the food to the band was outstanding and we could not have asked for anything more!

For our honeymoon, we went island hopping to Ios, a small island with beautiful beaches and great food. Next we went to Mykonos, which had beautiful sunsets. A truly fabulous two weeks!”

“I just want to do it all again – I can’t stop looking at the pictures,” says Lois, the beautiful bride.

Congratulations to Lois & Alex on their wedding – Lois, you looked beautiful in your Maggie Sottero dress!

Wishing you a long and happy life together.

Love from Brides by Solo x


Originally published on our Brides by Solo wedding blog for HELLO! Magazine in Sept 2014.