Above: Andreas & Jane on their wedding day in Corfu and receiving their award from Vince Cable, Business Secretary. Right: the happy couple today
Andreas & Jane Palikiras,
Founders of Ionian Weddings
Jane first went to Greece 15 years ago on a business trip and immediately fell in love with the country and its people. She made contacts all over the country which came in useful when organising her own wedding in Corfu. Jane had 10 years' experience at a senior level in the travel industry before setting up Ionian Weddings and speaks English, Greek, Italian, Spanish & French. She is on the board of the AWTE (Association of Women Travel Executives) as Events Chair. Jane has visited all the islands featured and specialises in our Cyprus weddings.
"After the success of our own wedding in Greece I dreamed of being able to help other couples have the same experience and I'm really proud that we have gone on to organise weddings for more than 500 couples in Greece and Cyprus.
I think out couples' testimonials speak for themselves but it was fantastic to see our success officially recognised when we received our recent award from the Business Secretary, Vince Cable. We constantly strive to offer the best experience to our customers and recently joined ABTA to offer extra peace of mind, the first ever weddings company to be granted ABTA membership".
Andreas was born and lived in a small mountain village in Corfu up to the age of eighteen. He originally came to the UK to study at university and has been here ever since although he goes back to his homeland at every opportunity. Upon graduation, Andreas held senior marketing positions before setting up Ionian Weddings with Jane at the start of 2007. He has visited all our venues across the Greek islands and works tirelessly to find new and exciting wedding locations throughout Greece.
"When we started Ionian Weddings, I couldn't have dreamt of being where we are today. Our philosophy of making client aspirations and dreams an affordable reality has made us the obvious choice for bespoke Greek Islands and Cyprus weddings.
I particularly enjoy turning a new venue into a unique wedding itinerary that you can't find on the high street. Being Greek definitely helps in negotiating the best for our clients and our glowing testimonials show that we go the extra mile to create perfect and unforgettable weddings."
Jane and Andreas are also passionate supporters of various special causes, both in Andreas' homeland and also locally to where they work.
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