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Kind Words

 A FEW OF OUR WEDDING TESTIMONIALS WE RECEIVED



WE ARE SO LUCKY TO WORK WITH SUCH AMAZING PEOPLE. WE RECEIVE THANK YOU LETTERS AFTER EACH WEDDING.  
WE APPRECIATE THEM, BECAUSE THEY LET US KNOW WE ARE DOING A GOOD JOB.  


TO SHARE OUR WEDDING COUPLE’S FEED-BACK WE HAVE SELECTED 7 LETTERS TO SHARE WITH YOU.

THE WEDDING DAY HAS BEEN GREAT, ALL OUR WISHES WERE FULFILLED!
WE ALL EXPERIENCED THE WEDDING DAY AS A FAIRYTALE


ON THE BEACH OF OUR DREAMS WE MARRIED LIKE WE IMAGINED.  
OUR WEDDING PLANNER WAS MARGREET OF GAMOS CRETE. SHE LET OUR DREAM COME TRUE .
GETTING MARRIED ON A WHITE BEACH WITH A BRIGHT TURQUOISE SEA, WITH AN INTIMATE CLUB OF 17 GUESTS.
WE WERE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO THE PERFECT VENUE FOR BOTH THE CEREMONY AND DINNER/PARTY.


The vendors exactly fulfilled all our wishes. This would have grown over our heads without Gamos Crete to stand by us.
The setting was more beautiful than we could ever expect with the white chairs in the white sand and a beautiful canopy of white orchids! The photographer has taken great pictures beyond our expectation, giving us a lifetime memory of this beautiful day. All vendors, inclusive the person who made a fantastic drone film of our wedding were very professional.

Gamos Crete knows well with whom to work. We even had a day after shooting in Balos.
We are so enthusiastic about the result. What a fantastic photo’s and film.

With Margreet we had contact for about one year of all the details for our wedding through email, what’s app and skype.
With her warm and friendly personality she was always there for us! Our questions were answered quickly and a solution was always made easy by her.

She even gave us some little things extra, such as: decoration, beautiful candlesticks and olive lids for the chairs free of charge. Margreet drove several times more than one hour (one way) in her car to Elafonisi to arrange everything for our wedding .
All this was never any problem for her!

Thanks to Margreet of Gamos Crete we have had the most beautiful day of our life and exactly as we had hoped for.

‘Margreet, on behalf of us and our guests thank you very much for everything!’

We will never forget you!


ROBIN AND LYSANNE

THE NETHERLANDS


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FIRST OF ALL I HAVE TO THANK GAMOS CRETE AND MARGREET HERSELF FOR A FANTASTIC DAY!


MEMORABLE FOR EVERYONE, NOT JUST THE BRIDE AND GROOM.
EVERYBODY TALKING ABOUT THE FAIRYTALE WEDDING AND HOW AMAZING WOMAN YOU ARE.
FROM MY FIRST CONTACT WITH GAMOS CRETE I FELT LIKE THIS WAS SOMETHING PERSONAL AND GENUINE.
THE OWNER MARGREET WAS ALWAYS ASKING ME WHAT I LIKE, INSTEAD OF PROPOSING PRE-MADE ACCESSORIES AND LOCATIONS.


Anything was possible and the response time on e-mail was really quick no matter what time in the day, or night I sent the e-mail.
Usually it takes a day or two to get a feedback on e-mail. If I had to wait for some answers she told me it would take a while to find out, but always informed me about the process.


I felt that I could trust Margreet in every decision, I'm actually quite picky and like to have control, but I could sit back and enjoy my planning. I sent photos and descriptions of what kind of wedding I had in mind and what I expected of the ceremony. We brought our own priest from Norway and had a Norwegian Christian wedding ceremony.


The DJ/Saxophonist, Greek Dancers, Photographer, Make-up and Hair Stylists were very friendly and spoke good English.
They were very professional, and all the time, Margreet was checking, - and double checking they understood what we wanted.
I sent photos of flowers, decorations, wedding cake etc and everything came out just like I pictured it.


Margreet works with her heart to make the wedding personal, and she has a big heart for people. I had lots of ups and downs during my two weeks in Crete celebrating my wedding. I was so happy to get this amazing experience, but also very sad because my father was in the hospital the same time fighting cancer, so my mother could not come either to be there on my big day.


All this time, Margreet made me think positive and made me look forward to the wedding. She is so positive! Truly amazing.
All together, a very good experience cooperating with Gamos Crete. Beyond my expectations!

We will be back in Crete!


MARIANNE AND STIG RUNE

NORWAY


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THANK YOU VERY MUCH

GAMOS CRETE FOR ASSISTING AND HELPING OUT WITH ALL THE LITTLE DETAILS
IN SUCH A BEAUTIFUL TRADITIONAL SETTING.


We had our dream wedding and loved the ceremony by our wedding celebrant that made it so personal.


The dinner setting was fantastic and the organization was perfectly taken care of.


We can’t say thank you enough.


Will never forget…..


IAN AND PAULINA

NEW ZEALAND AND POLAND


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I WOULD SAY THAT YOU BOTH WERE WARM,
READILY AVAILABLE, AND EXCEPTIONALLY HELPFUL DURING A VERY STRESSFUL TIME.


YOU WERE AMAZING LISTENERS AND WE WERE AMAZED AT HOW EFFICIENT YOU WERE.
I COULDN'T THINK OF A MORE COMPETENT AND PROFESSIONAL TEAM TO ASSIST US WITH ALL OF OUR NEEDS.


All of our friends and family were also incredibly impressed.


I would highly recommend your services to anyone, as we couldn't have asked for better wedding planning


SARAH AND CHRIS

CANADA


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OUR DREAM CAME TRUE AND WE CAN’T DESCRIBE HOW INCREDIBLE OUR WEDDING DAY WAS.


EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT... THE SETTING ON THE BEACH, A WEDDING CELEBRANT WITH A PERSONAL SPEECH WHICH HE PREPARED FOR US AND DISCUSSED THROUGHOUT THE MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING DATE. THE CEREMONY WAS VERY INTIMATE, PERSONAL AND EMOTIONAL, BUT ALSO HE PUT HUMOR INTO THE CEREMONY AND MADE A LOT OF INTERACTION WITH THE PEOPLE.


came in contact with Gamos Crete team because of our neighbor who also got married on Crete with Gamos Crete team arranging their wedding day. We actually never been to Crete before our wedding, but after all this enthusiasm of my friend and seeing her pictures, we decided to go for it.

Contacting Gamos Crete felt like a real blessing. Nothing was too much to ask and they were always beside us arranging the details on forehand. Meeting Gamos Crete on Skype gave us immediately the trustfully feeling that said a big ‘Yes’ to let them arrange our wedding.

They took care of a professional DJ with live saxophone and arranged all the special details for the ceremony.This day the sea was rough and setting up a ceremony on the beach looked like a big challenge. The whole set up was done accordingly and because of their leadership they took care of everything.

We had a very special ceremony thanks to the wedding Celebrant of Gamos Crete.
All our friends and family together were astonished by such a speech that made us feel so close together. Everything perfectly arranged by our wedding planner Margreet from Gamos Crete. Without her it would never be such a success.

Both Margreet and Henk were engaged to make our day a perfect one. All the personal attention from this team, even on the smallest details, made our day stress less. Everything was possible and no request was too much.

Thank you Gamos Crete for an unforgettable day.


We can’t wait to see you again!


AKKY AND ROLAND

THE NETHERLANDS


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THANK YOU MARGREET

FOR ARRANGING OUR SPECIAL DAY. IT WAS BEYOND OUR IMAGINATION.


You were always on hand to talk things through with us and knew exactly  what we needed such as

flowers, decorations and the photographer that fit our style.


Because of Margreet we choose on the spot to let the photographers to make an album as well.

A lifelong memory and very valuable.


We will come back to this beautiful island for sure.


RIEN AND MONIQUE

THE NETHERLANDS


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WE HEREBY FIRST LIKE TO THANK GAMOS CRETE FOR OUR PERFECT WEDDING IN CRETE.
WE HAD SUCH A SPECIAL AND NICE DAY.


I LIKE TO SAY THAT WE STARTED ONE YEAR BEFORE THE WEDDING TO FIRST MEET 2 OTHER WEDDING PLANNERS AND MARGREET TO MAKE A GOOD COMPARISON. AT THE END WE DECIDED TO GO WITH MARGREET (GAMOS CRETE) AS WE VERY LIKED HER HANDS ON MENTALITY AND PRICING WAS GOOD.


Our second meeting with her was even better as we had opportunity to fine tune all the details of our wedding (wine, catering, meet the DJ, meet the hair stylist and makeup artist and to see the locations). We learned that Margreet had a good partner network in Crete and that the communication was easy with her vendors.


The day itself was fantastic. We married at Kalathas, which is a very nice beach. Our photographer was Hanna Monika and the videographer Vasilis Tsagkarakis from Heraklion. The wedding celebrant leaded our ceremony which was very personal. After the beach wedding we had the diner and party at Ktyma Reveli, which is a fantastic spot to celebrate your wedding! Stunning sea view and a very luxury atmosphere. Stelios was the DJ and he made a very special evening for us.


At 2 am we asked Margreet to extend the party till 3 am which she arranged immediately. A perfect flexibility of both the wedding planner and the venue. All together it was a fantastic day.

Thank you Margreet, Gamos Crete for all your effort
we hope to see you again


WOUTER AND MARISKA

THE NETHERLANDS

We are so glad we chose to organise our wedding using Gamos Crete and we would definitely recommend them to anyone planning their wedding.


THEY TOOK AWAY ALL THE STRESS AND GAVE US THE MOST INCREDIBLE DAY, FAR MORE WONDERFUL THAN WE EVER WOULD HAVE MANAGED OURSELVES. WE CAME ACROSS THE COMPANY THROUGH AN INTERNET SEARCH FOR WEDDING PLANNERS IN CRETE AND FROM OUR FIRST SKYPE SESSION WITH OUR PLANNER, MARGREET, ABOUT 18 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING, WE KNEW THAT GAMOS CRETE WAS ABSOLUTELY THE RIGHT COMPANY TO TRUST WITH OUR WEDDING DAY.

 

WE WENT OVER TO CRETE TO LOOK FOR A VENUE IN APRIL 2017 AND DURING THIS TIME MARGREET SPENT A WHOLE DAY WITH US, SHOWING LOCATIONS AND SUGGESTING IDEAS. SHE MADE A BIG EFFORT TO GET TO KNOW US AS A COUPLE SO SHE COULD REALLY TAILOR THE IDEAL WEDDING FOR US. SHE HELPED US FIND OUR PERFECT LOCATION AND HELPED US LOOK AT THE SURROUNDING AREA FOR PLACES FOR OUR GUESTS TO STAY. FROM THEN ON, WE WERE IN CONTACT WITH MARGREET A LOT, AS SHE STARTED PLANNING EVERY LITTLE DETAIL FOR US AND ASKING OUR OPINION ON THINGS.


Once we moved in to 2018 the communication really picked up and I (bride) was in contact with Margreet daily. Nothing was too much trouble and she was always enthusiastic and positive about any new ideas. She also reminded me of so many things that I never would have thought of without her. I think that by the end she understood what I wanted more than I did!
We went out to Crete for the week before the wedding and we met with Margreet twice in the lead up. Again- she was so positive, helpful and I knew I could ask her for anything and she would sort it for me.


The days before the wedding were calm and worry-free as we knew she was doing a fantastic job! On the day of the wedding, Margreet was rushing around delivering our flowers (absolutely beautiful bouquet, the most vibrantly coloured flowers I have seen) and making sure everyone was ok before heading to the venue to set everything up. She was with us for the whole day managing everything, ordering taxis, overseeing timings etc. She really worked so hard!!


It was flawless, we and all of our guests were so happy and thoroughly impressed by the whole thing! Planning a wedding abroad seemed like such a scary thing at first but doing this with Gamos Crete was absolutely the best thing we possibly could have done. There were some big ‘unknowns’ right up until the day- what will the flowers be like? How will the cake be? But everything went far beyond our expectations.

The wedding...
We got married on Marathi beach. The wedding celebrant was recommended by Gamos Crete and was brilliant. Like Margreet, he spoke perfect English. He made the ceremony personal but light hearted and everybody commented on how much they enjoyed his delivery. He persuaded us to write our own vows which we were unsure about at first but I’m glad we did- he read them for us and kept it in the slightly silly style we’d wanted. He had also met with us during the week to get to know us and make sure he pitched it right for us.


We then had the reception at Loukoulos restaurant. I also can not recommend this place enough!!! They had so many staff that none of the 77 guests ever had an empty glass! You never had to wait for anything at all and they were so happy to help. The staff were friendly, fun, polite and attentive and again, everybody commented on how great they were. The food at Loukoulos was ridiculously good. There was so much of it, but every plate that came out was simply wonderful!


Many people said that they had never had such good food at a wedding and it was the best food that they have had in Greece. The DJ was really good too (he played saxophone earlier on for guests as they arrived!) and the Greek dancing made it even more of a night to remember.


Thanks to Margreet and her team, Henk, Valentino at Loukoulos and all of the staff there, we had the most perfect wedding day imaginable. We are so grateful and really would encourage anyone getting married in Crete to use this wonderful company!!
Margreet, we hope we get to meet you again one day, our happiest memories are because of you!

BETHANY AND ANDREW

 (KENT, UK)


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We would highly recommend Gamos Crete Weddings - they helped put together our dream Wedding in September 2018 that exceeded all our expectations in every way.


OUR PLANNER MARGREET RIEMEIJER WAS AMAZING TAKING CARE OF EVERY SINGLE DETAIL IN THE PLANNING OF THE WEDDING AND PERSONALLY COORDINATING THE ENTIRE DAY MAKING SURE THAT THE BRIDE & GROOM AND ALL THE GUESTS HAD THE BEST POSSIBLE EXPERIENCE. FROM THE MOMENT MARGREET AGREED TO BE OUR WEDDING PLANNER SHE STARTED PLANNING EVERY DETAIL AND THINGS MOVED FORWARD QUICKLY - INCLUDING ALL THE THINGS WE HAD NOT EVEN CONSIDERED.

SHE WAS ALWAYS AVAILABLE DAY AND NIGHT WHENEVER WE NEEDED ANYTHING OR HAD ANY QUESTIONS, SHE WAS EASY TO WORK WITH AND ALWAYS ENTHUSIASTIC WHILST TAKING AWAY ALL OUR STRESSES AND WORRIES. AS WELL AS EXCEPTIONAL ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS AND A LOT OF EXPERIENCE SHE ALSO HAS A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR WHICH IS ALSO IMPORTANT IF YOU WILL BE WORKING WITH SOMEONE FOR A LONG TIME.


We decided on the locations one year before we got married when we were in Crete but then leading up to the Wedding we were only able to come to Crete a week before so we needed to put all our trust in Gamos Crete Weddings. They coordinated everything with the two separate venues for the Wedding and Reception plus all the different vendors and local suppliers. We had a very International Wedding with guests from all over the World - Margreet is fluent in English, Dutch and Greek and can most definitely handle an International Wedding.


Gamos Crete Weddings also come with many recommended vendors and suppliers they work with regularly and we fully endorse all the choices Margreet suggested for us - we were always given plenty of information in advance and it was made as easy as possible to see examples of past Weddings to help guide our choices. We did not feel pressure to go with any of the recommendations either - we always had the final decision.

The wedding celebrant was recommended by Gamos and we felt very lucky to have him. Like Margreet, he spoke perfect English and Dutch. He took a lot of time to get to know us before the Wedding and spent a lot of time with us and our guests before the ceremony so it was a very personal experience for us and our families.


In the end our wedding was something straight from the movies, we and all of our guests were so happy and thoroughly impressed from start to finish.

Thank you Gamos Crete & Margreet!



STEVEN AND EIRINI

UNITED KINGDOM


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