Since they first got together, Fayna and Anton have felt closely bound to Lanzarote, so there was no other choice when it came to deciding where to marry. Their story dates back to 1999 when they both decided to set out on an adventure to Groningen, the Netherlands. Fayna had family residing in Lanzarote and so they frequently visited the gorgeous island. For them, it's their private piece of paradise where they feel at home: they love the tranquil beaches and the cooling sea breeze that flows through the palm trees. For them, every corner brings back perfect memories.
If you can handle the jealousy, just take a look at some of the couple's wedding photos. You couldn't ask for a more idyllic location:
Ready to organise their wedding, Fayna and Anton made the decision to enter our competition at siquieroislascanarias.com, where we were giving away the chance to win a fairytale wedding. In exchange, all they needed to do was activate a virtual wedding signature book where friends of the participating couples had to tell us exactly why that couple deserved their dream day.
There was no doubt - these two dreamboats were our chosen couple, and their love for the Canary Islands was overwhelming. They received a whopping 300 comments from their friends and family keen to tell us why they felt Fayna and Anton were the perfect couple for this comp. One of the conditions for winning was to obtain the largest number of signatures, and these two were the outright winners. It was much more than just a competition - it was the dream start to their perfect life together.
They chose Lanzarote as one of their first trips as a couple. After the birth of their daughters, they continued making family trips to the Canary Islands, and now have sealed their love in the same place where they had already made so many memories: “For me travelling to Lanzarote is like coming home. The island has a special charm that I really love. Antón and I decided to call our eldest daughter Yaiza, to have the island ever-present,” Fayna told us. Furthermore, Fayna’s grandfather has a street named after him in Arrecife, commemorating his work on the island.
The waves, the breeze, the sand and the sunset make the Canary Islands the most romantic scenario to say 'I do'. Plus, unlike unpredictable ol' England, you're almost guaranteed to come away with some stunning pictures of a gloriously sunny day with your loved ones. Just check out Anton and Fayna's snaps - you can't get a more gorgeous scene than that, right?
If you're worried that planning a wedding abroad is stressful, don't panic - that stress is taken off your shoulders by the island's many hotels and wedding planners who offer comprehensive packages, working with you to ensure your wedding is everything you wished for. If that wasn't enough to convince you, the fact your guests can top up their tans before the big day and guaranteed good weather may just do the trick.
If you want more inspiration for your dream day, visit siquieroislascanarias.com - you'll find plenty of interesting ideas and suggestions to take note of in your wedding planner.