Roberta and Alexander’s Maltese dream

Roberta Buhagiar and Alexander Pordage enjoyed a ceremony at St Nicholas Parish Church in Siggiewi, Malta

Alex and Roberta – Choosing Malta


Why Malta?


“I’ve been living in the UK for nine years but I’m actually from Malta and had always dreamt about getting married back home,” says Roberta. “St Nicolas Parish Church is even in the village where I grew up!”

Alex and Roberta – The Ceremony


What was the ceremony like?

“The ceremony was a Catholic mass in a Baroque church. The church was already decorated since it was the village feast the week after. It was all in English except that Alex said his vows in Maltese. We had the religious rites and we also had our own promises, which we had used when we moved in together – they were special to us. The ceremony was a dream come true for me! A lot of people from all over the world managed to come over to celebrate with us so it was extra-special.”

Alex and Roberta – The Reception


What was the reception like?

“Our reception was in a castle in an old part of Malta. We had a live band throughout the evening and loads of food being served through the evening. The best part for us was our first dance since we had gone for lessons and learnt a jive to My Baby Just Cares For Me. I love dancing but it is usually a struggle for Alex to keep to the rhythm so it meant a lot for Alex to even agree to it!”

Alex and Roberta – How Was It to Arrange?


Was it easy to arrange?

“It was easy for us since my parents live in Malta, so they helped out a great deal. Not sure how easy it was for them though!”

Any tips?


“Make sure you don’t get married there in August since it gets really hot, and bargain for prices as many suppliers will lower their rates.”