Greek Destination Wedding Inspiration

We’re super excited to be heading to Greece this week to scout some amazing destination wedding locations!  So before we go (and report back of course), we wanted to give you a little Greek destination wedding inspiration.  If you want to say “I do” high above the seas, then today’s European post is for you!


{Photos: Balloons: The Knot Santorini, Church: Vangelis Photography, Chairs: Anna Roussos, Place Setting: Rebecca Ellie Studio, Long Tables: Kasper Creations, Cake: Jen Huang}


Destination Wedding Shoot in Spain

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Today’s post is a wedding inspiration shoot all the way from Spain!  A talented team of European event professionals partnered together to show you what an elopement could really be like in Granada.  The beautiful rustic details, magical setting, and fun-loving couple help make this one of our faves of recent.  We asked event planner, Mery Liccardi Eventi to share her inspiration for the shoot.  “When we decided to realize this shoot the idea was to create a magic environment, with history and a modern, fresh flair. The scene is bohemian and romantic Granada which won the heart of writers of XIX century” Enjoy!

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Destination Wedding Photography: Lidia Clemente

Photo Shoot Vendors: Models: Chabela Quintanilla & Óscar Soria (Los Ahoras), Event Planning: Mery Liccardi eventi, Location: Hotel Casa 1800 Granada, Wedding Dress: You&Me ProjectMakeup: Sophie Make Up para You&Me ProjectHair: BS Estilistas, Suit: La Colonial, Floral Design: L’Atelier de las flores, Cake: Velvet Granada


Vintage Styled Destination Wedding in Tuscany


Stef and Roog live in Eindhoven, the Netherlands but traveled to Tuscany for their destination wedding away from home. The couple gave us a peek into their oh-so pretty big day in the countryside of Italy. But the planning wasn’t always as easy as pie…

We actually had another location we preferred; we’ve been in Tuscany before during a trip to Italy a couple of years ago and we stayed at a wonderful romantic place. But unfortunately the contact wasn’t going very smooth and they weren’t very cooperative, so we decided to look for another venue. After a long search on the internet I found 3 possible venues and decided to write them all 3. Within an hour I got a very enthusiastic and detailed response (in good English, also very helpful!) from Ginevra from Tenuta di Papena. We had a skype-session a couple of days later and we immediately felt a personal connection with her. So we came over last September to visit the location and there it happened; we where in love with the venue! We eventually choose this one, not only because of the good contact with the owner, but also because it’s such a beautiful place, they have experience with weddings and it was affordable. 

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At first I was really looking for a bohemian-styled dress. But once I had a ‘princess-dress’ on, I thought “you can only do this once Stef”. So I went for a beautiful dress with lots of lace, so it would still have a little bit of a vintage look. The florist helped me making it a bit more vintage by designing a beautiful wrist-corage, filled with lovely flowers. Along with the flowers in my hair, it gave perfection to my outfit.


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We often ask couples about their favorite moments from the day.

My god, what a difficult question! We had so many!

When we had the moment of seeing each other for the first time in the Abbey of San Galgano, there was a drone flying over the church. A friend of ours ran outside and asked to the guy if he could make some footage of us. So now we have a video of us with all our guests, outside the abbey, from the sky! How cool is that!

The ceremony was just beautiful. We where in an open grain field, with the sun low and my biggest love on my side. The moment you say ‘yes’ to each other will always be very special. 

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How darling is their little nice, Patou?! She certainly stole the show for a moment or two!

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We really wanted a country chic wedding with a bohemian touch. We got our inspiration through Ginevra itself (pictures from weddings she done before) and pinterest. 




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During dinner (which was amazingly tasteful, my mom gave a (15 min!) speech. The wedding planner was afraid that it would be too long, but each and everyone was ‘hanging on her lips’. 


Our friends made a video at home, where they took ‘a trip down memory lane’ and visited places where we lived, went to school etc. It ended with a hilarious sketch of our 2 best friends (pretending to be us) while camping. Tears of laughter!


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The party was awesome! We brought a DJ with a sax-player with us from the Netherlands, and they made it a party to never forget! We had the party outside, next to the swimming pool. We had a full moon and we had the best party-people in the world (where from the Netherlands ;). Everybody was going out of their minds and it ended up with us jumping into the pool (with suit and dress), followed by our friends. Luckily we have a lot of film-footage from the party :)


Everything on this day was just perfect. For us it was the most beautiful day of our life. But it’s very special to hear from family and friends that it was also one of the most beautiful days of their lives! Francesco Spighi just captured every (little) thing perfectly and in such an artistic way. We experience the day over and over again, just by looking at all those beautiful pictures.


Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Francesco Spighi 

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Venue and Planning: Tenuta di Papena, Floral Design: Mag Florist, Catering: Terre di SienaWedding Dress: White One – Barcelona, Groom Attire: Magee – 1866 Suit Supply, Wedding Rings: Wim Meeussen, Celebrant: Renske Riemslag from Mooitoscane


Romantic Vintage Destination Wedding in Ávila, Spain


Cristina and Rodrigo hosted their destination wedding in Ávila, Spain in a beautiful and romantic church wedding ceremony followed by a rustic vintage wedding reception with oodles of personal and pretty details. The couple shared with us the story of their big day abroad!

Marta (Gris Berenjena) helped very much with the planning, decoration and timing. I think it’s very important to have a wedding planner, especially when the wedding is original, like ours.


I was desperate because I didn’t find the dress I wanted. Then I went to Pronovias and saw this dress. It was love at first sight. It’s simple, mikado and with scoop neckline and a bow as a belt.


The church location was very special to this couple: It was the chapel of our school, where we met at 15. I was shy and he was so cute! But finally we started going out together and here we are. I’m the happiest woman in the world!!


 Hotel Palacio de Monjaraz a wonderful place next to the chapel. The cocktails were tasty and colourful.


When guests arrived at the cocktail, there were pallets with envelopes for all, thanking them for being there. It was very moving. Everyone liked it.


Guests moved around the place, it was very dinamic. The menus had checklists where everyone was checking what the/she had already tested. There were always trays with warm dishes.

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Gifts for guests: Lottery tickets in envelopes with a positive message. Women were given flat shoes.


The decoration was quite casual, there were no tablecloths. In every table, flowers were accompanied by positive messages. Marta prepared a table for the kids. Moreover, there was soft fruit candies and burgers from McDonalds!!


The fireworks were a big surprise (gift from my brother). And our friends and relatives prepared videos about us, that made all of us laugh and cry.


And in case you didn’t get enough of this sweet pair, here are a few shots from their engagement session that we fell in love with too!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Lorena San José

Wedding Vendors: Gown: Pronovias Barcaza model, Ring: Joyería Suárez (engagement ring), Earrings and bracelet: Vintage (from my grandmother’s), Bouquet and flower arrangement: El Olivo Garden, Makeup and hair: Laura Perrino, Costume: Scalpers, Watch: Hamilton Pilot Khaki (engagement gift of mine), Cufflinks: Montblanc, Shoes (made-to-measure): Resán, Wedding planner: Marta (Gris Berenjena), Church: Capilla de Mosén Rubí (Ávila, Spain), Decoration: Gris Berenjena, Cocktail: Hotel Palacio de Monjaraz, Venue: Lienzo Norte, Catering: El Truco del Almendruco, Music and DJs: Alba & Kike, Lights: Toño del Nogal


Italian Honeymoon Photo Shoot


Today we’ve got an elopement inspired shoot, ideal for a wedding for two or honeymoon in Italy!  The photo shoot took place in Ischia where the models went for a swim, were spotted out on a boat, and got to explore the town streets together.  Art of Perfection Events shared this shoot with us and here’s what they had to say about their idea.

Magical. Enchanting. Timeless. That’s exactly what it feels like to attend a destination wedding in Italy. About twenty minutes from the mainland of Naples, Italy there are three exclusive Italian Islands: Ischia, Procida, and Capri. These are dreamlike locations that are full of vibrant colors, authentic architecture and natural volcanic thermal spas. 

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This past summer, we photographed and videographed these beautiful islands and surrounding waters to capture the most realistic setting for a destination Italy wedding like no other. We created this photoshoot to showcase to brides-to-be how beautiful getting married in Italy can be with the right event planner. With hints of white and blue and accents of silver accessories, our color palette was stunning. This natural looking palette was inspired by the beautiful colorful hues provided by Mother Nature and the beauty of Italy.

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Our photographer, Gennaro Cimmino and our videographer, Francesco Rocco, produced gorgeous pieces of our adventure around the Italian Islands of Ischia and Procida, which I have attached so you can envision the beauty and romance of a couple diving into love and the clear waters of the Mediterranean.

To see more from this shoot, check out the video highlights here:

Photo Shoot Team: Bride Model: Angela Fascelli, Groom Model: Giuseppe Assante, Destination Wedding Planner + Guest Villa Rentas: Art of Perfection Events, Photographer: Gennaro Cimmino, Videographer: Francesco Rocco, Bride’s Gown: Costanza Chevalier, Groom’s Blazer and Shoes: Zara