Pretty Beachside Wedding in Mykonos, Greece

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This Greece destination wedding of Kahroba and Jose was certainly a global affair! The couple traveled from California to celebrate their Mexican and Persian heritages in Mykonos! And what a wedding it was! Wedding Planner, Exclusive Wedding Tales, shared their story with us.

When Kay and Jose first contacted me they knew exactly how they wanted their wedding to be: a big party!

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The wedding took place in July in St. John area in Mykonos, at Hippie Fish, Beach Bar and Restaurant! The venue was exactly the reflection of the couple’s personalities! Vibrant, happy, relaxed and perfect for a wedding party!

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The ceremony took place in the late afternoon at the deck of the restaurant, where guests were seated and enjoyed the emotional ceremony!

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Coming all the way from California, with heritage the bride from Iran and the groom from Mexico they wanted to keep all the Persian traditions of the ceremony and to include some elements of the Mexican culture. 

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The bride wanted the decoration to be minimal so we used babys’ breath and eucalyptus, and for the bride’s bouquet we used White garden roses, hydrangeas and babys breath, while on the guests’ tables we used succulents as table number holders. We had lots of candles on the tables which gave a lovely romantic touch to the look.

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The reception and dinner took place at the restaurant level of Hippie Fish, where guests enjoyed a variety of Greek courses, and danced till early morning hours.

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In addition to the big day, the group partied all weekend too!  The day before the wedding the guests were invited to an all white dinner at Blue Myth restaurant, where all guests had to be dressed in white. They enjoyed the Greek Mediterranean cuisine and they had the opportunity to see live Greek dancers and share with them their dancing skills!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Elias Kordelakos Photography

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Planner + Styling: Exclusive Wedding Tales, Wedding Venue: Hippie fish Mykonos, Florist: Studio 7 Mykonos

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A Romantically Pink Wedding in Corfu, Greece

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Michele and Sebastian said I do on the beautiful island of Corfu, Greece in a picture-perfect and romantically pink destination wedding. The couple’s wedding planner, Anna from Rosmarin Weddings and Events gave us some insights into their gorgeous big day and how they selected this spot from around the world.

When Michele and Sebastian started to think about their wedding their first and ultimate decision was to have it somewhere abroad, next to the sea, where could come all their close friends and relatives to share this day with them. There is one more reason for that because basically couple lives in Paris but originally Michele is from Lebanon and Sebastian from Poland so there were not so many days in their life when their families collected together.

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Michele and Sebastian were considering a Catholic ceremony and from the beginning their choice was directed to amazing Santorini or Mykonos. But there were not any opportunities to have a Catholic ceremony there. This is how Corfu became one and only in final most right choice for the couple. Corfu Island is very famous about it’s history and heritage and stay a bit apart about culture, architecture from other Greek islands which we’ve used to see. And the reason of that was big influence of Italy, which is close to the island. There are a lot of Catholic churches and for the wedding was chosen Cathedral church of Saint James and Christopher in the historical center of Corfu town.

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Michele knew from the beginning that event styling should be very elegant with touches of chic. That’s why she chose pink and gold as main wedding colors. Reception dinner took place at the beachside restaurant – Piedra del Mar with perfect collaboration of Venetian Well restaurant who provided really elegant and gourmet catering.

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Gorgeous wedding cake was made by Cake Boutique and really exceeded couple’s expectations. 

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Elias Kordelakos

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Planning + Styling: Rosmarin Weddings and Events, Reception Venue: Piedra del Mar, Catering: Venetian Well restaurant, Cake: Cake Boutique, Bridal Hair + Makeup: “Nicoletta” salon

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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!

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

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Andros Island Beachfront Wedding in Greece

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Tom and Sophie are from the UK but traveled from their current home in Canada all the way to Greece for their destination wedding on the beautiful island of Andros. The bride shared with us how their big day abroad came to be.

By the time Tom had proposed we both knew exactly where we wanted to get married, on the Island of Andros, where his parents lived. Tom took me out there to meet his parents a few months before the proposal and I instantly fell in love with the Greek island. Tom and his parent’s had holidayed on the island for many years which then led to them moving out there 11 years ago and I completely understand why. The island is a stunning, colorful place, full of greenery inland and white sandy beaches by the coast. It is not one of the main tourist islands which made everything that much more real. It almost felt untouched and the local Greek’s were ever so friendly and welcoming.  One day whilst we were there on holiday, Tom’s parents took us to Blue Bay Holiday Village to meet George (the owner) and have a swim in the pool. Once we got there I instantly knew that was where we would get married, overlooking the Aegean Sea. I even told George this and said as soon as I had the ring on my finger we would book a date!

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During the engagement Tom and I were living in Vancouver, Canada which made wedding plans a little more difficult. Organizing a wedding in Greece, with all the wedding guests in England and the bride and Groom in Canada proved quite stressful but one of the easiest decisions we made was finding our photographers…When they arrived in Andros on our wedding day they started taking pictures from the moment they got to the hotel. They were extremely professional but more importantly so very friendly. I felt like we had made friends for life by the end of the day.

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One of the best moments of the day was simply getting ready with my bridesmaids. We spent the whole day (as we didn’t get married until 7pm) laughing and reminiscing.

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When it was time for the ceremony we walked up to Blue Bay following two Greek musicians. This is a Greek tradition and it really set the whole ceremony up wonderfully. There were a few local Greek’s at the wedding who got everyone up Greek dancing after the ceremony which added a fun, traditional vibe to the reception.

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One of the funniest moments came at early hours in the morning when one of my bridesmaids decided to jump in the pool, in her bridesmaid dress. The venue looked stunning and being able to party until 7am in the warm Greek air was exactly what we wanted. I fully believe if we got married in England it would not have been as much fun and would not have provided us with the exact night that Tom and I were hoping for. If being able to enjoy a holiday with all of our loved ones in Andros wasn’t enough, we also got to share the most wonderful day of our lives with them as well.

Our big Greek wedding in Andros was a dream come true and I would do it all over again, any day of the week if I had the chance!

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Once the wedding day was over, the excitement carried on with the anticipation of receiving our photos, and boy did they deliver! They are by far the best wedding pictures I have seen and we have had many comments on them by friends all over the world.

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Sovisual Photography

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero, Venue: Blue Bay Resort & Anerrousa Hotel, Catering: Punta Playa Catering, Wedding Boutique: Tickled Pink, Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy, Groom Suit Giussepe Handmade Roman Taylor, Rings Bespoke: Ch Jewellery, Hair Abby Johnson Edit Saloon, Flowers : Anemona, Nails: Beauty Sense

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Stunning Intimate Destination Wedding in Santorini, Greece

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Today we’re bringing you a very special big day, an intimate elopement or destination wedding for two in beautiful Santorini, Greece. Inna and Ilya may not have had a big guest count but they are proof positive that you can still have a stunning, over the top wedding no matter the size. We just can’t get enough of these gorgeous details in Greece!

The couple’s wedding planner, Anna of Rosmarin Weddings and Events, shared with us the story of their little big day. Lately it happens often that the couple wants to avoid a big wedding with lots of guests. In this case, the best solution appears in intimate weddings just for two, when two loving people in an atmosphere of infinite romance pronounce the most important words for each other. That was the story of Inna and Ilya. They chose for the wedding ceremony a small church on a lonely cliff on the most beautiful island on earth – Santorini.

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Inna ordered pillowcases which decorated the bride’s morning.

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Inna, as a perfectionist, wanted to create an unforgettable day. That’s why she has paid great attention to details, decor and color palette. The choice fell on a peach – a gentle, very wedding color, green – we used a lot of ivy, fragrant eucalyptus, which is rich in Santorini, and as a accents – purple, plum.

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So much tenderness was that day! The beautiful bride looked incredibly elegant, and at the same time romantic. By the way the dress was sewn to order, and it is often the best solution when the dream dress impossible to find in stores. Ilya looked like a character from old Hollywood films – perfectly fitting suit, accessories and, of course, bow tie in the tone of the wedding palette.

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Thin flowing fabrics, exquisite details, vintage dishes and fruit table decoration – all these made style truly gentle and romantic.

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We organized a dinner on the terrace of the hotel room, and by tradition it started in the most romantic time on Santorini – when the sun had almost disappeared behind the horizon and painted the island in ocher colors.

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Song of couple – John Legend “All of me”, and the main phrase of it: «All of me loves all of you» became as the leitmotif for wedding polygraphy, which perfectly fit into the overall style.

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It was a wedding, which the couple dreamed of, and the memories of this day will remain in their hearts for a lifetime. No doubts!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Julia Kaptelova

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Planner + Decor: Rosmarin Weddings and Events, Floral design: Fabio Zardi, Bridal Makeup: Anna Dedes, Bridal Hair: Bella Domigou, Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka

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