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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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