INTIMATE SEASIDE WEDDING ON CRETE
We have to admit that beach weddings are becoming our new obsession! It must be a unique feeling getting married with your other half in front of the sea, barefoot on the warm sand. Photographer Hanna Monika shared with us a wonderful boho beach wedding in beautiful Crete, which we present to you today on the blog certain that it will journey you.
From Photographer Hanna Monika: "Sophie & Christian's wedding day story isn't a long one but one thing they were both absolutely sure about was their love of the beach.
For a young couple living in Germany it was only fitting then that they planned their destination wedding on the stunning shores of southern Crete. And every little detail was so in tune with the boho freedom vibe they planned for and carried in their hearts!As soon as they decided on this particular secluded location they knew they wanted to have only their closest friends and family attending and that is exactly what they accomplished.
While many details from the wedding day were planned back in Germany, a large part was also handled directly in Crete with the expert help of the wedding planning team of Moments Weddings and Events. Hiring us for the destination wedding photography was hugely important for the couple in order to have the day’s feel, details and emotions captured thoroughly and with love. We were, naturally, truly happy to drive all the way to the far south of the island to accommodate Sophie’s and Christian's every wish.
Planning a destination wedding abroad always has plenty of additional work added to the regular wedding planning process – especially when it comes to trying to figure out group accommodation and transportation to and around the island, getting everything to the site safely and assuring your chosen local vendors team is top notch and totally on the game through the whole process of planning and capturing the day – but when it was all set up and the day started to flow, it was so worth it!
The wedding ceremony itself began with Sophie being led down the sandy aisle by her father and Christian waiting at their favorite spot where the decorated wedding arch was set on a stunning backdrop of a calm and endless sea. The wedding day details were clean, romantic, pastel and bright. Nothing was overdone, yet no detail was overlooked. The goal was to keep things natural, beautiful and airy, radiating light and love. Everything was meant to pair well with the sunny and bright atmosphere Crete has to offer.
Sophie and Christian said “I do” with their feet in the sand, followed by an intimate portrait session along the sandy shores and in the nearby monastery of Agios Charalampos. Neither the weather nor the light could have been more perfect to capture the beauty of this young couple in love and the magnetic empty locations they chose as a background for their wedding day love story."