Summer is finally here, and it brings us all the joy and beauty in the world, as well as this remarkable, filled with country style wedding in Crete! Nothing can be compared to a magnetic, magical, summer destination wedding in Greece, where nature meets elegance and sunny beaches meet blue, clear skies at the end of the horizon.
Destination photographer Andreas Markakis provided us with some remarkable images of this wedding in Crete, sentimental and filled with romantic emotions. From the preparation of the bride to the moment that the happy couple takes off in their car, we felt like we were a part of their special day.
Wedding planning and design agency Crete for Love created an outstanding final stamp, dressed with all the flair and style in the world, while we absolutely adored how intimate and romantic this outdoor wedding in Crete was.
An Intimate Outdoor Wedding In Crete That Stole Our Hearts
We truly fell in love with every bit of this intimate wedding in Crete. First and foremost, we adored the natural rustic environment, as well as the decoration, which included brushstrokes of minimalistic and Mediterranean elements, and was perfectly complemented with a setting of lush greenery and vivid-colored flowers.
Moreover, we loved the wedding reception, which took place in nature and was hugged in a touching way by trees and greenery. Nature can play a vital role in your decor and setting since it can offer its colors and beauty to the final result and create a fantastic outcome.
This wedding at Crete touched our hearts since it was as intimate and romantic as it gets. Crete is an amazing island, filled with ideal, luxurious wedding venues, countless sandy beaches, majestic mountains, and crystal clear seas. We totally recommend it for your own destination wedding in Greece, since it combines style and elegance with natural beauty.
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Refering to this wedding, told us:
"Mary & Sean: two charismatic people, travelling the best corners of the world, met during one of their exotic trips to mediate and work together. Seeing the world at its best, for their wedding, they chose Chania where Sean grew up and his family always waits for him after his remote trips around Asia or Africa. The privacy of Chania winery stole the couple’s hearts where they invited only closest family members and few beloved friends to witness their intimate wedding ceremony.
On this warm morning of October, Mary began her bridal preparations in a boutique hotel in the heart of Chania’s Old Town. Her choice of outfit was impeccable and matched her figure flawlessly: light minimal dress with an open back and a classic veil. She also chose an elegant up-do to complete the look, and earthy toned make up with a subtle glam to it. Mary’s bridal bouquet of eucalyptus and ivory roses added a stylish contrast to this ethereal look. Mary was ready for her Big Day!
Accompanied by her mother and bridesmaids, the bride enjoyed a brief photo session walking on the iconic Old Port of Chania, where her ride – a gorgeous vintage black Citroën, was waiting for her to set off to the rustic Cretan winery. The admiration and enthusiasm of the people looking at them on this stroll was one to remember!
The ceremony was to take place in the courtyard of the winery’s historic residence. The naturally minimal chic of the rustic environment – the classic Mediterranean wooden chairs, tall pine trees and traditional white-washed walls of the building- was perfectly complemented with the decor of lavish greenery and dozens of pale pink and peach roses. Cretan musicians added a time of joy to the wedding atmosphere of this soft Cretan autumn day, playing traditional rhythms while everyone waited for the bride.
The bride arrived and walked down the aisle, to finally meet her beloved groom. The ceremony in the close circle of the two families was intimate and touching. After the heartfelt speech of the groom’s brother, Mary & Sean exchanged beautiful vows, narrating the story of their love and how lucky they are to have found one another. The couple shared a kiss under a shower of lavender & rose petals and set off for an intimate photo session around the cozy hillside town of Western Crete.
In the meantime, their families were treated to a variety of wines and an olive bar to the tunes of live Cretan music. As the couple arrived, it was time for the wedding dinner! Set in the atmospheric gardens of the winery, one long table was embellished with an astonishing lavish flower garland and elegant customized stationery.
Savouring the traditional Cretan dinner, the newlyweds and their families enjoyed an array of entertainment: live traditional music, Cretan dancers, DJ and a fun upbeat jazz performance by the bride’s brother. The couple wanted to live this evening to the full and it couldn’t have been any more perfect.
The Big Day of Mary & Sean was a small wedding of a grande scale!"
Photography & Videography: Andreas Markakis|Flowers: Flower Center| Wedding Planning & Design: Crete for Love | Ceremony & Reception Venue : Manousakis Winery |Wedding Cake: Monterno | Catering: Salis Chania