LOVELY LEFKADA ISLAND WEDDING
Don’t miss today on the blog this lovely wedding on Lefkada island shared with us by destination photographer Lefteris Kalampokas. Lefkada or the Caribbean of Greece is an amazing island in the Ionian sea that stands out for the breathtaking beaches and the crystal clear waters surrounded by lush greenery. Max and Georgia tied the knot with their closest friends and family who travelled from the UK and Australia. Enjoy!
From the bride: "Max and I have been together for twelve years, childhood sweethearts so to say we had waited long for our wedding day was an understatement. I always thought we would have a huge white wedding extravaganza then just after we finished two years traveling in Australia our little boy came along and like every mother, my priorities changed and so did my dreams. Time passed so quickly and before we knew it, we had our first family holiday abroad. A little Greek island we stumbled across online. We instantly felt at home in Lefkas when we arrived. The locals were so welcoming and family friendly! They couldn't help enough, even holding Archer whilst we ate our meals.
My newfound dream became a little hidden gem in the Ionian islands; bursting with culture, beautiful scenery, fresh salty air and the warmth of the sun. We knew instantly that this is where we wanted to finally say our vows to each other. It wasn't debatable...it was a yes!
It took us a while to find someone to help us planning from a different country but thankfully, locals recommended us Claire at Lefkas Weddings. The whole journey was exciting, fun, organised and surprisingly calm. We knew that we wanted a venue with history rather than a beach wedding and Claire sent us numerous ideas and then she mentioned her favourite building was the Library building and it had a large garden that could be perfect for us. We saw the pictures and we truly felt we truly feel this is 'The One' it had everything we were looking for. It was a tense wait whilst she applied for permission as the garden had not be used previously for a ceremony and we were so excited when we received the yes to go ahead! "
"Our sixty guests travelled from both the UK and Australia to celebrate with us and we anxiously hoped would like the island as much as we loved it. Looking back, we shouldn't have worried because there's nothing about Lefkas that doesn't capture your heart!
Our 'Big Day' arrived and it was perfect from sunrise to sunset! Our ceremony at the Library was surrounded by beautiful rustic architecture; we choose a civil ceremony with a Christian blessing with readings and a hymn. That was truly special for us as it was a personal touch from both our upbringings. We had a stunning boat cruise to take us to the ceremony in Lefkada Town as well as back to the reception venue - our guests were really impressed with that! The food and drinks at NV beach bar were amazing, topped off with the breath taking backdrop of the sun setting over the mountains. We can't put in to words how magical it was and we will never ever forget how we felt that day, nor how we feel in Lefkas. We cannot wait to visit for years to come, treasuring this perfect day in our lives. Thank you to everyone that made it a dream come true."
Photography: Kalampokas Fotografia | Event Planning and Design: Claire Salisbury at Lefkas Weddings | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sotero | Bridesmaid dresses: Asos | Rings: Vera Wang | Venue: Lefkada Library and NV Beach Bar & Restaurant | Groom’s Attire: Moss Bross | Hair: Georgia Fuller | Make-up: The Beauty Specialist by Kerry Humphreys