Crete is a magical place. It is the island that hosts the most magnificent and elegant destination weddings, and many couples choose to spend their special day with their beloved ones next to its crystal-clear seas and nature. That’s what Jill and Garrett did for their wedding day – they chose Crete to celebrate their love. Wedding planning and design company Moments created a classy, traditional wedding in the hues of rose gold with blue details, placed inside nature and olive trees, and captured by destination photographer HannaMonika. I adored the bridesmaids’ floating dresses, and I think you can definitely get some wonderful ideas by the peach & white with David Austin flowers bouquet, which is so lush and authentic. You can also apply the wooden element in your wedding, especially if you choose to have a destination wedding in a place full of sea and nature. Furthermore, in my opinion a photo shoot in the vineyards besides the trees can prove to be a wonderful idea to create an organic, natural destination wedding. I also adored the wedding reception, dressed in white and blue, the colors of Greece. The wooden tables and chairs makes everything seem cozy, and its ideal for small wedding where your friends and family can share their joy with you. Crete is a gorgeous place to celebrate your love and say the magic words “I do”, since it is known for its rare sandy beaches, country smells and endless olive trees.
The Wedding Planner told us: "The love clearly shone out at Jill & Garrett’s traditional private estate wedding on the beautiful island of Crete. The happy young couple travelled from the USA with their closest family & friends for this very special day in their lives.
After meeting online and then falling in love, they knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together and their wish was to say I do in the most romantic of settings: a breathtaking private estate with its rolling vineyards and amazing sea & mountain views.
The wedding celebrations began the day before the ceremony with a fabulous welcome dinner in the scenic western part of Crete.
On the day of the wedding Jill got ready with her daughter (who touchingly was also her bridesmaid) & Maid of Honor in the Bride’s Preparation room within the estate’s impressive grounds. Amazingly, her perfect make up & hair styling is all her own work! Jill’s floaty fairytale bridal gown reflected her former ballet-dancer days as well as her bubbly & sweet personality and her choice of peach & white David Austin flowers for her bridal bouquet complemented her wedding dress to perfection."
"In keeping with tradition, Jill’s father walked her down the aisle where Garrett was waiting for the two of them to begin their new life together. Their close friend from back home, himself Greek by nationality , performed the moving ceremony after which everyone enjoyed a wonderful wedding dinner in the estate’s charming square, under the shade of the age-old olive tree.
The couple had chosen an eye-catching rose gold & navy blue color scheme for their wedding reception décor & the dinner tables were further complemented by the amazing name cards which Jill herself had made, using her incredible talent for calligraphy.
The estate’s magical rustic atmosphere was perfect for Jill & Garrett’s dream wedding day in Crete.
The wedding party were able to see more of Crete’s natural beauty & amazing scenery with an unforgettable trip around the whole island and other parts of Greece after the wedding day."
Wedding Planning and Design: Moments Weddings and Events
Coordination: Moments | Photography: HannaMonika | Florist: Oneiranthi | Cakes: MOMENTS | Event Rentals: Agreco Farms | | Shoes: Louboutin Paris