This beautiful and sunny spring day i’m sharing with you a majestic destination wedding on Mykonos by wedding photographer Elias Kordelakos. Danielle and Salif flew from Dubai to the famous island of Mykonos, to host their timeless wedding. I have to admit that i’m really stunned by the heartstopping ceremony view overlooking the aegean sea as well as the phenomenal reception setting decorated with lush flowers in fresh and bright colours.
Elias Kordelakos said to us: "Danielle and Saif come from Dubai. In love with Greece, they decided to hold their wedding in Mykonos, the island that flaunts its sizzling style and perennial party reputation. From their super energetic couple vibes to mastering the glam of the perfect wedding reception, their festivities were all about vivid colors and tremendous fun. We got along so well and I was thrilled to have been part of their beautiful story. Having the masters of wedding styling, De Plan V, on my side I knew that everything would be – and feel – absolutely perfect."
The wedding planner De Plan V said to us: "We are fine art obsessed, and therefore thrilled to be working aside Elias Kordelakos! His ability to perfectly capture the essence of beauty, his celebration of wedding allure, and his uncompromising style are always a definite winner in our books!
We wished to transform Danielle and Saif's elegant sea view villa into a sleek haven on earth. Mykonos brims with botanic aromas, and despite being famed for its infinite luxury, it also carries a seriously bohemian vibe. Our palette choice was an array of pinks, peaches, corals, fuchsias, blues, and purples with an emphasis on gold details. Classy cutlery and dinnerware were employed aside delightful blooms adding to the drama of wooden tables made of oak barrels, a boho synthesis of baskets, vintage boxes, crystal, tin basins, and rustic glass jars. A majestic canopy installation welling over with flowers and greenery made for a visually stunning backdrop."
"The bridal bouquet was a composition of fanciful florals such as garden roses, celosia, peonies, ruscus, and touches of craspedia, brunia, liatris, succulents, and greenery along with magnificent king protea, all bound with lace and twine. The same concept applied for the bridal wreath and the Groom's boutonnière. An impressive welcome entrance was styled with lanterns, jars filled with candles, and statement wooden barrels, instantly adding to the lavish display of fresh blooms that covered an immaculate photo booth for the lovely couple and their guests.
"The dinner area was set around a massive infinity pool. The tabletop was carefully curated to make a bold impression. The couple opted for prime crystal sous plats, colorful haute hippie glasses, crisp linen, and classy floral compositions. Hundreds of cascading garlands, decadent naked bulbs, and strung lights created a romantic ambiance and a free-spirited mood. Aria Fine Catering created a very Greek family style menu with famous greek meze, like tzatziki, traditional pie, grilled octopus, cretan salad, zucchini balls, and fresh grilled grouper filled with lemon sauce, olive oil, and wine. A beautiful Tuscan table was placed near the dance floor filled with mouthwatering provincial bites, such as homemade foccacias and herb breads, delicate varieties of olives, cold cuts, cheeses, grapes, and plums surrounded by candles and antique mirrors.
The entertainment for this wedding event was carefully chosen to facilitate a night full of dancing and partying! Speakeasies is a very popular 8 members swing band from Thessaloniki who performed for more than two hours playing famous Greek and international jazz, swing, manoush, and blues. The big surprise of the night was the absolute grace of the synchronized swimming dancers! The famous dance group who joined us that night is named "Naides" – a name for Greek Naiad Nymphs of the water element. The couple's first dance and cutting of the cake was highlighted by a memorable, three-minute fireworks show which was choreographed to music chosen by the couple! The aerial decoration with the ferry lights and the luxurious crystal chandeliers in the surrounding area completed the luxury bohemian atmosphere creating an immaculate, fairy tale scene."
Photography: Elias Kordelakos | Wedding Planning: De Plan V | Wedding dress: Hayley Paige | Bridal shoes: Jimmy Choo | Venue: Private Villa | Destination: Mykonos