Late June on the island of Crete is was the perfect setting for a seaside private villa inspirational shoot on the beach. This two day bridal inspirational story was photographed in Cretan village of olives, laurel groves and Apollo's beloved tree.
Keep scrolling to see all gorgeous gowns by Made Bride by Antonea, the beautiful photos by Andreas Markakis and all the details planned and carried out by Crete for Love. You can see all the images in the full gallery and read on to hear more about this inspiration from Crete for Love.
While in Crete, it is only natural that the wedding ceremony would take place on the beach and the best colors of natural light would be released at late sunset hour. Manfler created the romantic and traditionally classic arch and wooden cross-back chairs dressed up with bouquets of dahlias, roses, tulips, iris, lisianthus, freesia, chrysanthemum, peonies, carnations and even more we created comfort and coziness within the complexity of ceremony that each couple seeks for their wedding day.
From the sandy soft coast washed by the Mediterranean waves and warm Greek sun to the Cretan history hidden among the saturated greenery of a traditional village with its rocks and pale rustic walls stroked by years of strong sun rays and winds walls, we set our wedding story in between two best nature dimensions that Crete has to offer.
This styled summer photoshoot started close to Chania town at the premises of exclusive for Crete for Love event sea view villa, located right on the beach - Villa Glaros. Obsessed with shades of Greek island summer incorporating in one “canvas” we blended touches of lemon, peach, honey, cream, gold, sandstone and brushed those up with zingy and fresh watermelon and soft purple sunset colors.
Mediterranean style of celebrating outdoor craved for modern twists and so the heavy wooden village-style table for al-fresco dining was matched with funky gold chairs, minimal of style and organic color plates, carpet & golden silverware. Playing around with floral centerpieces we aimed to propose two inspirations of more garden-style diversified flowers set in high transparent vases for earlier in a day celebration and of an official lavish garland for the late evening.
Modern and classic, framed and less consistent, mixing styles and structure with extending your wedding color palette from white and beige can come with an outstanding and flawless effect.
Digging into all wedding planning details, don’t be shy to choose funky designs for your wedding like stationery by The Blue Workshop, and the stunning wedding cakes by Monterno Catering.
As the beach wedding story may come to an end with blue waves and “salty kisses,” here in Crete we encourage you to enter into the “green” part of the celebration. Inland Cretan villages must be a part of your love story where you will find serenity and rustic elegance of slow life. Abandoned old houses and endless fields of local fairy tale nature will form a perfect background for your wedding images. Laurel leaves, fig and olive trees, wild vine leaves climbing rusty fences and hidden prickly pears will leave your images to look like a painting.
Day two of the inspirational bridal photoshoot took place in the heartwarming coziness of Embrosnieros village in Chania area named Apokoronas. At the early day hours, before the sun raised, we chased the most warming light of Crete, entering Markakis Estate premises.
Wandering around old cottages, main village square, visiting local kafeneio and historical Turkish tower of Alidaki built initially by the Venetians, we felt that today’s trendy boho and rustic terms found its organic roots. Nothing more and nothing less was this bridal inspirational story with nature, history and sheep sneaking into these beautiful wedding inspiration photos.
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