After their big wedding reception was cancelled back in Germany, Ana and Marc took off for their "recovery" holidays in Crete, where under the magic of island, they decided to elope.
Keep scrolling to see all of the beautiful photos by Andreas Markakis Photography. Crete for Love Weddings & Events planned every detail in only 48 hours! Flower Center Chania created all of the luscious florals for this elopement in Crete. Be sure to check out all the images in the full gallery and read this couple's story.
Back home in Germany, everything was ready for their big reception of wedding 2020 till the moment when last minute new Covid-19 restrictions forced Ana and Marc to cancel their party.
Sad and disappointed, they followed their friend’s recommendation and headed to Chania, Crete for their honeymoon. After all, they thought they would combine their holidays with at least, a romantic photo session, may the occasion arise.
Under the magical influence of Crete, Ana and Marc asked for more. They decided that they did not want to put their wedding plans on hold any longer as Crete felt like the right place to celebrate their marriage.
A thoughtful service of their hotel in Crete arranged our meeting and so directly discussed all details for the organization of this romantic autumn elopement were polished up.
The couple set their hearts on the unique wedding location, being a Greek historical stone chapel hidden among hills of olive groves in Chania area.
The joy, hope and excitement accompanied those wedding plans made in 48 hours. To customize at most with a short period of time, we followed the color palette that Ana and Marc initially chose for their German wedding celebration with a Cretan twist of adding to the bouquet and floral ceremony centerpiece a cut pomegranate fruit – a symbol of life, beauty and fertility.
The bride, Ana, wore an Anna Kara gown, shoes by Tamaris, and was styled by Maria Tzanakakis. The groom, Marc, wore a suit from Suit Supply and shoes from Edwards. The couple wore wedding rings by Christ.
The autumn day of this micro wedding was bright and warm. Afternoon ceremony with a rich “rain” of red rose petals, exchange of vows, breaking the pomegranate fruit for future luck prolonged into happy toasts and romantic evening.
Everything felt natural without fuss and stress of the past cancelled wedding plans. Ana and Marc embraced their small wedding with elegance, charm, and pure happiness of being together in the right place at the right time. It was a wedding that meant to take place in Crete!