Welcoming Wedding Guests

Posted by on January 30th, 2014 | Leave a Comment | Back to overview

Hello to our wonderful couples!

Today I am sharing with you a wonderful day in photos that are not wedding photos. You will surely agree with me they are truly inspiring and remind us of the real meaning of marriage and bringing families together.

Destination Weddings are so much fun. Actually they are more than fun; they are full of excitement, cheerfulness and joy. The focus is mostly on the wedding day itself but Destination Weddings have other events planned around the wedding day. Either to thank guests for making the effort to travel miles away from home, introduce family and friends who have never met before or simply because the couple want to spoil their guests with parties, candlelit dinners or sailing to explore the place they are getting married.

We want to share with you the wonderful day we planned for Olivia and Justin’s family and friends as it was one of the best guest experiences we’ve had the pleasure of putting together.  It’s usually referred to as ‘The Rehearsal Dinner’ but this was more than just a dinner. It was a day of pure fun!  What was so lovely about planning this ‘Welcoming Wedding Guests event’ was how specific the couple were about the experience they wanted their guests to have.  For example… their love for Greek Food and Greek Music.

So we chose to start with a morning cruise around the volcanic isles of Santorini which also included Greek Meze and Syrtaki on board.

Souvenirs from Santorini

Bride to Be

Wedding in Greece

Wedding Gifts

Destination I Do

I do in Greece

Cable Car

Greek Wedding Planner

Wedding Planner

Wedding in Greece

Greek Island Weddings

Marry Abroad

Wedding in the Islands

Santorini Chapel

underwater photos

Underwater Wedding

Greek Cuisine

Local Food

Mother of the Bride

Santorini Sailing

Syrtaki

Syrtaki Dance

Sailing Santorini

Sailing in Santorini

Santorini View

In the evening guests were surprised with a candlelit dinner in a 400-year old canava; cave like building where the locals made wine.  And to top it all up live music with Tsabouna: the traditional Greek Bagpipe which certainly set the tone for the rest of the evening….actually the wedding itself as guests would not let the musicians stop playing.

Tsabouna

Torches

Canava

Santorini Cave

Vintage Details

Cocktail Hour

Gifts for the Bride

tsabouna

Greek Family

Rehearsal Dinner

Bride to Be

This was, for both families, their way of expressing who they are through the whole day’s celebrations.  And it was a fabulous day! Thank you to Thanos Asfis for the exceptional images.

 

Moscha

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Comments: 3

  1. Katie says:

    This is amazing! May I ask where the bags are from and which company you used for the sail? Thank you!

  2. Rachel says:

    Hi Stella & Moscha,

    I love your work, this is fantastic – I saw those tote bags on Pinterest which led me to your site! I too would love to know where you got them or where the bride got them!

    Thank you!

  3. Moscha says:

    Hello Rachel, the bride had those made via an Etsy supplier but can’t remember the vendor. thank you!

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