An Exquisite Wedding Story in Mykonos…

DATE: 13.12.19

The Greek islands are known to be one of the world’s most beautiful locations for a picture-perfect destination wedding...and we couldn't agree more! This year, as well as bringing so many amazing wedding dreams to life here in Crete, we were thrilled to also work our magic organising a wedding on the fabulous island of Mykonos! Famous for its sandy beaches and turquoise waters, not to mention its unrivalled sunsets, this vibrant island is another excellent choice as a premium location for an unforgettable Greek island wedding!

When Filip & Jan living in the USA first reached out to us to organize their dream gay wedding the original plan was for the wedding to take place at a gorgeous private villa here in Crete; with so many luxury villas to choose from, it was the natural first choice! Then when they shared with us that top of their list of wedding wishes was a villa with breathtaking sunset views - an absolute must for them - we thought we’d explore outside Crete this time, to see what other amazing locations we could come up with. And we found JUST the perfect setting for them in cosmopolitan Mykonos! An exclusive hill-top villa with breathtaking panoramic views exactly as Filip & Jan had dreamed of. 

So a year before the big day we set off to do our inspection checks, meet some first class vendors, sample the catering services and generally put the wheels in motion for Filip & Jan’s upcoming wedding celebrations. From then on we worked closely with the couple by email & skype to fine tune every last detail. Everything went like clockwork, even allowing for the time difference between the 2 or sometimes even 3 countries due to work obligations of the grooms.

Filip & Jan were a dream to work with as they knew exactly what they wanted for their big day and we felt from the very first moment that we were all on the same page regarding their perfect wedding vision. They were also very receptive to our ideas & suggestions, and trusted in our many years of wedding planning experience to guide them on their very special day.

Their 40 guests from all over the world joined Filip & Jan for their beautiful Greek island wedding & were blown away by the villa’s spectacular setting & views. The word idyllic was surely invented for something as unbelievably stunning as this premium wedding venue...

The celebrations started one day before the wedding with a lively welcome party with cocktails & finger food from the exclusive catering & bar services that we’d carefully chosen for the occasion. Then, the next day, with the sun warm on their skin and love in the air, Filip & Jan made their way hand in hand down the aisle together for their moving ceremony which took place on the hillside in front of the villa overlooking the shimmering Aegean sea. With their guests clearly enchanted by the magic of the day, the two of them made their solemn promise to one other and declared their love in front of the people who mean the most to them in the world. Although the sea breeze was quite strong on the day, this created some brilliant photo & video results from the talented professionals who were on hand to cover every moment of the day’s events….lots of natural, windswept shots of dresses & hair!

After the emotional  speeches that truly touched the newlyweds’ hearts, the elegant reception dinner was served beside the villa’s kidney shaped pool and included delicious salads, fresh fish & tender veal dishes. Dessert was an impressive buffet affair with cute shot glasses filled with tempting sweets as well as Greek donuts, mini tartlets & fresh fruit. The couple chose a 2-tier round white wedding cake with their initials as a cool topper and sweet macarons & fresh berries to complement the cake. The champagne to toast the couple's future happiness added a wonderful extra touch of elegance & fizz to the wedding reception celebrations.    

The first dance is a special moment at every wedding & this one was no exception…the beautifully romantic song the couple chose for their first dance together was SO fitting and spoke right to everyone’s hearts…

A top DJ provided the music for the evening’s entertainment and the guests danced the night away under the inky Mykonos sky.  

From vision to reality, this truly inspirational destination wedding was a day where Filip & Jan as a couple were reflected in every decision & moment and we were so delighted to have played a part in bringing it all together...

Planning@weddingsbymoments
Photography@matejkmet
Videography@dgfilmsgr
Furniture Rental@rakorceremonies
Flowers@petridiscreations
Catering@goldenfoodconcept
Dj@happydjs_greece
Cocktails@ramantanis_bros
Venue | Private #villamykonos