Enchanting Rustic Winery Wedding


Lynda & Danny’s joy-filled destination wedding at a fabulous rustic winery in Crete took place in the idyllic setting of rolling vineyards & lush greenery. Their perfect Greek island wedding day truly was a dream come true for this loved-up young couple, so clearly suited to one another with their shared vision of just how they wanted their fairytale wedding in Crete to be…

Lynda & Danny were a joy to work with and right from the very beginning we felt we were on the same page when it came to planning every precious detail of their destination winery wedding in Crete.

Lynda & Danny travelled to Crete for their big day in the sun with their beloved family & friends from England & Scotland. The wedding party chose to stay all together in adjoining studios in the heart of the city’s old town so they could enjoy every moment of their time in Crete, both before & after the wedding day.  Spending precious time together  at the nearby tavernas, cocktail bars & health spas as well as taking exciting boat trips from the city’s picturesque harbour all added an authentic Greek island touch to the wedding celebrations!

Among the elegant surroundings of the impressive Cretan winery, five groomsmen, four bridesmaids and a pretty flower girl stood alongside Lynda & Danny as they said their ‘I dos’. In keeping with Lynda’s Scottish ancestry, the guys wore distinctive traditional kilts for the ceremony in Greece and looked very snappy! The Scottish touch was also present in the thoughtful gifts Danny offered his groomsmen… stylish personalized & engraved hip flasks; perfect for holding their fine Scotch whisky in their sporrans on the big day & a super cool keepsake for always! An additional gift was the celebratory cigars that he gave out to his ‘team’ to celebrate this very special occasion…the perfect  destination wedding  in Crete!

The dainty blue hydrangea flowers in the bridal bouquet & bridesmaids posies matched the striking blue in the kilts & bridesmaid dresses perfectly. Blue & white flower petals were also lovingly scattered down the aisle on the winery’s green lawn by the cute flower girl. Being the perfectionist she is, Lynda’s love for detail is clear in every part of their wedding ceremony & reception in Crete and clearly stands out in their amazing wedding photos…

To blend in with the whole amazing winery theme, the couple added some clever wine-inspired extra touches. Placed on the ceremony table was the couple’s very own ‘love letters’… their initials creatively fashioned from wine corks! And with super attention to personalisation and detail, there was a  central seating plan with an awesome cork border and individual name card place settings for each guest in a cork base which tied in perfectly with the vineyard atmosphere.

After the destination ceremony in Crete, Lynda & Danny took advantage of the winery’s extensive cellars, artfully built into the natural rock, as the setting for some of their incredible professional wedding photos. The wedding guests were also able to visit the impressive wine cellars and then while the newly-weds were having their photos taken they were treated to a private wine tasting experience which was a huge hit with everyone!

A beautiful wedding cake is always an eye-catcher at any wedding and Lynda & Danny’s unique Battenberg cake with its cute bride & groom toppers was no exception! Lovingly made & brought to the wedding in Crete by a close friend, this rose & almond sponge wedding cake in a sweet marzipan icing was so very special to them both!

Lynda & Danny knew they wanted a big party full of music, dancing & fun to celebrate their dream wedding in Greece so we helped them create the perfect party atmosphere! After a mouth-watering al fresco wedding dinner, it was time to live it up!  With a fantastic chequered black & white dance floor and disco lighting, the scene was set and the festivities began! A fab addition to this standout reception party in Crete was a cool photo corner with fun props where guests could leave their personal  video messages for the happy couple. Funny, touching, tipsy….the camera captured it all!

Dancing carried on until the early hours at this made-in-heaven winery wedding in Crete… the perfect end to the perfect day!

venue  dourakis winery