Rustic-Inspired Private Estate Wedding

LOCATION: Crete

we were utterly smitten with this amazing rustic chic wedding in Crete!

Alyssa and Aleco’s passion for nature & all things rustic was the focal point of their gorgeous traditional estate wedding in Crete. With their natural creative flair they opted for an awesome al fresco wedding ceremony & reception in a truly idyllic setting offering a breath-taking panorama of the estate’s rolling grounds & vineyards, as well as spectacular sea & mountain views. Alyssa & Aleco enjoyed every precious moment of their dream wedding in Crete supported by their 8 stunning bridesmaids, 7 handsome groomsmen & lovely groomslady. The group portraits were out of this world!

We fell in love with Alyssa’s amazing boho-style wedding dress with its eye-catching fringe detail by Rue De Seine. So distinctive! The couple’s choice of flowers featured a stunning loose-style bridal bouquet which included beautiful roses & orchids. White Limonium & sprigs of olive leaves made up the bridegroom & groomsmen’s buttonholes and for the bridesmaids there were pretty green & white matching posies to complement their on-trend mismatched velvet dresses.

And so their destination wedding day story began…. Starting with a welcoming  pre-wedding drinks reception, there was also a cool Greek coffee stand & a Cretan herbal tea stand, introducing the guests to some popular traditional products.

The romantic wedding ceremony then took place outside the estate’s charming chapel. What an amazing setting! Olive leaf “stefana” or wedding crowns, were also incorporated into the ceremony in harmony with the groom’s Greek heritage. Following the moving ceremony, the reception dinner took place in the estate’s picturesque courtyard, which was decorated with glittering fairy lights & hanging tea lights in mason jars. For this very special day, each table was tastefully decorated with lush garlands matching the chapel’s foliage, and a miniature bottle of authentic Cretan olive oil awaited each guest at their place setting as a charming wedding favor. A delicious wedding dinner including traditional ingredients produced at the fairytale estate itself was then served.

An charming wooden swing, suspended from one of the olive tree branches and decorated with beautiful flowers, created an amazing photo booth setting with fabulous photo opportunities; both romantic & fun.

Alyssa & Aleco chose an elegant 2-tier naked wedding cake in white & gold and after the cutting of the cake the musical entertainment for the night was provided by both a professional DJ & a Greek bouzouki band. Traditional Greek wedding plate smashing delighted everyone present and the dancefloor came alive & was soon buzzing until the early hours!

Alyssa & Aleco’s dream of tying the knot in the perfect Greek island location surrounded by their beloved family & friends was surely brought to life on this magical day, and we loved helping them create precious memories to cherish for the rest of their lives...

 

Accessories & Lingerie  Nat, The Netherlandsturae Design Utrech
Cakes  MOMENTS Weddings & Events 
Event Planning & Design  MOMENTS Weddings & Events 
Favors & Gifts  MOMENTS Weddings & Events 
Flowers  Oneiranthi Weddings
Jewelry  Trice Jeweler, Denver, Colorado - engagement ring
Entertainment  Happy DJs Greece
Photographer  Paulina Weddings
Venue  Agreco Farms
Wedding Dresses  BHLDN Rue de Seine