Destination Wedding in Greece
This lakeside wedding is particularly special because I personally know the bride and it was my first destination wedding in Greece. Needless to say, there was a lot of preparation that had to be done for a trip of this magnitude. Luckily I have an incredible girlfriend who helped throughout the process and even accompanied me to Greece. We flew into the Athens airport a few days prior to the wedding. This gave us ample time to adjust to the time difference and scout the area for the wedding day.
The days leading up to the wedding were quite nerve-racking. Every day we experienced scattered showers, strong wind, and even severe nighttime thunderstorms. Needless to say, this was not the weather we were expecting. Thankfully, once the wedding day arrived the clouds rained themselves out and we had nothing but sunny skies. This was a huge relief considering the entire day was to take place outdoors.
I met with Ellie on the morning of in her suite. Her hair was styled to absolute perfection without a single strand out of place. The jewelry was simple and elegant, much like her custom-made dress. Ellie’s friend and Swedish-based designer Lina Nordin, worked with Ellie to create her dream gown.
Ceremony & Reception
The wedding went off without a hitch. The couple kept things very traditional and saved their first look until the bride walked down the aisle. In Swedish tradition, Ellie and Charles were adorned with crowns during the ceremony. Following the ceremony, we hopped in a van with the bridal party and headed to the coast for portraits. we headed back after bridal party photos and sunset portraits to the lake for family photos and reception festivities. Guests gave speeches throughout the night and a flash mob surprised Ellie on the dance floor. Everyone danced the night away with drinks, homemade Greek ice cream, and even a cigar bar.
Photography | Alex W Photography
Planning | Bright Blue Weddings
Venue | Vouliagmeni Lake