A beach wedding is one of the first and foremost fantasies of any couple thinking about getting married in Greece. We’re here to make this dream come true for you – we’ll work together to find the ideal theme and organize the perfect wedding, custom-made to suit your needs. Here are a few tips for anyone considering a beach wedding, to inform, inspire, and stimulate your passion.
A Beach-style bride in Greece
The wedding gown is one of the quintessential elements of a marriage ceremony, every girl’s dream. Most stylists suggest that a beach wedding in the Greek islands does not agree with large, elaborate wedding dresses. A shorter, more elegant gown is the way to go so that you are both comfortable and gorgeous – don’t forget your bridesmaids too! You might even want to consider going barefoot, decorating your feet with strings of pearls or diamonds. The sun will provide your skin with a natural glow, so it’s better to go easy on the make-up. Tone your eyes with an eyeliner, and add a little shimmering powder to your face and décolleté to highlight your beauty. Look like a gorgeous mermaid, by letting our expert stylists add seashells or a small starfish to your hair.
You may have decided you want a wedding on the beach, but how about a specific theme? If you’re the more romantic type, the seaside gives you an excellent opportunity to have a fairy-tale setting, focusing the decorations around seashells and soft fabrics. You can also go big and imitate the atmosphere of exclusive five-star hotel beaches – feature the color white and select luxurious fabrics and precious stones, which will glisten more than ever in the warm Greek sun. In such a natural setting you might also want to take the route of Greek islander tradition or even incorporate elements of the rich ancient culture. Your imagination is the only limit.
Let your guests know
Be it hundreds or a select few, it is important to make it clear to your guests that your ceremony will be held on a beach. Let them know what kind of terrain there will be: sand or pebbles? Will there be pathways to facilitate walking for the elderly or challenged? By knowing these details your loved ones can plan ahead, wear appropriate attire and shoes that protect them from the sun and terrain, and keep them comfortable in this unique setting. You might also want to provide them with pretty parasols, to keep in the shade if the sun gets too tiring.
Don’t forget the sea
One of the distinctive elements a beach wedding has to offer is the irreplaceable opportunity to include the water in your decorations. Ask us to arrange candles or bouquets of flowers floating on the water. Have a few boats decorated with lights or anything else you wish to be featured in the background. Take the chance to be creative with the bride’s arrival. You can arrive on a boat, be it a luxurious yacht or the more modest traditional Greek kaiki. Are you more adventurous and sporty? You might want to consider reaching the beach through scuba diving, giving your guests a surprise they won’t forget.
Timing: Choose your colors
Photography, they say, is about ‘catching the light’. It’s true that the sunlight fluctuates between warmer and colder hues as the hours pass by, and a well-timed wedding will benefit from this knowledge. It is not only the wedding photographs that will be influenced by the time of day you choose but the entire ambiance of the event. The sea and ground change colors according to the sun’s position, and nowhere is this more evident than on a beach: From mid-day brightness to its more romantic during the sunset –when the sea mirrors the sky-, choose the time of your wedding by considering the colors the sun creates for you and let your wedding photographer take the best photos.
Let us plan the best beach wedding in Greece for you, to create seaside memories that last a lifetime. Let salt, sea-breeze, and sun bless your union to your loved one on a Greek beach. Contact us for a beach ceremony and reception custom-made for your tastes and needs.