Annette was that bride who had very precise ideas of what she wanted and how she wanted everything to look on the day she unites with her groom. Jamie, the groom, is from Brazil and their different backgrounds were brilliantly translated onto their big day. HannaMonika Wedding Photography captured the exquisite details of their modern destination wedding. Let’s start gallerying!
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The Search for the Perfect Dress
From the bride: I found my dress rather soon but then I almost lost it again! Although I fell in love with the first gown at the first wedding dress shop I went to in the Netherlands (John & Ann Bruidsmode) and it being the very last one, I decided not to buy it as I still wanted to look around a bit more and enjoy the quest for “The Dress” a little longer. But trying dress after dress over the next few months (even in Sao Paulo and London) I kept comparing them with the first dress I tried on. So I decided to buy that particular dress, however unfortunately at that stage they did not sell the dress anywhere anymore. Getting slightly nervous and trying to find somebody to perhaps make the dress for me I decided to call the first shop just in case, and after nine months they still had that one last Pronovias Urania dress!
From the bride: Two important “old” accessories that made my day and outfit even more special were a silver six pence, given to me by one of my bridesmaids (quite rare to find nowadays) and a brooch. The brooch has been in my family for at least four generations, once given to my Grandmother by her great aunt, I got to keep this special piece after the passing of my Grandmother. And as I wanted nothing more than my Grandmother to be a part of our special day, I decided to wear the brooch in my hair and in that way I have my Granny with us in spirit.
The couple got married near the shore of the Aegean Sea in an exquisite private palm bay. The ceremony was the stuff of dreams! The reception was held at a stunning rustic estate in the hills. 360 degree sweeping views of the Cretan countryside offered the backdrop to this elegant affair.
Each table was set up with intricate gold frames displaying the different countries that had significance to the couple.
White and green hydrangeas, arranged in gold colored glass vases, added to the elegant look of the tablescapes.
Dozens of hanging jars filled with glowing tea lights added a romantic atmosphere to the chic wedding.
Professional Greek dancers performed at the ceremony, delighting the guests and inviting them to join in the dance.
Gold and white, a timeless modern choice, were their main colors and played against the vivid colors of the local landscape gorgeously.
Photographer: HannaMonika Wedding Photography
Reception Venue: Agreco Farm
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Cad & the Dandy
Pre-Ceremony Location: Caramel Boutique Resort
Shoes : Cheaney & Sons
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Event Planner: Moments Weddings & Events
Dress Designer: Pronovias
Dress Store: twobirds Bridesmaid