A Beach Wedding, Bohemian Style
Open-air weddings are a wonderful thing, and the sandy shores of Greece are a perfect location for a Bohemian Beach Wedding.
The key ingredients are sunshine, flowers, floaty dresses, and a relaxed and carefree atmosphere. Part of the charm of the beach celebration is the simplicity of the decor and the colorful exuberance of nature. It’s simply the best way to capture the magic of summer and create amazing memories that will last forever.
Planning for Perfection
Planning for a Bohemian Beach Wedding is still important, however. It takes some reflection in advance to set the scene so that everything unfolds just the way you want it to be. A scattering of wooden chairs or some wicker accessories adorned with rosy garlands? Some lace, a few feathers, or rugs and pillows in the sand? Perhaps you would like a floral arch to frame the bridal couple, or a long table laden with candles, wine, and fresh local fruits. Dreamcatchers and airy fabrics add a lightness of touch that lifts the spirits of all who attend the ceremony. There’s plenty of scope for our imagination to find unique and special elements just for you.
All the Colors of Love
The palette of choice for a bohemian, chic, beach wedding is beige, white, and a few splashes of strong color. Guests can choose cool and simple clothes and dress them up with fresh bloom anklets and floral garlands. Driftwood, shells, and grasses gathered from the shore can create points of interest for the camera and the guests. The natural beauty of rocks and trees or the sweeping expanse of sand and sea provide a stunning background for your photographs.
There has never been a better time for weddings on the beach, so start planning your Bohemian Beach Wedding in Greece today!
One of these amazing beach weddings, that I captured, was featured at Grace Ormonde
Written By Lauren Malamala for Grace Ormonde
“Kathryn and Alex first met at university in 2002, which led to a whirlwind nine-month romance. Although their relationship was filled with fun and love, “young foolishness”–as Alex puts it–got in the way, and the pair heartbreakingly called it quits. “We still remained friends for the next ten years,” Alex explains, “and after a bit of growing up and soulmate searching, we realized we had already found each other; and we got back together!”
It didn’t take long for the couple’s rekindled romance to bloom, and they soon found themselves moving in together in London. “I realized one morning whilst lying ill on the sofa that I wanted to spend my life with Kat,” Alex says. “I made a plan to propose with her Nana’s ring (which I knew she’d always wanted), after getting her dad’s blessing.”
The proposal took place while the lovebirds were holidaying in Croatia. During an epic thunderstorm, the two found shelter in a charming little Croatian restaurant in town, ironically called “Split.” After playing a round of drinking games, Alex casually pushed the ring box across the table and asked, “What about the ‘will you marry me’ game?” Of course, Kat accepted, and the newly-engaged duo bought a house and moved to Cambridge the following year.
Kat and Alex’s destination wedding in Greece was an unforgettable experience. During the wedding planning process, Kat worked diligently with wedding planners Kyriaki and Joseph, creating a relaxed and shabby-chic wedding day in the sun. The wedding celebration was held right by the sea in a beautiful restaurant and beach bar called Ammothines. Not only did the Ammothines team exceed all expectations, but the entire wedding went smoothly.
The groom’s brothers, Ed and Hyde, emceed the wedding and the best man delivered memorable speeches and songs. The bride’s mother fought back tears while reading a touching poem, and her father broke into song just before Bouzouki players took over for some Greek music and dancing.
“We ate, drank, and danced the night away; and we woke up to views over the Aegean Sea to begin our lives as Mr. and Mrs. Phillips,” says Alex. “It was truly the best day ever.” ”
Location: Ammothines Restaurant Peloponnese, Greece;
Event Design and Planner: Exclusive Wedding Tales Athens, Greece;
Floral Design: Zarbera Flowers Peloponnese, Greece;
Preparation Venue: Costa Navarino, Peloponnese, Greece.