Naxos Wedding

Naxos is the island where my father comes from so it’s a big LOVE! Naxos is the biggest and the greenest island in the Cyclades.

When Amanda and Will asked me to be their wedding photographer I was more than excited! They arrived, with friends and relatives,  from San Francisco and enjoyed days full of love, sun, sea, and laughter!

At Agios Isidoros Adyssarou,  where the wedding took place, there is a  pre-Minoan olive tree,  the age of which is estimated at 4,500-5,000 years old. It is a tree whose main trunk was “lost” over time, separated into many branches and now its diameter exceeds 29 meters!

wedding planner: Islandevents.gr 

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How would you describe your wedding theme?

A relaxed and intimate celebration, set in a beautiful Greek background of the Cyclades islands. 


What was the inspiration for your wedding?

We were inspired to get married on Naxos because Will and I had gotten engaged there 3 years earlier when we were on a backpacking trip around the world. We fell in love with everything about Greece, the food, the people, the history, and the beauty of all the Greek islands. 

 

The venue that we chose on Naxos is a small spot of land with no amenities and a large old olive tree that was near the Temple of Demeter where Will and I had gotten engaged. Typically this piece of land was being used by goat farmers to graze their herd during the day and didn’t appear on any maps, and I think the general feeling of this place was what inspired the ceremony. 


I was trying to channel visuals of nature and authenticity, and the idea of seamlessly blending into the nature around us. I really like visuals of ancient Greek statues and places that have been abandoned where nature has regrown. Marie Moustakis who did the flower pieces for the ceremony was able to really bring this to life, and Magdalene Kourti, our photographer, was the perfect fit to capture the authentic expression of our wedding day. 


Is there anything that you did that you think makes your wedding particularly unique, alternative, or different?

I wanted our wedding to be uniquely about Will and me and who we are as a couple. We love to travel and explore together and wanted to have our family and friends experience that with us, so we chose a small destination wedding in Greece. 

 


Magdalene did an amazing job photographing my wedding on Naxos. Communication with her was always prompt, and I felt like she easily understood and delivered what we were looking for in our photos. Her images are naturally composed, and I really love the authentic look of her work that sets her apart from other wedding photographers. Magdalene is also a warm, kind, and easy-going person, and I really enjoyed working with her and having her there on our special day.

– Amanda & Wil

Naxos

“The Olive tree”

is one of the most beloved, sacred trees, and its place is firmly rooted in Ancient Greek tradition and mythology. Traditionally, the olive tree is a symbol of peace and friendship, this association began in ancient Greece, as early as the fifth century.”

Naxos has high mountains, fertile valleys, lush green gorges, stunning seascapes, and traditional villages perched high on mountain tops, where the inhabitants still wear their traditional dress and live off the fruits of the land. Naxos is also home to beautiful old churches, monasteries, and Venetian castles coexisting harmoniously with the Cycladic architecture.

A very special place for such a special wedding! After traveling all over the world, Amand and Will chose Naxos as their most favorite wedding location. No wonder why.

EVENT VENDORS
  • Bride’s Dress: Naeem Khan
  • Bride’s Headpiece: Lelet NY
  • Groom’s Suit: Knot Standard

 

Naxos is one of the best places to have a wedding in Greece, is peaceful, secluded  – it is a very romantic setting for a wedding, and offers direct sea views. There are loads of amazing places that are perfect for photo ops. Weddings at Naxos are perfect because the locations are absolutely amazing.

If you’re planning a wedding at Naxos, get in touch!

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