Beach wedding in Athens, Greece

When a Spanish guy, met an Italian girl in Zurich and decided to get married in Greece!

This love story was sealed after Christian’s proposal to Melania in Porto (Portugal), on the top of “Torre dos clerigos” with the magnificent view of the whole town. They wanted simple yet elegant details for their beach wedding and we promised them they would get them. And they were so happy we kept, of course, our promise!

Words from our Couple
“We met in Zurich (our hometown) and got to know, and love each other, during a wonderful summer. Our proposal happened in Porto, Portugal, on the top of the ‘Torre dos Clerigos’ with a view over the whole town. Our wedding in three words? A romantic, unique and funny, beach wedding. We had personalized marriage vows, and chose Ellie Goulding, Burn as the final song for the ceremony, as it reminds us of when we first met.”
Traditional Greek Wedding in Pylos

Church chosen was the one in Pylos the older castle of Navarino, called Palaiokastro or Palaionavarino and the more recent castle, called Niokastron.

Niokastro was built in 1573 by the Turks, and in 1686 was captured by the Venetians. It came again under Turkish domination in 1715, along with the castles of Koroni and Palionavarino. One of the most important buildings inside is the Church of the Metamorphosis (Transfiguration): Cross-in-square domed church dedicated to the Transfiguration of Christ. It was used as a Moslem mosque and was later converted into a Christian church. This is where the ceremony was held! You can only imagine the whole atmosphere.

Our bride was escorted by Greek traditional musicians and walked all the way from the entrance of Castle to the Church along with her family and best friends. The ceremony was something unique with all the blessings that followed from the priest and couple and guests embraced every single moment of the most important part of the wedding day. And the smiles of happiness were the living proof that these precious memories will be cherished for a lifetime.

From RockPaperScissorsEvents Greece…When a Spanish guy, met an Italian girl in Zurich and decided to get married in Greece! This love story was sealed after Christian’s proposal to Melania in Porto. In their short visits to Athens they showed us how much they loved Greek food (meze), Greek company (Groom has so many friends from Greece) and of course the lovely location we suggested, for their beach wedding.

They wanted simple yet elegant details for their wedding and we promised them they would get them. Some details we loved: the canopy set up on the beach, bride’s personal dream that came true (She arrived on a horse, its name was Omerta!), the balloons guests set free after “I do”.

Everyone had so much fun and all the guests were really moved by the love of this couple.

Even with the help of the most skilled planner, and most talented vendors, it can be difficult to create a day that feels authentic, romantic and fun.

But Cristian & Melania’s beach wedding in Greece was just that, and then some.

And it was captured, so beautifully, by Elias Kordelakos Photography, one of the most renowned wedding photographers in Greece, and styled by leading event planners, RockPaperScissors.

With a backdrop overlooking the Sea, in the pretty Athens suburb of Glyfada, Cristian & Melania got married at Septem private beach club.

Their wedding on the sand was a personal and intimate affair, with guests welling up as Cristian walked his beaming mother down the aisle, and Melania arrived on horseback, in her stunning backless Pronovias wedding dress.

And afterward, they partied long after sunset, with a gorgeous seaside reception decked out in the prettiest blooms, and most elegant decor.

Ever considered getting married in Greece? This beach wedding might just inspire you to go for it!

Read also

The event’s featured on Bridal Musings blog and Style Me Pretty blog.

Always thankful for our dear vendors:

Venue: Septem Prive
Photographer: @EliasKordelakos
Cake: @pavlovs_lab
Bride dress: @Pronovias
Bride shoes: @MichaelKors
Hair & Makeup: @frantzeska_makeup_hair
Groom’s attire: @glencheckandpaisley
Concept, flowers and styling: @rockpaperscissorsevents

Wedding Planning Tips
It may look easy to coordinate a destination wedding until it’s your wedding. A destination wedding often involves plenty of preparations. We admit that finding your wedding theme is the first step, but what about the rest? Planning ahead and organize invitations, finding the perfect wedding gown, groom’s attire, vendors, venue, make arrangements for guests, menu, floral decorations, table set up and entertainment options for the celebration afterward. There is a huge list of details until the big day. See our top 10 Tips & Tricks for having a stress free destination wedding in Greece. Deciding to choose Greece for your destination wedding is the best gift you can give to your loved ones. There are so many things to enjoy like a visit to Parthenon, a short trip on the nearby Greek islands, a tour to Greece’s Archaeological Museum and the list is endless. Make the most of your wedding in Greece with the support of a professional wedding planner.  Feel free to contact us!