Fyllenia & Panagiotis ♥ Athens, Greece
Photographer: Elias Kordelakos
With wonderful sunshine smiling down on the UK this week, this beautiful and chic summer garden wedding that took place just on the outskirts of Athens in Greece should inspire your warm weather loving heart!
Today’s darling duo chose to tie the knot outdoors at the stunning Laas Estate, built from natural stone, surrounded by landscaped gardens and wow-factor panoramic views, this venue is truly enchanting.
The romantic destination wedding location was delicately decorated with rustic touches to create a simple-yet-stunning, countryside chic theme and the brilliant Elias Kordelakos was on hand to capture all of the magic on camera.
Zoe & Guy ♥ Tuscany, Italy
Photographer: Andrea Corsi Photographer
Pretty pink David Austin roses, a delicate lace dress and a luxurious hotel reception overlooking the rooftops of Old Town Florence, with the guests sipping cocktails as the sun goes down – yes, today’s summer soiree is destination wedding heaven!
Zoe and Guy decided to wave goodbye to their typically rainy home in the UK and jet-off with their nearest and dearest to Florence in Italy to tie the knot outdoors with a sunshine-filled garden ceremony at the unique five star Villa Tolomei Hotel.
This exceptional renaissance villa resort not only delivered on the Italian character front, it also enabled the bride, groom and their guests to enjoy a totally private, rural wedding day with a chic city right on the doorstep, just waiting to be explored over the wedding weekend.
Alyona & Pavel ♥ Tuscany, Italy
Photographer: Neverending Magic
Alyona and Pavel tied the knot in their homeland of Russia, however on previous vacations to Italy they’d fallen head over heels for this beautiful country and felt that they’d left a little piece of their hearts there.
So they decided to organise a symbolic wedding and a ‘day-after’ photo shoot in Tuscany so that they could have the best of both worlds – a wedding closer to home and a celebration in their most favourite place.
The morning started at the charming character-filled rooms of Valdirose, just outside of Florence before heading out into the rustic Tuscan countryside. Tania from Neverending Magic was behind the lens to capture the abundance of romance that filled the day and the stunningly beautiful scenery.
Sofia & Fotis ♥ Athens, Greece
Photographer: Elias Kordelakos
If you weren’t feeling that you would love to jet off on holiday somewhere that the sun is shining brightly then you certainly will once you see today’s glorious summer wedding in Greece.
This is what destination wedding days are all about! Clear blue skies overhead, a delightfully decorated garden venue and a relaxed outdoor ceremony where you and your guests can enjoy the warmth of the summer sun.
Add a beautiful boho-bride with a bright wild daisy bouquet, two cuter-than-cute flower girls (aren’t their dainty gypsophila flower crowns pretty?) and a dapper groom dressed in a sleek navy suit and you have a gorgeous garden wedding in Greece that your nearest and dearest will adore attending…
Emilia & Fernando ♥ Braga, Portugal
Photographer: Branco Prata
Portugal could just be the most perfect European destination wedding location. With a winning combination of glorious summer sunshine, golden sandy beaches, dramatic coastlines, picturesque towns and villages intertwined with narrow cobbled streets that boast the freshest fish restaurants and more fine local wines than you can shake your vino glass at, really, what more could your destination wedding dreams be made of?
Since Fernando is from Portugal, it made perfect sense for him and Emilia (who is originally from Poland) to tie the knot in this beautiful country that he calls home, and so they jetted off from London where they both currently reside to say their ‘I Do’s’ in Fernando’s quaint local church.
This joyful, quirky and at times kitsch (check out the scrumptious naked cake and super-cute cake topper!) destination wedding celebration is utterly charming. The ethereal, almost magical scenery and the soft light of summer sets the idyllic scene; partner this with Emilia’s delicate flower-detailed dress, blooms that are literally like a bright burst of summer and a retro campervan getaway car and you have today’s enchanting soiree!
Yuni & Ben ♥ Santorini, Greece
Photographer: Vangelis Photography
The stories of how people meet are always so special and today’s tender tale is no exception. A truly modern romance of two people and a chance meeting in Japan, yet everything seems to work in their favour and them being together simply falls in to place.
On these occasions, with friends and family spread across the world and so many places that are special to them as a couple or that they could call home, it always seems to make sense to have a destination wedding in a neutral location.
That’s exactly what Yuni and Ben did and they set their destination wedding sights on the sun-drenched island of Santorini after hearing so much about the gorgeous Greek getaway. What better an excuse than their wedding to take this trip of a lifetime and to share the experience with their nearest and dearest?
Anyway, I’ll let the talented Vangelis Photography tell you more about this super-cute couple and their sleek and stylish Santorini wedding…