A gorgeous rustic estate set among Crete’s majestic mountains & lush countryside with its own picturesque chapel…pure heaven! There is even a fragrant kiwi plantation backing on to the estate! We can never resist the opportunity to share the amazing potential that our carefully-sourced ceremony & reception venues have, and how they can be transformed into every couple’s own personal dream setting. So while we were there checking out this new gem in central Crete (and as we were on a break due to the covid-19 situation!) we decided to seize the moment & get creative with a mini styled shoot! And just look at the dreamy to-die-for results!
This time there were no bride & groom models but it’s not hard to imagine how spectacular it would look with a real-life couple celebrating their big day in these tranquil, unspoiled surroundings.
To set the scene, we placed rows of white wedding benches outside the estate’s ancient chapel with its two delightful church bells, standing at the foot of the majestic mountains behind it. Gold metal & glass candle holders placed at the end of the benches added a stylish detail. We then complimented the chapel’s simple charm with a variety of gorgeous dried flowers… SO in vogue right now! Stylish Pampas Grass, Stypha Palm leaves,Protea, Bunny Tail, Baby’s Breath, Lunaria….eye-catching blooms with names as pretty as the flowers themselves! Only the guests were missing!
We arranged a chic on-trend wedding dinner table under the huge plane tree in the estate’s stone-paved square with its gently flowing stream just below. What a truly idyllic setting for an authentic rustic reception dinner & party! We draped the table with an earthy tablecloth & then decorated it with coloured glassware & elegant gold cutlery. On top of the personalised menus placed on the gold-rimmed dinner plates, we added delicate sprigs of dried flowers bound with rustic twine. Amazing displays of our awesome dried flowers gave the table the wow-factor, together with more gold metal & glass candle holders in varying sizes. Two beautiful white wedding cakes added a touch of glamour and were the fabulous finishing touch to our eye-catching wedding table!
To add to the rustic-aesthetic, we placed cool boho cushions & candles around the mighty plane tree in the centre of the square. Relaxed vibes!
We were so inspired by this incredible location….now we can’t wait to see our first couple bringing this enchanting wedding venue to life with their own unforgettable wedding in Crete!
Photo credits: @lykakisweddingphotography