Antiparos, Boat Party

PHOTOGRAPHY: SANDY AND ODYSSEAS | Event Planning & Design: DeplanV | Wedding Films: Jim Grillas

Alexandra & Maxime

as seen in: WEDDING CHICKS


What happens when a fashion designer bride-to-be and her beau welcome their guests to their destination wedding in Greece? The answer lies within a fun-filled sailboat cruise in Antiparos for the most exciting days of their lives! We mean… private powder-sand beaches and turquoise water dives, sea-cave explorations, and splashes in style, cookout souvlaki, cold beer, and watermelon slices, barefoot luxury, and salt in their hair! Are you a bit jealous? Scroll down to view some fantastic shots from this Antiparos pre-wedding event, and read how you can emulate this incredible experience into your Greek island destination wedding!

Step 1 – Do a bit of homework! – There are over SIX THOUSAND islands in Greece (with the biggest one ranging from 3,260 sq mi – we’re off course talking about the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean, Crete- and the smallest one, Halki west of Rhodes only 6 sq mi) all sprinkled with rare beauty and crystal clear waters the shades of deep velvet blue, azure, cerulean, and aquamarine. Their beaches? Some black (Hello Santorini), others lunar (we see you Milos), and even … pink (Elafonissos, Crete we love you)! Antiparos and Paros in the Cyclades, where Alex and Maxim said I do, are definitely among the prettiest, with coves so breathtaking and secret caves so intriguing they can make a spectacular experience for your wedding guests.

Step 2 – Check with the experts! – This is where hiring a local wedding photographer and wedding planner who is already closely familiar with the islands of your choice will come in even handier. You see, it’s not only about designing the decor of your destination wedding Greece or snapping the perfect Greek island wedding photography. It’s also about how deeply they understand your faves, your style, your loves, where you wish to go, and how to capture you at your most candid and most beautiful according to the light in these areas. As Paros wedding photographers, we’ve documented thousands of incredible moments like Alex and Maxim’s, so we were already in the know when they contacted us.

Step 3- Ask your experts for extra tips! – Not all experiences can be made possible in all locations. We’re not saying that to deter you, of course, instead to inform. Some island beaches may even encourage cookouts and (curated)fire pits, while others also offer private chefs to do that for you. Your experts will also tip you in on regulations about what should happen if you decide to indulge your guests in a sea-cave canoe experience; how you can be photographed best during a specific time of day; on the distances you will need to cover, or the nearby secret locations that are only known to the experienced ones. For instance, this virgin beach you see in Alex and Maxim’s images was allowed access with special permission obtained by the couple’s wedding planners DePlanV.

Step 4- Decide how you want to treat your guests! – Alex and Maxim are lovers of everything Greek and traditional, and there’s nothing more traditionally cliche – but utterly yum- than freshly grilled souvlaki with grilled bread and tomato salad for lunch, ice-cold Greek beer for drinks, and sea-dipped-to-cool watermelon slices for dessert! The combo is simple, albeit so heavenly; our beloved couple just had to have a go! Having gifted their friends with raffia hats, towels, sunscreen, flip-flops, and pareos, all curated in Lowelitta’s perfect style; they ensured nobody was without protection under the hot Greek sun!

Step 5 – LET THE WORLD BEHIND YOU AND DIVE INTO GREECE DESTINATION pre-WEDDING BLISS !!! – We seriously mean it! These days are ALL about having fun, vacaying, indulging, laughing, loving, and going all out! We love nothing more than a couple who knows how to live life to the MAX (one of Alex’s mottos as it happens to be her husband’s name too) and forgets there are even photographers documenting. This celeb duo may already be familiar with having their pictures taken. Still, as they confessed, we also made it super-easy for them to forget about posing and living it fully! Remember that to look fabulous in every shot, half of the success comes when you feel fab with what is going on, and (camera shutter sound) MAGIC happens!

Need more insights on your Greece destination pre-wedding photography? We’re here for you! Direct message us, and we’ll schedule a complimentary consultation just for you!