Bridesmaids wore feathered skirts to match the style of the Bride’s gown at this bougainvillea-themed destination wedding in Mykonos – Alemagou which is proof you can combine the party of a lifetime with the perfect vacay, and statement style that is really you!
Ask any bride and groom getting ready to plan a destination wedding as far from home as South Africa is from Greece, and they will instantly let you in on a single kicking-in sentiment: apprehension. And although it is true you should be absolutely ecstatic you’re about to gather all your favourite people to the place that makes your hearts skip a beat, it’s completely natural to be concerned…
You ARE after all trusting your most important moments to people you probably have never met in person, you DO want everything to be absolutely amazing for your loved ones, and you also want to throw a SEAMLESS celebration, while at the same time to be FABULOUS (and calm) in both reality and EVERY SINGLE PHOTOGRAPH! …
Thankfully for Francesca, Michael and their Mykonos destination wedding, there were two very significant people who helped them leave behind all worries and get into “OMG WE’RE GETTING MARRIED IN GREECE” mode as fast as you can say “I DO” (head down below to find out what our bride confesses). And it ALL rolled absolutely PERFECT! One amazing moment after the next. Keep scrolling for the scoop.
Mykonos weddings are renowned for their glam factor and as Mykonos wedding photographers we have had our fair share of gorgeous parties. One thing’s for certain when you’re getting wed in Mykonos you NEED a massive pool, outstanding views, an expert team of genies to make it all happen for you, and some seriously fun-loving people to share the goodness with! Francesca and Michael sided with wedding planners Julia & Evita to make it happen for them, and having worked so many times alongside the talented duo, we knew it was going to be a spectacular wedding!
Preps by the pool? We say YES! Matching hand-painted raffia sunhats for all the ladies, double the YES! And when these ladies were finally ready… Gosh! A bank of swans!!! All Francesca’s bridesmaids wore matching feathered-skirt mini dresses that followed the line of our bride’s tule-skirt gown and as the gentle breeze blew oh the ruffles and waves this gorgeous squad made!
As for the boys? Matching linen trousers, white shirts and bowties to complement our groom’s laid-back summer style! The two groups roamed the cobbled mazes of Little Venice in the Mykonos chora, and got their shots taken on the steps of the famed Windmills before joining at the beautiful Virgin of St. Rosary, the only Catholic Church on Mykonos Island, which dates back to 1668.
Soon as the ladies of honor covered Fran’s hair with her veil the couple entered the church and the ceremony began. Before we whisked our couple away for their first portraits as husband and wife the entire group gathered and enjoyed some fun-filled Mykonos wedding group shots the way they deserve to be taken. Hands up everybody!
Meanwhile Julia, Evita, and their teams had created an absolutely delightful scene of Alemagou, the famed beach club and restaurant at Ftelia Bay. Making use of the venue’s natural decor -see raffia clad ceilings and gourd lampshades, long family-style wooden tables, and comfy, languid seating, the entire set was festooned with punchy, fuscia bougainvillea leaves in mason jars, glass vases, and garlands topped with every guest’s name on bougainvillea print escort cards. How pretty Cycladic, right?
When Fran and Michael entered the music went up, up and everybody instantly began to dance, only to take a break for speeches and Alemagou’s delicious dishes. As for the party? Well…. If you haven’t wedding partied in Mykonos dancing ALL NIGHT AND DAY LONG, you absolutely must! There’s no way to describe this!!!