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Mykonos Island Wedding

For the longest time, the Greek Islands have roused my wanderlust, and yet, I still haven’t made it to that beautifully blue and white splashed destination. So every time a wedding comes around in this locale, I wonder what I’m waiting for. And when it’s as gorgeous as this one from Adam Alex and White Avenue? You can bet I’ll be stuck in the gallery for days!

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From White AvenueThis was a wedding where two cultures came together, where two families travelled from far and wide to be at Jessie & Daniel’s wedding on the island of paradise, Mykonos.

Jessie and Daniel both live in London but Jessie’s family is Malaysian and Daniel’s are from Ukraine. You might wonder then why they married in Mykonos? They fell in love with the island when they travelled there on holiday a year before. It was also a place where their families could relax for a whole week as opposed to just one or two days in a busy city. Mykonos is a beautiful island with lots to see and do, fresh food to eat. It oozes authenticity and culture despite it being a place where thousands of people flock to every year.

There are wonderful images of the couple getting ready and preparing for the day ahead with their bridesmaids and ushers surrounding them. The ceremony would take place in a beautiful chapel courtyard with stunning views of the sea. The luxury resort they were staying at was quite secluded from the rest of the island and sits way up on the edge of a hill.

As guests eagerly waited for the bride and her father walk down the aisle, there was a sense of excitement as the bridesmaids and maid of honour made their way down the steps from behind them. Then followed beautiful Jessie and her father. It really was a wonderful entrance!

We actually scheduled the ceremony relatively early for a wedding in Greece. It is so hot, even at 6pm so it is best to start an outdoor ceremony when the sun is going down. On this occasion it was scheduled an hour or so before sunset because there would be a jam-packed wedding reception ahead. As Daniel’s family were from Ukraine, they loved the Russian wedding style where lots would be going on, such as games and long speeches made by many of the family members. One particular game involved Jessie and Daniel sitting in the centre of the dance floor with their backs facing each other. A question like ‘Who is the most argumentative?’ would be asked and they would have to hold up an object that represented Jessie or Daniel. It really was a fun wedding with lots of laughing and lots of entertainment.

The style of the wedding involved a lot of golds, pinks and creams, and a lot of candlelight for a beautiful ambiance when it got dark. The most important thing for Jessie & Daniel was that their guests had great food, especially fresh seafood, a brilliant party

During the dinner, the band played some mellow jazz and then for the party, Jessie and Daniel wanted to party in Greek style… plate smashing and Greek dancing. Towards the end of the night, in true Mykonos style, the party music kicked in via a DJ. The night ended with the guests standing on the terrace overlooking the stunning views and witnessing fantastic fireworks.

Photography: Adam Alex | Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander (Signature Collection) | Resort: Myconian Collection | Wedding Planning: White Avenue

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Romantic Destination Wedding in Mykonos, Greece

Greece is top of my travel bucket list (which just so happens to be a million miles long) and any sort of wedded celebration that comes from the country steals my heart, no questions asked. And this beautiful wedding, sent our way from Anna Roussos, has all but forced me to book my tickets to Mykonos right now. It’s SO stunning!


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From the photographer… Helena and Andre are both Lebanese living in Dubai and their dream was to get married in Greece, on the island of Mykonos which they had already visited and fallen in love with. The wedding was meticulously planned, Helena and Andre had to fly back and forth from Dubai several times, to make sure their celebration would become the event of a lifetime! And what a celebration it was: with guests from all over the world.

The dinner & party took place at Sea Satin, near the little venice, a romantic corner of Mykonos, just below it’s majestic wind mills. Helen had taken care of every little detail, and there were many of them, always with taste and style.

Because of their charming personalities, everything was so delightful, and easy going! The day before, we had decided to go for a photo shooting with horses, really early in the morning to catch the warm and gentle light of the sunrise. Although they had managed very little sleep, Helen and Andre arrived that morning with their huge smiles, exited to have our morning photo session on the beach with the beautiful horses they had arranged for that special morning. And it was awesome!

The next evening, the ceremony took place at Sea Satin, just on the sea shore, with the wind and waves, and the beautiful sunset in the background. What a beautiful ceremony, full of smiles and laughter. After some family portraits, it was finally time to have dinner and start the party. As soon as the DJ hit the music, everybody jumped on the dance floor! Helen and Andre were definitely the stars: dancing, showing the moves, and making the ambiance so electric. But dancing was just the start, as at some point, Helen were on the microphones, singing along with the music, giving so much energy to their guests whom it seemed wouldn’t stop dancing. I won’t go further into details, it was an unforgettable night, and the pictures talk for themselves!

Helena and Andre, you are two unique stars who never stop shining! Thank you for the lovely experience!

Photographer: Anna Roussos | Wedding Dress: Essense Of Australia | Groom's Shoes : Gucci | Groom\'s Attire: Gucci | Video: Xavier Roussos

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Greece Wedding at the Poseidonion Grand Hotel

I’ve (sadly) never made the journey to Greece, but this gorgeous day captured by Anna Roussos Photography has most definitely moved this beautiful country up on my list of must-sees.  Because this is the type of wedding that isn’t just chock-full of heartwarming moments (oh, is it ever), it’s a lesson in all things pretty.  See every stunning moment right here in the full gallery.

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From Anna Roussos Photography… I don’t know how to describe this wonderful wedding!

When Claire and Robin told me that they were planning to get married in Spetses at the Poseidonion Grand Hotel, I got really exited. This is one of my favorite hotels in Greece. I can photograph every corner of this stylish hotel without ever getting bored!  But when they told me that the ceremony would take place in the ancient amphitheater of Spetses, then I started to count the days to their wedding day!

Claire was a stunning bride!! I just loved her very sophisticated, stylish and sexy dress by Jenny Pakcham. Claire made the whole place shine when she appeared on the aisle. And I saw tears in Robin’s eyes as Claire, his bride, was walking towards him with her dad.
The ceremony was beautiful and so peaceful: the old amphitheater was decorated in a lovely fashion with olive trees, lavender flowers and papel picado garlands. All guests were seated on the steps of the old theater and Claire and Robin stood in the middle as they exchanged their vows. After a few refreshing drinks, all the guests walked together with the couple down the hill towards the main road to go to the reception venue: Poseidonion Grand Hotel. What about me? I stole this lovely couple for some photos around the island, while the guests were enjoying the cocktail hour.

What is more romantic than you and your hubby in the horse carriage, both looking so stunning and being just married??  Local people were cheering the newlyweds, wishing them all the happiness, as they were riding though the little streets of Spetses. I think it was a truly unforgettable experience for Claire & Robin.

And I must tell you about the horse carriage driver: he was awesome, with dreadlocks and ray ban sunglasses, a Bob Marley fan for sure.  I don’t know if they chose him on purpose or it was just luck, but all I can say is that everything about their wedding day was so cool! No matter how conservative the location and venue were, you could could see Claire’s and Robin’s touch everywhere. 

I couldn’t help noticing all the handmade details Claire prepared back at home. Look at this stand with the guests names and lovely personal letters to each of them, which Claire and Robin wrote. Please notice that there were more than 70 guests!!

This shows how everybody invited was so important to them and how Claire and Robin were in turn important to all the guests of the wedding. That’s why the party was so great, full of fun and laughter and this was one of the first times, when I actually got upset when the party was already over.  I didn’t notice that it was already nearly 3 am!

Dear Claire and Robin, I can’t thank you enough for your trust! You were so nice and friendly, you made me feel like I’ve known you forever! And I think that’s why you have so many bright people around you, because both of you are so positive! You are lucky to have each other and I wish you all the best of the best!

Photographer: Anna Roussos Photography | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | DJ: Dj Panos | Groom's Shoes: Hugo Boss | Groom's Suit: Hugo Boss | Venue: Poseidonion Grand Hotel

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