ANNETTE & JAMIEelegant destination wedding in Crete, Greece

Annette & Jaime’s elegant destination wedding in Crete was a delight to style and document. The international couple, Jamie from Brazil and Annette from Belgium, wanted their sophisticated attitude to translate onto the decoration and theme of their luxurious destination wedding.

Portrait of a bride and groom during their afternoon wedding ceremony in palm tree wedding estate in Rethymno Crete photographer by a professional destination wedding photographer.

From Annette: “Getting married in Crete was almost like a fairytale. The amazing beauty of the island and the always wonderful weather, together with having dear memories, family and roots there made it so special to both of us. I found my dress rather soon but then I almost lost it again! Although I fell in love with the first gown at the first wedding dress shop I went to in the Netherlands (John & Ann Bruidsmode) and it being the very last one, I decided not to buy it as I still wanted to look around a bit more and enjoy the quest for “The Dress” a little longer. But trying dress after dress over the next few months (even in Sao Paulo and London) I kept comparing them with the first dress I tried on. So I decided to buy that particular dress, however unfortunately at that stage they did not sell the dress anywhere anymore. Getting slightly nervous and trying to find somebody to perhaps make the dress for me I decided to call the first shop just in case, and after nine months they still had that one last Pronovias Urania dress! My wedding shoes were from Jimmy Choo. And the beautiful bridesmaids dresses are from Twobirds (London). Jamie’s suit was a bespoke suit from Cad and the Dandy and his shoes from Cheaney & Sons (Both in London).”

Caramel luxury hotel in Crete photographed on the wedding day as a backdrop to bridal preparations.

Caramel luxury hotel in Crete photographed on the wedding day as a backdrop to bridal preparations.

Caramel luxury hotel in Crete photographed on the wedding day as a backdrop to bridal preparations.

Pronovias bridal wedding dress hanging from a whitewashed doorway in Caramel luxury hotel in Crete.

Professional portrait of four bridesmaids walking along Caramel hotel wearing mismatched dresses and looking at the wedding photographer smiling.White fresia bridal bouquet styled by wedding photographer on blue mosaic floors in Caramel luxury hotel in Crete.

Professional portrait of four bridesmaids walking along Caramel hotel wearing mismatched dresses and looking at the wedding photographer smiling. Professional portrait of four bridesmaids looking at the bride during bridal preparations in Caramel luxury hotel, they're wearing mismatched blue dresses, bride is looking at the wedding photographer smiling.

Beautiful bride getting ready for her wedding ceremony in Caramel hotel bridal suite, looking ahead and smiling.

Professional image of a bridal bouquet being held by the bride with the background of white Pronovias dress.

 From Annette: “Two important “old” accessories that made my day and outfit even more special were a silver six pence, given to me by one of my bridesmaids (quite rare to find nowadays) and a brooch. The brooch has been in my family for at least four generations, once given to my Grandmother by her great aunt, I got to keep this special piece after the passing of my Grandmother. And as I wanted nothing more then my Grandmother to be a part of our special day, I decided to wear the brooch in my hair and in that way have my Granny with us in spirit.”

Bridesmaids dressing the bride on her wedding day, a close-up image of their hands fastening the bridal dress. BProfessional image of a bridal bouquet being held by the bride with the background of white Pronovias dress. White, gold and green wedding ceremony set up in a palm tree wedding estate in Rethymno Crete.

Married near the shore of the Aegean Sea in an exquisite private palm bay, their ceremony was the stuff of dreams! Gold and white, a timeless modern choice, were their main colors and played against the vivid colors of the local landscape gorgeously. Annette was such a great bride to work with. She had very precise ideas of what she wanted and how she wanted everything to look. We enjoyed working within this structure as it gave us clear cut guidelines and a definitive look and feel for the event.

White, gold and green wedding ceremony set up in a palm tree wedding estate in Rethymno Crete.

White, gold and green wedding ceremony set up in a palm tree wedding estate in Rethymno Crete.

Rolls royce bridal car parked in front of Caramel luxury hotel awaiting the bride to come out to drive her to the wedding ceremony. Bride looking out of the window of the luxury bridal car and smiling looking at her groom and guests. Portrait of a bride and groom during their afternoon wedding ceremony in palm tree wedding estate in Rethymno Crete photographer by a professional destination wedding photographer. Portrait of a bride and groom during their afternoon wedding ceremony in palm tree wedding estate in Rethymno Crete photographer by a professional destination wedding photographer. Portrait of a bride and groom during their afternoon wedding ceremony in palm tree wedding estate in Rethymno Crete photographer by a professional destination wedding photographer. Portrait of a bride and groom during their afternoon wedding ceremony in palm tree wedding estate in Rethymno Crete photographer by a professional destination wedding photographer. Wedding day portrait of bride and bridesmaids having fun after the wedding ceremony wearing white Pronovias bridal dress and blue mismatched dresses by Two Birds bridal boutique and holding flower bouquets. Professional image of a bridal and bridesmaids' bouquets being held by the bride and her friends with the background of white Pronovias dress and blue mismatched dresses by Two Birds bridal boutique. Beautiful sunset portrait of bride and groom posing together for their wedding photographer captured after the wedding ceremony in palm tree wedding estate in Rethymno Crete. Beautiful sunset portrait of bride and groom posing together for their wedding photographer captured after the wedding ceremony in palm tree wedding estate in Rethymno Crete. Beautiful sunset portrait of bride and groom posing together for their wedding photographer captured after the wedding ceremony in palm tree wedding estate in Rethymno Crete.

From the Bride & Groom: “We could not have been more lucky with the amazing team of people around us helping to create and organize the most special day of our lives. Special credits had to go to our wedding photographers, very talented and great to work with couple, Hanna and Slavomir and the incredible wedding planner Annika and the team at Moments Weddings & Events.”

Beautiful sunset portrait of bride and groom posing together for their wedding photographer captured after the wedding ceremony in palm tree wedding estate in Rethymno Crete.

Professional portrait of bride posing for her wedding photographer wearing Pronovias bridal dress and holding flower bouquet captured after the wedding ceremony in palm tree wedding estate in Rethymno Crete with a sunset sea view background.

Beautiful sunset portrait of bride and groom posing together for their wedding photographer captured after the wedding ceremony in palm tree wedding estate in Rethymno Crete.

Professional portrait of bride posing for her wedding photographer wearing Pronovias bridal dress and holding flower bouquet captured after the wedding ceremony in palm tree wedding estate in Rethymno Crete with a sunset sea view background.

Professional portrait of bride posing for her wedding photographer wearing Pronovias bridal dress and holding flower bouquet captured after the wedding ceremony in palm tree wedding estate in Rethymno Crete with a sunset sea view background.

Professional portrait of groom posing for the wedding photographer wearing tailored suit and flower boutonniere captured after the wedding ceremony in palm tree wedding estate in Rethymno Crete with a sunset sea view background. Professional portrait of bride posing for her wedding photographer wearing Pronovias bridal dress and holding flower bouquet captured after the wedding ceremony in palm tree wedding estate in Rethymno Crete with a sunset sea view background. Beautiful sunset portrait of bride and groom posing together for their wedding photographer captured after the wedding ceremony in palm tree wedding estate in Rethymno Crete. Detail of luxury elegant dinner reception set up in green, white and gold at Grecotel Agreco wedding estate in Crete captured before the arrival of guests and the grand entrance. Detail of luxury elegant dinner reception set up in green, white and gold at Grecotel Agreco wedding estate in Crete captured before the arrival of guests and the grand entrance.

Annette’s and Jamie’s reception was held at a stunning rustic estate in the hills. 360 degree sweeping views of the Cretan countryside offered the backdrop to this elegant affair. Each table, adorned with crisp white table cloths, was decorated with intricate gold frames displaying the table names, in this case the different countries that had significance to the couple. Guest favors in small gold boxes sat next to each place setting as well. White and green hydrangeas, arranged in gold colored glass vases, added to the elegant look of the tablescapes. When Annette and Jaime arrived at the venue (Grecotel Agreco Farm), walking along a flagstone path decorated with romantic blinking luminaria bags, a string duet greeted them along with their international guest list. Dozens of hanging jars filled with glowing tea lights added a romantic atmosphere to the chic wedding. Professional Greek dancers performed at the ceremony, delighting the guests and inviting them to join in the dance. A modern destination wedding with exquisite details, we had such a wonderful time working with Annette and Jaime to make their dream day come true!

Detail of luxury elegant dinner reception set up in green, white and gold at Grecotel Agreco wedding estate in Crete captured before the arrival of guests and the grand entrance.

Detail of luxury elegant dinner reception set up in green, white and gold at Grecotel Agreco wedding estate in Crete captured before the arrival of guests and the grand entrance.

Detail of luxury elegant dinner reception set up in green, white and gold at Grecotel Agreco wedding estate in Crete captured before the arrival of guests and the grand entrance.
Detail of luxury elegant dinner reception set up in green, white and gold at Grecotel Agreco wedding estate in Crete captured before the arrival of guests and the grand entrance.

Detail of luxury elegant dinner reception set up in green, white and gold at Grecotel Agreco wedding estate in Crete captured before the arrival of guests and the grand entrance. Detail of luxury elegant dinner reception set up in green, white and gold at Grecotel Agreco wedding estate in Crete captured before the arrival of guests and the grand entrance. Detail of luxury elegant dinner reception set up in green, white and gold at Grecotel Agreco wedding estate in Crete captured before the arrival of guests and the grand entrance.

Detail of luxury elegant dinner reception set up in green, white and gold at Grecotel Agreco wedding estate in Crete captured before the arrival of guests and the grand entrance.

Detail of luxury elegant dinner reception set up in green, white and gold at Grecotel Agreco wedding estate in Crete captured before the arrival of guests and the grand entrance.
Detail of luxury elegant dinner reception set up in green, white and gold at Grecotel Agreco wedding estate in Crete captured before the arrival of guests and the grand entrance. Groom and bride walking during their grand entrance for dinner reception at Grecotel Agreco wedding estate in Crete, smiling and waving towards the guests and the wedding photographer.

Artisan wedding cake professionally photographed against the background of stony walls and blue Greek windows of Grecotel Agreco farm.

Artisan wedding cake professionally photographed against the background of stony walls and blue Greek windows of Grecotel Agreco farm.

Groom and bride cutting the wedding cake and smiling with the background of stony walls and blue Greek windows of Grecotel Agreco farm. Groom and bride sitting at the head table and listening to speeches during dinner reception at Grecotel Agreco wedding estate in Crete, smiling. Bride and groom dancing together during their wedding reception in Agreco farm estate in Crete. Bride and groom dancing together during their wedding reception in Agreco farm estate in Crete. Greek dancers performing for wedding photographer and wedding guests during reception in Grecotel Agreco farm estate.

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