LARA & GARYboho beach wedding in Rethymno, Crete, Greece

Lara and Gary’s destination wedding in Crete was all about playing up the rustic bohemian vibe! Set against the exotic backdrop of the sensuous Aegean Sea, this delightful couple said “I Do” barefoot in the soft silky sand surrounded by their nearest and dearest. As guests took their seats on the beach Gary, ever the dapper gentleman decked out in bowtie and suspenders, awaited his lovely bride Lara.

Professional image of bride and groom standing on the sea shore on a sandy beach in Crete after their beach wedding ceremony.

The styling for this beach wedding in Crete was inspired by the rustic natural beauty and simplicity of the island. Think wind swept rocky mountains tumbling into sandy beaches and sparkling turquoise waters. Curled knotted trunks of centuries old olive trees, their leaves shimmering sliver and green in the brilliant Mediterranean sun. Deserted villages whose charm lies in the crumbling forgotten buildings. Lara emerged on the beach, her long sun kissed hair effortlessly falling in waves down her back, and took her place next to Gary under a bamboo canopy adorned with flowing beige gauze. Exquisite flowers in shades of cream and pale pink, underscored by pops of rich emerald green, softly gazed at the wedding party as the sun made its gentle departure. Intricate detail of a two piece boho bridal wedding gown photographer over delicate white background. Tropical bridal bouquet photographed on a wedding day on the floor of the bridal hotal suite in Crete.

The couple made every effort to complete the look of the wedding we worked so lovingly to create. The bride’s unique two-piece dress emphasized her natural beauty. The floor length delicate flowing skirt and textured feminine top played up the bohemian vibe of the night. Her beloved bridesmaids, hands clasped around wispy bunches of baby’s breath, wore beautiful relaxed dresses reminiscent of the 60’s & 70’s. The groomsmen also did their homework! Dressed in pressed white shirts and crisp khaki shorts. The boys paid homage to the hipster movement and accessorized with suspenders and bowties.

Bride on the wedding day morning sitting in front of the window, holding up makeup mirror and smiling.

Bride wearing langerie, holding her garter with something blue and laughing while preparing for the wedding ceremony on the beach.

Bridesmaids' favors and a photo frame with image of the bride and her bridesmaids earlier that year when shopping for wedding dresses together.

Young boho bride and her mother putting on and fastening the wedding dress during bridal preparations. Beautiful boho bride putting on handmade green flower wreath and checking her reflection in the mirror during bridal preparations for a beach ceremony. Beautiful boho bride wearing a handmade green flower wreath during bridal preparations for a beach ceremony. Portrait of a bride and bridesmaids laughing and posing for professional wedding dayportraits before they join the ceremony set up on the nearby beach.

Everyone attending this island wedding was clothed in palpable happiness.All the details we hand selected to compose and style Lara and Gary’s big day, from the no fuss natural décor to the reception under the Bedouin tent next to the sea, worked in effortless harmony with each other. Seeing our vision come to life at this gorgeous rustic beach wedding in Crete was inspiring and makes us love what we do!

Beach ceremony set up in natural tones and fabrics for a symbolic ceremony planned and coordinated by a local wedding planner and photographed professionally.

Beach ceremony set up in natural tones and fabrics for a symbolic ceremony planned and coordinated by a local wedding planner and photographed professionally.

Welcome to our beach wedding sign positioned at the entrance to the ceremony location on the beach in Crete. Professional portrait of a father leading the bride down the isle for the wedding ceremony. Portrait of the groom awaiting the bride under the wedding canopy on the beach. Portrait of the groom and bride before their symbolic beach wedding ceremony in Crete. Bride and groom standing under the wedding canopy set up and decorated on the beach for a symbolic wedding ceremony. Close up photo of bridesmaids standing on the beach and holding their delicate understated bouquets of seasonal flowers. Welcome to our beach wedding sign with the bride and groom and teir guests in the background during a symbolic ceremony in Rethymno Crete. Bride and groom kissing for the first time and husband and wife under the wedding canopy set up and decorated on the beach for a symbolic wedding ceremony. Bride and groom kissing while walking between their guests who are throwing petals and laughing. Professional group portrait of the bride and her bridesmaids having fun on the beach after the formalities of the wedding ceremony. Professional group portrait of the bride and her bridesmaids having fun on the beach after the formalities of the wedding ceremony. Professional group portrait of the bride and her bridesmaids having fun on the beach after the formalities of the wedding ceremony. Professional image of bride and groom walking along a sandy beach in Crete after their beach wedding ceremony. Wedding photograph of bride and groom posing for portraits for photographer standing on the beach with stunning sunset in the background. Wedding photograph of bride and groom posing for portraits for photographer standing on the beach with stunning sunset in the background.

Wedding photograph of bride and groom posing for portraits for photographer standing on the beach with stunning sunset in the background.

Wedding photograph of the bride posing for portraits for professional photographer standing on the beach with stunning sunset in the background.

Wedding photograph of the groom posing for portraits for professional photographer standing on the beach with stunning sunset in the background. Professional image of bride and groom walking along a sandy beach in Crete after their beach wedding ceremony. Professional image of bride and groom standing on the sea shore on a sandy beach in Crete after their beach wedding ceremony. Professional image of bride and groom kissing gently on the sea shore on a sandy beach in Crete after their beach wedding ceremony. Professional image of bride and groom walking along the seashore on a sandy beach in Crete after their beach wedding ceremony.

Nearby, the finishing touches were being laid on the rustic dinner table arranged under a romantic Bedouin tent by the couple’s wedding planning team of Moments Weddings & Events. Think soft neutral hues – influenced by the surrounding natural beauty of Crete. Vintage milk bottles adorned with baby’s breath dotted the burlap runner in the center of the table, and delicate seashells served as seating place card holders. In a few hours, when the last light would fade behind the western mountains. Dozens of fairy lights and nature’s thousands of twinkling stars would provide a warm gentle glow on this happy group.

Beoho beach wedding reception details and tablescapes decorated and ready for the dinner reception, set up under a beduin tent and in the soft sand of the hotel beach.

Beoho beach wedding reception details and tablescapes decorated and ready for the dinner reception, set up under a beduin tent and in the soft sand of the hotel beach.

Beoho beach wedding reception details and tablescapes decorated and ready for the dinner reception, set up under a beduin tent and in the soft sand of the hotel beach.

Beoho beach wedding reception details and tablescapes decorated and ready for the dinner reception, set up under a beduin tent and in the soft sand of the hotel beach.

Wedding reception set up under a beduin tent on a beach of Rethymno at sunset. Professional photo of bride and groom during their first dance in the sand surrounded by happy wedding guests holding sparklers. The couple is dancing and laughing. Professional photo of bride and groom during their first dance in the sand surrounded by happy wedding guests holding sparklers. The couple is dancing and laughing. Professional photo of bride and groom during their first dance in the sand surrounded by happy wedding guests holding sparklers. The couple is dancing and laughing. Closeup image of a guest's hand stretched out in the air and holding a sparkler with the wedding couple having their first dance in the background during the wedding reception.

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