Mykonos has everything you could want for a Greek destination wedding - warm sea air, golden light and a gorgeous earthy palette dotted with those famously white buildings.
The Greek Islands have always been close to my heart so I was thrilled to be able to photograph this stunning Mykonos elopement at Mykonos town luxury hotel, the stylish and tranquil Bohème Mykonos. Up on the hill, beyond the whitewashed maze of bars and boutiques, Bohème Mykonos is the perfect location for a Greek elopement if you love the idea of marrying somewhere that brings you peace and balance and where style connects with nature.
What should the morning of a Mykonos Wedding look like?
I'm a firm believer in slow mornings and even more so on wedding days. A wedding is so fast paced, I truly believe the best way to begin your day is in the most relaxed way possible. Waking up with coffee and a stunning view of the Ionian Sea, followed by a dip in a private jacuzzi with a glass of champagne? It doesn't get more perfect.
What do you wear for a Mykonos Elopement?
There are no rules, but the best details are the ones that are intrinsically you. Modern celestial grecian was the theme with nods to the stars and ancient greek style. Personalised constellations hand sewn into the bridal wings by the incredible Rebecca Anne Designs, a handcrafted Gibson Bespoke headpiece and earrings, intricate rings by RU.ST Jewellery and the brides favoured fragrance contributed to the elegant theme of the day. And just wait 'til you see the gowns!
A Greek Destination Wedding in Esty Style
Continuing with the elegant theme, the bride wore the stunning Melanie gown by Esty Style. This ivory corseted dress is decorated with lace and crystals and is a beautiful choice if you are looking for something classic with modern detail. The groom wore a tailored linen suit, which was perfect for the warm Mykonos weather.
The gorgeous couple broke all tradition and had the most perfect modern day elopement. After enjoying the morning together, they each got ready separately and met for a first look in this natural cabana filled with billowing drapes. Followed by a sweepingly romantic greek elopement at the little chapel on the hill, just when the sun was starting its journey into golden hour.
Romantic Mykonos Wedding Styling
Before the evening celebrations, a romantic table setting for two was laid. Created by wedding planner and stylist The Stars Inside, a beautiful palette of pink, brown and peach tones decorated this exotic fairy lit canopy. Petridis lent a tropical vibe to the romance with bold flowers and dried palms and grasses and modern stationery by Love Me Do kept things stylish.
A Sparkling Mykonos Sunset, Made With Love
As ever, Greece graced us with a beautiful sunset for the wedding portraits and it was magical. The bride changed into her second dress for the evening, the glittering Mila dress by Made With Love Bridal, and she was perfectly sexy and elegant. This is also where Rebecca Anne's bridal wings came alive! With just the slightest of breezes (a wedding photographer's dream!), the wings lifted into the air to give a modern take on classic wedding romance.
A Private Destination Wedding Celebration
One of the best things about this Mykonos elopement venue was how private it was. Even though it wasn't exclusive, there were so many secret places you could celebrate for just the two of you or your small wedding party. The raised garden has beautiful views across the bay and is another option to have your elopement ceremony. For this Mykonos elopement, it provided the perfect setting for the evening. Whilst the remnants of sunset colours were disappearing from the sky, the evening celebrations began under the stars...
Destination Wedding Photographer
Have you been considering having your wedding somewhere exotic? Let me know if you've been inspired to have your wedding in a stunning location such as the greek islands! There are so many islands to choose from and each are unique and special in their own way. I'd love to chat about your wedding plans and the memories you want to create. I specialise in natural romantic wedding photography and love to document meaningful relationships.
Your wedding photos should be a timeless memory you can relive over and over. I focus on capturing all the details, the joy, love and special moments with your loved ones and I have a particular eye for detail. If you're the kind of couple that are willing to spend that extra five minutes or walk that little bit further over the dunes to get that beautiful, special moment you'll always remember, then I might just be the right photographer for you.
Reach out to me here and tell me all about your wedding plans.
Mykonos Wedding & Elopement Suppliers
Photography: Brittany Painter Photography
Planning and Styling: The Stars Inside
Videography: Abigail & Luke
Venue: Bohème Mykonos
Stationery: Love Me Do
Rings: RU.ST Jewellery
Headpieces: Gibson Bespoke
Jewellery: Zoe & Morgan
Floral Design: Petridis
Boutique: Halo & Wren
Veils: Rebecca Anne Designs
Tableware Rentals: White Lilac
Lighting: Music Essentials
Linen Rentals: Casa di Gaia
Makeup: Bridal Makeup Greece
Hair: NK Bridal Hair