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Rustic September wedding in the mountain valley

We love couples who ask for something special and try to find their own vision of that Big day. Darya and George told us from the very beginning ‘We want something different and we want it to be really intimate and cozy”. That’s why we offered them to escape the busy summer seashore and to move to the Cretan mountains.

The ceremony took place near to the picturesque 7 centuries old chapel of Saint Irin (Agia Eirini). It has a nice ground and absolutely stunning view to Psiloritis mountains.

Inspired by the Cretan nature, we use a lot of local herbs and textures in the wedding decoration. Since you choose Crete to be the place of your wedding celebration, why don’t put in some of its characteristics?

Oregano, rosemary, eucalyptus, thistle, olive branches and olives, of cause.

  

While a couple was busy with the photoshoots the guests were welcomed by “sfinaki” of the Cretan home-made raki. It always helps people to relax, because the day of the wedding is always very emotional. It can be a real challenge for some.

  

The crisps, baby-tomato and olives suit perfect to raki.The traditional Cretan music was a right accompaniment for this event.

The sun was still high. We want the guests to enjoy the view. The ceremony starts around 5 pm, once Darya and George have arrived. As you may see, the bride chose the rustic blue dress.

   

 

The wedding reception took place at the Aravanes taverna, run by very hospital and nice Cretan family. You can enjoy breathtaking view to the whole valley and smell the aroma of the mountain herbs. It’s everywhere in the air.

We decided to keep the decor simple.  Less is more. The non-material things are much more important at that day then anything else.

     

As far as we followed the concept of the rustic wedding, the menu included all the traditional Cretan dishes such as a Greek salad, chorta (boiled herbs), feta saganaki, lamb in oven, famous tzatziki etc. The house wine was very decent and our guests ordered more and more.

Darya and George started the alley of LOVE, the Crete Within initiative. Now they have their own tree in Crete and will come back to check it again in some years.

 

Meanwhile the guests tried their best in making real Greek coffee. Do you know how they made it centuries before?

It needs time. To get the right Greek coffee you have to be patient. More the coffee stays in the ashes, more taste it takes.

  

The the Cretan night fell to the valley, the lights were on, but the big south starts were shining that bright so we could see them.

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We are very happy to share the pictures provided by the wedding photographer Hanna Monica

The design created by our gifted decorator Eleutheria Papoutsaki

 

 

 

 

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