From the blog

Outdoor wedding at the winery with a mountain view

Today I am going to tell you a story of a beautiful wedding day that took place the family winery at the heart of the island of Crete. It was so peaceful and quite that even me, wedding planner, I enjoyed it if I was one of  the couple’s guests.  True, I have got a stress-free wedding day. I want to thank Olesja and Dmitry for the trust they gave me. It is so important to me.

Olesja said: I have always dreamed of a small wedding in a picturesque environment surrounded by a few people I love the most. And when the day came to plan our wedding, I already knew I wanted to have it in Greece. All we needed was this country with great weather, exquisite cuisine, helpful people and breathtaking views, and the first thing that came to my mind was the island of Crete where we have passed our holidays few times by then. We made a shortlist of guests, came up with the dates and started to search for a wedding planner. Even if I planned the small wedding reception, I would like to have somebody by my side. Somebody  who would assist me and protect. 

That’s how we met. I believe we, wedding planners, also have a love-story with every couple we assist during this BIG day.”We don’t want to have our celebration close by the sea,” – Olesja said. – “We have been to Crete many times, we love sea, meanwhile we want to have an outdoor wedding ceremony somewhere at the mountains.”When I have got an enquiry from Olesja and Dmitry, the winery as wedding venue came to my mind. I love the Dourakis winery, run by Evi and Antonis.  We have been knowing each other since 2011.  I guess it was our first wedding reception we made at the winery in Crete.

We started the wedding day with the preparation rituals. A photographer, Egor Matasov made pictures that deserves to be at the cover of a glossy wedding magazine. I was surprised how fast he found an access to the bride and to the groom.  “I didn’t expect it would be so fun, our wedding photoshoot,” – Dmitry said then. – “Actually I hate being in front of the camera, but  suddenly I have found myself  by posing to Egor with pleasure. All the wedding stress has gone away.”

 

 

      

The couple chose for a stay the Makaris Resort and SPA. Here we did the first look, a moment we all were waiting with impatience.

The couple arrived to the Dourakis winery alone to enjoy the moment of intimacy. In couple of hours they would become officially a husband and a wife. We organized the civil outdoor ceremony. Hopefully the local town hall met our request in a positive way.

 

 

It was so hot that day, even at 5 pm. I proposed to go down to the wine cellar and to have some shoot there. It wasn’t a part of a plan, there is always a room for improvisation during the wedding day.  The wedding day flow depends on so many factors, that’s why we have to be flexible without harming the confirmed schedule.

The lighting was so cinematic that the photographer couldn’t stop making pictures there. We were about to be late to the wedding ceremony, which took place close by in front of the modest chapel of Jesus the Savior (11 century AC). I really felt sorry that I had to interrupt the creative process. But this is the part of a wedding planner job to be a badass sometimes.

  

                                                      

The wedding location was decorated by the rice paper balls and ribbons on the tall tree brunches. The main colors were green, white and fuchsia.

                                                     weddingrings

The few floral compositions decorated the place of ceremony.  We decided to make a ring-holder from a green apple.

weddingceremonyincrete                                                 

Wedding it’s like a jump into a new life. Crete Within Weddings wishes a shiny future to our loving couple.

Olesja and Dmitry, we are always here for you. Hope to see you in Crete soon again.

 

Photo by Egor Matasov

Planning and flowers by Crete Within Weddings 

Do you want to live the wedding you’ve been dreaming of?

Contact Information

Address

Machis Kritis 152
Platanias
Rethymno
74100
Greece

Write us: info@cretewithinweddings.com

Tel.: (+30) 6980 871621
supports Viber & WhatsApp

  • Dear Corona, come on, go away! It's a big National Greek Holiday today 🇬🇷- 25th of March- and you didn't let people get together... Ok, we got your lessons, it's enough 🙂 Here at this video you may see a traditional Cretan war dance Pentozalis, it symbolizes revolution, heroism and hope. It was performed by men only. Now even me I like to dance it together with the dancers at the weddings. I call it a Cretan hardcore 💥🔥🌪 These days I was writing different articles about wedding in Crete specialities. ➡️Check our blog at www.cretewithinweddings.com to learn more about the Cretan dances which can be a great part of the entertaining program at your wedding 🌟 and be well 🤗#pentozalis #cretandances #folkcretandance #cretanculture #march25 #weddingincrete #cretewedding #weddingplannergreece #weddingplannercrete #weddingreception #bridetobe #wedding2021 #engagedlife #cretewithinweddings #wewillsurvive
  • What to do if you planned you wedding and there’s coronavirus spreading into the world?😳🤯😤For our clients who have already spent almost a year planning their Big Day in April and May 2020, I advice to postpone it to the safe time - June-October 2020. You won’t loose your money and there won’t be any additional payments. Our venders respect your choice. In fact it’s a classic Act of God issue and none of us is going to make profit out of this crisis situation. Take care, wash you hands and spread ❤️ Together we are STRONG 🤗 #corona #covid_19 #forcemajor #actofgod #weddingincrete #lovetotheworld #destinationweddinggreece #love #weddingplannergreece #nopasaran #cretewithinweddings #couplegoals #крит #организациясвадьбывгреции #свадебныйорганизатор
  • Don’t want to make fun of the coronavirus threat that interfered that much into our realities, but I would like to warn you - in Crete we also have a virus ‼️My statistics says that 10% of the couples who got married here, they were infected. I call it this “cretomania” 🤓 Symptoms: ☑️visit Crete every year ☑️ sometimes even in winter ☑️love Cretan food and take liters of the olive oil back home ☑️celebrate important family dates in taverns ☑️strong desire to baptize their kids and make anniversary parties in Crete only. Keep it in mind 😍 photos by @irini_koronaki_photography #baptismincrete #kidsbaptism #vowrenewals #familyanniversary #orthodoxchurch #christianity #crete #weddingincrete #weddingingreece #destinationweddinggreece #destinationweddingcrete #weddingplannercrete #happilyeverafter #couplegoals #православноекрещение #крещениенакрите #критвнутри #организациясвадьбывгреции
  • If you know how to love and you are loved, you are truly blessed 🤗 Today, 14 th of February, is our professional holiday - #stvalentinesday 💞💞 Take care of each other and come to Crete to enjoy the true romance 🧚🏻‍♀️ LOVE ✌🏻 #crete #weddingcrete #weddingingreece #destinationweddibggreece #weddingplannergreece #greekislandwedding #destinationweddingplannergreece #saintnicolaschapel #takecare #shesaudyes #iamangaged #bridetobe #elopementcrete  #escape #romance #bemyvalentine #деньсвятоговалентина #weddingphotogreece #churchwedding #weddingvenuecrete #beachwedding #romanticphoto #crazyinlove #couple #couplegoals💑
  • I would titled Crete “the island of elopements”. There are many picturesque spots with breathtaking views ⛰🌿🌷and I am always confused to choose the one for a new elopement. If you are not up for the planning of a big wedding, head to a stunning location for an intimate affair for just the two of you 💚 My full review “the best places to elope in Crete” is shown on www.cretewithinweddings.com blog now 😊 photo by @hannamonika MUAH @michalistsotras Florals @kentiaflcreations Accomodation&Decor @aravanes_crete_wedding_venue Models: @stefi_novi and @stef_pan_ Bridal Dress @katiadelatola  #weddingincrete #editorialphotography #elopementincrete #elopementingreece #elopementplanner #weddingblog #cretewithinweddings_blog #weddinginsipation #olivegrovewedding #couplegoals #romance #olivegrove #olivecrete #destinationweddinggreece #destinationweddingcrete #weddingplannercrete #localweddingplannergreece #greecewedding #weddingdecorgreece #weddingphotographygreece #yesidogr #love #крит #свадьбакрит #критвнутри #свадебнаяцеремонияволивковойроще #оливковаятема #вдохновение #невеста #greekbride
  • 🔥🔥🔥a Couple for Full-Moon elopement WANTED🌝🌝🌝 Seriously,I had this idea since I “experienced” a summer full-moon night at the Cretan mountains. In July and August the full-moon is extremely bright. It lights up every detail around and you can see clearly the rocks and even flowers.  Probably the summer full-moon is one of the most romantic moment that Crete can offer you, guys🎻🎻🎻 If you know somebody who would love to experience the full moon elopement, please, share it with them 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 PS This photo was made by my friend-cinematographer on our way back from Amari valley to Rethymno. The photography is not about filters and photoshop presets. Photography means “writing with light”. Sorry for my being nerd, I love good images 😍😍😍 and I am very demanding with any photographer who work @crete_within_weddings 🧐🧐🧐 #elopement #elopementcrete #full-moon #fullmoonelopement #realphotography #cretanmountains #cretewedding #weddingingreece #weddingplannergreece #weddingideas #shesaidyes #elopementwedding #elopementvenuegreece #elopementvenue #romance #cretegreece #cretannature #instacrete #крит #свадьбанакрите #организациясвадьбывгреции #свадебныйорганизаторвгреции #полнолуние #summernight
  • Bougainvillea 🌸🌸🌸 I know you love it! The south nature is vivid and colorful. The Greek islands are waiting for you. Come and take your shots 📸 @natalia.petraki and 🧚🏻‍♀️ @margulis_olga #bougainvillea #cretannature #weddingcrete #greecewedding #greekislandswedding #greeknature #bridetobe #weddingphotographycrete #weddingplannergreece #weddingplannercrete #destinationweddinggreece #diywedding #weddingday #shesaidyes #couplegoals #romance #love #fuksia #крит #свадьбанакрите #бугамвилья #фуксия #свадьбауморя #свадебныйорганизаторгреция  #критвнутри
  • Ah, the beginning of theirs journey was blessed by the Cretan sun and the Italian Prosecco 🤩🤩🤩 Who wants to follow Olga’s and Alexi’s experience, guys? Write us 📩 info@cretewithinweddings.com or WA/Viber +306980871621 🔮 #weddingincrete #weddingingreece #destinationweddinggreece #weddingplannergreece #eventplannergreece #prosecco🍾 #proseccowedding #welcomereception #weddingreceptionideas #yesidogr #shesaidyes #engagement #greekislandwedding #crete #couplegoals #inlovewithhim #sparklingvan #свадьбакрит #свадьбанакрите #организациясвадьбывгреции #критвнутри #свадьбауморя #крит
  • Prosecco for ladies and beer for gents 🥂✨Meet our new vendor in Crete @thesparklingvan  Amazing service guaranteed 😉 PS we  love when 🍾 is unlimited 📷 by @natalia.petraki #weddingincrete #weddingservice #thesparklingvan #weddingwelcome #proseccowedding #prosecco #weddingincrete #weddinggreece #weddingplannercrete #weddingplannergreece #destinationweddinggreece #destintionweddingcrete #cretewithinweddings #yesido #shesaidyes #couplegoals #bridalshowerideas #weddingideas #cretewithinwedding_vendor #greekislandwedding #критвнутри #свадьбанакрите #организациясвадьбывгреции #просекко #свадебнаявечеринка #просеккобар
  • Surprise! You are married!!! 🤪 the next day after every couple witnesses that the wedding day passed so fast. Like a glimpse 💥⚡️✨ and they can hardly remember the details (6-18 months of preparations BTW). That’s why I always recommend to my clients to save money on something else but to hire a good photographer and videographer. (I have a long list of great local professionals all over the Greece) 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Then nothing will miss that day and remain in your memory. #weddingphotographygreece #weddingingreece #weddingincrete #cretewedding #greecewedding #destinationweddinggreece #weddingplannergreece #marriage #bridetobe2020 #yesido #couplegoals #weddingvendors #islandwedding #greekislandswedding #santoriniwedding #engaged #diywedding #критвнутри #свадьбанакрите #свадебныесоветы #свадьбавгреции
  • Likely, pampas grass is still trendy for the next wedding season 2020 🌾🌾🌾@manfler.florist and 📷 by @natalia.petraki #crete #weddingincrete #weddingcrete #pampasgrasswedding #pampasgrass #weddingplannercrete #destinationweddingplanner #weddinglocationgreece #palmbay #bohowedding #bohoweddingdecor #bridetobe #shesaidyes #engaged #weddingingreece #крит #свадьбанакрите #свадьбавгреции
  • After intense holidays in Italy ⛷🥂😋, I am BACK to instagram and  work ! Season 2020 promises to be multicultural - we are getting ready to welcome couples from the USA, UK, Russia, Portugal and France 🤗 Brides and grooms, don’t hesitate to ask here everything you want to know about #destinationweddingcrete 👌👌👌 #cretewithinweddings 
#destinationweddingplannergreece #weddingincrete #weddingingreece #destinationweddinggreece #wedding2020 #weddingplannercrete #weddingplannergreece #bridetobe2020 #couplegoals #crete #yesido #shessidyes #weddingwire #islandwedding #greekislandswedding #engaged #luxurywedding #beachwedding #mac

Follow us