Nothing says Mediterranean better than Greece – probably the most photogenic wedding destination in the Med. With the many islands surrounding the Aegean sea, couples looking for a place to tie the knot won’t run out of options to choose from. Today, we feature a wedding overlooking the sea set in Hydra Island.
Italian couple Elisa and Luca met while vacationing in Hydra and so it’s only natural to go back to the place where they first met to get married. They got Mitheo Events to plan their wedding remotely and it turned out to be an intimate and very beautiful occasion, perfectly captured by Mindart Photography.
From the neoclassical villa-turned-boutique hotel where the preparation of the bride took place and the courtyard of an isolated white-washed chapel on the top of a cliff to the olive garden that served as the reception venue, the island provided the ideal setting for their special day.
This wedding was inspired by the scenery, character and cosmopolitan vibe of Hydra island as well as the eclectic and chic personal style of the couple.
For the Catholic ceremony overlooking the ocean, simple and charming décor of olive branches and baby’s breath were used to compliment the tranquility of the environment. Straw hats and bamboo fans also helped the guests stay cool under the hot Mediterranean sun.
The wedding favors were handmade olive oil soaps from Crete in personalized linen pouches for the guests to bring back home the aroma of the Mediterranean.
The inspiration for the wedding theme was drawn from the native colours and ingredients of the island. The olive tree, linen, lace and natural elements were used to create a relaxed and fresh, yet elegant look.
For the reception, a long communal table was used and decorated with crochet lace tablecloths, olive and white blooms centerpieces and olive decorated porcelain dishes.
To see how Mitheo Events worked behind the scenes to transform this wedding into something very lovely and memorable, watch the video below.
Photography: Mindart Photography // Wedding planning and design: Mitheo Events // Videographer: Lux Filmography // Bridal gown: tailor made by Tony Ward // Bride’s and groom’s shoes: Jimmy Choo // Groom’s attire: Corneliani // Hair and make-up: Muses Hair Salon Hydra Harbor // Venue: Four Seasons Hydra