Crete Destination Elopement : Marc + Ana

2020 is coming to an end. I’ve been waiting to write that sentence for months.

We figured we’d end the year with a week of weddings that inspire the travelers out there. Here is hoping that 2021 will bring us the chance for stamps in our passports, cultural experiences, new places, faces and foods and of course -destination elopements!

First up we’re heading to Greece for a gorgeous elopement on Crete.

Here are some words from their photographer about the couple and the day:

“Back home in Germany, everything was ready for their big reception of wedding 2020 till the moment when last minute new Covid-19 restrictions forced Ana and Marc to cancel their party.

Sad and disappointed, they followed their friend’s recommendation and headed to Chania, Crete for their honeymoon. After all, they thought they would combine their holidays with at least, a romantic photo session, may the occasion arise.

Under the magical influence of Crete, Ana and Marc asked for more. They decided that they did not want to put their wedding plans on hold any longer as Crete felt like the right place to celebrate their marriage.

A thoughtful service of their hotel in Crete arranged our meeting and so directly discussed all details for the organisation of this romantic autumn elopement were polished up.The couple set their hearts on the unique wedding location, being a Greek historical stone chapel hidden among hills of olive groves in Chania area.

The joy, hope and excitement accompanied those wedding plans made in 48 hours.

To customize at most with a short period of time, we followed the color palette that Ana and Marc initially chose for their German wedding celebration with a Cretan twist of adding to the bouquet and floral ceremony centrepiece a cut pomegranate fruit – a symbol of life, beauty and fertility.

The autumn day of this micro wedding was bright and warm. Afternoon ceremony with a rich “rain” of red rose petals, exchange of vows, breaking the pomegranate fruit for future luck prolonged into happy toasts and romantic evening.

Everything felt natural without fuss and stress of the past cancelled wedding plans.

Ana and Marc embraced their small wedding with elegance, charm, and pure happiness of being together in the right place at the right time.

It was a wedding that meant to take place in Crete! ”

Photography: Andreas Markakis Photography

Planner: Crete for Love

Location: Crete, Greece