Bohemian Mykonos Wedding with Clifftop Ceremony
Pack your bags lovely brides because we're headed across the world to a little place called Mykonos. It's the Greek island that brings all your Cereal magtravel dreams to life plus backdrop to this INSANELY dreamy wedding day. Captured on film and Super 8mm by Taylor & Porter, planned by the bride herself via her company Bash Please, and you might never convince me to leave. Read on for the natural, tonal style with plenty of terracotta, olive and ivory colors, and plenty of dried florals to complement this bohemian Island wedding...
From Taylor & Porter: "Mykonos is meaningful both to Chris’s family and to the couple, so when it came time to choose a location for their wedding the choice was an obvious one for them. It was important for them to have their wedding in Greece to honour Chris’s family’s heritage and also to introduce the bride’s family to this idyllic world that has become so central to the couple’s life together. Chris also proposed in Mykonos atop a scenic view on Profitis Ilias at the peak of their morning hike. Later that trip, the groom’s mother introduced the couple to the wedding venue, a family friend’s farmstead just a few blocks from the groom’s parents’ home. The stunning venue hosts a major annual Panyieri, but Chris and Jenny’s nuptials marked the first time that the venue ever hosted a wedding.
Jenny is an event producer and designer for Bash Please. With much experience in the wedding industry, Jenny could visualise her wedding and knew how to overcome the obstacles of planning a wedding abroad. She wanted the design of the wedding to be an extension of her established light, tonal style. It was important for the wedding to feel understated and special, and for all the design elements to have a purpose that seamlessly integrated with the natural environment. The bride wanted the colour story to align with the colours naturally found on the land, sea and architecture of Mykonos: whites, creams, stone, terracotta, sand, olive, and hints of blue.
The couple wanted to incorporate Jewish and Greek Orthodox traditions: for the bride breaking the glass and dancing the Hora, for the groom donning the Stefana and dancing the Hasapiko. According to Jewish tradition, the groom steps on a glass at the end of the wedding ceremony to represent the idea that the couple’s bond should be as difficult to break as it would be to put back together these pieces of shattered glass. According to Greek Orthodox tradition, the couple wear wedding crowns, or Stefana, to symbolise the glory and honour being bestowed on the couple. These symbolic crowns are joined by a ribbon, which symbolises the unity of the couple."
“I am a professional wedding planner and my wedding photography was of the utmost importance. Louise has an amazing ability of making everyone feel at ease, and we loved the way that she let the event dictate the photo rather than the other way around. She has a calming presence, she worked quickly, took full advantage of our venue, and captured some amazing moments in photography and videography that we will cherish forever. In the months leading up to the wedding, Louise was responsive, insightful and very easy to work and communicate with. We absolutely love our wedding photos and videos and couldn’t recommend Louise highly enough.” - Jenny
Photographer: Taylor & Porter | Film Lab: PhotoVision | Stylist / Planner: Bash Please | Floral Designer: Marigold | Dress Designer: A La Robe "Claudette" Gown | Catering & Rentals: Obati Mykonos | Bride's Ring: Altana Maria Fine Jewellery | Venue: Ikies of Mykonos (Private Estate) | Hair & Make-up Artist: Hilary E. Light | Super 8mm Videography: Taylor & Porter | Graphic Design, Invitations, Papergoods, and Leathergoods: Kelly LaPlant at See Level Design Co | Napkin Rings: Jess Diab Studio | Escort boards & table number boards: Amber Moon Design | Suit: Suit Supply