Well hello! It has been a little whilst since I have sat down to upload a real wedding hasn’t it? This year has just been simply terrible for me and work had to take a back seat until I felt ready to get back to it which thankfully has happened during peak season for me! We are starting back with the most beautiful Greek island wedding from Katja & Simon, and the images are just beyond breathtaking. The tiny island of Spinalonga off the coast of Crete looks so picturesque and add in a gorgeous bride and groom and you’ve got a magical intimate wedding.
Bride’s dress: Enzoani, January
Bride’s shoes: Jessica Simpson
Grooms attire: John Varvatos
Makeup: i did it lol
Favors / Bonbonniere: etsy
Wedding Planner / Wedding Stylist: Janet Liokalos
Finding Janet was one more magical moment, thanks to google. I mean; to find a british women in a small town of Elounda who spoke perfect english. Wow! Janet was amazing to work with and very responsive. She helped us to find the restaurant for the reception, which had everything we wanted. A gorgeous ocean view that looked across to the location we were married. The food was simple yet extraordinary! She also has an amazing DJ that she uses regularly, greek dancers, as well as the boat to take our guests to and from the wedding island, and secure the city’s permission for the ceremony.
We are so very grateful for all the love she put into it. My sister Leila Oberdorfer is one of the best wedding planners in San Diego. Having her with us was so amazing. She jumped right in and organized the reception with no time to do it. She also dose destination planning.
Entertainment: greek dancers and DJ Rotalex our italian DJ was a ton of fun and had perfect lighting and sound system.
Food & Beverages: Thalassa restaurant.
The restaurant was casual. 5 stars based off of the service and food; which is what we wanted. The owner is a fun jolly greek man, married to a cute little Thai lady. The view is spectacular! Unobstructed views of the island of Spinaponga. This was pretty cool since we had just had our ceremony on the Island. We had a five coarse meal and everything was on point!
Transport: boat to the tiny Island
Celebrant: Monte Leonard it does not get better then to have a best friend do the wedding ceremony.
A memorable moment: I think taking the boat from our hotel dock with all of our guests following in another boat, to the Island of Spinalonga for our ceremony, was pretty freaking cool! It felt like we were celebrities. The entire event was magical. We would do it again and never change a thing!