August 10, 2017 / Destination Weddings
Destination Wedding Adventure in Rhodes, Greece
Celebrating a British-American Wedding on a Greek Island
A typical wedding just wouldn’t do for this globetrotting couple who wanted to find a neutral location for Beth’s friends and family from the U.S. and Keith’s friends and family from the UK. Since they love to travel, deciding on a destination wedding was an easy decision and they landed on Lindos, a small town on the island of Rhodes, Greece after perusing picturesque images of destination weddings in Greece on Google.
An Adventurous Couple for an Adventurous Wedding
Beth and Keith first met in Las Vegas, though not as wild as it would seem! They were both there on business at a trade show and, though they might have met in normal circumstances, they’ve been adding excitement to each other’s lives ever since!
The Proposal The way Keith proposed to Beth shows just how excited they are about experiencing life together! Keith woke Beth up at 5:00am on a Friday and would only tell her that she needed to pack because they were going away for the weekend. Then they flew to Jamaica and Keith proposed on the beach the very next evening. After knowing how adventurous they are together and how much they love to travel, a romantic destination wedding on an island in Greece only made sense!
Wedding Planners Prove Invaluable for Destination Weddings
A romantic wedding on an island in Greece turned into an exciting week long wedding adventure complete with a pre-wedding boat party! With friends and family from different parts of the world, Beth and Keith wanted to focus on bringing everyone together so they could feel comfortable with each other while enjoying the beautiful island.
Destination weddings are a great way to celebrate the start of a new life together with romantic travels, but it can also pose challenges when it comes to planning. Fortunately, Katia from Golden Apple Weddings has been planning weddings and events on the island of Rhodes for years, so she helped organize the week including accommodations to make sure the two families experienced all the amazing sightseeing and excitement this island wedding location had to offer.
“I am so thankful for Golden Apple Weddings, because aside from one measly Pinterest board, I was not one of those girls who had always dreamed about an envisioned my wedding. They brought everything to life.”
Dressing the Bridal Party for a Destination Wedding on an Island
Beth describes herself as an atypical bride who would’ve just ordered a white dress online and called it a day if her mother hadn’t insisted she search for the perfect dress in a traditional store. Still, her focus was on a dress that would keep her cool and comfortable in the summer heat and she looked effortlessly breathtaking!
Beth loved Keith’s linen suit with his bowtie and suspenders and pointed out that she’s learned a bowtie is a dickie bow and suspenders are braces, just another reminder of the American/British joining of families!
Exchanging Vows at Sunset in St. Paul’s Bay
The scene was truly amazing when Beth and Keith said, “I do,” in front of friends and family as the sun disappeared behind the awe inspiring mountains along St. Paul’s Bay.
When asked about a highlight of the wedding day, they both described the moment they saw the other one moments before they stood together ready to exchange vows. Keith remembers Beth walking down the hill to the chapel and Beth’s favorite part was seeing Keith.
“For me, the best part of the day was seeing Keith. It is a strange thing on such an important day of your life to not see and interact with the person that you love.”
Drinks, Dancing, and Celebrating Love by the Sea
Beth and Keith’s friends and family had been celebrating this new adventure all week, but the reception in St. Paul’s Bay was the long awaited event and started with cocktails and dancing, continued through a well utilized open bar, and lasted into the early hours ending with their guests in the sea!
The couple’s favorite photos were of their guests unposed, having a good time and enjoying the moment. The group shot at the end of the night shows joyous friends and family that were genuinely happy to be with each other celebrating two people they loved starting off their newest adventure with an unforgettable destination wedding experience.
As a destination wedding photographer, I’m grateful for the week I spent getting to know Beth, Keith, and their guests. Not only did they make me feel like a welcomed guest, but I was able to capture the authentic emotions and the amazing experiences everyone enjoyed together.
“The most important thing is that it is about you and the person you are promising to spend your life with and that is all that truly matters.”