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A TRANSATLANTIC BEACH WEDDING LINDOS

St Pauls Bay was the perfect setting for Beth & Keith’s Lindos wedding as for this adventurous globe-trotting couple, a destination wedding in Greece brought their UK and US families together for a week-long celebration on the island of Rhodes!

 

Lindos wedding photography, black and white photo of bride and groom walking on St Pauls Bay beach

DESTINATION WEDDING IN GREECE

A typical wedding was never going to 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 the couple 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.

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!

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AN AMAZING WEDDING PROPOSAL IN JAMAICA

The way Keith proposed to Beth shows just how excited they are about experiencing life together! Keith woke Beth up at 5:00 am 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!

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PLANNING A DESTINATION WEDDING IN LINDOS

A romantic destination 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 jetting in 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.” – Beth

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WEDDING PREPARATIONS RHODES

The wedding day began with Keith and the boys treating themselves to a real, traditional Turkish shave whilst Beth and the girls got ready at their luxury villa. Beth remarked “We had a compilation of favourite music playing, snacks and drinks to nibble on whilst we got our hair and makeup done. I wanted to make the bridal preparations with my family and friends as much a part of the wedding as everything else.”

Even though Beth’s Dad was close by a decision was made to keep him and Beth’s brother in a separate part of the villa. Once Beth’s Mum had finished helping her into the dress she walked outside to the pool area for ‘reveal’ which was a really touching moment between father and daughter and made the wait worthwhile.

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WHAT TO WEAR FOR A LINDOS WEDDING

Beth doesn’t describe herself as a typical bride, because she would’ve just ordered a plain white dress online and called it a day if her mother hadn’t insisted she search for the perfect wedding dress in a traditional store. Still, her focus was on a dress that would keep her cool and comfortable in the Lindos summer heat and she looked effortlessly breathtaking in her Essence Of Australia wedding gown!

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! Keith says he simply chose the colour blue because he’s a massive fan of Everton football club.

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EXCHANGE OF VOWS AT SUNSET ON ST PAULS 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 before they stood together ready to exchange vows.

Keith remembers Beth walking down the hill to St Paul’s Bay chapel and Beth’s favourite part was seeing Keith standing there holding her bouquet of flowers which is given as a gift from the groom to the bride as part of traditional Greek wedding traditions.

“For me, the best part of the day was seeing Keith for the first time as walked down the hill.  It is a strange thing on such an important day of your life to not see and interact with the person that you love most… I missed him!” – Beth

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DRINKS, DANCING AND CELEBRATING LOVE BY THE SEA

Beth and Keith’s family and friends had been celebrating this new adventure all week, but the reception in St. Paul’s Bay was the long-awaited event and it 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 truly unique wedding reception was themed with shabby chic decor and rustic charm at every turn. Personalised jam jars, bespoke place holders and a sparkler infused first dance and father-daughter dance as the sunset was simply magical.

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DRINKS, DANCING AND CELEBRATING LOVE BY THE SEA

Beth and Keith’s family and friends had been celebrating this new adventure all week, but the reception in St. Paul’s Bay was the long-awaited event and it 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 truly unique wedding reception was themed with shabby chic decor and rustic charm at every turn. Personalised jam jars, bespoke place holders and a sparkler infused first dance and father-daughter dance as the sunset was simply magical.

St Pauls Bay lands wedding reception wedding at St Paul's bay in Lindos Greece

LINDOS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

The couple’s favourite photos were of their guests unposed, having a good time and enjoying the moment. Beth wrote on the blog, “Wes showed us things we didn’t see, things we didn’t even know happened. Some of the ‘candid shots’ towards the end of the night show 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.”

If Beth could give any future Brides reading this a little bit of advice it would be –

“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.” – Beth

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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY LINDOS, RHODES

As a destination wedding photographer, I’m grateful for the week I spent getting to know Beth, Keith, and their guests during their Lindos wedding celebrations. Not only did they make me feel like a welcomed guest, but due to the trust and freedom they gave me, I was able to capture the real, authentic emotions and the amazing experiences that everyone enjoyed together.

To view a full collection of images from this Lindos Wedding, please visit my destination wedding photography portfolio by clicking this link or you can view Beth and Keith’s pre-Lindos wedding boat party slideshow Here.

If Lindos Weddings are your thing, check out a surprise wedding engagement proposal photoshoot that I photographed on St Paul’s Bay – Here 

If you’re planning a Lindos Wedding or a destination wedding anywhere else in the world, and want a wedding photographer with the skills and experience to capture the magic of your wedding day, please get in touch.  My passport is ready.

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