When a Canadian girl and an Australian boy fall in love and decide to get married, it is tough to decide where to celebrate the wedding. With families and friends literally in different corners of the world, a destination wedding halfway between makes perfect sense. But there is also another special element to Miranda & Andrew’s decision to get married in Greece… Andrew’s mum is Greek, but as the youngest she was the only one of her siblings not to be born in Greece, and she has never been able to visit this beautiful country.

It was a scorching hot day on Paros, and as we were making our way to Kanales, where everybody was getting ready, we naturally had to stop for a refreshing Greek frozen yoghurt – it would’ve been rude not to. Once we arrived at the hotel we were greeted by big smiles all round as we were introduced to family and friends. It was very visible that they were a very close-knit bunch. Whilst Miranda was having her hair done we took some photos of the bride and groom’s attire, with the hotel offering some beautiful backdrops for said photos. Back in the rooms, bridesmaids, groomsmen and family each took turns opening their cards written by Miranda and Andrew – some moving and emotional messages that, very obvious to see, meant a lot to each and everyone.

They opted for a beach wedding – feet in the sand and under the blue Greek skies. So once everybody was dressed and ready we headed over to Santa Maria beach, where a stunning wedding arch was waiting for the couple. Once all the guests were seated and Andrew nervously waiting on the beach, Miranda made her  way across the beach on the arm of her dad. As she came walking down the aisle, I realised why there was a little wooden crate with tissues on the beach – not a dry eye I tell you! After some readings by Andrew’s sisters and Miranda’s brother (who by the way was the stand in “mate-of-honour”), it was time for the vows. Very personal, meaningful and powerful vows. Again – not a dry eye in the house!

Following the ceremony it was family and couple photo time, after which we moved in to Nava Lounge for drinks and dinner. With everybody’s tummies full and energised, it was time for the first dance. Miranda’s brother plays in a band back in Canada, Birds of Bellwoods, and Andrew’s sister’s fiance is also a performing musican. So it was only fitting that Adrian and Nicholas performed the song for the first dance. And then the party started! DJ Kostas was behind the decks pumping out one tune after the other that kept the dance floor full. The only time I saw it was empty was when I turned around to find everybody on the beach and in the ocean!

As always, it has been a great pleasure to be part of such a wonderful and happy day. Enjoy the photos – make sure you scroll all the way down to the party photos. They will put a smile on your face 🙂

Wedding Planning, Design & Coordination: …ByMimmika
Preparation Venue: Hotel Kanales
Ceremony Venue: Santa Maria Beach
Reception Venue: Nava Lounge & Restaurant
Hair: Flora Dragazi
DJ: Kostas
Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia
Wedding Suit: Indochino

santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0002 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0003 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0004 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0005 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0006 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0007 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0008 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0009 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0010 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0011 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0012 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0013 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0014 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0015 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0016 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0017 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0018 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0019 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0020 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0021 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0022 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0023 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0024 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0025 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0026 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0027 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0028 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0029 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0030 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0031 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0032 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0033 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0034 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0035 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0036 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0037 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0038 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0039 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0040 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0041 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0042 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0043 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0044 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0045 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0046 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0047 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0048 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0049 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0050 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0051 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0052 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0053 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0054 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0055 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0056 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0057 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0058 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0059 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0060 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0061 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0062 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0063 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0064 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0065 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0066 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0067 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0068 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0069 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0070 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0071 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0072 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0073 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0074 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0075 santa-maria-paros-beach-wedding_0076


Are you planning to get married on the white sands of Greece and looking for a beach wedding photographer? Send me an email.