We are sharing today a romantic wedding video in Crete one of the most he beautiful island of Greece by Vasilis Kantarakis Films! “Seeing our video was like reliving the wedding again. It was touching, emotional and reflected on all little but important details of the day. Vasilis expressed our emotions and our guests’ emotions through the lens of his camera and we were blessed to have him as our videographer”, the couple shared with us. Watch this amazing video and be mesmerized!
The bride shared with us: “On a beautiful day of 18th of August 2017, a week after I came back from Sint Maarten I did not expect anything strange, extraordinary or exciting happen to me. My friend from Moscow was visiting Amsterdam and we were slowly getting out of bed while Robert went to work. At around midday the doorbell rang and Robert was standing at the door with the biggest smile and sneaky expression on his face. “You have to pack quickly, we are leaving in half an hour”, Robert was clearly enjoying confusing me even more. While chaotically packing my suitcase, different thoughts were passing my mind: “where are we going, what are we doing, what if…”. After a rather stressful ride by car, we arrived in the most fairytale-like town I know, Bruges. We have already celebrated one of my birthdays in this beautiful and romantic Belgian town two years ago, when the combination of cozy atmosphere and tasteful draft beer won a warm place in both of our hearts. We dropped our things in a beautiful hotel located in a castle and then went for a walk. Near one of the fountains a guy with the camera suggested making photos. We had a beautiful photo-shoot in the center of Brugge, in an amazing sunset light. On the bridge near one of the main squares, where there were surprisingly few people passing by, Robert suggested making “funny pictures”. I started laughing. And then… Luckily, we have pictures of this moment which forever confirm that Robert proposed and I said “YES”.”
“We chose Vasilis Kantarakis Films after endless search of videographers on Crete and we finally found a professional who we wanted to film our important moment. Seeing our video was like reliving the wedding again. It was touching, emotional and reflected on all little but important details of the day. Vasilis expressed our emotions and our guests emotions through the lens of his camera and we were blessed to have him as our videographer.”
“We created our wedding with pastel calm colours of pink, beige, champagne and smoke pink. We emphasized greek elements and used olive ornaments in our personally designed logo which we used in invitations, menus, programs of the day and all other internaries. We did not have a specifiek theme but our key words were: sea-side fairytale, dreams, greek, olives, romantic, luxury.” “I followed the blog Chic and Stylish Weddings on Instagram which helped to get some inspiration and ideas.”
“Our whole wedding was absolutely amazing. From the beginning we decided to put max effort into it and make a real fairytale for ourselves and our guests. We signed official documents of marriage in Pulitzer hotel in Amsterdam with our parents in June and our grand wedding was planned for September 2018 in Crete. It was planned as a destionation wedding, since we wanted everyone who truly want to be with us be present and make it a small get away for everyone. This made our day extra special. We had a three-day wedding: on the first day we had a pre-wedding dinner in a greek taverna with an extrordinary view on the whole Island (taverna Fantasticp). It was a cozy dinner where our very international group of friendswhere they got to know each other and got very relaxed.The second was day X when a beautiful ceremony in White Palace hotel with the presence of all our guests and family (60 people). It was the most beautiful moment of our life and a very emotional and touching moment of the wedding. After that we had a reception and a photoshoot on the terrace of White Palace. The dinner and party took place very nearby, in the sea-side bar/restaurant Suite 9 which was rebuilt by our wedding planner into a beautiful sea-side fairytale place where we had a blast evening and night (the party lasted till 4 am! ). On the third day we closed off with a light brunch near the sea.”
“What was special about our wedding is that we had a master of ceremonies for all three days of the wedding. He made our wedding very interactive and full of surprises. It is a very russian tradition to have a master of ceremonies and it was percieved very well by all of our guests. Perhaps, the best moment of the wedding was the fact that the wedding took place at all. The whole week there was a prediction that a very strong hurricane Zorbas will cover the Island on the day of the wedding but liuckily two hours before the wedding the hurricane stopped before turning to Rethymno and went back into the sea through Chania. That was a moment of rellief when during preparations I finally realized that I can say my vouws today.”
“My wedding dress search was really long! First of all, I enjoyed a process of chosing a dress. I chose all my wedding dresses in Russia and I had three of them: one for the ceremony, one for the party one for the photoshoot.”