We truly adore weddings with incredible style and the wedding of Claire and Billy is all that ans so much more! Weddings by Moments planned and styled this wedding in Crete so beautifully that we are blown away with every single detail! The lovely bride share with us: “We picked Crete because we fell in love with the culture and hospitality and there is a strong Venetian influence in Rethymno which tied in with our Venice engagement. Agreco Farm was exactly the rustic space we wanted, and the views are stunning. The ceremony itself was very special to us. My father walked me down the aisle and my stepfather conducted the ceremony. Having someone who knows us both individually and as a couple made for a very personal ceremony filled with love and laughter, and tears!”
“We met the old-fashioned way – in a bar! Two years later, Billy took me to Venice for my 35th birthday and proposed at the top of a tower. He also hired a professional photographer to secretly capture the whole thing. We knew we wanted a relaxed, outdoor wedding from the outset – Billy is from South Africa and I grew up in Brazil so a warm evening celebration felt the most natural to us. Billy is a tailor so made sure he and his groomsmen looked the part in their outfits and I chose mismatched dresses for my bridesmaids to maintain a less formal feel. I included a Protea in my wedding bouquet, the South African national flower, as a nod to Billy‘s heritage. It also dictated the burgundy worn by the men and tied into the softer pinks in the rest of the wedding”.
Bride’s advice: “We would highly recommend planning a wedding abroad where all your guests are in holiday mode. Everyone was so relaxed, and it gave us the opportunity to spend lots of time with our guests on the days before/after the wedding. Also, asking people to put their phones away during the ceremony meant we looked out onto the faces of all our loved ones (rather than the backs of their phones) which made the ceremony feel more intimate. I would also definitely recommend hiring a wedding planner if you can afford it, it meant we could just enjoy the day knowing that all the details (and any problems!) would be taken care of.”