We are all about beach weddings today, and this tropical wedding in Lefkada has absolutely captured our attention! Katia and Joshua’s Greek island wedding was filled with the prettiest tropical blooms by Gouriotis Flowers that beautifully decorated the floral arch, bridal bouquet and reception tables – all artfully planned and designed by Lefkas Weddings. “We wanted a combination of sailing and Polynesian vibes and our wedding planner did not disappoint”, Katia shared with us and we cannot help but fall in love with every single detail from this wedding! Enjoy!
Captured by Maxeen Kim Photography.
The bride shared with us: “We got married in fall in Lefkas, Greece. We are Joshua and Katia, I’m from Cape Verde and Joshua is from the Netherland. We met 11 years ago in Cape Verde in a restaurant where I was working as waitress. Joshua had left Netherland on his sailing yacht to sail around the world and he stopped in São Vicente, Cape Verde, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to go to Brazil. We did flirt a bit but not much came of it, until few months later when he came back to S. Vicente to work as a captain on a charter boat. Then he needed a hostess to help him on board and I just lost my job at the time and so he offered me the job. We worked 1 year together and during this period our relationship flourished into something more serious. As time when by he starts missing his boat at the traveling life so he made the decision to go back and resume his sailing adventure. He then asked me to join him on his adventure to sail around the world with him, and so I did! Our journey together onboard Hope (the name of our boat) started in Brazil, then on to Caribbean islands, the pacific, Southeast Asia, Mediterranean and back to the Netherland, where we choose to settle down after 6 years of great adventures sailing around the world. The name of our boat was Hope and we also name our daughter Hope! He proposed to me in Faro, Portugal in a small harbor where he have been with our boat when he start the sailing adventure”.
“The Polynesia was our favorite place when we were sailing. For us the most beautiful place on earth, we love the people, the islands, the nature, the culture, it is haven on earth. And so our wedding was inspired on that. We wanted a combination of sailing and Polynesian vibes and our wedding planner did not disappoint! The wedding was on a private beach in the island of Lefkada, Greece. We were wed by a Captain, next to a small pier with a fishing boat tied to it, and on the background of the arch a beautiful turquoise beach. The dress code for our guests was Beach Casual and shoes was optional. My dress was a floral lace mermaid dress with a bit of cleavage and long tail, by Anna Sorrano. The bouquet, the arch and the restaurant were decorated with tropical leaves and flowers like Laceleaf, Heliconia, paradise flower, Monstera ect“.
“Tables centrepieces were a small tray with sand, on it a candle and some shells, the napkins were tied with a rope similar to old fashion sailing rope. We had a 3-course menu and the food was AMAZING. There were seafood dishes, vegetarian dishes, Greek food and everything tasted amazing. To make the evening even more special and beautiful we were blessed with a beautiful full moon that night. Our play list did not disappoint either, we had a mix of classic disco hits, afro, kizomba and much more, music for all taste and crowd. Boat, beach, tropic islands, sea are the key words in our love store, so we wanted a wedding decor that showed that. The wedding was in a private beach, decorated with tropic leaves and flowers, centrepiece was a small tray with sand and some shells… the napkin was tied with a rope similar to an old fashion sailing rope and as memory to the guest a small boat shape key chain…”
The bride’s favorite moment: “Walking down the aisle and seeing our loved ones there celebrating our love with us… I just burst in tears. We saw our wedding in Greece as a holiday to celebrate our love, so we act like we were on holiday while our wedding planner would take care of things…. So, get a wedding planner and go have a cocktail on the beach”.