Today I am thrilled to share this beautiful Destination Wedding in Zante with a blush pink and sky blue palette.
Images were captured by Mini & Me Photography.
Mini & Me is a female photography duo based in Kent & Essex, super chilled and fun they think that wedding photography should be the same.
Their ethos is to capture the entire day, so that means Helen with the boys in the morning and Dani with the girls,right though till your guests leave so we can tell the full story of your day.
They share their recollections of the couple and their day…
“We met Michelle and Dan at their friends wedding that we were shooting , Michelle said that she would be in touch to have a chat about theirs – we were still shock when she was though!”
“It truly was an amazing day, we had to approach the whole planning aspect very differently – google was our friend!
“As it was a destination wedding every single guest had really gone out of their way to attend and the love for these guys was so clear to see, it was a laid back , relaxed and very fun day.”
“The evening was the best party ever – the dance floor was never empty.”
“We tried to incorporate as much of our surroundings as possible in the imagery, so with the detail shot’s in the morning we used very different backdrops to normal and we love the outcome.”
I hand over to beautiful Bride Michelle…
How did you meet?
“Dan and I met through friends. Dan was the friend of my friends older brother (and I fancied him rotten from day 1!)”
Tell us about the Engagement…
“Our engagement was everything that I had hoped it would be”
“Dan proposed to me whilst on a horse and carriage ride through Central Park in New York.”
“There was snow everywhere and it was just perfect.”
Tell us about your wedding planning journey
“Dan and I had been together 15 years before we finally tied the knot.”
“We always knew that we wanted to get married abroad so we started looking in to destinations online.”
“At first we had a blank canvas and then we started to quickly realise things that we wanted and didn’t want.”
“We finally decided on Zakynthos in Greece and we found a wedding planner out there that we felt happy with.”
“Zante is only 3 hours from the UK and with flights most days of the week we felt that this would make it easier for our guests to join us.”
“The planning was quite easy, with the wedding planner advising us what legal documents we would need and how and when we should get them.”
“Most of our planning was done through email with the planner, I would just email her pictures and descriptions of what we wanted and she would come back to me with what they could offer.”
“I did send my centre pieces, some decorations and gifts for the children out to Zante before hand to save us taking extra luggage.”
“We had a final meeting once in resort with the wedding planner just to go over procedures for the day and to go through how we wanted things decorated and the tables laid etc and then half way through our holiday we got married! ”
What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?
“Having our wedding abroad we stuck to light colours and with the scenery so stunning we didn’t want anything too over powering to take away from the natural surroundings.”
“The bridesmaid dresses were blush pink and the Groom party were in a darker shade of sky blue and our best man (which was our 11 year old son) was in a pin stripe light blue shorts suit.”
“For the ceremony we had white bunting decorating the stairs leading down to the aisle and carried on with the white theme for the arch and flowers that decorated the aisle.”
“The bridal parties flowers were a mixture of pinks, white and greenery and the flowers we had around our centre pieces were the same colours.”
“We had lanterns as our centre pieces and kept the decoration at the reception simple with hessian bunting.”
What was the best bit of your day?
“We really couldn’t pick out the best part of our day as we loved every minute of it.”
“To get married on the most beautiful Cameo Island with the stunning blue sea as our back drop was amazing.”
“To be joined by 50 friends and family who had all made the effort to be there for our wedding was quite overwhelming and then to have the Greek dancers get the party started as the sun went down in the background was just perfect!”
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
“We would just say make the most of every minute, from the planning to the last song on your wedding day, at times the planning can get quite stressful but once the wedding is over you end up missing all the madness!”
“I know everyone says it but the day just flies by, try to take a few minutes to just step back and take it all in.”
Thank you so much to Helen and Dani for sharing this lovely destination wedding in Zante.
The pretty pink and blue colour palette is so delicate, but compliments this Big Day so well with a simple island charm.
I love also how the air of pure relaxation is reflected perfectly in the informality of the flow of the day balanced with fun and celebration and dancing.
Photographer – Mini & Me Photography
Bridesmaid Gowns – Debut at Debenhams
Cake Maker – Fantasia Cupcakes -Tsivili Zakynthos
Wedding planner and florist – Alexandras Dream Weddings
To Contact Mini and Me Photography
Website – https://www.miniandmephotography.com/
Email – Miniandmephotography@outlook.com
Phone – 07891 – 122821 and 07985 -468288