If you’ve been following my blog or my insta you will probably be sick to death of my wedding photo spam but SORRY there’s more to come! It was my wedding day after all. Today I’m going to write about one of the most magical experiences of my life (apart from the actual wedding of course); our post-wedding location shoot.
You may be aware that we had less than desirable weather for our wedding day – therefore we missed out somewhat on the stunning backdrop of our cliff top villa reception. We decided to get the photographer to take us back to the villa a few days later in all our wedding get up so that we could capture some of the magic.


It was so much fun! I thought I’d be nervous as I’ve never been photographed professionally before, but the photographer put us at ease and just told us to be natural. We literally just wandered round the garden, chatting and laughing and stopped for the odd smooch occasionally! I’m so pleased with how they came out the villa looks stunning.

Now onto the best bit. The photographer asked us if we would be keen to go and shoot at a tidy, secret beach and maybe even go in the sea as he had an underwater camera! I didn’t hesitate. I love the ocean, being a dive master I am a mermaid at heart and how different and exciting to have underwater wedding photographs?? Not many people can say they’ve got those. I did have a quick thought about getting my dress wet, but then I though HELL I’m never going to wear it again! And incidentally it recovered just fine and you wouldn’t even know I went swimming in it!


My dreams of becoming a mermaid are realised!

What do you think?? Would you wear your wedding dress underwater?

From my experience, and I would guess that this is the same for many beach brides, one of the most challenging elements of planning a wedding abroad is choosing a suitable outfit for the groom! If, like mine, he does not really have a fixed idea in his head what his wedding ‘suit’ will look like it can prove very difficult finding something which is smart, cooling, comfortable and in-keeping with the ‘beach’ theme all in equal measure. Throw in the fact that our wedding was in early summer and so we had the British Winter and Spring to search for an outfit – impossible.

We ended up leaving it until the last minute and choosing something in mid May so that we could find some summery things in the shops. Paul decided he didn’t want a jacket, which I was completely fine with; firstly because it would be very hot in Greece for our wedding and secondly because the whole wedding had a really casual feel. As an example – I suggested shorts and flip flops to all the male guests and the Best Man was wearing linen shorts and a shirt so Paul would have looked a bit odd in a three piece suit! It’s not his style anyway. With his long hair and tattoos a much more relaxed and toned down look suited him and the venue much better.

Looking back on the pictures I’m really pleased with what we chose. The trousers and shirt make it smart enough for a wedding, with the lack of jacket keeping it cool and dressed down and the pink bow tie (his idea!) and braces giving the outfit a bit of personality! He looked like himself and I was very pleased about that.  The only thing he would change would be the shoes! They were leather and quite uncomfortable on the day, I think he wished he went for flip flops! The pocket watch was a gift from me to open on the morning of the wedding and I was really chuffed that he decided to wear it on the day.

What he wore:

Shirt: Ted Baker

Trousers: John Lewis

Braces & Belt: H&M

Bow Tie: Mrs Bow Tie

Shoes: Bertie

Pocket Watch: notonthehighstreet.com

xox