Chic Island Elopement on Meganisi – Sally & Chris

If you love the idea of having a romantic island elopement on the beach, then you are going to love this ceremony captured for Lefkas Weddings by Two Clicks Photography.

For Sally and Chris, the idea of being married on the beach coupled with a relaxing holiday and honeymoon in a luxury villa on Meganisi, the Ionian’s secret island escape sounded perfect.

Bride shoes at Greek villa and close up of rings on wedding card with writing
Bride in white jumpsuit putting on bracelet and earrings at villa in Meganisi

“We opted for a first look at our villa which overlooked Ambelaki bay. Chris was waiting for me in the villa gardens and it was a lovely moment to start the evening!

Groom waiting expectantly smiling to see Bride for first look at elopment in Meganisi
First look of Groom seeing Bride at villa before elopement cerermony in Meganisi
Bride pinning white buttonhole to Groom shirt at elopement in Meganisi
Bride and Groom walking hand in hand on path lined with olive trees and stone wall

For a non-traditional wedding one needs a non-traditional gown and Sally was on trend for 2018 with her chic Liberty of London jumpsuit. I personally love that the Alice McCall style she chose was called “At Last”, a fitting choice for any wedding outfit.

“As we were eloping and getting married on a beach I didn’t want to wear a traditional wedding dress. I also wanted to be able to wear my outfit again, so I felt the white jumpsuit with beautiful floral embroidery was perfect.” Bride, Sally

Close up of bride bouquet next to Greek window and Bride and Groom walking hand in hand in village street
Bride and Groom hand in hand descending steps to beach elopement ceremony
Close up of embroidery on Bride jumpsuit with bouquet in Meganisi Greece

Floral designer, Tasos created a wild flower bouquet which picked out the colours of the embroidery on Sally’s jumpsuit, he included seasonal blooms and flowers like Limonium and Dusty Miller which you can find growing wild on the island’s beaches if you know where to look. These touches were important to the bride as she wanted to incorporate flowers from the local area.

Greenery and bright flower circle wreath garland on the beach by the sea in Meganisi
Close up of ring boxes and white table with champagne on beach in Meganisi Greece
Bride and Groom exchanging rings at beach elopment in Meganisi Greece

They asked me for a private location and I was confident that I found them the ideal little spot at Pasoumaki! It had a pretty entrance for the couple down steps through olive trees which lead them to the beach and their ceremony ring of colourful flowers. Their backdrop to “I Do” was the Ionian Sea and the sunset falling over the islands of Skorpios and Lefkada in the distance.

Close up of Bride in white jumpsuit at beach elopement in Meganisi Greece
Close up of Bride and Groom holding hands at beach elopment Meganisi Greece
Bride and Groom embracing inside beach elopement flower circle in Meganisi
Bride and Groom toasting with champagne glasses at elopement in Meganisi
Bride and Groom hand in hand on beach in Meganisi with champagne glasses
Bride and Groom close up hugging at beach elopement in Meganisi
Close up of bride with bouquet standing in flower circle on beach in Meganisi
Bride and Groom standing in front of green Greek village door in Meganisi

We stopped in Vathy village for a stroll amongst the traditional houses to soak up some of the Greek atmosphere”

To end a perfect evening they dined at Tilevoes in Vathy with a table for two by the waters-edge.

Intimate moment of Bride and Groom after first look in Meganisi Greece

A few words from Sally & Chris: “I have always loved visiting Greece and I have had lots of special holidays there with my family and with Chris. Claire was amazing with helping us get married in Greece. She is so organised, professional, friendly and very good when our plans altered at the last minute. She did this all calmly and found our amazing photographer; Lefteris from Two Clicks. We could relax and enjoy exploring Meganisi with no worries! Thank you, Claire x”

If you are considering your own intimate island elopement in Lefkada or Meganisi and looking for a planner, send me an email here with all the details of your day. I would love to help bring your special day to life.

Thank you to my wonderful team of suppliers who helped me bring this day together:

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