Rethymno beach Elopement in Crete

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Svenja and Steffen travelled to Crete in 2020 with the closest family and friends, to celebrate their next step in life with a small but beautiful beach elopement.

Their ceremony took place in Rethymno beach, on the north shore of the island. The chose to have their ceremony in the late afternoon, to fully embrace the golden evening glow, which was complimented in the warm tones used for their flowers and decor.

beach elopement ceremony in Crete

From The Photographers

What makes this location special? Why did this couple choose it? Why should other couples consider it for their elopement?

The beach provides a natural and romantic setting for a wedding and especially for elopements and intimate weddings. It is the ideal location for sea lovers, summer persons and boho style couples such as Svenja & Steffan. The warm natural tone of the sand matches perfectly with the pampas grass and the colours of the flowers the Bride chose as her wedding colour palette.

Do couples require any special permits or permissions to get married here?

No. For symbolic weddings no permission or a fee is required.

What are your top tips for planning an elopement at this in this area? 

Light clothing, sunscreen, flat comfortable shoes, and a ceremony time around sunset!

Vendor Credits

Photography – WedPashalis Photography
Planner – Stepsis, Wedding Planner Crete
Florals – En Kipo
Cake – Select Patisserie

The Photos

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