You probably remember that cute little Greek island from Mamma Mia the movie with the wedding in the church on the top of a hill? Well, this island is called Skopelos and it really does exist here in Greece.
This couple from Slovenia, chose Skopelos for specific reasons. They wanted to get married in the sandy beaches, while enjoying the green nature of the island.
Get to know their real wedding story from Greece.
From the bride
“Since I was a little girl, I dreamed of a beach wedding. My dreams of standing barefoot on a sandy beach have finally come true. We chose the island Skopelos because it met all our desires. I love sunny, sandy beaches, green nature, turquoise blue waters and to party all night long.
I knew that for my wedding I wanted sun, sea and the beach but we did not know where exactly this would be. By pure chance I met a couple who just got married in Maldives. After a long conversation with the bride, we decided that, Greece and Skopelos was the right choice for us. We quickly took care of all the necessary documentation for civil marriage and reservations for our accommodations.
We started early because of our tight schedule. In the morning, we had a photoshoot of the preparations and the first look at the hotel’s beach. We were really happy to do this before the ceremony, since we were alone and the ceremony started in the afternoon. In the summer, it gets really hot in Greece and to stand on the beach in the strongest sun, would not be the best idea. Therefore, we switched the usual schedule and had a pre-wedding photoshoot.
Although we did not have a religious ceremony in that church on top of the hill, we did arrange a pre- wedding photoshoot on the same place where Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan performed their love scene and sang “The Winner Takes It All” from ABBA.
Our private civil ceremony was held on the best beach the island has to offer – Kastani beach, which was also the preferred filming location for beach scenes in the movie. This sandy beach was perfect for my dream barefoot wedding. The civil ceremony was conducted by the deputy mayor of the island. The theme of the wedding was Navy blue with a touch of the island beach style. I wore a hand-made dress and white foot jewelry. My bouquet was made from olive branches, succulents, white roses and island wild flowers, representing the wild nature of the island as I wanted.
After the ceremony, we toasted with a glass of sparkling wine and had another photoshoot session on the beach and in that beautiful green olive grove garden in the nearby Kastani beach bar. The sandy beach, green grass and centuries-old olive trees depicted a true paradise on earth.
The cake was cut in a traditional Greek taverna with live music from famous Greek musicians. After the dinner, the party carried on until sunrise. Literally!”