After getting engaged in Venice, it was only natural that Claire and Billy planned their Agreco Farm wedding to have an air of Venetian elegance and romance! The couple’s planner Moments Weddings & Events helped the couple keep a relaxed vibe throughout the day, which allowed them and their guests to feel like they were on holiday for the entire wedding weekend. Their florist, Oneiranthi, used a soft palette of spring blooms, including huge protea as a nod to the groom’s South African heritage, and Claire kept her look equally soft yet elegant with an intricate lace Made with Love Bridal gown. As far as outdoor destination weddings go, this one has all the dreamy inspiration we can handle! And Steffen & Christin Photo & Film captured it all brilliantly!
Claire and Billy
Agreco Farm, Crete, Greece
We knew we wanted a relaxed, outdoor wedding from the outset – Billy is from South Africa and I grew up in Brazil so a warm evening celebration felt the most natural to us. That led us to Crete where guaranteed sunshine and a spectacular, rustic venue ensured we had the perfect day.
The ceremony itself was very special to us. My father walked me down the aisle and my stepfather conducted the ceremony. Having someone who knows us both individually and as a couple made for a very personal ceremony filled with love and laughter. And there were obviously tears — mainly from the groom!
We would highly recommend planning a wedding abroad where all your guests are in holiday mode. Everyone was so relaxed and it gave us the opportunity to spend lots of time with our guests on the days before/after the wedding! Also, asking people to put their phones away during the ceremony meant we looked out onto the faces of all our loved ones (rather than the backs of their phones) which made the ceremony feel more intimate. Lastly, we would have been lost without our wedding planner, Annika, so would highly recommend having that support.
We are casual people who pretty much live in jeans so we wanted an informal day where everyone would feel comfortable. Billy is a tailor so made sure he and his groomsmen looked the part in their outfits and I made sure my bridesmaids were in mismatched dresses to maintain a less formal feel. I had intended to wear a more casual dress but what can I say, the dress chose me! I included a Protea in my wedding bouquet, which is the South African national flower as a nod to Billy‘s heritage. It also dictated the burgundy worn by the men and tied into the softer pinks in the rest of the wedding.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Steffen & Christin Photo & Film
Event Planning – Moments Weddings & Events
Venue – Agreco Farm
Floral Design – Oneiranthi
DJ – Happy DJs
Stationery – Holly Anne Blake
Hair and Makeup Artist – Michalis Tsotras
Wedding Dress – Made with Love Bridal from Heart Aflutter
Bridal Accessories – Agnes Hart and Britten Weddings
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Show Me Your Mumu
Groom and Groomsmen’s Apparel – Tom James
Rings – Brown Jewellers
Rentals – Moments Weddings & Events
Congratulations to Claire and Billy, and a special thanks to Steffen & Christin Photo & Film for sharing this lovely Agreco Farm wedding! Want to see more wedding magic at this dreamy venue? This whimsical Crete wedding transformed Agreco Farm into a Greek wonderland!