While I don’t really need an excuse to share more about our wedding, getting back our wedding photos and video seems like the perfect opportunity! On September 27th, 2023 I married my now-husband Danny during an intimate Greece microwedding. We just got our wedding video back and I am so excited to now be able to share it! We are so happy with our decision to have a small and intimate ceremony, as well as to have a destination wedding. If you want to see more photos from the day, a wedding recap, and more on why we decided to have a destination wedding, you can check out my post here.
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Intimate Greece Microwedding
The vibe that we were going for was definitely a boho beach wedding. We wanted to keep the aesthetic of Greece. We didn’t focus much on decoration and it wasn’t necessary anyways It is so beautiful everywhere you go in Greece. We were close to Plaka Beach in Naxos where we went to take pictures following the ceremony. The ceremony itself was held at a villa that we rented out on Airbnb.
We are so happy with how our video and photos turned out! We are going to cherish the memories forever. I am so glad that I have something to look back on to help remember the day, show family, and show our future kids!
Our videographer was Taylor Palmer with TK Creative Films. We were her first wedding, but she is obviously talented. She has a great eye for aesthetics. I would highly recommend her if you are looking for a videographer!
If you are having a destination wedding in Greece or Naxos specifically and are looking for wedding vendors, you can check out my post on the complete list of wedding vendors we used here.
Our photographer was Alecca Synclair Photography. All the photos turned out so good, and we got back so many! We took photos the night before our wedding during sunset before we went to dinner with everyone at To Ellinko. Then, of course, we have the wedding photos from the day of the wedding.
Here are some of the photos from the night before that we just got back!
And here are a few more photos from the day of the wedding:
Post Wedding Blues
After the wedding, I went through a period of post-wedding blues. If you don’t know what post-wedding blues are, they are the feelings of emptiness, grief, and sadness following your wedding. The wedding planning process is full of intense emotions such as anticipation, happiness, and excitement. It’s a day that many people look forward to for their entire life. This can lead to the post-wedding blues as what’s said to be the “happiest day of your life” is now behind you. Not everyone gets the post-wedding blues, but it’s a common experience.
My Experience with the Post-Wedding Blues
The post-wedding blues are real! My engagement wasn’t long (just 10 months), but I spent a lot of time trying to plan, coordinate, find vendors, communicate with vendors, etc. It was a lot of work condensed into such a short amount of time. Not to mention, I had never been to Greece and I don’t speak Greek. It added another layer of complexity to the planning since I didn’t hire a wedding planner. Needless to say, it occupied a lot of my time to have my life revolved solely around school, work, and wedding planning for almost a year.
When everything was over, I was a little sad. Having a honeymoon to look forward to helped. But, it’s sad knowing that I will never get to relive the day again or have another wedding.
What Helped with My Post-Wedding Blues
- Feeling all the feelings. I let myself cry. I had my relief of emotion, felt a little silly (because why was I crying?!), and felt better. I am not someone to bottle up my feelings and I think allowing yourself to be a little emotional when you need to be can be healing.
- Taking a break. After all the work of planning, I was ready for a break. Wedding planning is fun but exhausting. I’ve spent the last two months since getting married (aside from the honeymoon) resting, not making decisions, and rediscovering my hobbies.
- Enjoying marriage. There is so much pressure around your wedding being the BEST day of your life. The pressure of your wedding being the best day of your life (which is now behind you) is rough. I tried to reframe my focus towards all the other things I am looking forward to and on my relationship with my husband.
Intimate Greece Microwedding
It really feels like I am entering a new chapter in my life and I am ready for it. I am so glad I was able to have an intimate Greece microwedding and it is an experience that I will cherish forever. I am already feeling better after having the post-wedding blues. Now that I’m married, I am looking forward to being able to focus my time, energy, and finances (because let’s be real, weddings are expensive), on building my ideal life, bettering myself, and rediscovering the things I love to do.
Thanks for reading the post (&/or watching my wedding video!). I am so glad that I was able to share the video on the blog. I will be posting more on destination weddings, honeymoon travel in Greece, and more soon on the blog. As always, you can find me on Instagram @maddie_deer here, or can follow me on my Facebook page to be alerted of any new posts here.