According to Greek mythology, Mykonos was named after Apollo's grandson, and doting gods might explain the striking natural beauty this Aegean Eden has been blessed with. The most fabled of Greece's Cyclades, the island is a shimmering stretch of sun, sky and sea. So when Modern Bride teamed up with mother/daughter duo Litsa Floris and Vivia Costalas—of the international planning firm Floris Special Events, florisspecialevents.com, which has offices in Athens, Thessaloniki, New York City and Beverly Hills—to design a destination shoot, they let the landscape be our muse.
Tall centerpieces of hydrangeas and oncidium orchids seem to hover above the table (“as if the gods were holding them up,” says Costalas), so they won't interfere with guests' sightlines, $314; lower centerpieces of peonies, hyacinths, hydrangeas and roses, $110-$125, all from LV Petridis Floral Creations for Floris Special Events, florisspecialevents.com. Woven-paper menu cards with layered ribbon, $19 each, from Red Bliss, redbliss.com. “Cuzman” tablecloth and linen hemstitched napkins, all from Zolico Event Resources, 212-734-3643. Shot on location at the Mykonos Blu resort, mykonosblu.com.