A Beautiful Waterfront Wedding in Mykonos

A blue-and-white palette was perfect for this iconic destination

Updated 05/28/18

Photo by Anna Roussos

Though Caroline Long and Theodore Vouyiouklakis grew up in the same town—and were even in the same grade!—it wasn’t until college that they really got to know each other, thanks to a mutual friend. They realized that what they’d been searching for was right under their noses, and began a six-year relationship that led to an exciting engagement during a trip to Prague.

For their wedding, the travel-loving pair wanted to bring their guests to one of their favorite destinations, and invited 80 people to join them in Mykonos on June 10, 2017. “We loved Santa Marina Resort because our guests could stay on the property too,” says Carrie. They turned to White Ribbon Boutique Events to help them create their destination celebration, finding the perfect balance between an authentic experience and an exciting introduction to Greece for first-time visitors. “Having our loved ones there made it less like a wedding and more like a holiday with our most beloved people,” says the bride. Keep reading for a peek into the couple’s gorgeous Grecian celebration, as photographed by Anna Roussos, below!

wedding weekend invitation suite

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evil eye guest wedding favors

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Painted images of Mykonos’s unmistakable white buildings and burnt orange roofs gave guests a hint of what was to come. Local Greek goodies, including evil eye talismans, welcomed the couple’s family and friends as they arrived.

Monique Lhuillier dress all white bouquet

Photo by Anna Roussos

Carrie donned a lace A-line gown by Monique Lhuillier, which featured sheer lace appliqués over a deep-V bodice. She wore her hair in loose waves, and pulled away from her face thanks to a tight braid on one side.

baby flower girl

Photo by Anna Roussos

page boy

Photo by Anna Roussos

The couple didn’t have bridesmaids or groomsmen, but they did have two adorable attendants! Carrie’s niece and nephew served as flower girl and pageboy. Her niece wore a white striped dress with a monogram on the chest, while her nephew paired navy shorts with a checked shirt and suspenders.

white washed greek orthodox church

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seaside ceremony palm trees

Photo by Anna Roussos

For their ceremony, Carrie and Teddy selected a quaint whitewashed chapel by the water. A garland of greenery and white peonies framed the blue doorway, which served as the backdrop for the ceremony.

Stefana ceremony couple in olive branch crowns

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bride and groom at altar during ceremony holding hands

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There, the couple exchanged Greek Orthodox vows. Two olive branches served as crowns for the Stefana ceremony.

bride and groom

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After their vows, Teddy and Carrie took in the stunning views from the ceremony location, overlooking the harbor.

escort card display with baby's breath

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cocktails in crystal tumblers

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Deckled-edge escort cards were tucked into a tray of baby’s breath. Nearby, guests sipped cocktails served in cut crystal tumblers.

long white tables outdoor reception dinner

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The al fresco dinner was served at long white tables, paired with white infinity chairs.

grey white and green tablescape

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tablescape with garlands of greenery and white peonies and hydrangeas

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Gray linen runners and napkins added subtle contrast, topped with garlands of greenery, white peonies, and hydrangeas. Clear fluted glass chargers were layered with printed menus and sprigs of olive branches.

reception menus and grey napkins

Photo by Anna Roussos

a whiskey and cigar bar

Photo by Anna Roussos

The dinner menu included a salad with king crab, saffron risotto, and filet mignion with roasted potatoes. A whiskey and cigar bar, featuring the groom’s favorite whiskey and bourbon, tempted those looking for an after-dinner treat.

small naked cake topped with flowers

Photo by Anna Roussos; Cake by Pavlov’s Lab; Planning by White Ribbon Boutique Events; Florals by Red Box Days

Teddy and Carrie cut into a petite semi-naked cake, topped with a soft gray drizzle and fresh flowers. Vanilla cake was layered with tart strawberry puree—yum!

couple laughing first dance

Photo by Anna Roussos

Hiring a planner with relationships in the area made all the difference,” says Carrie. “She knew which vendors would be the most talented and trustworthy, as well as in our price range! It meant our entire team really understood our vision.”

Wedding Planner: White Ribbon Boutique Events || Venue: Santa Marina Resort || Bride's Dress: Monique Lhuillier || Bride's Veil: Monique Lhuillier || Bride's Shoes: Alexandre Birman || Hair: Fraskoula Asimomiti || Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss || Engagement Ring: H.L. Gross || Wedding Bands: H.L. Gross || Floral Design: Red Box Days || Paper Products: Windmill Paper, Atelier Invitations || Catering: Santa Marina Resort || Cake: Pavlov’s Lab || Music: Audio Tech || Rentals: StyleBox || Favors: Naturally Greek || Videography: Kostas Kastanakis || Photography: Anna Roussos

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