Rustic, Bohemian, Informal Beach Wedding & Beach BBQ Reception
This is my very first post, so please be gentle!
I've only been engaged a couple of weeks, and although it may be a few years before we can afford to get hitched, my fiancé and I are already brainstorming wedding ideas (Luckily, our ideas are basically the same so far).
We know we'd like to go abroad, we'd like a very rustic, bohemian & informal beach wedding, followed by a beach BBQ, with maybe 25-35 guests max.
We're both rather unconventional free-spirited people (think slightly hippie lol), so are really hoping to find a place that's small, quiet and intimate; perhaps a small family run restaurant on the beach front?
We've been looking at the Mediterranean coasts (inc. Croatia, Italy, Greek Islands etc), purely for flight times as I am not yet sure if my mother will be able to fly for long periods for medical reasons.
The little bit of research I've done so far for the Mediterranean, has only really pulled up packages or planners that do rather formulaic ceremonies/receptions in churches, fancy hotels or modern villas... and although all the weddings I've seen are very pretty, it's not really our taste.
Our taste is much more relaxed - to paint more of a picture, think: mis-matched love-worn furniture, tealights, bare-foot, long hair (both of us!), wild flowers, fresh unfussy home-cooked food like BBQ fresh fish & seafood straight out of the sea; hessian, linen & cotton fabrics, blown bubbles instead of confetti.
I'm starting to have the sinking feeling that for what we really want we'd be better to look more towards the tropics... Fiji, Bali, Caribbean?
Has anyone else had or is planning something out of the ordinary for their wedding abroad?
I'm a bit overwhelmed and not really sure how to proceed, any ideas of locations would be so amazing!