Rachael & Sophia
• She Asked & She Said Yes •
A Yacht Proposal
In Chania, Crete
Event Design: Mililo Events
Photography: Olga Gechalkiadaki
Florals: En kipo Weddings
Yacht: Creta Luxury Cruises
Rachael from Austin Texas was longing to propose to her best friend, of Greek origin Sophia. She reached out to us to help design the dream proposal during their stay in beautiful Chania,
Crete in mid-October. Rachel mentioned how Sophia adores the crystal-clear waters and boats and sunsets, so a wedding proposal on a private yacht at golden hour was absolutely ideal.
When the proposal day finally arrived, we made sure that Sophia would not hint the slightest, so we hid all the decor items in a separate cabin, disguised a planner as a crew member.
Rachael and Sophia had a blast, popping bottles the whole way, enjoying the weather and amazing views from the flybridge. We reached the islet of Ag. Thodorou close by to Chania
and the girls had a dip, drank some more bubbly, shared stories and laughed joyfully.
When it was time to propose, Rachael led Sophia to the front of the boat which we had secretly decorated. A stunning blue and white Hydrangea floral garland, the blooming sunflowers,
a bottle of Moet & Chandon, marshmallows, chocolates and salted caramel bites beautifully set up with a wonderful backdrop of the sea.
The proposal was captured as Sophia “Said Yes!’’ and it was a beautiful moment for everyone! The couple continued the photoshoot, popped the champagne and
indulged in all the delicious desserts.
The couple came around following their romantic photoshoot and it was a wonderful moment capturing their expressions and emotions.
This celebration was an incredible experience for them and the whole crew. We enjoyed ourselves so much. Congratulations to Rachael & Sophia on their beautiful engagement!
“Olga, thank you so so much for all your help! Sophia and I can’t express how special you made this day for us.
It was a pleasure getting to spend the day with you.”