A Greek Island Wedding to End Them All

The bride wore Valentino and Max Richter played piano as an L.A. couple tied the knot on Hydra

Photography by RONNY SKEVIS


Hinds and groom Blaise Patrick.


Like something from a Greek Odyssey, 100 wedding guests from across Europe and the U.S. arrived by boat to the idyllic island of Hydra. “It’s like stepping back in time,” says Christina Hinds, who knows the island (and country) intimately after years of playing pro beach volleyball in Greece and even representing the Greek national team in its Olympic quest. Her father, Theodore Roubanis, is a famous Greek actor and singer—and well known for putting Hydra on the map. “There are no cars on the island—it’s all walking culture,” she says. “You either take water taxis or donkeys.” For Hinds and her husband, Blaise Patrick, a private art dealer from London, it was the perfect meeting point for family and friends. “We wanted to create an experience they wouldn’t forget.”

Set on the beach in July 2022, the bride walked down the aisle at sunset in a lace Valentino gown, arms linked with her father and brother. The couple’s now two-year-old son, Caspian, was the ring bearer, and one dear friend officiated the ceremony while another close pal (and concert pianist) played Max Richter on the keys. “It was really organic, and everybody close to us played a role,” says Hinds. “It just sort of unfolded the way it was intended to.” That sentiment could also describe their love story. The couple first met in 2016 at an art exhibition at Frank Zappa’s house in Laurel Canyon. It was a tale of “L.A. wellness hippie” meets “London party boy,” she laughs. The pair hit the Oscar party circuit and have been inseparable ever since. Eventually he moved from London to Point Dume to be with her. The couple still calls Malibu home, where she has also launched her new fitness concept, Drumboxing.


LEFT: A view of yachts at sea from the reception table. RIGHT: The sun sets on the Greek isle.


Fast-forward four years: Patrick proposed to Hinds on a romantic hike in Ojai with a reimagined diamond-and-emerald ring from his grandmother. When it came to picking a wedding venue, there wasn’t any question: the pair had fallen in love with Hydra while visiting two years prior.

The reception continued at the Four Seasons Hydra (a separate entity from the luxury chain) in a centuries-old stone mansion with dinner under the olive orchard. At each placemat was a bag of koufeta (traditional candy-coated wedding almonds) in a clam shell tied with an evil eye charm handmade by Hinds’ father for good luck. Guests sat along a communal table and dined on freshly caught fish and locally produced salads, then danced into the night. Everyone stayed in the hotel and at the estate next door, Villa Citrus, where the newlyweds held their farewell party the next day. “We overtook half the island,” she says.

For Hinds, one of the highlights of the three-day affair was her father performing “Dance Me to the End of Love” by Leonard Cohen (whose daughter was in attendance) and Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” at the welcome party, held at Roubanis’ former nightclub.

By the end of the weekend, everyone was “like one big Greek family,” says Hinds.


Family and friends follow the path to the seaside ceremony.


LEFT: The bride’s father and brother escort her along a floral path. RIGHT: Bride Christina Hinds walks toward the beachfront altar in a VALENTINO gown, arms linked with her brother (left) and father (right).


Hinds and her son, Caspian, are greeted by a local donkey.


Set under the olive orchard at FOUR SEASONS HYDRA, guests dined on freshly caught fish and salads.


Makeup and Hair: Rosie Apostolidou at Commo Gusto Salon Hydra
Event Production: Christina Hinds, assisted by Christina Stamatakou at White Events Hydra
Venue: Four Seasons Hydra
Flowers: Theodore Roubanis
Villa Rental: Villa Collective
Catering: Four Seasons Hydra
Groom’s Attire: Ralph Lauren suit, Turnbull and Asser shirt and tie
Musician: Alberto Bof



Feature image: Guests from near and far arrive by boat in Hydra, Greece.


This story originally appeared in the Summer 2023 issue of C Weddings.

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