Christina and Adam dreamed of a relaxed wedding with the sea in focus. As most of their guests were from abroad, they wanted to showcase some authentic Greek elements without going over the top. Above all, they hoped to make it fun for them and everyone else. They wanted input into the little features to avoid it becoming a pre packaged wedding.
They did not have a set colour palette but their understated theme meant they avoided bold or bright colours. They gravitated towards natural or pastel tones – olive greens, soft blues and lavender.
Everything at their wedding was DIY. They designed the invitations and wedding stationery and worked with a decorator for the presentation of the venue, the church and other details. They did not have a wedding planner but did not miss one! Their parents helped a lot on the ground, as did the wedding party.
As far their favourite moment was an unexpected tempest that whipped up in the bay during the middle of the speeches. It created some dramatic backgrounds for photos, was invigorating and memorable and contributed to a sense of occasion.
The wedding cake – meringue tower with strawberries – was their favourite detail. It looked great, was the perfect accompaniment to the excellent seafood and was very well received by the guests.
The dress was simple in a Grecian style. The flowers were pastel shades of pinks, purple and white. They gave everyone a bomboniere comprised of a sprig of lavender and a gold plated olive leaf, with three hanging koufeta and a sachet of lavender.
Christina’s advice to brides to be is that “there will be things that you don’t expect or won’t be able to control – don’t sweat them! Try to assign responsibility for dealing with these to members of the wedding party. They’ll be honoured to help and it will let you relax. Brides – have a change of shoes for the dance floor!”
Wedding Venue: Athens Riviera // Event Planner: Vassiliki Creations // Wedding dress: Opera Fashion House // Bridal Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana Groom’s Attire: Practical Tailor // Groom’s Shoes: Russell & Bromley // Jewellery: The 5th C, Hong Kong