This chic urban wedding in Thessaloniki, Greece is as stylish as it is beautiful. Almost as if you were stepping into a greenhouse, Soo Events planned an incredibly photogenic evening dripping in greenery amongst the modern furniture, Edison bulbs, succulent favors, and pops of gold and black. We almost couldn’t believe our eyes when we first caught a glimpse of the reception setup captured by Kostis Mouselimis. Once you start scrolling it will become obvious why this modern beaut has stolen our hearts.
From the photographer, Kostis Mouselimis: There is no bigger blessing than getting to work with couples that have a great sense of style. Especially when they manage to bring their impeccable taste into the design of their wedding day. Case in point, this ultra chic couple that travelled from London, UK, to get married among family and friends in their hometown, Thessaloniki, in Northern Greece.
From the very first meetings, both Marianna and Theo were very specific about what they had in mind for their wedding day. An iconic venue and an urban chic design. Therefore, we decided to book the outdoor space of the Museum of Byzantine Culture, which is considered one of the best works of public architecture created in the last decades in Greece. Based on the architecture and the history of the building, we chose our main design elements, in order to be consistent with both the surroundings and the couple’s taste. Therefore, we created a minimal mood board with hints of marble, black and gold. The stationery, the welcome gifts, that included traditional treats, the favor boxes etc were all designed accordingly.
The bride wore an elegant tailor-made off one shoulder white wedding dress and gorgeous petrol heels by Oscar Tiye, while the groom chose a bespoke black tuxedo. Their ceremony took place at one of the oldest churches in Thessaloniki, and after its end, the guests were escorted to the venue by tour guides that walked them through the city’s history.
The flowers that we picked were mostly white for the church decoration. The bride’s bouquet was a stunning combination of white sweet peas and peonies. For the venue, we decided to use an assortment of greenery, such as different types of fern, palm leaves etc with hints of white in between, in order to turn the outdoor space of the museum into a beautiful garden. At the entrance, we set a white wooden installation for the seating chart decorated with greenery, as well as a dessert table, with a gorgeous 3-tier cake with a blue-black brush stroke and marble patterned desserts. The dinner set up consisted of round and long white marble tables, with clear charger and BB plates with a gold rim, dinner plates with a marble pattern, golden flatware and prism iridescent glassware. As the night went by, Edison type lamps that were hanging over the tables and the dance floor lit up, turning the venue into a magical scenery, that, combined with the couple’s amazing energy, made this wedding party a night to remember.
Refined and chic, this modern wedding in Thessaloniki is like stepping into an urban garden and the reception just oozes contemporary goodness. If you love the modern urban look, then you will love this Indian wedding in downtown LA.
Photographer: Kostis Mouselimis
Wedding Planner: Soo Events
Reception Venue: B Restaurant in the Museum of Byzantine Culture
Florals: Tania Xatzigkontziou
Cake + Desserts: Pepi Beza Boutique Baking
Stationery + Favor: Love Me Do
Sound + Light Installations: Avant Garde Events
Furniture Rentals: Party Rentals
Tableware: White Lilac
Hair Stylist: Elena Giaxidou
Make Up Artist: Evri Kalota
Wedding Dress: Katia Delatola
Groom’s Attire: Dimitris Petrou
Bride’s Shoes: Oscar Tiye
Groom’s Shoes: Paul Smith
Rings + Earrings: Aliki Stroumpouli Jewellery
Wedding Wreaths: LakaLuka