Calling all bougainvillea babes because today’s Greece sailboat wedding is a major Mamma Mia mood – with vibrant colors, pattern play and native flora galore! From the custom heraldry to the illustrated prints, Stephanie & Sergio’s wedding brand is the stuff of dreams. A cheery echo of their story, passions and of course, the destination! Only For You Events was the master behind this creative shindig along the Sea, which featured everything from wicker baskets brimming with tall flowers to a long + low table alternating fuchsia and Aegean blue printed pillows. One of the key design moments we can’t get enough of is the bright floral garlands adorning the boat itself – Studio 7 Flowers, you are a genius! Get ready to feel all the feels as you browse through this gallery from Asfis Photography, because I’m telling you, it’s Greece destination wedding magic!
From the Photographer, Asfis Photography: Ah, the new twenties! How bold they entered and what major change of plans they had in stock for most of us. This wedding celebration, however, defied every odd and landed the couple and their guests with a truly spectacular way to say I do, one that definitely had us rethink minimalism and embrace eclecticism!
Much like so many other couples around the globe, Stephanie & Sergio had been spending months in creating a celebration plan- one, long, pre-COVID journey in the making- that involved flying their families and friends all the way from the U.S. and Italy to Spetses, Greece, and vowing their love in all its glory.
In a friend’s Instagram post announcing the new measures, contrary to what one might expect, Stephanie found inspiration, not to cancel nor postpone the wedding, which would also mark the couple’s 5th anniversary, but instead go forward and re-design the entire affair into something intimate yet truly meaningful.
“Up to this point our wedding had felt like a go, go, go for quite some time, but when we got to slow down, and discuss with Anjie about all that was absolutely important to us, the more we talked about it, the more we realized we are finally choosing our personal connection and determination over a superlative fete,” Stephanie told me during one of our Skype calls. I knew exactly what she meant.
Although Greece went out of lockdown relatively soon, Stephanie and Sergio still wanted to take every measure to heart and make their wedding as safe as possible for their company, while being able to celebrate uninterrupted. To that, Anjie suggested a marvelous wooden sailboat, exemplary of Greek craftsmanship, actually a trademark of Spetses and the couple’s wedding destination. The island’s long naval tradition and the fascination towards the annual Classic Yacht regatta were after all one of the reasons the couple had chosen to marry there, as Sergio’s business evolves around antique and classic boats.
The ceremony took place on the pier with weaved baskets overflowing with flowers and two candle pillars in the same floral design were placed instead of an arch. Soon as Steph and Sergio had exchanged their vows they boarded their sailboat for a cruise & party across the Argolic Gulf. The scheme was a celebration of hues and patterns: Meditteranean and Delfts Blau motifs were strewn across the furnishings, fabrics, and the wedding cake, were paired to colorful bougainvillea foliage and lemons. Breezy tableware carrying the floral theme melded with sea-urchin textures (one of the couple’s signature dishes) shells, and agates, while the entire design was topped by Greek summer blooms and impressive colorful arrangements, which gave the boat reception an up-to-date whimsical note, and wowed the guests.
“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Props to Stephanie and Sergio for taking that advice literally and celebrating their union with a lemon-filled Greece sailboat wedding that was all around glorious. More Greek island microwedding inspiration this way!
Wedding Design: Only For You Events
Photographer: Asfis Photography
Boat Management: Boat.gr
Rentals: Style Box
Floral Design: Studio 7 Flowers
Stationery: Atelier Invitations
Table Equipment: White Lilac
Cake: Maria’s Cakes & Cookies
Wedding Gown: Costarellos
Groom’s Attire: Bespoke Athens
Videography: Iraklis Rigas from Velvet Rose Studio
Beauty Artist: Theo Charis Makeup
Assistant Photographer: Michail G. Androulidakis