Hydrangeas galore in this destination wedding in the Athenian Riviera with breathtaking views! Giant floral wreath for the backdrop created by Redboxdays, a large u-shape reception set up and so much to drool over from this wedding captured by Artographer
From Katerina Strimmenou of White Stories Events:
We always feel connected to our couples. After all, we spent so much time designing their wedding, it’s almost impossible not to get attached. There are some couples, however, we become friends with. These are the couples who speak to our hearts and we create for them something truly magical. Mina and Paul were a couple like this, people who we proudly call friends and whose wedding was so warm we were tearing all the time. At the end of the night, we were feeling as if our best friends were joining their lives, as we were a part of the family.
Mina and Paul, of Korean heritage, live in the USA and wanted a late autumn destination wedding in Greece. For their elegant wedding, we wanted a color scheme of blush, pink and gold.
We designed the wedding stationery with a talented artist and the result was amazing! The save-the-dates and the wedding invitation were inspired by Mina and Paul’s love story.
We wanted the flowers to be the main asset of the wedding. We worked together with Redboxdays and we chose roses, hydrangeas, and eucalyptus, as our main florals, combined with many kinds of delicate flowers to complete our arrangements. We used hanging flowers and greenery, making the atmosphere warm and magical. The couple said their vows under around ceremony arch, decorated with countless flowers, while across the aisle the flower arrangements made the room smell like freshly cut roses in spring. Mina’s bouquet was modern and sophisticated like her.
The wedding ceremony was breath-taking, filled with emotion and happy tears. Since all weddings need something borrowed, we borrowed an element from the Greek wedding ceremony; wine! In Greece, couples share a glass of rich red wine to symbolize the union of their lives, the bitter and the sweet, the love and the devotion to each other. Mina and Paul said their vows, the eternal promises of their affection, while the sun was setting, making this the most precious of moments.
We wanted to highlight the warmth of the couple’s families, so we set our tables in a shape and decorated them with impressive flower garlands. We used a lot of candles to create the perfect amount of warm candlelight that made our gold plated cutlery sparkle. What made our hearts melt was the pink glassware and the calligraphy name cards with the gold seal wax. Dreamy!
We love to create dessert tables for the guests. We always fill them with the most gorgeous of sweets; macarons with delicious frosting, delicate meringues, personalized sugar cookies and many more! We didn’t miss to decorate Mina and Paul’s dessert table with flowers and candies, making it even more desirable for their guests. Of course, we wanted the best wedding cake for our lovely couple and that’s exactly what they got, a minimal blush wedding cake decorated with fresh flowers. Champagne and cake for the newlyweds! Does it get any better? We think not.
We believe in the power of details, that’s why we wanted every guest to remember this day. We created personalized welcome gifts with traditional products of Greece; handmade olive soap, raki (a traditional Greek aperitif), melekouni (a traditional wedding treat in Greece with sesame and honey). Also, we treated the guests with custom made favors; boxes with koufeta, sugar-coated almonds, to symbolize good fortune and fertility! Because it was late November, we had soft blankets for our guests to wrap themselves in if cold and also, keep them as a memento of this lovely evening. So cozy and warm!
The wedding party lasted until the early morning hours! Everyone was dancing, laughing, snapping photos and having a great time! No one wanted to go home and the night was mesmerizing by the sea. Mina and Paul reminded us of young love. They showed us how important, how lovely, how vibrant two people can be. We had so much fun at their wedding party and we wish them a happy and joyful life, filled with beautiful moments, like the ones we shared! – White Stories Events
Event Planning & Coordination: White Stories Events
Cake & Desserts: Pavlov’s lab
Art de la table rentals: White Lilac
Furniture rentals: Zazoo
Makeup & Hair Styling: Frantzesca Koukoula
Groom’s Suit: TRIO Custom Clothiers
Groom’s shoes: Cole Haan
Groomsmen Suits: ExpressMen
Dress: THEIA Couture
Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Catering: Olon Odos Kassandras
Venue: Sea Soul
Music and lighting: Cocktails and Dreams