A Modern, Eco-Friendly Microwedding in Kefalonia, Greece
“The perfect eco-friendly microwedding doesn’t exist.” We’ll stop you right there, because Sherlyn and Shane’s boho glam elopement in the beloved Ionian Island of Kefalonia is transcendent. The couple spent the wedding morning relaxing by the infinity pool and enjoying the luxe modern architecture of the exclusive resort where the wedding festivities would take place later in the day – a recipe for success in our book! Designed, styled and produced by Greece-based wedding planner Mitheo Events, their clifftop perch hosted a bold, feathery mix of native grasses and wheat-meets-blush fleurs overlooking a turquoise sea. Following their teary-eyed nuptials, a duo of intimate tables decorated with hand-thrown ceramics and floral arrangements from Petridis LV were canopied by twinkle lights, resulting in an impossibly romantic vignette by the sea. Sotiris Tsakanikas composed a truly breathtaking gallery to showcase the meaningful moments and authentic beauty of this eco-friendly microwedding, and we cannot wait for you to dive in below!
From the Planner and Designer, Mitheo Events: Changing their plans for a summer 2020, large scale destination wedding in Greece on the anniversary of their first kiss, due to the Covid outbreak, our beautiful couple still craved an intimate and meaningful celebration of their love at the Ionian island they hold dear, magical Kefalonia. After sharing their feelings with Mitheo Events Greece wedding planners, they were positive that a romantic yet glamorous micro-wedding, at an exclusive resort villa, with a few of their closest family and friends would be an even more personal and memorable way of celebrating their special moment!
Inspired by the noble personalities of our wonderful bride and groom and their love for modern and eco-chic, Mitheo Events planned, designed, styled, and produced this modern and organic micro wedding, at Santa Thekla Peninsula in Kefalonia, Greece. Renowned photographer Sotiris Tsakanikas and beloved cinematographer Anthony Venitis (BV Aerial) captured every romantic moment, stylish detail and unexpected design element and framed the essence of this intimate destination wedding celebration in Greece.
An island of antithesis and incomparable sceneries, Kefalonia, is the largest of the Ionian islands, and the place where our lovely couple has spent some of their most memorable and romantic holiday moments in Greece. This gem of the Ionian never fails to amaze its visitors showcasing nature’s contrasts and wild charm in all its glory and was the perfect location for the stylish nuptials of our couple. The breathtaking landscapes and sea views in combination with the enchanted subterranean lakes and caves, the picturesque fishing ports and adorable little villages, crowned Kefalonia as the go-to wedding destination for our nature admirers bride and groom!
The modern lines of the luxury mansion work in full harmony with the natural environment around the estate. Mitheo Events introduced Santa Thekla Peninsula to our couple, as an exclusive private resort, intergrading its form and material to the surroundings, perfect to host their natural and sustainable yet ultra elegant wedding celebration. Supporting the eco-friendly culture of the island this exclusive location maintains an immense architectural elegance. Inspired by the environmentally-chic mentality, the natural forms and eco textures, as well as the distinctive types of grass that surround the property, Mitheo Events curated and designed the modern and eco conscious concept of our couple’s micro-wedding, to be current and fresh, a perfect depiction of our elegant and modern clients. This contemporary micro-wedding celebration produced by Mitheo Events radiates elegance and sensitivity.
The bride and groom woke up in style at the Presidential suite of the luxury mansion, that features modern yet inviting minimalist interior design and clean open spaces decorated with luxurious natural materials. Before enjoying a hearty breakfast, which included premium local delicacies and fresh fruits, the couple had a refreshing dive at their private infinity pool and jacuzzi and soaked-in the sun and Ionian breeze in anticipation of their romantic day, our bride sporting some ultra-stylish pool outfits and a statement hat piece.
Later the couple commenced together the intimate preparations for their wedding day. The groom was dashing in a monochromatic tailored suit in dark blue, whereas the bride was a vision of effortless beauty and elegance in a beaded lace gown with a plunging neckline. The stylish wedding gown from renowned fashion designer Costarellos, designed with swirls of paisley lace, defined the bride’s body perfectly while complementing the ecological and natural character of the wedding concept. Tiny pearls were hand-beaded on the lace, highlighting the waist and neckline and adding the most feminine appeal. Costarellos is a beloved designer of our bride, as he follows a process that links elements from the past to the current trends and projects fresh and innovative design ideas for the future, all mended into his original creations. Blush pink Ecuador type roses combined with silky thread feather grass were the stylish, unconventional, and sustainable combination for the bridal bouquet.
The groom awaited his bride standing in front of the oval ethereal wedding arch, made of several types of grass (dried wild oat grass, natural Pahalaris, canary grass), dried flowers and a combination of cream and blush pink roses set at the wooden deck. The organic free form and subtle-textures drape of the wild oaks and dried flowing grass in soft natural hue added to the beautiful wedding arch an ethereal romantic yet modern feel. Following their vows exchange, the couple and guests enjoyed their cocktails and canapes at the balcony below the pool area with breathtaking view of the sunset with panoramic views. The contemporary and delicate wedding cake featured a natural, free-form decoration of dry grass and roses on ivory buttercream and was then cut into by the couple in front of the infinity pool.
As ceramic art has a deep tradition of thousands of years in the Greek culture of gastronomy and serving, the wedding dinner table setting was a combination of modern ceramic white stone plates with a hint of black for the bread & butter plates, custom designed menu cards and fine-quality modern style silver utensils. For the free-form, organic floral arrangements Mitheo Events art team custom designed unique ceramic terra-cotta flowerpots. Combined with the contemporary ceramic candle holders, that were hand-manufactured especially for the occasion, they presented a swoon-worthy take on the modern table décor style! For the actual organic flower compositions, the Mitheo Events design team selected blush pink and off-white roses and playfully combined them with grass for the most earthy and stylish look.
The couple’s guests were drawn into a captivating experience as they gathered around this tablescape of understated elegance, that allowed the custom light box to bring out its magic. Our couple’s whimsical and contemporary, wedding dinner setup took place on the helipad of the estate, a location selected for its panoramic view, under a bespoke Light Box, decorated with hundreds of fairy lights to set the tone and enhance the magical wedding evening ambiance!
All Covid-19 related measures and precautions were kept by the couple and team of professionals during this real wedding in Kefalonia, Greece.
Is it wrong that we already want to revisit this magical eco-friendly microwedding? Major congrats to Sherlyn and Shane on an exquisitely beautiful celebration and an even more powerful love story. More Greece wedding vibes this way in a sunset sail elopement with bougainvillea overflowing!
Wedding Planning, Design, Styling & Production: Mitheo Events
Wedding Photographer: Sotiris Tsakanikas
Wedding Videographer: BV Aerial
Wedding Venue: Santa Thekla Peninsula
Wedding Gown: Costarellos
Fine Jewelers: Tzannatos Jewelers
Wedding Groom’s Suit: Antony Morato
Bride’s Shoes & Groom’s Shoes: Kalogirou
Hair Styling: Katerina Botoni
Makeup Art: Julie Alexandrou
Floral Decor: Petridis LV
Special Light Constructions: Maestro Media
Furniture Rentals (Kartell chairs, tables & tableware) from the venue’s private collection: Santa Thekla Peninsula
Handmade Ceramic Floral Pots & Ceramic Candleholders: Mitheo Events
Wedding Stationery: Love Me Do
Oversized Hat & Other Hats: Savapile
Bride’s Swimwear: Black Salt Bikini
Groom’s Swimsuit: DKNY