“Greece it is then!” was Brian’s answer when his then wife-to-be, Jennifer, told him about finding the perfect wedding venue, The Romanos at Costa Navarino, in Messinia, Greece.
The couple wanted to give their guests a unique experience, hence, they chose to get married in the Mediterranean. They found the right wedding coordinator, the12events, who ‘utterly worked miracles creating lavish backdrops and crisp table scapes’ on their special day, all wonderfully captured by Sotiris Tsakanikas.
Scroll down and see some of the bride’s notes in choosing the different elements for their wedding…
“We had custom made olive based skincare products as favors for each guest because olive oil is an amazing ingredient, so ancient and so precious, as well as personalized gift bags for our VIP’s.”
“Finding my wedding gown was probably the easiest. The Chloelis by Mira Zwillinger, an Ivory A-line silk shantung dress with a lace sheer hand beaded top, was frankly the first one I tried on and was a splendid fit. I looked no further.”
“For the bouquets and flower arrangements we chose ranunculus, David Austin English roses, peonies, rosemary, daisies, freesia, eustoma lisianthus.”
“We actually had two wedding cakes. My favourite was a dreamy combination of fresh pastry cream and fruit of the forrest, gooseberries, strawberries, wildberries, which looked like food stylist meets homemade.”
“I couldn’t really say which part of the day was my favourite since the whole day turned out to be sheer bliss. From the bridal party and our getting ready session, where we had plenty of time to indulge in some bubbly, sitting on the bed in our pretty plum robes and sharing a few laughs, the wedding ceremony where we all got so emotional, to the reception and the after party where everyone had such great fun – everything worked seamlessly. I love my wedding day! Wish I could relive the day just once more.”
Wedding photographer: Sotiris Tsakanikas // Assistant photographer: Gorge Ginatis // Wedding coordinator, catering, invitations & stationery, floral design: the12events // Wedding dress: Mira Zwillinger // Bridal Shoes: Manolo Blahnik // Wedding Rings: Tiffany & Co. // Groom’s attire and shoes: Dolce & Gabbana // Groom’s accessories: Ermenegildo Zegna // Bow tie: Yves Saint Laurent // Bridesmaids’ dresses and groomsmens’ ties: Two Birds Bridesmaid // Bridesmaids’ shoes: Valentino // Bridesmaids’ robes: Plum Pretty Sugar // Groomsmen’s suits: T.M. Lewin // Make-up artist: Theocharis Katerina // Reception venue: The Romanos, Costa Navarino // Preparation venue: The Westin Resort Costa Navarino // Cinematography: With Heart Films // DJ: Showtime