Welcome kit ideas for a Greek Wedding

I am big fan of providing guests with a welcome bag, I think it’s such a nice gesture especially for weddings where guests have traveled from afar to be with the couple. When I saw this welcome pack created for a Greece destination wedding by White Ribbon Boutique Events I thought I’d share it with you.
 

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From White Ribbon Boutique Events: “For this welcome basket, we collected different items from different locations in Greece renowned for producing them. There were olive oil barley rusks from Kythira Island, a jar of olive tapenade from Kalamata (that’s the region that produces the purest olive oil!). Also a bag of pistachio nuts from Aegina Island and of course, a bottle of ouzo liqueur.”

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“We filled the items in a traditional burlap bag with a custom tag. As a finishing touch we added a charm with the evil eye which is used commonly in Greece to keep bad spirits away and to bring good luck to the owner.”

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Welcome pack design: White Ribbon Boutique Events // Welcome pack products: Naturally Greek // Photography: Thanasis Kaiafas

 

Lazy Sunday Morning Couple Shoot

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Today’s feature is not your typical engagement shoot. And it’s not boudoir, either. Actually, it is way more. This photo session from Mireia Cordomí captures the intimacy of a couple’s lazy Sunday morning in bed. Explains Mireia: “I had the honour of being invited to Barcelona to document one of life’s greatest pleasures – that intense intimacy between a couple in love. This couple wanted a keepsake to remind them that whatever life threw at them in the future, they would forever have the memories of this moment.”

I find that a very special way to create something you can look back in the course of your relationship and marriage, and of course Mireia’s photography really does it justice: Subtle, tender and respectfully observing, it’s just beautiful. I’d love to hear from you guys, is this photo session something you can imagine doing with your partner?

 

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Photography: Mireia Cordomí

 

Sponsor: Love Me Tender Photo

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Looking for a wedding photographer in Spain (and beyond)? I am thrilled to introduce two upcoming Spanish shutterbugs to you today, Love Me Tender Photo. We’ve featured their work before and I am very excited to see what else they have in store for us in the coming seasons… Scroll down to see some of their beautiful photographs (because pictures say more than a thousand words, right?) and read what the duo has to say about themselves, their style and philosophy.

 

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“We’re Gema and Buenaventura, the two halves that make Love Me Tender Photo. We’re a loving couple that loves to photograph other couples in love. We both believe that wedding photography can be fresh, creative and capable of documenting exactly what happened and what you felt on that special day.

Our hearts are half documentarists and half portraitists. We believe our job is to help our bride and groom preserve the most beautiful and heart-warming moments of their wedding day. We’re fully aware that years from now when you revisit these images anything from a decoration shot to a ceremony moment will be invaluable in helping you remember your wedding day.

We adore our job and we’re available to travel worldwide upon request. Can’t wait to document your love story!”

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Beautiful brides and promising words from the photographers. Make sure you follow their work on their website, blog and of course on Facebook so you never miss an update.
Welcome Love Me Tender Photo to the Belle & Chic family!
 

Dark and Moody Barcelona Bridal Editorial

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One of the things I love about being a wedding blogger is that I get to meet and even work with so many wonderful photographers. As was the case at the beginning of the year, when I teamed up with Marcos Sanchez and Roberto Ramos of The Lone Riders to shoot the breathtaking gowns of Barcelona bridal designer María Lluisa Rabell.
It was a cold and wet January morning when we went to famous Barcelona industrial complex Palo Alto to shoot this editorial and the mood of it is, quite fittingly, rather dark and some images almost have a chiaroscuro style to them. I think it was the perfect setting for these unique dresses, don’t you think?

 

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And don’t miss the making of from the amazing Monika Frias – I love her work! I get nostalgic when I look at this, at minute 2:38 you can see me with my baby bump still…

Photography: Marcos Sanchez & Roberto Ramos of The Lone Riders // Organization and styling: Esther of Belle & Chic // Dresses: Maria Luisa Rabell // Floral Design: Gang and the Wool // Hair & Makeup: Meritxell Seva // Model: Alba Mestre // Scans: Shooters Film Lab // Making of: Monika Frias // Location: Palo Alto, Barcelona // Original feature: Burnett’s Boards
 

Rome Garden Villa Wedding

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Rome weddings tend to be lavish and opulent affairs, but Agatha and Ryan wanted something different. Striving for a rather natural and organic look, they opted for a beautiful garden wedding overlooking the Eternal City. And what can I say, they had my kinda wedding: A simple yet elegant dinner party al fresco, with a romantic enchanted garden atmosphere. I am loving the white and green table décor with figs, and of course the exquisite Italian food (fresh burrata, made that morning)… Now add to that a ceremony held under a canopy of gorgeous trees, a vintage gelato cart and, most importantly, the gorgeous photography from Studio A+Q and you get what might just be my favorite Italian wedding yet.
 

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From the wedding planner, Stefanie Cove: “The dinner was in an area referred to as the “Secret Garden.” Guests dined al fresco on wood tables that were draped with handmade, sheer linens. The center of the tables featured terra cotta vessels that were filled with a mix of ivory dahlias and garden roses with green accents of hydrangea, baby ferns and fresh figs –Agatha’s favorite!”

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I spy a gelato cart! And chesterfield sofas as a lounge area for guests… love the idea!

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Photography: Studio A+Q // Planner: Stefanie Cove // Wedding Dress: Oscar De La Renta // Bride’s Shoes:Jimmy Choo // Catering: Roscioli // Ceremony And Reception Venue: Villa Aurelia