Let me begin this post with the bride’s story of how she met her future husband: “John is Australian of Greek decent and was in the process of applying for his Greek citizenship, for which he needed some of his papers translated to Greek. I am a translator and he made an appointment to meet me for the paperwork. It was love at first sight.”
I love how life does that to us when we least expect it, don’t you?? The couple picked the island of Kea as their wedding destination, because of its unique style as well as the proximity to Athens for their international guests. They didn’t want anything extravagant, just a beautiful setting and a hassle-free wedding with good food, plenty of drinks and dancing until the small hours of the morning. And thanks to Marryme in Greece, that’s exactly what they had.
Remember the Greek custom of writing the bride’s single friends’ names on her shoes? The belief is that those whose names get erased by the end of the night will get married soon.
The bride about their wedding planner: “We went for Olympia of Marryme in Greece because of her experience, and our choice proved right. She navigated difficult situations with great skill and she delivered the event exactly how we wanted it. We have recommended her services to friends who plan to get married in Greece.”
From the wedding planner: “The wedding design was simple and chic, with Greek elements such as olive tree branches and honey. The table “numbers” were the names of places that the couple visited during their engagement.
The couple wanted to have somethig special during the ceremony, so I suggested that they could have a honey jar and spoon for the maid of honour to feed them at the end of the ceremony. This is a Greek custom that usually happens once the couple arraive at their house after the wedding. The gesture symbolises a life together as sweet as honey. Also, instead of a tradition guest book the couple had an “advice book” and they asked everybody to give their advice for a sucessful marriage.”
Photography: Andreas Stavropoulous & Yannis Ekomopoulos // Wedding and event Planner: Marryme in Greece – Olympia Giannopoulou // Venue & catering: Aigis Suites, Vourkari, Kea // Bride’s getting ready venue: Kea Villas // Wedding cake : Odaleka // Bride’s Dress: Temperley London // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Groom’s Suit: Gieves and Hawkes, Saville Row // Hair and Makeup: Varvara Korasidi, Kea // Flowers: Tripilioti Stavroula Kea