Why you should plan for your wedding in Greece

Greece is the perfect choice to organize your wedding and have the time of your life. Athens and all the Greek Islands are magical wedding locations all year long. When you find yourself next to the Aegean Sea, everything seems like a fairy tale. Even if we start to count our blessings here in Greece, we will need 10 lives to include all… Shall we start with the romantic whitewashed chapels of Mykonos, Paros, Santorini and all the Cycladic islands, surrounded by gorgeous sandy beaches? Popup the question and Rock Paper Scissors team will plan your dream destination wedding anywhere in Greece.

Unforgettable Wedding in Santorini

Cesar and Sarahy came all the way from Miami to get married in Santorini island. Both originally from Cuba can understand the island rhythms and share their love for the sea. So they decided to go on a family cruise and make a stopover to the island they thought is the best to serve for their wedding’s background. Ceremony and dinner took place overlooking the stunning caldera view. Discover the magical moments of this wedding in this gallery…

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Wedding planner in Mykonos

Put the blame on us if you will melt with this wedding in Mykonos. Planning a wedding styled shoot demands as much effort & skills as a real wedding. At this wedding in Mykonos, the couple looked gorgeous. Can you feel the vibes?  Can you soak up all the local culture with all the indigo blue and copper details all around? Breathe it all in, and let us know what you think! We know you want to see more, here is the magic door…

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Plan your dream wedding at Meganisi island

The island of Meganisi is located just between Lefkada and the western mainland coasts of Greece. Right opposite from the island of Skorpios, the idyllic Greek island where Aristotle Onassis married Jackie Kennedy. Meganisi island in Greece, is an island with few habitats and limited tourist developments but with lush greenery and blue-green waters.

Some beaches can be reached on foot and others are accessible only by boat. There is no bus on this small island of the Ionian Sea and all transport has to be done by foot or private means, like boat or motorbike. This lovely island is where the parents of the groom are originated and the location this couple chose for their chic minimalist yet boho island wedding.

Certainly, for a Greek wedding planner, organizing a big wedding on a tiny island was a challenge in and of itself. Our most difficult moment was figuring out how a small, typical Greek taverna could accommodate properly so many people and keep an authentic character yet elegant and unique: By taking things back to the basics, or more precisely by sophisticated simplicity. We wanted to create a simple and soft look so we used classic colour combinations like brown, gold and green. We added Greek wildflowers, mixed textures and traditionally inspired elements for a shameless boho vibe that this location would never forgive us if we didn’t. Do you want to see how this wedding woo all the guests? Here is the gallery…

Words from the couple:

“We met during our master’s studies at Harvard Business School. We didn’t date there but friends and life moved us both to the same city we began dating while working in San Francisco in 2013. We chose to get married on the island of Meganisi. Meganisi is important to both of us because we’ve spent every summer of our relationship there. Peter’s Maternal grandparents were born on Meganisi and he’s spent every summer of his upbringing visiting the island and specifically the village of Spartochori.

We hired a boat to take our guests around the islands for the day before the wedding. After talking with our guests they thought this made the wedding feel like a vacation and they got to spend quality time with both of us. As a reminder, most of our guests traveled to our wedding and paired it with their vacation plans.”

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An authentic Wedding in Crete island Greece

Our agency strongly feels that love should know no boundaries and that needs to be celebrated in every form. Hence, when Karen and Isabel asked us if we would feel comfortable to organize their wedding, there were no second thoughts! It was an absolute yes!

And even though this was our first time having to deal with the requests and vision of two brides at a wedding, this was a wedding we absolutely adored. And the reason is that we had this amazing opportunity to witness a deep love, with a rough enthusiasm, surrounded by their loved ones in a unique and raw place like Crete island where the feelings and surroundings are still authentic. Exactly as love should always be, authentic. See the magic with your own eyes…

Words from our Brides:

“Our experience with RPS was organized, detailed, thoughtful, tasteful, and amazing all-around. We planned a 55-person wedding from Brooklyn, NY that was a perfect, dreamy celebration of love in Crete, GR. I’m sure most guests say this but an overwhelming amount of ours did go out of their way to tell us that day, night, and afterwards, that it was hands-down the most beautiful, magical wedding they’ve ever been to and could ever imagine.

Our very first communication made us feel like Helena was the right person we could entrust with such big overseas planning. Out of the several planners and planning companies we reached out to with specific questions (and an initial idea for a ceremony space) — RPS was the only one that responded to those specific requests and seemed to have read them at all.  It wasn’t just a template response asking us our budget, guests number, and location.

On top of this, once we viewed their portfolio and saw the variety and care taken with the events they design and produce, we also felt they would be up to the task for two brides who have particular taste (and one mother who is a designer in her own right and is very opinionated on these things!) — no cut and paste designs or trends would do for us — and a lot of the sample work we were viewing initially seemed to be of that nature. From browsing their work we knew this wasn’t the case with RPS and felt immediate relief. 

From there, we couldn’t have had a better experience. Planning a wedding is already a gargantuan task, but planning a wedding overseas with very individual and specific ideas in mind multiplies the size of this task. 

It could have been very daunting, but from our initial skype (which were somewhat frequent as we could manage with the time difference — not too hard, with flexibility on both parts) through the countless follow up emails and decisions we made on foods, musicians, rentals, genius photographer, amazing DJ, travel advice, the many recommendations and brainstorming back and forths of the designs and styles… we felt at all times that the burden was lifted off of our shoulders and we only had to help push it along minimally, as Helena worked to ensure we didn’t worry over all the minutiae of planning and organizing such a special event.

RPS is extremely professional and we never felt like we needed to follow up or were wondering what the next step was because Helena had it all laid out and was on top of everything in a very organized, helpful manner. RPS also has great relationships with various vendors/talent as well who were a huge part of our day. Photographer G.Pahountis and DJ Aris are two very special people and we felt honored to include them in our day.

We are forever grateful to RPS and the work they did to help us have the wedding of our dreams. Of course, the most important thing you look for when hiring a company to help plan an event is their talent and skill in design elements as well as their ability to execute the logistics of a vision and event… and RPS fulfilled this end perfectly. 

But the highest compliment we can pay and are so grateful to have met and worked with them because of (on top of their professionalism and skill) is the human element: we genuinely felt connected to Helena, cared for, and enjoyed getting to know her throughout the process. Because your wedding is such a personal celebration, her ability to connect with us as clients and humans kept the whole process feeling authentic and seamless. 

If we had to go back and start over from scratch, there is no other company we would consider aside from RPS.”

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Beach Wedding in Athens Riviera

Words fail us when we have to say for this couple’s beauty and elegance. But what astonished us, even more, was their kindness along all the way and particularly the bride’s taste and elegance. We tried to please her all the way and designed a wedding with a minimal and elegant beach style with peach and blush tones for her Greek wedding.

Guests found their seating in a lovely stand with polaroids taken during their entrance, a jazz band played some laid out music and when everyone heard the “i’dos” white balloons were released to the sky. It was a really emotional party full of friends and family speeches, lots of dancing and a show from three fire dancers so to “Set the night on fire”. We know you want to see more…

Words from the bride:

“We got married in Athens, Greece. We wanted a beach destination wedding in a country we love, where all our guests can have easy access to all our guests who flew from US, Canada, Australia, Kuwait, Dubai and Lebanon. The best decision I made was hiring the wedding planner who turned out to be amazing and help us with every step of the way which made our lives easier. The most memorable moment for us was after we finished our vows and all our guests flew white balloons into the sky while the jazz band played the song  “What a wonderful world”. Also, the first dance was so beautiful with us on the beach and everyone gathered around us.”

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Plan for a romantic wedding in Monemvasia, Greece

The groom’s love for Greece and its food and wine and the bride’s longing for its sun and beach made this wedding decision rather easy. We knew immediately this is going to be an out of the ordinary wedding.

We were on a quest to find the best venue to host the wedding’s guests and at the same time reflect the couples’ taste. Hidden within the unexplored beauties of the Laconia region in the Peloponnese, Kinsterna hotel is a unique place where not only you get yourself pampered by this renovated medieval castle exceptional services, but you indulge yourself with an amazing culinary experience that only uses local and fresh produce.

For the welcome gifts, we chose pasteli bars, a local sesame candy that was distributed with the wedding program as the guests were greeted to their rooms. As it was a Day wedding, we made sure that during the ceremony, guests were served fresh lemonade and herbs infused water to cool off. The wedding lunch was prepared by the chef using local produce that was grown in the hotel and the house wine was coming from a vineyard that is minutes away.

Guests were amazed by the cheese and olive oil bar and got to keep a special styled small bottle of olive oil as a wedding favor. The overall style of the decoration was in line with the simple, intimate yet elegant and unique wedding Melissa and Haissam wanted. We went for a rustic earthy style, with the olive tree at the heart of the overall theme and that just reflected on the beauty of Peloponnese and the location they were getting married at.

It took us a full year to plan this wedding. We exchanged more than 400 emails, had long video calls on skype, and even used WhatsApp, Pinterest, and Instagram. Yes, we became friends after all and we can’t wait for their trip back to Greece to see them again, hopefully with a new member! Experience the beauty of Monemvasia in this gallery…

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RPS Events Team – Your top wedding planners in Greece

We are the creative agency that will design and produce the event of your dreams right from scratch. Say “Yes I do” and we’ll do all the rest… and that’s a promise! What are your plans for your next event in Greece? We would love to hear from you on our contact page. No hidden strings attached or any obligation whatsoever. We love weddings and we are devoted to creating unforgettable moments. Get a taste in the following video by @alexstabasopoulos