Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding

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Ancient Greece Inspiration

This was an Ancient Greece inspired wedding full of unexpected surprises for the newlyweds. The ceremony took place at the church of Agios Spyridon at Pagkrati, where then the couple and their guests walked to their venue. As they entered the park, a surprise awaited our bride from her groom and her bridesmaids and a lovely bridal parade with traditional musicians and a bridal “she said yes” banner awaited her.

What can compete with this destination wedding in Greece? We believe that only a few places downtown Athens have this kind of old Athens aristocracy in the air.  Aegli in Zappeion was a guarantee for a successful ancient Greece inspired wedding.  The photographer George Pahountis captured perfectly the vibes of the wedding day as well as their romantic kiss at Zappeion Megaron. We are thrilled to share the photo gallery of this wedding under the Athenian magical summer sky.

Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events
Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events
Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events

Words from the bride:

“We envisage a theme that accentuates the coming together of the two cultures, British and Greek, and are looking to incorporate as much of both into the celebrations as possible. We would like to incorporate original illustration and to take the blue hue described above as the principal color.

Words that describe the feeling that we would like to achieve are: authenticity, nature, simplicity, elegance, classic (verging on “vintage”). We want to include a touch of Greece (foliage, olives) and a touch of England (lavender, thistles, heather). The feel we would like to avoid could be described with words such as: cutesy, prissy, saccharine, extravagant, polished.”

Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events
Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events
Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events

And so we heard all of our brides and groom’s wants and needs

and we designed for them a memorable wedding.

 

The Church of Agios Spyridon Stadiou is located near the Panathenaic Stadium, one of the most iconic locations in Athens. The magnificent view of the nearby National Garden is the perfect backdrop for an urban wedding with Ancient Greece inspired theme. Athens has plenty of hidden gems that can make you feel like an Olympic Goddess!

The couple wanted to honor their cultures and the wedding celebrations did exactly that!  Starting their new life with the walking parade from Agios Spyridon up to Aegli in Zappeion, with the company of local musicians, had a sense of Fellini film “Dolce Vita”.

Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events
Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events
Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events
Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events
Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events
Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events
Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events

Our bride who is in love with Greece and especially the center of Athens she handpainted meanders and more symbols that Love me do greatly incorporate in her invitations. Unique table numbers were also used with names such as Eros, Psyche, Alcyone, Orpheus and many more.

We also incorporated some English touches such as trays of Pimms and lemonade as their welcome drink and of course Greek blue colors, foliage and flowers.

Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events
Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events
Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events
Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events
Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events

Amelia and Nikolaos said that they knew from the very beginning that their wedding will be in Athens. They both adore this magnificent city, so there was no question whatsoever about the wedding venue. After we picked the wedding theme, the inspiration was pouring out like spring water… their love for Ancient Greek Mythology was our guidance.

So it made perfect sense to name the tables with ancient Greek names. In terms of style, the reception was covered with blue, white, lavender details, soft pinks, and elegant off-white shades. Don’t miss the magical video from the wedding with the stunning musical parade! In the video, we have a surprise for you…

Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events
Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events
Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events
Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events

Just like Greece is rich in history and culture, it is also rich in delicacies and the guests had a full dinner to discover it. With respect to colors and summer flowers, the dinner was held in the garden and warm wishes set the right feeling for the party after. The celebrations under a sky of string lights were unforgettable. Also, we made sure that music was keeping everyone up and dancing, in the most traditional Greek way.

Photographer: George Pahountis
Videographer: Alexis Zafeirakis – Portfolio54
Reception Venue: Aegli
Wedding Planner: Rock Paper Scissors Events
Florist: Rock Paper Scissors Events
Stationary / Invitations: Love me Do
Catering: Aegli
DJ, sound & lights: VIP Parties

Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events
Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events
Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events
Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events
Ancient Greece Inspired Wedding by Rock Paper Scissors Events

Destination Wedding in Greece

It may look easy to coordinate a destination wedding until it’s your wedding.

A destination wedding often involves plenty of preparations. We admit that finding your wedding theme is the first step, but what about the rest? Planning ahead and organize invitations, finding the perfect wedding gown, groom’s attire, vendors, venue, guests, menu, floral decorations, table set up and entertainment options for the celebration afterward. There is a huge list of details until the big day. See our top 10 Tips & Tricks for having a stress free destination wedding in Greece.

Deciding to choose Greece for your destination wedding is the best gift you can give to your loved ones. There are so many things to enjoy like a visit to Parthenon, a short trip on the nearby Greek islands, a tour to Greece’s Archaeological Museum and the list is endless. Make the most of your wedding in Greece with the support of a professional wedding planner.  Feel free to contact us!