Annie and Ben had a Greek summer wedding in the Athenian Riviera that looked out of this world.
Their destination wedding in Greece was more than glamorous!
When we first met Annie and Ben in our offices, our feelings became clear that we should design an unconventional wedding. Annie is a surgeon and Ben is an owner of a tour agency in the French Alps, so they are both busy with their professions and they entrusted us to create for them something unique, traditionally Greek that reflected both personalities.
Athenian Riviera Wedding
Annie and Ben had an orthodox ceremony at the venue’s chapel, and since this, a well known picturesque chapel we went overboard by creating a big asymmetrical garland. After the guests enjoyed their fresh lemonade and welcome drinks and the long olive oil station we have prepared.
The dinner that followed consisted of mercury vases and nude colored roses and greenery such as eucalyptus. The wind was our ally so the grey candles managed to be lit and created a unique ambiance during dinner along with the hanging string lights. A traditional candy bar with the wish book was also on the dance floor with Greek traditional sweets and dragees.
Words from our Bride
We met at Ben’s brother’s wedding. Ben was the Bestman and I was the best friend of the bride. Our wedding was held in the amazing Island Art & Taste, in the Athenian Riviera.
We knew it was the perfect location for our big day the moment we set our foot there. It was the best location in Athens with views of the sea and beautiful gardens. We wanted a relatively peaceful area, where our guests who were coming from the UK could also enjoy the beaches and have quick and easy access to the sights of Athens.
And although we had the usual bride & groom challenges to handle, the overall wedding experience was spectacular. Our wedding theme had all the design elements we wished for our Greek Summer Wedding.
The highlight of our big day was the free bar! Well, and the Olive Bar. The foreigners absolutely loved it. The DJ was also amazing. We still talk about the fireworks. It was a surprise from my father and it was the cherry on the cake of a beautiful evening. It helped that they were timed perfectly.
The only thing I would change would be the wedding video. We both regretted our decision to skip the videographer. I wish we had a video of our wedding day!
This Athenian Riviera wedding is full of gorgeous crystal details and a breathtaking greenery scenery. When in Greece, there is no doubt that everything is meant to still your heart!
It was clear from the very beginning that the couple wished to keep everything as natural and elegant as possible. We did our best to bring their dream to life and at the end of the wedding celebrations, everyone was happy and trully impressed. We added some crystal table decorations and glamorous details, but we kept the wedding theme close to the classical greek summer beauty that the couple wanted. The venue has a signature garden design character that is hard to miss, full of different shades of greenery and mediterrenean florals.
The presence of olive leaves and the fresh lemonades, next to the lace that beautifully decorated the tables, gave that feeling of an intimate outdoor wedding in a family house. The big rustic entrance candy table added a more personal style. Of course, the superb flatware and linens, all in white and soft blue tones played a huge role in the final tablescape. And the wedding favors with the golden letters were more than impressive!
Everything was gracefully placed with extra care for this special and loving couple. Their kindness made it easier for us to bring out the best for them.
Always thankful for our dear vendors:
Ceremony and reception venue: @island_artandtaste
Event planner, designer, flowers: @rockpaperscissorsevents
Flatware rentals: @stylebox_rentals
Wedding dress: @vzoulias
Wedding shoes: @jimmychoo
Grooms wear: @ozwald_boateng, @kilgour
Groom’s shoes: @churchs
Bride’s jewelry: @apriatijewels
Hair and makeup: @_stealing_beauty_