With guests travelling from all over the world, we wanted a place somewhere in the middle. Greece is a country of joy, beautiful people and good food, what more can one ask from a wedding place?
Anastasia’s favourite holiday is Easter, so there was a spontaneous decision to plan a getaway and visit Rome for Easter weekend. 2 days in the City of Love must’ve triggered something in Ivan, so by the time it was Easter Sunday, Ivan decided there and then that he’d like to propose to Anastasia, but first he had to buy the ring. Despite it being Easter Sunday in Rome, a city that dies out for regular Sundays, let alone when the Pope is about to deliver an annual speech on the famous St Peter’s Square, Ivan was determined to find the perfect ring and propose that day. 2 hours later and 1 angry bride-to-be, who was left at the hotel with no explanation as to where and for how long Ivan was going, the future groom returned with a McDonalds paper bag, offering food as a way of making peace. Little did Anastasia know that at the bottom of the bag under all the food, wrapped in white paper to look like one of the burgers, there was a red box from Cartier– to Ivan’s luck, for the first time in the Cartier’s over 100-year-old history their shop was open on Easter Sunday in Rome. If that’s not meant to be, then what is?
Words from our couple
“With guests travelling from all over the world, we wanted a place somewhere in the middle. Greece is a country of joy, beautiful people and good food, what more can one ask from a wedding place? When we saw Island Art & Taste, we just couldn’t believe that a place like that even exists, it’s so beautiful and incorporates everything we wished for – convenient location, stunning views and impeccable catering service.”
Tip for brides – DON’T CUT YOUR OWN WEDDING DRESS!
4 days before the wedding Anastasia decided to cut her own dress and trim the hem. Half way through the dress, came the realisation that things are going poorly and the dress needs urgent fixing. 4 days before the wedding! Luckily there was Paraskevi, the wedding organiser, who had some tricks up her sleeve and had found a wedding tailor the very next day, so the dress was fixed just in time for the wedding.
Having good wedding planners is one of the most important tasks, so we would really recommend reading reviews on Wedding Wire beforehand and message at least 3 of them to see with whom you click more. This is like picking a spouse – chemistry with wedding planners is just as important! Second advice is to not be afraid to go after your ideal wedding – we wanted pale pink plates for our reception to dilute the white, so when no rental company had pink plates, we ordered them from IKEA and it actually turned out cheaper than the rentals! Our only regret is that we didn’t get one big picture with all of our guests together, so don’t forget to organise that for your big day”.
We were so happy to have Anastasia as she was a bride that had such a clear vision from the very first day. Together we created a classical wedding with a touch of modern elements. We used pretty chandeliers over the long monastery tables and pink and burgundy flashes on the tablescape. She prepared her favors all by herself that gave an extra colour to the setup. Her vision on the wedding cake was a true challenge to us and our florist worked two hours on it and the results were impeccable. Couple’s taste was even extended on music hence the jazz quartet during welcome drinks. She also used a great hashtag for her wedding #dzedzewedding that was a reminder with marquee letters by the dinner area. It was a great night to remember!