“love comes from the heart, but passes through the stomach”
… And so, the adventure begun for us, Rock Paper Scissors.
We were on a quest to find the best venue to host the wedding’s guests and at the same time reflect the couple’s’ 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.
The groom’s love for Greece and its food and wine and the bride’s longing for its sun and beach made this decision rather easy; We knew immediately this is going to be an out of the ordinary wedding.
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 were 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 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!