Keep Working For Love

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Wedding planning in the COVID-19 era

Dear friends, couples and colleagues,

As COVID-19 has clearly invaded our lives changing our life style and behaviour – hopefully for only the next few months – we wish to share with you a few thoughts.

In these challenging times, we, at Rock Paper Scissors Events, are leaning on our core values, Commitment, Professionalism, Teamwork and Respect, which have been our beacon since our inception almost ten years ago and have been the key ingredients in helping you building lifetime memories.

Undoubtedly, everyone’s utmost concern must be the personal health and safety of our families, employees, friends and ourselves. However, we are committed to continue guiding you to one of the best days of your life along with our esteemed partners and associates.

There is no single formula for doing this; however, we have already aligned our methodology to the new conditions.

Two things we know about crisis from our experience, they are all different, and they all end.

 We are firm believers that love prevails and we will do everything in our power to keep working for love. #keepworkingforlove #keepworkingforlife

And remember: We are all in this together.

Love and virtual hugs,
Helena, Paraskevi and the Rock Paper Scissors Team

Top Bridal Beauty Tips Every Bride Should Know

Top Bridal Beauty Tips Every Bride Should Know

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Bridal Beauty Tips

Katerina Theocharis shared her golden list of Bridal Beauty Dos and Don’ts for all the brides to be. We are thrilled for having her valuable words of wisdom on our blog. We love our brides & grooms and we care for their wedding look, too!

Katerina said: “You have picked the dress of your dreams, you have arranged every little but significant detail of your wedding… You want everything to be perfect! Today, I am going to elaborate on some important do’s and don’ts of your bridal beauty, so you avoid wedding beauty disasters and rock that iconic look you were dreaming of!”

Top Bridal Beauty Tips Every Bride Should Know
wedding in crete
Top Bridal Beauty Tips Every Bride Should Know

Bridal Beauty DOs

Visit your beautician so she/he can customize the perfect face treatments and skincare products tailored for your own special needs. A few months before the wedding is the right time for facials and chemical peels. If – worse case scenario – something goes wrong, you have time to restore it!

Don’t change your beauty regime completely 3 month before the wedding. It’s not the right time for experimenting! You don’t want to have a risk of breaking out before the big day, do you?

Grow your eyebrows and get in touch with a brow specialist to create the ideal brow shape for you. You should try for a new shape at least 4 months before the wedding.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle, drink plenty of water, consume more fruits and vegetables so you stay hydrated and healthy. Bridal beauty needs that!

Exfoliate your skin and do regularly face masks, so you maintain a hydrated and healthy looking skin. But, don’t overdo it. You don’t want to risk a break out!

If you suffer from dark circles and puffy eyes, you can try cold slices of cucumber for 15’ every night. Cucumber hydrates the area and the cool temperature increases blood microcirculation and helps the eyes look more relaxed.

Apply sunscreen every day to avoid any discoloration or hyper-pigmentation on your skin. There are many non-comedogenic sunscreens in the market to stay out of the way of any unneeded break-outs!

Elegant Wedding in Athens Riviera
Top Bridal Beauty Tips Every Bride Should Know
Top Bridal Beauty Tips Every Bride Should Know

Bridal Beauty DON’Ts

If you and your make-up artist have agreed to put artificial eyelashes on the wedding, avoid doing permanent lash lift or putting semi-permanent lash extensions. Lash lift creates a shape on your lashes that makes the artificial lashes look odd and it is recommended not to use artificial lashes on lash extensions.

Don’t stress too much. Try to rest, do things that help you feel relaxed and happy. Stress is not a good advisor and affects your bridal beauty!

Don’t overdo it with suntanning or solarium. UV rays dehydrate the skin and too-much tanning won’t result to that classy bride you where dreaming of!

Don’t eat too much salt the week before the wedding. Since sodium holds 50 times its weight in water, cutting back can help you feel way less bloated the week of your wedding.


Visit Katerina Theocharis’s Blog for more useful beauty tips.

Katerina Theocharis
Romantic Wedding in Santorini

Romantic Wedding in Santorini

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Intimate Romantic Wedding in Santorini

An intimate romantic wedding in Santorini can be spectacular with the right combinations. In this wedding we let soft pink shades dance along with blue hues and the result was amazing.

Lots of blog posts have been made about Santorini island and hundreds of weddings take place there every year. And this is only natural, since this unique island has a different aura as one of our most famous poets Odysseas Elytis wrote. Furthermore, lots of books and poems have been also written for its sunsets, numerous articles on its volcanic energy. No wonder that so many of our couples chose this island to exchange vows of love and commitment to each other.

The flowers at this wedding in Santorini were magical… Find the right flowers and colors for your wedding and you will have an unforgettable wedding day.

Romantic Wedding in Santorini
Romantic Wedding in Santorini

In particular, this one was an intimate and emotional wedding with 24 guests and the couple cared for each one of them personally. Ceremony was held outside with the magnificent view Santorini Gem venue, and a tea ceremony was also performed to honour their culture. The bride’s fairy tale dress was designed by a true modern romantic, Otilia Brailoiu, that gave our bride, a unique flow in her every move.

Romantic Wedding in Santorini
Romantic Wedding in Santorini
Romantic Wedding in Santorini
Romantic Wedding in Santorini
Romantic Wedding in Santorini
Romantic Wedding in Santorini

With respect to the couple’s personal taste we designed a theme with an Aegean character. The late summer season was a true inspiration to the bride and she went for warmer shades of orange, red and blues along with lush greenery and variety of wildflowers. Dinner was held inside and warm wishes set the right feeling for the party after. Their first dance under a sky of string lights was one we will always remember as one of the most romantic ones.

Romantic Wedding in Santorini
Romantic Wedding in Santorini
Romantic Wedding in Santorini

Photographer: George Pahountis
Ceremony Venue: Santorini Gem
Videographer: Mont videography
Reception Venue: Santorini Gem
Wedding Planner: Rock Paper Scissors Events
Florist: Rock Paper Scissors Events
Stationary / Invitations: Love me Do
Catering: Santorini Gem
Wedding Dress: Otilia Brailoiu
Bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaid Dresses: Coast Grooms
Suit: Paul Smith
DJ / Lights: Events in Santorini
Priest / Wedding Celebrant: Sister-in-law
Hair Stylist: Bella Damigou
MakeUp Artist: Renia Bledaki
Décor Rentals/ Décor Hire: Wedding Whimsy

Romantic Wedding in Santorini
Romantic Wedding in Santorini

If you are dreaming to have your wedding on a Greek island like this one, then contact us. Rock Paper Scissors Events Team will plan & design everything for you.

Exclusive Interview with Victoria KyriaKides

Exclusive Interview with Victoria KyriaKides

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Our new Exclusive Interviews section is launching with Victoria KyriaKides, one of the top wedding fashion designers in the world. She has been established for her unique wedding gowns.

Victoria KyriaKides

Victoria KyriaKides has been creating haute couture collections since the early 2000s using her individual “sur mesure” authentic French technique. Every dress is created by hand in the master atelier to the precise measurements of each individual bride.  Every thoughtful detail is meticulously regarded.  An international trendsetter, Victoria is a favorite in Europe among her discerning clientele.

Victoria is able to reveal the beauty of the female body through her distinguished body-conscious feminine cuts, minimalism, the use of the highest quality materials available and timeless ideas.  Exceptional service and individual attention to each client by the designer are part of the brand’s essence and of utmost importance.

Victoria Kyriakides’ (VKK’s) master atelier is located in Athens, Greece, and an additional showroom is located in New York.  She presents her collections twice a year in New York.​​​​​​​​​​ Her Collections are available in numerous exclusive boutiques around the USA, Europe and Asia.

What made you want to start making wedding dresses?

My vision was to bring a fashion aesthetic with red carpet glamour to traditional bridal wear. I wanted to see women in clean-cut designs, rearrange traditional bridal forms, and design wedding dresses with the most luxurious fabrics available and edgy details.

Exclusive Interview with Victoria KyriaKides

What’s the most significant moment of your career?

There are so many great things that have happened which make me feel so grateful. Recognition from major international publications and media platforms, establishing my NYC showroom, the collaboration with Saks 5th Avenue NYC and Beverly Hills, among other collaborations with top boutiques internationally. I am enjoying every moment of this journey!

Where do you find inspiration to design your bridal collections?

It just comes with a tune, with a glance, with a feeling.

Exclusive Interview with Victoria KyriaKides

What are the latest wedding trends which you find amazing?

I just presented my SS 2020 Collection at the NYBW this April with a range fashion statement. The dresses distinguish themselves with the intricate handwork that goes into each piece. Sheer lightness,  embroidery and appliqués, Victorian sleeves and yes — sparkle, party mini dresses under skirts.

Exclusive Interview with Victoria KyriaKides

What does the perfect bride look like to you?

The bride that possesses a strong balance between dynamic and romantic qualities.

My bride mostly is a fashion conscious, often fashion-forward girl who appreciates a high level of service, a large and tasteful selection of gowns that are highly original, timeless and technically sharp. VKK brides are diverse and unique in nature, but they all possess qualities of being strong, confident and dynamic women. I have dressed all different types of public personalities. Most of my brides are lovely women who want to look and feel truly beautiful, appropriate and comfortable.

Exclusive Interview with Victoria KyriaKides

What advice do you have for future brides?

Dress for yourself and look like yourself! Don’t overdo your hair and makeup. Enhance your natural features to be the most beautiful version of yourself.

Do you have a favorite wedding gown type?

I adore the one of a kind pieces.

Exclusive Interview with Victoria KyriaKides

What is the one mistake that a bride should never make on their wedding day?

Never pick a dress just because wearing it will make someone else happy. It’s your day!

Discover the world of Victoria KyriaKides in her website and stay updated for her latest collections & news from her Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter account.

Meet Our VKK Brides

It was still hot summer in Greece when we joined forces with Stephanie Brauer and Ushna Khan photography during their short visit in Greece, to create this unique styled shoot. Our initial mood board had tropical vibes but we wanted to infuse extra spicy and modern elements like a pancake cake –instead of a traditional wedding cake – as well as the mobile beer bar we created to serve as welcome drinks during guests’ entrance.

Exclusive Interview with Victoria KyriaKidesWe created an organic ceremony by the beach and with a serious contradiction of our super stylish bride with a unique Victoria Kyriakides dress and yet a truly laid back groom in Be Spoke Athens suit and windy hair look. Get into the Tropical Vibes of Athens Riviera with this luxury wedding.

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Don't you wish to have a luxury wedding like this? To wear this wedding gown? All brides-to-be want the best for their wedding day and RPS Events is ready to make your dreams come true. Get inspired by this luxury wedding in Athens: . . . Photography: @stephaniebrauer and @ushnakhanphotography Wedding Dress: @victoriakyriakides Groom's suit: @vbespokeathens Makeup: @bridalbeautyexpert Hair: @hair_me_by_ioanna Rentals: @tore_event_furniture_rentals and @white_lilac_rentals Sweets: @myrtoscupcakes Printables: @loveme_do Signage: Film lab: @carmencitalab Jewelry: @danelianjewelry Models agencies: @vnmodels Male model: @yiannis_koukourakis Female model: @bjornerud_stella Venue: @baluxcafe Prive, Dreams & Septem Prive Event planner and designer: @rockpaperscissorsevents . . . #rpsevents #weddingwire #weddingplanner #weddingingreece #greecewedding #getmarriedingreece #summerweddings #summerbride #summerweddingideas #summerweddinginspiration #destinationweddings #destinationbride #weddingideas #smpweddings #stylemepretty #luxurywedding #internationalwedding #couturebride #bridesdress #weddinggowns #weddingdresses #weddingseason2019 #weddingstyle #weddinginspo #2019brides #2020brides

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From idyllic beaches to wild precipitous mountains, Crete is a place of contrasts. An island which is rich in tradition and gifted with so many breath-taking sceneries, you cannot do anything else than immediately fall in love with it. The setting completes with extraordinary delicious food, enchanting folklore music, but most of all with people with huge honest smiles, ready and willing to make you never forget Crete.

Abaton Island Resort & Spa is the ideal venue for an elegant, yet effortless event. The brand new 5-star hotel at Chersonissos, except for its impeccable classy decor and a plethora of luxurious amenities, deeply respects the natural landscape mindfully preserving its original character. Minimal, yet luxurious details embellish this upscale hotel, making it the ultimate choice for the couple who looks for a classy, modern and effortlessly luxurious venue for their special day.

The ceremony gown is the “Vivienne” dress from the VKK Haute Couture collection. The net-lacy bodice with V-heart neckline compliments the bust. The rich A-line feather skirt moves with the body in motion and you will be able to enjoy more of it in our short video trailer. A gorgeous pair of baby pink patent Jimmy Choo’s beautifully complete this contemporary, yet elegant look.

Exclusive Interview with Victoria KyriaKides

The tradition was infused with local musicians from Crete, escorting our bride to be in the ceremony area and rhyming traditional “mantinades”/ wishes in forms of short poems, to our couple after their ceremony. See more photos from this Elegant Beach Wedding in Crete and get inspired.

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We love her smile! We love his affection! We adore this wedding ring! Ok, ok just one more time… we are dying for this wedding ring! We're only just a tiny bit obsessed!… To the stars and back obsessed… This dreamy moment is captured by @thanosasfis See the amazing gallery here: . . . Venue: @abaton resort and spa Concept Design & Styling: @rockpaperscissorsevents Production & Styling: It’s a MAN’s Class @itsamansclass Photographer: Thanos Asfis @thanosasfis Videographer: Kostas Kastanakis @freefeelings Florals: Pavlos The Flower Workshop @pavlos_the_flower_workshop Makeup & Hair: Katerina Theocharis @theocharismakeup Stationary: Love me do @loveme_do Flat wear: White Lilac @white_lilac_rentals Cake: The Cakers @thecakersgr Wedding Dresses: Victoria Kyriakides @victoriakyriakides Bridal shoes: Jimmy Choo by Kalogirou @kalogirou_stores Groom’s attire: Giannetos @takisgiannetos Groom’s shirt: Christakis @christakis_athens Groom’s Shoes: Kwnstantinos @kwnstantinosshoes Groom’s watch: Longines @longines Lingerie: @hankypankyltd @maisonlejaby @bisbigli_store από @macheriestores . . . . #weddingincrete #cretewedding #rpsevents #weddingplanner #eventplanner #destinationplanner #destinationwedding #weddingingreece #greecewedding #weddingseason #getmarriedingreece #weddingceremony #luxuryweddings #luxuryevents #weddingsuite #olivethemewedding #smpweddings #OutdoorWedding #weddinggoals #justmarried #happilyeverafter #BrideToBe #MisstoMrs #GettingMarried #SheSaidYes #WeddingInspiration #weddingrings

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Unique Wedding Flowers Decoration

Unique Wedding Flowers Decoration

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Wedding Flowers

These wedding flowers combinations, bouquets, table flower centerpieces and floral arches from real weddings in Greece will give you inspiration to rock your wedding day!

A wedding without flowers would look like a year without summer. All wedding flowers symbolize the eternal power of nature and love for the circle of life. Almost everywhere on the planet, weddings are frosted with numerous flower decorations. Carefully selected traditional wedding flowers are used to create bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, hanging installations,  and table centerpieces. Flowers add happiness, romance, and joy to the wedding day.

Unique Wedding Flowers Decoration

Wedding in Antiparos

This couple decided to get married in Antiparos, surrounded by friends and family. They also wanted to make a holiday out of it for their guests traveling all the way and what can be better than the Greek islands in the summer?  Natural, elegant with elements of naivety and a little bit influenced by the Greek folk tradition were some of the characteristics that made this wedding so unique. See more from this elegant wedding in Antiparos here.

 The wedding flowers were selected according to the wedding theme. White was the main color with different shades of greens. It’s an elegant and classical combination that permits the rest of the decorations to stand out.

Elegant Greek folk wedding in Antiparos by Rock Paper Scissors Events

Lexi being half Greek always wanted to get married in Greece. So getting married in Antiparos at her brother’s island house, surrounded by friends and family, felt the right thing to do. As you can see the wedding was unforgettable and this bridal bouquet is breathtaking… even the light seems to agree with us!

Elegant Greek folk wedding in Antiparos by Rock Paper Scissors Events

This wedding is featured in Festival Brides

Fairytale Wedding

This luxurious and fairytale wedding has stolen our hearts from the very first moment! A majestic wedding in Athenian Riviera surrounded by an idyllic landscape, breathtaking decoration and your closest people – doesn’t that just sound like the most wonderful wedding day?

Different shades of greenery & gold combined with white floating gardens, under the starry Greek sky, was the ultimate wedding decoration. Starting with the reception area, the aristocratic and warm setting made the wedding look like a dream that became real. Both the bride and groom were incredibly stylish and elegant.

This fairytale wedding organized with so much love for Vicky and George. Two Greeks born and raised in Canada, that wanted their wedding to take place in their home country in the most traditional way. So if you ask yourselves how a Greek traditional wedding looks like (including plate smashing, live bouzoukia and a warm dinner feast) here is your chance to see it with your own eyes. Get lost in this wedding flower inspiration!

The event design was focused on the hanging flowers & lights concept. We choose the white as the main color and added rich shades of gold and natural greens, with plenty of wooden details. The couple opted for a romantic & luxury wedding with traditional values, but was open to the idea of creating something spectacular. The floral design had a major influence on the final outcome. Being in a location next to the sea, flowers had to be majestic. Although it took for hours to put together this wedding table decor, we appreciate the opportunity of organizing this wedding event. The wedding decor highlighted the couple’s happiest day of their life. 

Unique Wedding Flowers Decoration

Modern Wedding

The couple asked for a minimal wedding so we came up with the mix of copper and marble. We started out with the minimal design of invitations by Atelier invitations and then also took it to our tables with the creation of a unique personalized favor made out of marble that also served as a seating card.

Then we softened our minimalistic tablescape by adding the abstract floral napkins wrapped with copper napkin rings, and the unique flower mix with King proteas, orchids, perla roses, eucalyptus, eustoma. The ceremony took place in the same venue under a unique arch where king protea flowers gave a lovely contrast to Greece’s blue skies. Decoration of the cake was prepared from our team’s florist and it was another of her wild creations of the day. It was a unique day followed by a great party! What more can a planner ask for?

Unique Wedding Flowers Decoration

Luxury Destination Weddings 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, make arrangements for 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!

Wedding Planning Consultation

Wedding Planning Consultation

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Wedding Planning Consultation

The Winner’s Words

On Monday 4 April 2019, I had the pleasure to attend a private full-service wedding planning consultation by Rock Paper Scissors for 2-hours. When I won the RPS Events Giveaway at Instagram, I didn’t know what to expect.

On the way to the appointment, I was thinking about my upcoming wedding and what questions should I ask, regarding the planning of my wedding. There were so many topics in my mind but couldn’t pick up a starting point.

As soon as I entered their offices, everything has fallen into place… The girls, dear Elena and the adorable Paraskevi, made me feel so warm and within seconds their professionalism brought peace into my anxious mind. I realized that in front of me I had two wedding professionals. Rock Paper Scissors office is a space particularly well-cared for, with the elements of event planning in harmony with the decoration. You feel cozy and relaxed from hello!

Elena and Paraskevi, welcomed me warmly and after having a delicious coffee, we started talking about my wedding. At that particular moment, it became clear to me, that my agony to gather a list of questions for my wedding planning was totally unnecessary!

All they needed was just a short description of the theme for my wedding. Elena and Paraskevi, unfold an astonishing set of top-notch ideas for my wedding day and put in place details that I didn’t even know how important could be for an unforgettable wedding experience. They fill in the gaps in issues that definitely every bride-to-be should know before the big day. The mist of ignorance disappeared in 120 minutes! The best 2 hours of my life!

I am really thankful for their time and attention. Their valuable pieces of advice lift a huge burden from my shoulders. Working with professionals like RPS Events is priceless, literally & metaphorically.



Wedding Planning Consultation by Rock Paper Scissors Events
Rock Paper Scissors Events Giveaway

Who is the Winner of our Giveaway?

The winner is Mina Theochari! Her entry at Instagram has crowned her our Giveaway winner!

She won a free 2-hours wedding planning consulting session with our wedding experts team. Rock Paper Scissors Events team was so excited about the news. You see, after so many years of wedding planning, we still get the chills of creativity every time we have the first meeting with a bride-to-be. Every single time feels like the first time… we never repeat our concepts. We create unique and personalized wedding experiences for our couples.

Thank you, Mina, for your willingness to hear our ideas with such an open heart!

Rock Paper Scissors Events


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Whatever the question, love is the answer! Discover the complete wedding portfolio gallery here: . . . . Photographer: @pahountisg Videographer: Alexis Zafeirakis @portfolio54 Catering & Reception Venue: @aeglizappiou Wedding Planner: @rockpaperscissorsevents Stationary / Invitations: @loveme_do DJ, sound & lights: . . . #weddingseason #rpsevents #quotes #weddingplanner #eventplanner #destinationplanner #destinationwedding #weddingingreece #greecewedding #athenswedding #WeddingPlanning #WeddingDesigner #realweddings #destinationweddings #destinationbride #weddingideas #weddingdestination #newlyweds #brideandgroom #smpweddings #instabride #luxurywedding #travelwedding #internationalwedding #justmarried #destinationweddingideas #whimsicalwedding #weddinginpso #beautifulbrides

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Why we support Brides-to-be?

Part of our values in our company is focused on the empowerment of women. Being a Wedding Planning Agency for more than 8 years, we interact mainly with women. It is in our understanding women do so many things for their closed ones and wear plenty of hats in their life. They are mothers, wives, sisters, businesswomen, daughters, best friends, care providers, lovers, entrepreneurs and so much more…  We want to support and honor our own gender.

Brides-to-be are superheroes dressed in wedding gowns. Only if you have planned your own wedding you can comprehend the tremendous pressure a woman has to endure in order to have the wedding of her dreams. Has to satisfy two completely different families, while she keeps so many balls in the air! We wish to provide a break from this challenging process with our Giveaway: 2 hours of free consultation.


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This moment is the ultimate reward for your wedding planner… pure happiness and joy! Discover the beauty of this wedding in our portfolio gallery! . . . Photographer: Custodio Photographers Videographer: @vasilis_kallinteris Catering: @ariafinecatering Furniture rentals: @zazoo_event_rentals Flatware rentals: @white_lilac_rentals Flowers: @pavlos_the_flower_workshop Kids entertainment: @wecandoit_for_kids_only Wedding Planner: @rockpaperscissorsevents Venue: @island_artandtaste Sound and Lights: @loudandcleargr Live entertainment: @doubledotagency Hair and Makeup: @georgemarascas Invitations: @minted Bride’s Dress: @pronovias Bride’s shoes: @schutz Bridal jewelry: @tiffanyandco Groom’s Attire: @tomjamesclothing . . . #seasidewedding #weddingseason #rpsevents #weddingplanner #eventplanner #destinationplanner #destinationwedding #weddingingreece #greecewedding #weddingincrete #athenswedding #BrideToBe #MisstoMrs #GettingMarried #SheSaidYes #WeddingInspiration #WeddingPlanning #WeddingCoordinator #WeddingDesigner #LuxuryWeddings #BackyardWedding #OutdoorWedding #smpweddings #realweddings #bride #groom

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Get a taste of Destination Weddings in Greece

We care deeply for our soon to be married couples, therefore, we love to present wedding concepts that can provide inspiration. In this styled wedding session, you will discover the beauty of a destination wedding in Greece.

Minimal, yet luxurious details embellish this upscale wedding in Crete at the Abaton Island Resort & Spa. It was a privilege for us to design this outstanding wedding photo shoot in Greece.

From idyllic beaches to wild precipitous mountains, Crete is a place of contrasts. An island which is rich in tradition and gifted with so many breath-taking sceneries, you cannot do anything else than immediately fall in love with it. The setting completes with extraordinary delicious food, enchanting folklore music, but most of all with people with huge honest smiles, ready and willing to make you never forget Crete.


(A special thank you note to the photographer Anestis Papakonstantinou  for the cover photo)

10 Wedding Planning Tips and Tricks by Rock Paper Scissors Events in Greece

10 Wedding Planning Tips and Tricks

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Wedding Planning Tips

When planning your wedding, it’s good to have some guidance in order to avoid headaches and stressful situations. For more than 8 years we have planned and organized countless weddings, therefore you can rely on our experience. Here we have gathered our top tips & tricks to make a bride’s life easier. Brides gather around and check out our indispensable wedding planning tips below.

10 Wedding Planning Tips by Rock Paper Scissors Events

1 – Prepare an accurate guest list

Your guest list is the first step you need to follow for your wedding planning, right after setting the date! It’s truly important since this will define the budget to be spent onwards. It may sound impossible to draft and edit your guest list but is more than essential. Having a clean list from the very beginning, it will make easier to keep track on last-minute additions, follow-ups including RSVPs, menu arrangements, table setting and thank you notes.

Set your feet on the ground and be realistic with the numbers. We know, this isn’t the most pleasant part of any wedding preparations but budgets have limits. Your original budget will define your guest list count. Planning a wedding for 50 guests is totally different from organizing a wedding for 200 guests. Take under consideration that for each guest you add,  certain changes follow at:

  • the number of plates your caterer will prepare,
  • the number of favors,
  • the number of chair rentals & table set up,
  • the quantity of food and cake,
  • (in some cases) accommodation & transportation means
  • the venue capacity

Write down your guest list by placing at the top, your family members and your best friends. Leave some room for coworkers, neighbors or even your parent’s friends and some people that may have invited you to their wedding. In case you have to limit your guest list, then you will start from the bottom. If you are planning a destination wedding, these numbers will affect the final expenses.


2 – Find a venue that speaks to your heart

It is important to have a clear idea of the venue you’re looking for. Like if you wanted in a vineyard, on olive orchards, Cliffside, by the beach, in a castle or a hotel. This will, later on, define your wedding’s theme and decoration concept and design. Bear in mind, that location is relevant to local weather conditions. For example, an open wedding in a forest may hold some chilly surprises or even rain.

Before you book a wedding venue, consider speaking with a wedding planner. Wedding experts can provide solutions that will respect your vision and your budget. If you have your guest list ready (or almost ready), a wedding planner will suggest the best available options for your wedding day. Professionals know how to smooth the stress and permit to soon to be married couples to stay true to their themselves without compromising in quality.


3 – Think of your guests

It’s a fact that you won’t be able to please everyone but at least try to be thoughtful while choosing your venue or ceremony location by ticking off boxes like nearby hotels, transportation, venue proximity. Also, your guests are the ones you’re honoring by creating this party, thus you need to take care of them with respect to choosing your menu and drinks. If you’re inviting out-of-town guests or having a destination wedding, consider looking for a venue close to a hotel.

10 Wedding Planning Tips and Tricks by Rock Paper Scissors Events in Greece

4 – Do not negotiate on small things

Ok, it’s always a good idea to negotiate and try to make savings for more but think twice of the amount you’re negotiating for. It’s different to negotiate a few euros for your invitation and a few thousand on drinks and menu. Prioritize on what’s really important.  Make clever choices if you want to have the wedding of your dreams. It’s essential to be prepared for any surprise expenses like additional tailoring needs or a new pair of bridal shoes.

A wedding needs an enormous amount of tiny details to become unforgettable. To keep a balance between things that must-have and those that can be skipped, you will need a checklist. For example, there is no wedding without a wedding gown or a groom’s attire, right? But you can have a wedding with fewer guests or different kind of wedding invitations or without a live music band or even with seasonal flowers. Have a heart to heart discussion with your better half and your wedding planner, in order to set some limits on what is negotiable.


5 – Know how to read between the lines on Pinterest photos

It’s only normal that Pinterest is every bride’s go to. On the other hand, this can be truly overwhelming since it can really mix you up if you can’t really know what is it truly that you like in a photo. Also, bear in mind that many photos are not an outcome of a real wedding but perhaps of a styled shoot so the details you see could also be distorted also with the photographer’s touch.

It’s a good idea to Pin what you like on your special wedding board. If you add little notes for specific details on each pin, this will guide you on what you really love at each image. Maybe you are attracted to soft shades of coral or you love blue shades.  Pinterest can help you build a mood board for your personal style. This will guide you as you move forward to pick up the best combinations for your dream wedding.

After some time, you should better delete Pins that no longer suit you. When you will have a clear picture of your final vision, then start looking for the vendors behind each wedding. Most importantly, discover which wedding planner is closer to your wedding style. As soon as you find the ideal wedding designer & planner, then everything will come in place. Pinterest is perfect to set a general mood and define what works best for you. And it works as a starting point for the creation of your unique wedding theme.



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6 – Plan ahead and use a time plan

Take your time. Don’t start last minute so you don’t get stressed. Prepare a to-do list that you can fill in with every detail that comes to mind. Set dates on when you should add to do what.

7 – Write down your “Cant’ live without’s”

Remind yourself what’s truly important. Let your creativity flow but on the other hand, we bet your budget is not endless. So remind yourself during the process what are your “can’t live withouts? Great food? Amazing view? Unique wedding dress?

8 – Eliminate ideas

Don’t get caught up in perfection. Prioritize! And keep it simple. As we said already since your budget is not endless, in your initial mood board scrap out ideas that perhaps were not meant to be for your venue or if you’re not going for this rustic theme, after all.

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9 – Don’t make this all about you

Be present. Be a team with everyone in the process and enjoy time with everyone involved. It’s one of those rare moments to enjoy with your party girls while trying on several bridal gowns. Your rare moments to involve your mom and trust her taste and those organizational skills. To hug your dad as often as you can since soon you won’t be his little girl anymore. Last but not least, enjoy those creative mornings with your hubby to be and see for once again how much you are aligned but also feel free to quarrel on little things. Your skills to manage these small “hiccups” will be needed in your married life.


10 – Get yourself a wedding planner!

Why? To make your wedding more fun, stress-free and get to enjoy all the fun appointments such as Food tasting, venue tours, cake tasting, flower sampling and the like so it does not have to be all business. Also for you to be able to be relaxed and focused when your big day arrives and be present and enjoy every little moment.

It is no secret, that a wedding planner, will keep everything on track and deal with all the tiring tasks behind the scenes. Will stand by your side and protect you from any unnecessary expenses. Also, they can coordinate the wedding preparation, the wedding day and the wedding celebrations while you enjoy a full body beauty spa week.

One Bonus Tip

Never forget that you will need time. With the help of your wedding planner, create a wedding planning schedule and do things one by one. This will save you time, money and energy. It would be wise not to book any vendors before you find your own wedding designer & planner.

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6 Ideas for a Divine Destination Wedding in Greece

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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 surrounded by gorgeous sandy beaches? Popup the question and Rock Paper Scissors team will plan your dream destination wedding in Greece.

Unforgettable Wedding in Santorini

Cesar and Sarahy came all the way from Miami to get married in Santorini. 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…

Wedding 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…

Wedding at Meganisi

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 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 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 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.”


Wedding in Crete

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 organized 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 (and later, Nefeli) 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.”

Beach Wedding in Athens

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.

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.”

Wedding in Monemvasia

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 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.

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 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…

RPS Events Team – Your Event Designers!

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 

Love is the Answer by Rock Paper Scissors Events Greece

Love is the Answer

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Love is Love

Could be just a glance, could be a touch or even after a strong argument. You don’t know when love will hit you and definitely you can’t make any plans for it. But when it’s there, you know it! Be aware and brave enough to embrace that special feeling. It happens without prior notice and usually when you least expect it… Open your heart and let love work its magic.

Love is the Answer by Rock Paper Scissors Events Greece. photo by George Pahountis Photography.

Love is the Answer by Rock Paper Scissors Events Greece

Say Yes I Do

Express your love every day and work on the tiny details that can make your loved ones smile. A kiss at the back of their neck while he or she is cooking, tells more about your affection than 2 dozens of red roses. A small hidden note that he or she can find in the middle of their day can light up their world. Say yes to all ups and downs, hold tight to that feeling of your warm kisses and be supportive to each other when the situation has gone wild, is way more bonding than any valentine-themed-chocolate-box.

That deep feeling of “we are together no matter what” comes with some surprising truths about life. Even under the most challenging times, love can hold both of you in that special circle of trust and safety that only solid relationships have accomplished. Surviving the first two years of marriage and still feel genuine love and respect for your spouse, it worths all the celebrations that you can think of. If a couple can stand the profound transformations that they go through the first years of their marriage, they deserve to party hard.

Love is the Answer by Rock Paper Scissors Events Greece

Photographer: Anestis Papakonstantinou

Love is the Answer by Rock Paper Scissors Events Greece

Photographer: Lifestories Photography by Yann Audic

Your Valentine’s Day

Life happens between our efforts to make plans for the perfect weekend, the perfect wedding party, the perfect vacations, the perfect Valentine’s Day and anything else. It’s not about how perfect we have planned something but how we react and interact in real life changes. There is no right or wrong way to celebrate your love on Valentine’s day. There is only the way that gives that special meaning that reminds both of you why you are together. I bet you don’t need us to remind you, right?

Love is what it is!

Love is the Answer by Rock Paper Scissors Events Greece

Love is the Answer by Rock Paper Scissors Events Greece. photo by George Pahountis Photography.

Photographer: George Pahountis

Love is the Answer by Rock Paper Scissors Events Greece. Photo by George Pahountis Photography.

Love is the Answer by Rock Paper Scissors Events Greece. Photo by George Pahountis Photography.

Photographer: George Pahountis