My couple Alexander and Peny wanted to get married in a garden setting with tall trees and lush gardens. The Residence in the northern parts of Athens proved to be the ideal venue for their elegant wedding. Peny wanted her décor accents to be in yellow and white with a touch of lilac which tied in well with the natural surroundings in Varimbobi.
The tiny Church was decorated with a freestyle arrangement which incorporated yellow tulips, hanging green celosia, lysianthus and different types of green foliage.
The two candles(lambades) were placed on either side of the ceremonial table and were personalized with the couple’s initials sewn on raw silk and tied with ribbon resembling a Victorian corset.
Guests were treated to freshly squeezed lemonade while waiting for the bride to appear. The bride was accompanied by her parents and sister and handed over to groom holding the bridal bouquet.
Guests then walked through the cascading gardens which led to the cocktail and reception area. The guests enjoyed Bellini and canapes around the pool while waiting for the bride and groom. A candy/wish table was placed in between two trees that were decorated with glass balls filled with candles thus adding to the romantic atmosphere. Different sweets such as Diples(rolled pastry dipped in honey) and Daktyla(Cypriot nut filled pastries dipped in syrup) cupcakes, fondant biscuits and cake pops adorned the Provencal style tables.
The dinner tables were decorated either with tall candlestick holders decorated with tulips, hydrangeas, peonies and greenery placed on a mirror or a pewter dish using the same flowers as the wedding also placed on a mirror. The bridal table was decorated with mirrored cubes with an arrangement placed on top.
The elegant wedding ended with a lot of music and dance from Cypriot traditional folk dancing, Greek zembekiko and mainstream music.
Couple: Alexander and Peny
Planner and designer: Riviera Blu events
Flowers: Mathioudakis All about flowers
Photographer: Constantinos and Petros Sofikitis
Wedding Venue: The Residence