Floral Stylist: Red box days
Art de la table: Verona Events
When Gemma and Danny contacted me, and chose me as their wedding planner I knew that this would be a wedding that I would enjoy planning and styling. Gemma and Danny were born and brought up in England but for the last couple of years live in Dubai. Gemma was working and studying at the time and had a very hectic schedule and said that she wouldn’t have too much time to plan her wedding. She sent me a mood board of what she had in mind and sent me a little information about the two of them so that I could create and craft their wedding day per their expectations.
Their vision was very clear, that it was all about bringing their nearest and dearest family and friends to a perfect venue that they would be able to share exceptional food, service, and of course great music so they could dance till the wee hours of the morning as they were told that Greece is the place to party!
I knew exactly which venue to recommend and we decided on Island Art and Taste on the Athens Riviera.
The final touches took place an hour before guests arrived. Leaving us with just enough time to step back and soak in the transformation of the venue into a Grecian soiree. Guests started to arrive and were taken aback by the spectacular view of the Athens Riviera and the décor blew them away. We could feel their excitement and anticipation for the night ahead and were sure that they were all going to have an amazing time.
Every corner of the spectacular venue was used as the venue hosted four sections which were separated by hedges of aromatic herbs where the ceremony, dining, dancing and cocktail were held. Gemma and Danny were married under a contemporary geometric arch with the sea as a backdrop and white flowers and hanging greenery intertwined throughout.
The confetti table was decorated with ornate gold containers housing different Greek herbs and were generously thrown on the couple after the ending of the ceremony.
Guests were then taken to the cocktail area and the arch was used as a photo booth backdrop while the couple were taken away to have their portrait photos taken by the talented Elias Kordelakos. Guests were then seated for dinner admiring the white florals and greenery in ornate Grecian urns and candles of different heights on the rectangular monastery tables.
Personalised menus with gold tassel detailing sat alongside antique glassware and gold cutlery. The table numbers were named after the ancient Greek gods which were placed in modern gold and glass frames.
After dinner and speeches were completed guests were then welcomed onto the dance floor decorated with a hanging flower chandelier and fairy lights. A talented group of traditional Greek dancers brought the Greek ‘kefi’ to life and guests danced away till the wee hours of the morning.
A biggest thank you to an amazing couple that trusted me completely and let me do what I know best and that is to create a dream setting, create special moments and to make sure that the couple and guests partied all night long. To my amazing team of vendors for working around the clock to create a wedding that I am proud to call a success.