Couple: Varvara and Michael
Planner and Stylist: Riviera Blu Events
Photographer: Gerasimos Fronimos
Florist: Mathioudakis all about Flowers
At our first meeting Varvara and Michael were so excited for their wedding day which inspired us to want create a day that they would remember forever. Their prerequisites were to have a romantic wedding with rustic, vintage details and to have a non-stop party!
The ceremony took place just before sunset at an idyllic, whitewashed church nestled under billowing pine trees on the exquisite Athenian Riviera. The bride arrived in an off-white vintage Buick accompanied by her overwhelmed father who handed over his daughter to Michael who upon tradition was holding the vintage styled bridal bouquet. The ceremony candles and bridal bouquet were decorated with flowers such as hydrangea, peonies, astilbe, lisianthus and roses in muted tones of puce, pink and green.
After the ceremony, guests arrived at Ble Azure which was transformed into a dazzling reception space while enjoying the Athenian sunset on the Saronic gulf. They were welcomed by a traditional Mastic cocktail and canapes while relaxing on the bamboo lounges. Guests also savoured the delicacies on the impressive, rustic sweets table which was one of the focal features at the venue. It was decorated in muted tones of pinks and gold and was placed under a tree holding ornate antique gold lanterns.
The subdued romantic florals such as pink garden roses, lisianthus, baby’s breath and Anastasia were placed on a wooden log and accompanied by an antique crystal vase holding a single pink astilbe. Votive candles provided soft lighting and a gold wooden table number completed the look, which filled the center of each table.
Not to be forgotten, the couple’s wooden guest book was placed on a table decorated with candles placed in mercury glass containers, flowers, succulents and a vase filled with sparklers for the couples magical first dance.
Speaking about the first dance, both Michael and Varvara provided a performance which had guests in awe. Their dance lessons proved to have paid off, but I believe that their unaware of natural talent definitely needs to be pursued.
After guests tucked into a sumptuous tailor-made feast under the Greek sky littered with stars, the incredible party got started and boy what a party it was! The party carried on until sunrise and Varvara and Michael’s wedding day was filled with special memories and incredible moments. And simply put, our team's mission was achieved.