From the moment we first spoke with the couple, we understood that this was not just a regular wedding, this was a greater celebration of homecoming for them, and that’s why we had to find a location not only beautiful but with a deeper meaning too. We researched their families’ Greek origins and finally found a wonderful location that combined their backgrounds, as well as their personalities and style.
Our inspiration for the décor was based on the natural ambience of the Messinian region, and we decided to use lavender, olive, wildflowers, neutral-colored linens and rustic accessories in order to achieve a simple and sophisticated look, which blended in perfectly with the surroundings.
The wedding ceremony was held at a chapel in a small, sleepy Messinian village, while the reception and pre-wedding festivities were held at Costa Navarino resort, at a beautiful venue in the resort overlooking the golf courses and hectares of olive groves, which gently sloped down to the Ionian Sea.
We timed the reception so the guests could enjoy the idyllic and truly dramatic colors of the sunset while sipping champagne and being surrounded by hundreds of candles. There were some unforgettable and truly touching moments during the reception, such as the emotional first dance of the bride and groom, the traditional dancing of the new combined families and the bride’s waltz with her only living grandfather. We thank the couple from our hearts for allowing us into their lives and for entrusting us with this most precious beginning of their life together.
Wedding Photography: Yiannis Alefantou + Adam Alex
Wedding Venue: Costa Navarino in Messinia, Greece
Wedding Coordination: White Ribbon Boutique Events
Décor, Floral Design, Welcome Baskets + Favors: White Ribbon Boutique Events
Wedding Dress + Shoes: Oscar de la Renta
Groom’s Shoes: Tod’s
Wedding Rings: Tiffany & Co.