A Canadian bride with Italian origins and a Canadian groom with Greek Origins were brought together by fate a few years ago and have been inseparable since. They both wanted a destination wedding in Greece, and they chose the Peloponesse, where the groom’s family comes from, for their celebrations.
The ceremony took place in a Greek Orthodox church, with the bride being escorted to the chapel by her parents and the signing of traditional wedding songs from the region of Messinia.
For the reception, the couple wanted a very intimate venue that felt like their back garden and we discovered a beautiful villa purged in a secluded olive grove, which was the perfect setting for such a reception. The menu was designed to incorporate many local dishes so that guests travelling from afar could experience the Greek cuisine while the couple designed their own signature drinks that were offered to guests at the bar.
The decor was inspired by the natural surroundings and therefore using lots of foliage and seasonal wild flowers mixed with soft cream white garden roses. The task was to make everything look handpicked and organic therefore we used only earthy tones in all other decorative elements.
The most beautiful surprise came from the bride’s brother who requested a custom swing to be incorporated in the décor, that resembled the one they used to have in their first home as kids. The reveal of the surprise between the two siblings was one of the most touching and heartfelt moments of the wedding.