How I met my man…
Everything happened because of our best friends! Try to make sense of this… My best friend, who rightfully became our best woman, knew Aristos’s best friend. And somehow they introduced us to each other, -just eleven years ago!
Then, he proposed…
Interestingly enough, he chose April the 1st -which made everyone think it was an April Fool’s day joke, and did not believe me at first when I told them! We were in Rome on a vacation that we had planned… I would have never guessed that there was a diamond ring hidden in his suitcase!
The magic lies in the details!
Our wedding was held outdoors, in a picturesque village in the mountains, called Lofos! It is my father’s village, also connected with my last name… Our wedding theme was Garden – Chic, with bold colors and golden details! They were in perfect contrast with the earthy cobblestones and the mountain greenery. The ceremony took place in the church of Panagia Chrysolofitissa, in the summertime (on the 24th of June)!
As for the palette of the flowers, we chose a combination of bold colors with pastel shades – blue, purple, pink, peach and orange. Our flower arrangement consisted of chamomile, eryngium (just Google this!), peonies, roses, veronicas, lisianthus, baby blue eucalyptus, foliage and many more!
If I could give some advice to a bride-to-be…
Enjoy every moment of your day – and stay cool at all times!
The best wedding decision I ever made…
Adding more lights, actually! It created a beautiful atmosphere both in the reception venue and also on the dancefloor!
If I had to choose one favorite moment!
My best moment was during our first dance, where we performed our well-rehearsed choreography!
Oh, my wedding dress!
After a lot of market research in Cyprus, I concluded that nothing expressed me 100%! But when I saw the Atelier Zolotas collection, I didn’t hesitate to combine a holiday in Athens with a rehearsal there. Wearing it for the first time was the perfect experience. The impeccable design of the Ijunia dress, through its simplicity, hides a detailed impressive embroidery in crochet, as well as a traditional and elegant character!
As for the Atelier Zolotas experience, the people were wonderful and made me feel at home from the first moment I entered the Atelier. The creation and completion didn’t take longer than two fittings and everything was right on time, which was very important for me! Exceptional quality in a comfortable gown that felt amazing even during the dancing part!
I would like to thank the following people, for turning my dream into a wedding reality…
PHOTOGRAPHER: Karina Leonenko Photography | VIDEOGRAPHER: Golden Sky Pictures | WEDDING DRESS: Atelier Zolotas – Ijunia dress & Upper Tulle Skirt | BRIDE’S SHOES: Cecconello | GROOM’S ATTIRE: Gentlemen Experts by Atelier Zolotas | GROOM’S SHOES: Fasoulis Shoes Ltd | MAKEUP ARTIST: Dora Katseli
HAIRSTYLIST: Panagiotis Assiotis Exclusive Hair Salon | WEDDING CEREMONY: Panagia Chrysolofitissa | WEDDING RECEPTION: Lofou Village | FLORIST: Floralist – floral & event design by Marigianna | INVITATIONS: Personal Design: Tasia Lofitou, printing M&E Yiannakou printers LTD | WEDDING FAVORS: Handmade (jars and traditional wine)
DJ: DJ KIKIS | CATERING: Sans Frontieres Catering Services | WEDDING CAKE: Sweet Nest Patisserie | WEDDING RIGNS: Opera Jewel Gallery | VOW CROWNS: Atelier Zolotas