We never like to exaggerate, so you can take our words as read: If God lies in the details, we present you with the Pantheon of inspiration! Let’s start with the location.
In a historic area like Attica, you can find hidden coastal gems without even having to leave the capital. 450m from the sea, lies the ancient castle of Aigosthena, located in today’s seaside village of “Porto Germenos”. It is the best-preserved fortress of classical Greece and one of the oldest castles in the world.
The ruins of the castle, still stand strong in the greenery of the olive groves, as its stone-walls reach the sea before submerging in the water. A tiny picturesque chapel is found inside the castle walls, creating a wedding fantasy which takes you back in time -just like the essence of the Hellenic Vintage collection, which is a bond between the past and the future.
When this unique location of unspoiled beauty was chosen by WedPashalis photography for its historical flair and the Mediterranean natural environment, the visualization of a bohemian bride was instant!
And whenever there is a “wow” factor, cherchez le Wedding Planner and Designer -in this case, SenSyle Events ! Their vision was to accentuate the aura of the sea and mirror the characteristic backdrop of a Greek chapel, in the typical sensation created by white-washed walls against a rustic burgundy door.
If you speak the language of flowers, something which our floral artist Comme ça – Fleurs décor exceptionally does, you can find what you are looking for, in the words: hydrangeas, roses, tulips, delphinium, muscari, eryngium, astilbe, snapdragon flower, ashram, pampas grass, myosotis, pansy, meridian, and succulents.
And “Comme ça“, an outstanding flower arrangement was created, dominated by a floral half-arch which rose imposingly from the sand. The finishing touch was the floral ankle band!
Every time our styled photo shoot is taken for a real wedding scene, we know we have made things right -so we picked a real-life couple for the occasion -already married, and overjoyed to be dressed again in the haute-couture of our bridal house. The bride, who is always the star of the occasion -no questions asked!- wore the Phillys dress , with dominating crocheted embellishments and geometrical cuts around her feminine waist. This gown is an ode to the Hellenic Vintage collection, matched with the handmade Kokos Shoe Design platforms with identical ivory lace and cotton cord. The groom was dressed in navy & dusty blue of the sea, by the Gentlemen Experts by Atelier Zolotas.
Everything called for crocheted macramé, made by Bohochoco , which was also used to create an original seating chart for the guests!
The setting was completed with a sweetheart table, and a coffee & whiskey bar! As a new proposal, beyond the classic candy bars, everything was placed in a sculptured spot, where the sea had created a natural cave, consisting of the roots of the shrubs alone.
Care for some more SenSyle ideas? Authentic vintage chests were used as tables, carrying their story back from the past. A Nespresso machine, wedding candies such as cupcakes, cake pops, a minimalist naked cake, and a three-tier blue colored cake in wavy texture, matched the seascape.
The couple was left to enjoy a rich meal in blue crockery, next to the sounds of the sea. The tableware was complimented by aged gold cutlery that has the natural wear of time, polyhedron jars filled with greenery and traditional old oil lamps of various designs and sizes.
Now for the small yet passionate details… All of the written elements were entirely made by hand by the calligraphic and illustrational expertise of Ambletters . The couple’s vows were written directly both on linen towels and the handmade menu cards! Invitations, save the date- table- and rsvp- cards, stone placeholders followed the same pattern!
The pictures reveal the rest. A warm thank you to every talented professional involved in this impressive project!
PHOTOGRAPHY: WedPashalis | PLANNING & DESIGN: SenSyle |
FLORIST: Comme ça – Fleurs décor | HAIRSTYLIST & MUA: Frantzeska Make Up & Hair
MACRAME: Bohochoco | CALLIGRAPHY – ILLUSTRATIONS: Ambletters | FAVORS: The Pimpinella Project
WEDDING CANDY: Slim Bites | HANDMADE SHOES: Kokos Shoe Design
WEDDING DRESS: Phillys dress – Atelier Zolotas | GROOM’S SUIT: Gentlemen Experts by Atelier Zolotas