Margarita & Nikos

How I met my man…

We met in Patra in 2008 and instantly begun to hang out! We became good friends with a pretty passionate and loving turn of events!

Then, he proposed…

It was Christmas and we were in New York. It was drizzling on Brooklyn Bridge, and everything was so beautiful around us. The location of the proposal was not planned in Nikos’s head, but it occurred because of the romantic moment and the light rain, as it had just gotten dark and the lit-up skyscrapers provided a dreamy backdrop!

The wedding ring was in a pouch filled with red candy, instead of a classic box! We got married on June 25th, at the church of Panagia Eleistria, in Koroni, Messinia.

The magic lies in the details!

Our wedding style was more on the vintage side! The palette was mainly in kraft color, white lace, and mint! We used meadow flowers, such as chamomile, lavender, lisianthus, and many others. I loved the choice of flowers, as well as the overall theme of our wedding, which was connected with the town of Koroni! We didn’t want to go over the top, but on the contrary, we wanted to reflect our personal taste. This is why my choice of a wedding dress had a vintage flair, as well as the groom’s attire, to which we added brogue shoes, suspenders, and a bow tie!

The details in more detail… The lace on our vow crowns was in the color of mint! The tray at the church was made of wood of the same color, in vintage style, just like the grail. As for our wedding favors, they were placed in kraft pouches with white paper lace and a peg!

Our save-the-dates and official invitations were also in kraft paper, with mint details and twine. When it came to our wedding reception, we hosted it at Elaia houses, a private tourist accommodation complex that we especially adapted for the occasion. As an additional traditional touch, we offered our guests the traditional wedding sweet of “diples”, wrapped like candy and tied on the left and right with twine. Attached, there was a “Thank you, N&M” sticker in mint color!

The best wedding decision I ever made… and also the worst one!

We were “lucky” enough to have our wedding on a rainy day in June! But this didn’t deter us or our guests, and we enjoyed our wedding party until the early hours of the next day!

We made a lot of good decisions, like the right choice of DJ, who raised our spirits during the reception and made us dance all night long, as well as the choice of open bar and bartender!

If I could turn back time, I would change the choice of the wedding planner, which was our worst decision! Not only did she not live up to our expectations, but did not show up on the day of our wedding as well! Instead, she just sent someone else in her place!

If I had to choose one favorite moment!

Every moment of that day was important to me! Each and every one was unique,  and I tried to experience it all to the fullest! Perhaps the most emotional one was the moment we met at the church and casting my eyes on Nikos, who was looking at me full of happiness!

If I could give some advice to a bride-to-be…

I would advise her not to become anxious and enjoy every moment. It’s a once in a lifetime milestone and it passes so quickly! She should plan her wedding without exaggerations. Instead, she should be herself and the whole event should match the personal style and character of the couple!

Oh, my wedding dress!

I fell in love with my wedding dress instantly! It was a choice which I overenjoyed! It perfectly matched my wedding theme and the next day photo shoot I had in mind, at the castle of Koroni!

My wedding dress expressed my personal style impeccably, since it was custom made, and I couldn’t have chosen a better one! Everyone loved it and kept complimenting me on my choice! I combined it with red heeled sandals and red lipstick! The overall styling was also me… straight hair adorned with natural flowers!

My Zolotas experience was incredible! The service was immaculate! After only trying on just a few dresses, I found the one! They say a picture is worth a thousand words!

I would like to thank the following people, for turning my dream into a wedding reality…

WEDDING DRESS: Atelier Zolotas – Phillys dress (Custom Made) | BRIDAL SHOES: Thomas |
GROOM’S ATTIRE:  Hugo Boss | GROOM’S SHOES: Arifakis |
MAKE-UP ARTIST: Sofia Pavlogianni (Giorgos V Coiffure) | HAIRSTYLIST:  Giorgos V Coiffure | FLORIST: Ανθοδημιουργίες | WEDDING CAKE: Vyzantino, Koroni |
CATERING: Messiniako Catering | ΒΑR CATERING: Luxury cocktail bar catering | WEDDING DJ: Βεργιόπουλος Γιώργος  |

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