This fun and whimsical last minute wedding by the Sea was the winner of Ellwed’s “Best of Real Weddings Greece 2018”
Emil & Grace decided to get married in Halkidiki and Helen Georbakali made sure their vision came true! Read the story and decide for yourself if this was not one of the best and cutest weddings featured in all Ellwed magazines of 2018!
From Helen Georbakali :
Being a wedding coordinator for the last few years gave me the opportunity to meet people from all around the world and share some of their happiest moments with them.
When Grace reached us a month before her wedding day, I was surprised by the last-minute request however, she knew exactly what she wanted for that day to be perfect. So, we immediately started working on the flower design, the speeches, the sitting chart and whilst discussing on the details, I realized that she wanted that day to be fun for everyone attending their wedding. In fact, she created a fun game that involved questions, a map and props and the guests had to guess the right answer in order to find their seat!
The flowers had to be simple yet elegant. We created a beautiful gold arch with white flowers to stand underneath while reading their vows. The chairs by the aisle were beautifully decorated with flower bouquets and ribbons. The bride wanted to honor a few traditions so we chose to place a pouch with rice and confetti at each seat and have the guest throw at them when the ceremony was over.
Every guest was carefully selected with excess love and everyone had an important role to carry. One of the groom’s best friend officiated the ceremony and his brother was one of his best men as well as the bride’s sister was one of her maids of honour. It was an intimate and romantic ceremony by the sea and one of the most multicultural wedding I have ever worked on. Whichever the ethnicity of each guest, everyone was dancing and having fun till the first hours of the next day.
Ellwed’s Best Wedding of 2018
How we chose the best wedding and the best inspiration?
First and foremost, the story must be published in our magazine. Then we are looking for unique ideas, we focus on the theme, trend factors and the overall look. We are also paying attention at the style and the quality of photography, as well as:
– The design
– New, inspirational ideas
– Different, unique elements
– The location – in Greece
– Magazine worthiness
– The story behind the shoot
– And to be current or up to date
The final decision is then down to personal and expert opinion.
To stay fair and unbiased, we exclude our Ellwed Cover Shoots from this award.
Best of weddings in 2018
For the best wedding in Greece we chose this destination love story from Halkidiki, which ticked all the boxes! Although, there was some tough competition from our previous issues, we could not look past this happy and creative couple, where the bride knew exactly what she wants and pulled it off in the last minute! And what a wedding! Creative, romantic and full of fun games. Stylist and planned by Helen Georbakali with Kipos Kalou coordination, event and floral design. Thank you submitting this Real Fun and Whimsical Last Minute Wedding to Ellwed.