Greek Summer can be the best choice for your Welcome Dinner!
We believe it’s time for some summer inspiration from Greece! If you are planning a destination wedding, you are probably looking for some ideas. in this article, find out how can you incorporate Greek or island native objects and traditions. Make sure to plan also for the after-party by the pool!
As you probably have noticed by now, Greece is not only blue and while. Although blue plays a big role here, nonetheless, this country is so much more. Every island has its own history and its own traditions, art and aesthetics. From Cycladic to Venetian and all in between. Which one is your favourite style?
The island of Rhodes certainly has its own impressive history and style. With the gorgeous and lively old town surrounded by the wall and a majestic castle in the middle.
So let’s explore all traditions and details you can incorporate in your Greek Summer Welcome Dinner or destination wedding!
From George Liopetas Fine Art Photographer
Which is the best way to treat your guests when come to a destination wedding? A welcome part of course! Especially when this destination wedding takes place in the queen of Dodecanese Islands. I am talking for Rhodes Island of course, which tends to be one of the hottest Greek destinations!
Rhodes is such an interesting island. The streets hide so much history and castles with ghosts of knights strolling in their shining armor. We felt such a strong connection with the island and the substance the landscape brought to our photography. For us, interesting concepts are always what makes an editorial successful. The more interesting the style, the more visually dynamic. This Greek Summer Welcome Dinner inspiration was ticking all the boxes. We loved the unique color combination, warm tones so elegantly woven with the cool ones. It was like mixing sunrises and sunsets together to create the perfect palette.
As Golden Apple Weddings say:
“The idea was to bring together local specialities that brilliantly combine traditional, fresh ingredients, native flavors and hues. Instead of having welcome bags delivered to their rooms, the couple invites their loved ones to join them for cocktails, snacks, and goodies. Each guest can pack their own basket with a selection of items provided in a traditional welcome gift. Such as Rhodes artisan tiles, coasters and jewelry dishes or calligraphy postcards, And gourmet treats such as Koriandolino. A liqueur from Rhodes, which characteristic feature is the sugar-coated coriander branch that is inside the bottle. The charger and dessert plates, as well as the tiles we placed in lieu of a table runner, were made to order from Nassos Keramik. A native ceramics artisan whose legacy and craftsmanship have made their way into several European aristocracy homes.”
For the table setting, inspired by all the colour that may remind you the most amazing summer colour pallete, the florals by Kay Creation in addition to the magic inspiration of Setty Lepida and the girls behind Golden Apple Weddings will totally blow your mind off!
Allegoria Textile Delights from Italy totally amazed the setting in their fine linen and silk fabrics while cutlery and fabrics belong to one of the rarest Rhodian collections which is dating back to the 18th century. Our bride-to-be was styled by Anna Jill, owner of Kiss from Fleur, in a so Grecian minimal gown by Ancient Kallos, golden sandals and headpieces from the amazing Hear of Gold Designs.
What we cannot live anmentioned is the so inspiring, one of a kind, Manousenia Desings’ calligraphed paper goods in a so Mediterranean style. All those textures and colors were so elegantly fused, something truly refreshing and a unique answer to the more traditional stationery of the one or two colors.
List of Vendors
Photography: George Liopetas
Editorial, Groom’s Styling: Setty Blade
Planning, Design, Florals, Styling & Furnishings: Golden Apple Weddings
Groom’s clothing: Navy and Green
Makeup: Mika Iatrou
Hair: Agis Kypraios
Headpieces: Heart Of Gold Designs
Bride Styling: Kiss from Fleur
Bride’s dress: Ancient Kallos
Second dress: Kalita
Venue: Don Mansion The Hill
DJ: Despo Mania – MDM Events
Ceramic plates, tiles, coasters and trays (flatware): Nassos Keramik
Cocktail bar & mixology: Decent Bar
Paper goods, stationery, escort tags & calligraphy: Manousenia Design
Silk ribbons, textiles and linen: Allegoria Textiles
Coordination: The Secret Owl