Get inspired with our Love party theme for your own bridal party!
We are so excited to finally share with you all the moments and details of our first ever Ellwed Party!
Our year started with a BANG and we want to thank everyone who came to party with us and especially, everyone who made this possible!
This video was created by by George Startigis and Mariflor Zapatero
When we got the good news from Bridal Expo to organise an after show bridal party at their VIP hall, we were over the moon and couldn’t believe our ears!
What about this Neon Heart Arch by The Letter Co. for your wedding or party?
The planning and the search for the perfect theme began immediately and thankfully we had the right creative minds on board!
The idea was to combine elements of marriage, love and bridal fashion to create a fun yet glamorous experience for all brides, celebrities, influencers, designers and wedding professionals alike!
This was a huge project and we did it with flair and style!
First and foremost we would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts to all who joined the team and help us create this party!
We always say that the party is only as good as the entertainment! And our DJ George Kouzas, one of the top DJs in Athens made sure that we are all enjoying his beats which were keeping us all going till the early hours! But without the team of Mix Mix Sound and Light we would not have any party! They came and set up the whole construction, provided us with all the sound, lights and the structure for our fantastic #tunneloflove. This party was truly a team work at its finest and nothing was too difficult for them!
After the good news, we quickly started working to develop the concept. The idea for the whole party theme from head to toe was designed and styled by Anna-Jill of Kiss from Fleur while working closely with us and Bobbie from Sand and Lace Events to bring it all to life. We had to organise the whole thing from scratch in just few months while dealing with holiday and Christmas season. However, we felt so much creative energy that kept us going and whit the help of all amazing vendors who joined our team, we believe we managed to create the best party of the year! See the full list with links, at the end of this page.
Our Ellwed party was on first day of Bridal Expo, and after the Atelier Zolotas show at the Athens Bridal Fashion Week in the historic building of Zappeion and it went on throughout the night! While our DJ kept the spirits high, The Moving Spirits made sure the gorgeous and fun cocktails keep flowing. Decorated with customised printables by Party and Co, cotton candy, flowers, fruits and molecular gastronomy caviar made on the spot, these customized cocktails were the hit! Valia from Party and Co also created out love themed cocktail signs, all printables, such as party crew badges and wonderful unique gifts for all guests!
We were lucky to have found our wonderful hostesses or entertainers with flair and so much personality (you can see them almost on every photo). They made sure everyone gets to taste gorgeous love themed delicious cupcakes, strawberry meringue “kisses” and “kiss me” cakes all handmade specially for our party by wonderful Tonia from Buttermilk Patisserie. We are not exaggerating to say that these were some of the best quality cakes and sweets we have ever tasted! If you are getting married and need a quality, delicious and beautiful cake or sweets, then Buttermilk Patisserie are your best choice! Go for a trial and be the judge.
The whole idea came together because of the teamwork of top professionals who worked for months on making the vision come to light! The Letter Co created the doorway heart to our Tunnel of Love and all the signs of the party to keep it lit-up and shiny. And what an honour was to see our custom made Ellwed sign for the first time in hot pink neon! The Balloon Idea worked hard to do all our balloon constructions. They provided all the fun pink and silver shiny metal balloons that were incorporated with the enchanted silver party forest created by RedBoxDays Florals. Kostas, the head florist, made sure the trees were lush and shiny. Painted in mirror silver colours and lametta hanging decor, they were crucial part of the full image and the look of the party. Inside our tunnel of love, you could find iPhotoBooth, to strike a pose with props and take memorable printouts to cherish the moments. And for comfort, Loizos House Rentals provided us with tables and wedding rentals.
When Bobbie from Sand and Lace Events had the idea of a cover booth press wall, we immediately fell in love with it and just had to make it happen at all cost! We wanted this to be a fun experience for all. Everyone had so much fun posing inside this Cover Star Photo Boot, which made everyone feel like they are on the cover or Ellwed magazine. With Anna’s help, of Kiss from Fleur, we managed to make it glamorous with lots of silver shiny foil and all the lametta to have fun!
You should always think of an interactive element when designing your party!
At the End
We cannot forget the amazing team of Christina Vardali Photography who were on every corner to capture all the sides, moments and details of this party! And of course our fashion photographer and videographer George Stratigis with Mariflor, who covered all the catwalks and created this high fashion artistic video of our party to remember for ever!
All photos by Christina Vardali and her team.
Now, take a look at the full gallery with some more exciting moments from our party!
Styling and Design, Kiss from Fleur
Coordination and Planning, Sand+Lace Events
Custom Neon Signs and the heart, The Letter Co.
Floral Decor, RedBoxDays
Balloons, The Balloon Idea
Signature Cocktails, The Moving Spirits
All Sweets, Buttermilk Patisserie
Stationery and custom printable, Party & Co.
Sound Light, Construction and Technical Support MixMix Sound and Light
DJ, George Kouzas
Photography, Christina Vardali Photography
Videography and Photography, George Stratigis
Party rentals, LH Rentals
Photo Booth, iPhotoBooth
#coverstar booth and coordination, Ellwed team
Oh wow, what an experience! Where do we even begin? A huge thanks to of course goes to Bridal Expo team and John Papadoliakos. Then to all the amazing vendors who joined us for this 3 day epic event in the heart of Zappion!
We will leave you with few more photos from George Strtigis!