Mountain Top Elopement Inspiration from the Greek Alps that will take your breath away!
If you’re one of those free-spirit adventurous couples, then you should definitely consider having an epic elopement on the top of the Greek mountains like this one!
When thinking of Greece, your first thought is most probably blue sky, white houses, and sipping frappe on the sunbeds of the golden beaches with crystal clear waters. However, this Mountain Top Elopement Inspiration is going to paint a very different picture of Greece!
In the heart of the Vikos Natural Park at Papigko or Papigo mountain, lies the Papaevangelou Hotel. A boutique chalet-like lodging with chic raw natural stone and wood details. While the area is filled with natural beauties like rivers, gorges, trekking paths, and lakes.
Meanwhile, this inspiration took place in the time when the nearby mountains are still covered in snow, while the spring flowers start to penetrate the layers of freshly defrosted earth. In other words, some call it the beginning of Spring! Now get your hiking boos and set yourself for the adventure of your lifetime!
From Photographer Lefteris Kalambokas:
The thrill of sparkling slopes, the dazzling whiteness. Above all, the mad joy of childhood games and wintertime textures fuse the most delicious romance. A clean sheet for a new life together in this hip, edge of the world wedding on the Papigo, Greek Alps.
Perched on one of Greece’s most mysterious regions, with spine-tingling views off the edge of the inky Vikos Gorge, the pikes of Papigo are full of promises buried in the heart of winter. Instead of sliding slowly over gentle slopes, the sharp vistas and the crystalline air inspired us to design a wedding summit-bound fete, strewn with warm textures and sartorial elegance.
As snow silently enfolded the landscape in its white mantle so the charm of Eliani and Minas seeped softly into our consciousness. Their big day began at their stone-built lodge, where each was leisurely prepared. We wished for our couple to have a crisp ceremonial arch made up of wooden arbors and minimal greenery additions. While we put the entire floral emphasis on Eliani’s wedding bouquet made up of Coton Salex Anemones, Eucalyptus Gunnii, Lysianthus, Eryngium, and Violets.
The beautiful couple exchanged their vows put in perfect calligraphy and graphic design by Manousenia. After which, they enjoyed the marshmallow cocoa from their customized cups and snuggled on the pilotage of a cashmere blanket, serving as their picnic felt. We employed cozy touches of worsted alpaca skeins and bulky handspun frills made of plush Targhee wool. Wooden placemats, candlesticks, and vases added a warm softened flair to juxtapose our rugged backdrop. And of course, we just had to have a chunky knit textured cake!!! Above all, I couldn’t have done this without my beautiful crew and special artists who worked beyond their best abilities to create this shoot.
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Photographer, Lefteris Kalampokas
Planning & Concept, Phaedra Liakou Events
Florist, Archimandritis Lampros
Make-Up, Mairi Tsavala
Hair, Katerina Theohari-Thanou
Wedding Dress, Creations Andreadis Yannaki
Groom attire, Premium Royal Denim
Wedding Rings, AGatsos Jewellery
Models, Eliani Economou & Minas Tsoukanis by TEAM modelmanagement
Hotel, Papaevangelou Hotel