Why is well thought out wedding reception or cocktail hour important for a Successful Destination Wedding?
Well, think about it. You have probably attended some weddings in the past. And what was your favourite activity? What was something that stayed with you and you still remember from that beautiful gorgeous well planned and organized wedding? Whatever your answer is, for most people its good food and good drinks! To have fun and have a great experience!
If you’re talking about a destination wedding, then your guest experience is only that much more important! Most or at least some of your guests probably had to take days off work and use their vacation days to travel to Greece for your destination wedding!
Successful destination wedding to remember for ever!
Apart from your wedding activities and the beauties of the location itself, such as the perfect weather, golden beaches and turquoise waters, one way to do this is great party. Or at least a well-thought wedding reception! And believe us, Greece is famous for the all-night unforgettable parties! You have probably hear of ever so famous plate-braking, right?
Well if crazy party isn’t for you, you can still class-up your event with a well thought out wedding reception. Design your signature wedding cocktails with your bartenders or caterers. You can give them fun names like we did at our LOVE THEMED ELLWED BRIDAL PARTY, or name them with your names! Alison and David, for instance. Mr Smith and Mrs Smith! Really design your drinks with the flavours you two love and which you will remember for ever! Bring those traditional Greek flavours and spirits like the Mastiha or Ouzo for instance, which you cannot find easily anywhere else in the world! Make your Successful Destination Wedding an unforgettable experience for everyone! #ellwedtip
From Photographer Lefteris Kalampokas:
Some of my favorite wedding receptions weren’t even traditional wedding receptions- they were cocktail hours! I don’t know about you but I love the idea! A micro-wedding with an intimate ceremony and an exceptional way to celebrate with your quests.
If you pull it off right, a cocktail hour can be just as fun and classy as a traditional wedding. Like this one for instance. A memorable cocktail reception in Parga. At a cocktail reception, guests helped themselves as they pleased. And believe me that can make your wedding feel like a festive night out! After an intimate ceremony all the quests moved to the beach where our bartender was ready to serve the most unique signature cocktails and gourmet surprises!
The Epirus Riviera along with the Ionian Islands hides a multitude of mesmerizing locations above all. Carpeted with olive trees, pines and vineyards, sheltered beaches with crystal waters and secret caves are some of the features which make the location an experience to remember.
Kefalonia, Corfu, Zakynthos (Zante), Lefkada, Ithaca, and Paxi – All wonderful wedding destinations! The major islands of the Ionian lived for centuries under Venetian rule and it shows in their castles and churches. From colorful Parga and the stunning beaches of Sivota to the low-key port of Preveza, the Epirotic coast is also dazzling. They have also the familiar “island” look even they located in the mainland. As mentioned in the CNN’s article … “Characterized as the Greek Amalfi Coast, though with its own allure, this endless coastline dotted with seaside villages, dreamy beaches, mountain villages, archaeological sites and amazing landscapes is still widely undiscovered. It’s a real gem in Greece, with a charm of its own.”
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IN THIS ARTICLE:
Wedding planning: Phaedra Liakou
Photographer: Lefteris Kalampokas
Floral Design: Lampros Arximandritis
Bar Catering: Mamalis Catering