WEDDING TRENDS FROM THE HEART OF ANCIENT ATHENS
Wedding trends for 2019 all point to Greek Mythology and eco-conscious weddings. Check out our trend suggestions and choose your preference also for weddings in 2020!
The Royal fever is all around us with so many royal weddings from UK, but what you may have not known, Greece has a long lost monarch tradition which is inspiring the new wedding trends also here in Greece, as we see in many styled shoots and some real weddings. Other trends of this year also include eco-friendly or eco-conscious weddings and of course florals! Especially for the spring, floral everything is so “in” right now! From dresses to floral curtain backdrops, cakes and even shoes! But we went a step further with our Spring2019 cover lookbook shoot features in Ellwed Magazine.
Other trends of this year also include eco-friendly or eco-conscious weddings and of course florals! Especially for the spring, floral everything is so “in” right now! From dresses to floral curtain backdrops, cakes and even shoes! But we went a step further with our Spring2019 cover lookbook shoot features in Ellwed Magazine.
This time we combined the ancient Greek history and mythology with eco-conscious elements as dry florals and minimalistic decor. Greek goddess look is becoming more and more popular around the world, but where more appropriate to celebrate the Greek mythology and history than in the center of Athens, at the acropolis or the ancient marbles as the locals call it? In this issue we are focusing on all things bridal and how you can combine and style your look, to achieve the cool Greek goddess inspired ethereal boho vibe. Greek Mythology is all the rage and what is more, Dolce and Gabbana just came out with their new Greek Mythology inspired series for 2019/20! Let’s see our suggestions:
The Venue and Location
First location was the center of Athens on the rocks of Areios Pagos or Areopagus. The most famous bare marble hill with the view of Acropolis and the whole city underneath. This was the place where Apostle Paul spoke to the Athenians almost 2000 years ago. This location is filled with historic events and locations like the ancient theater Odeon of Herodes Atticus, just few minutes away! Acropolis area is the main touristic attraction and favorite photo shooting spot for destination brides. The perfect ancient historic location to achieve the Greek goddess boho look you desire.
Our second location was the abandoned warehouse look gallery in the center of the city. This location is perfect if you want to mix the new and the old. Spice it up with some shine! We used the giant mirror LOVE letters from Ceremony by Rakor and oversized silver balloons by The Balloon Idea.
The Eco-Conscious Florals
Although this year pops of colour and lots of florals are ever so popular among the wedding trends, we went the other way. Our bridal bouquet and the floral curtain backdrop by Petridis LV was created with dry eco-conscious florals, preserved for ever to compliment the free-spirited ethereal bohemian bride. Instead of “abundance” we are focusing on what really matters. Thinking of the future generations, minimal, yet to the point, is the new luxury! This look will speak volumes if done correctly. We also played around with different natural backdrops like the suspended floral arrangement with olive branches and hints of gold or white feathers. Which one would flatter your style best?
The Ethereal Boho Dress
These Kite and Butterfly dresses, coming to us all the way from California, are made for the bohemian flower child bride, longing for a Greek mythical destination wedding! The collection of eternal wedding dresses, delicately created with assortment of French laces and hand dyed silks. For spring or summer wedding in Greece, these dresses will perfectly match the Greek climate, new culture and mythological history! Which one is your favorite wedding trend?
Greek Mythology Inspired Accessories
Our Heart of Gold Greek mythology inspired headpieces, specially created for this shoot, also came to us all the way from America to complete the look of our contemporary Greek goddess with the shimmers of gold. From avant-garde elaborate crowns to extravagant earring, fit for a new age queen! Take your pick!
If alternative, romantic moody elegance is what you desire then this lookbook styled shoot is right for you! The whole shoot was styled and conceptualized by our planner and stylist, Anna Jill of Kiss from Fleur and captured by Cornelia Lietz. See more inspirations towards the end of the magazine on page 106.
Selected Vendors for this Shoot:
Coordination, Ellwed Magazine
Concept, Organization and Styling, Kiss from Fleur
Fine Art Photography, Cornelia Lietz
Bridal Dresses, Kite and Butterfly
Flower Decoration, Petridis LV
Headpieces and Accessories, Heart of Gold
Venue, The Loft
Hair and Makeup Artist, Athena Skouvakis
Muses, Ace Models
Love Letters, Ceremony by Rakor
Balloons, The Balloon Idea