Greece might not be on your radar while thinking of a winter wedding, but trust us, Greece is actually a very wintery place.
Winter weddings here can still be a magical experience, maybe even more so than a typical beach wedding.
Idea behind this cover shoot was first, to have gorgeous winter inspired photos for our cover and second, to show the possibilities for a winter destination wedding in Greece.
True, Greece is a summer holiday location, but you would be surprised how many gorgeous winter destinations you can find all over Greece.
About the day
For this shoot we chose a convenient yet special location. Kipos: The Garden Café is just few minutes out of Athens, surrounded by gorgeous Botanical Garden in Chaidari. This cozy venue had everything we needed to portray our Greek Winter Wonderland, with cottage style interior to beautiful forest-like outdoors.
My Best Wishes Events with Vasso and her team planned the whole day to perfection and took care we have everything needed for this shoot to become a true Winter Wonderland. With LV Petridis Floral Creations, they created this spectacular stetting with the long table and beautiful floral trail in the middle. Mix n’ Match tableware from White Lilac Rentals, which is going to be big in 2018, portrayed the cozy and homey atmosphere we were looking for. The whole floral scheme and color pallet was based on white and soft sage colors.
LV Petridis Floral Creations designed also the bridal bouquet, created the backdrop and decorated the venue with gorgeous floral arrangements, where white Anemones, soft Sage and silver Brunia berries were accompanied with winter components like Pine branches, fuzzy Succulents and Eucalyptus. The bridal bouquet was accessorized with a special macramé piece, handcrafted by Gianna from Boho Choco, who also created the chair covers and macramé for the backdrop.
The stationery was all handmade by Chirography. The use of light sage colors and the vintage style calligraphy incorporated in the menus, invitations, save the date and name cards, portrayed the comfortable yet sophisticated look.
Winter cookies and sweets, as well as the special cinnamon bun wedding cake was created by Cookie Box, which tied the cozy winter theme together.
Our bride wore dresses by Tatiana Tsaliki and Madame Shou Shou to portray the different styles and color ideas. Paul Sarz Jewellery was chosen specifically for each dress to complete the look. Overall style for the bride was carefully created by Julia Popova, took care of the perfect hair and makeup for each look.
The whole event was captured by Anna Roussos.
See the behind the scenes and read more in the Ellwed magazine. Get yours here!
Ellwed cover shoot for Winter 2017 issue
Concept and Production, Ellwed Magazine
Photography, Anna Roussos
Event Planning, My Best Wishes Events
Floral Design, LV Petridis Floral Creations
Tableware, White Lilac Rentals
Macramé Art, Boho Choco
Stationery & Calligraphy, Chirography
Model, Vladislava Orlova
Hair & Make up Styling, Julia Popova
Vintage Fur, Yesterday’s Bread
Jewellery, Paul Sarz Jewellery
Cake & Sweets, Cookie Box
Venue, Kipos The Garden Cafe
Botanical Garden in Chaidari