For every wedding planner, it’s a dream come true to work with a couple that wants a minimal and chic wedding above all. When Lina and we started working together we soon realized that this destination wedding in Messolonghi was going to be one of the most beautiful events we would ever design!
THE CONCEPT OF AN ESSENTIAL AND ELEGANT WEDDING
Lina and Kostis wanted a minimal and chic wedding in Messolonghi, a beautiful and historic city in Greece. It is the place where they spent the summer as children, the city where their parents grew up. So, feeling connected to this lovely town, they decided that this is where they would start their life together.
For this wedding, we decided to create a color scheme of crisp white and refreshing greens. It worked so well for us since it was elegant and timeless. We chose lush greenery and beautiful white assortments of flowers to give a romantic feeling. Freshly cut peonies, milk-white hydrangeas, roses, and other white florals were the stars of our flower décor.
We have an obsession with details and we pay attention to every little thing. We wanted to set the bar high from the start so we created the most elegant wedding stationery for Lina & Kostis; cream white save-the-dates and wedding invitations with splashes of gold in sage green envelopes, perfectly minimal and chic wedding invitations.
THE WEDDING DAY
For her wedding day Lina chose a breathtaking wedding gown and an amazing veil by Maria Konidi, a renowned wedding dress designer in Greece. Of course, she picked Saint Laurent shoes to step around in! Wedding jewelry was from Cartier and Pandora and they shimmered all through the night. Kostis chose a refined suit from Papadogamvros, a classic black bowtie and high polished shoes. We loved his personalized shirt with his monogram on the sleeve. Dashing, indeed!
We always love the true moments in our events. These are when the groom sees the bride for the first time or when the father of the bride gives away his daughter to her soon to be husband. Kosti’s eyes sparkled with excitement and Lina was glowing with happiness. The couple wanted a warm and traditional village wedding so musicians with upbeat tunes followed the bride to the church and they set the festive mood for this essential and elegant wedding!
We created a refreshments’ table, outside the church, with homemade lemonade (it’s our staple secret recipe!) and traditional sweets like amygdalota, a unique almond treat from Greece. Likewise, we offered refreshing flavored water for our guests to enjoy.
THE WEDDING PARTY
The venue that the couple chose for their minimal and chic wedding reception was Ithoria, in the Lagoon of Messolonghi. We went all out and created the most lavish dessert table, white with golden details. We chose delicate macarons, berry charlotte cakes, monogrammed butter cookies, cupcakes, and almond truffles. Of course, no wedding is complete without a glorious cake. We’re talking about dessert heaven! For our male guests, we curated a classy cigars’ bar, with a great variety of cigars from all over the world and aged whiskey. Also, we created a flower bar with all the flowers we’ve chosen for this wedding. Needless to say, their sweet smell was intoxicating and sweet. The guests loved it!
Our team decorated the bridal table with greenery and white flowers. We chose white candles and royal blue glasses. We added luxury with gold cutlery that reflected the warm candlelight creating the most wonderful atmosphere. Also, the guests found little boxes of macarons and koufeta (traditional Greek wedding delicacies) waiting for them in their seats. Above all, we wanted everyone to have fun and enjoy that special day and that’s exactly what happened!
The lagoon of Messolonghi created the most amazing backdrop not only for incredible wedding photographs but also for a truly magical night. We had a lovely time creating this beautiful minimal and chic wedding event to mark the start of Kostis & Lina’s life together as husband and wife. We wish them all the best!