Greek Destination Wedding Inspiration

We’re super excited to be heading to Greece this week to scout some amazing destination wedding locations!  So before we go (and report back of course), we wanted to give you a little Greek destination wedding inspiration.  If you want to say “I do” high above the seas, then today’s European post is for you!


{Photos: Balloons: The Knot Santorini, Church: Vangelis Photography, Chairs: Anna Roussos, Place Setting: Rebecca Ellie Studio, Long Tables: Kasper Creations, Cake: Jen Huang}


Purple Prettiness at This Destination Wedding in Athens

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Lindsey and Jason said I do in Athens, Greece – a spot special to the both of them.  Their wedding planner, Vana Efkleidou from White Ribbon Boutique Events walked us through every magical (and pretty purple) detail of this formal destination wedding.  “Combining the couple’s desire for an intimate affair in a beautiful setting as well as a place which held a lot of memories and a special place in their hearts for both the bride who had studied in Athens and groom whose heritage was Greek, a destination wedding in Athens was the perfect choice.”  And so the couple selected Island Art & Taste to call home on their wedding day.

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From purple invitations to perfectly branded welcome boxes for guests, no detail was left undone!

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“The bride look stunning in her Manuel Mota gown while the groom wore a black and white tuxedo. The bride’s 4 bridesmaids matched the purple theme in long deep purple gowns.”

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“We started planning the wedding about a year in advance and got instantly excited about this lavish affair as the bride had a very beautiful vision for her wedding day. While planning this wedding, the couple kept their priorities relatively simple. They knew they wanted an intimate Jewish ceremony, a romantic reception by the sea, beautiful and lavish décor, great food and music and an all-night party under the stars.”

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“Along with the couple we designed wedding programs to explain the various rituals involved in a Jewish ceremony as many guests came from Greece and it was their first time witnessing such a ceremony. The couple offered guests custom-made Yamakas with their names and wedding date printed on them.” 

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“Their ceremony was held in a beautiful terrace overlooking the Aegean.” 

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“The ceremony was followed by the cocktail reception during sunset while the couple took photos with their wedding party. Later, the couple joined their guests for dinner and dancing until early dawn.”

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“The escort cards included gold and silver Hamsa bracelets with the Greek “Evil Eye“ implanted on them, custom ordered by the bride.”

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“For the décor, flowers as well as beautiful stationery we combined all different shades of purple along with various gold details. The decor setting was complemented by crystal chandeliers, hanging flower wreaths and opulent floral arrangements.” 

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And of course a dessert bar and wedding cake completed the night!  We love the “best day ever” cake topper!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: George Michalas

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Location: Island Art & Taste, Varkiza, Athens, Greece, Videography: George & Kat Michalas, Bridal Gown: Manuel Mota, Bridal Shoes: Chanel, Grooms Suit: Custom-Made, Bridesmaid Dresses: Tadashi Shoji, Stationery: Cheree Berry Paper, Wedding Coordinator, Décor & Floral Design: White Ribbon Boutique Events




Traditional Destination Wedding in Greece

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Lisa and Yianni said “I do” in the Greek Riviera overlooking the ocean at Island Art and Taste.  Yianni is Athenian-born so a destination wedding in Greece made perfect sense for this pair!  The couple traveled from Washington DC to his hometown of Athens where they wed on Sept. 7th.  Both Lisa and Yianni love international travel and enjoyed the idea of encouraging guests to see more of the world, so a destination wedding made perfect sense for these two globe-trotters.

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But this trip wasn’t just about the wedding!  The couple set out for some scenic photos with Heather Houston Photography while in Mykonos.

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Given their love of travel, guests were invited to see the world via a passport inspired invitation by Digby & Rose!

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The ceremony took place out front of a tiny chapel with views that seemed to go on forever.

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A pretty pink and white palette was designed to compliment the location perfectly.

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On the wedding day, wedding photographer, Vangelis Photography captured the couple taking time out for two around the property.

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The ceremony was n0n-traditional and incorporated both Greek and American wedding traditions.  The couple “sought to create a non-traditional, yet culturally-respectful wedding ceremony that would appeal to a variety of guests coming from several different countries, cultures and faiths.”  Keeping in mind what was personal to them, they merged their two cultures beautifully.

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Planning from afar isn’t always easy, but “despite the distance, time-zone differences and occasional language barriers, the wedding went perfectly!”

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The evening ended with a fireworks show to send the couple off as husband and wife.  They plan to honeymoon later this month in Costa Rica and get a change of scenery from the cold east coast winter.

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Vangelis Photography (Wedding Day), Heather Houston Photography (Couple Shoot)

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Location + Catering: Island Art and Taste, Ceremony: Heliotopos, Florist: Studio7, Invitations: Digby & Rose, Hotel Accommodations: The Margi Hotel, Hair and Makeup: Petros, Couple’s Wedding Website: Visit Here


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Photo by Robert Evans Studios