I think of all of the places I see here on SMP Destination, Athens has me the most intrigued.  Maybe that’s because it’s not only drop-dead gorgeous (and I mean gorgeous), but also plays host to some of the world’s most amazing weddings.  Weddings that are dripping in beautiful details, traditional touches and a classic sophistication that can’t be beat.  Case in point?  This stunning day styled to perfection by White Ribbon Boutique Events, which is all kinds of crazy beautiful with magical blooms and a breathtaking Sea Soul setting.  See every love-filled moment captured by George Pahountis in the full gallery.

From White Ribbon Boutique EventsEvgenia and George first approached our company about a year before their wedding. They were a sweet couple who lived in Australia and who wanted our help in planning their wedding. The fact that they could not come to Greece until a few days before the wedding… and being so far away… was making them very anxious. So our first priority was to ease them into the planning process and reassure them that we could create the wedding of their dreams.

We spent 12 months making arrangements for their special day, sent countless emails back and forth and started developing a real relationship with them. We spent time really getting to know them– finding out about their personalities, likes and dislikes, the history of their relationship, their everyday life, family ties and shared experiences. We took all that into account when creating a unique concept for them. We settled on a romantic-rustic concept to which we also incorporated various vintage items that were owned by their families. This gave the whole event a very personal touch.

After months of planning every single detail with Evgenia and George from afar, we finally met in Athens a few days before the wedding. We instantly  felt a bond of friendship and spent many days together, meeting their wonderful and loving parents. We were honored to be a part of the joyful celebration of their wedding.

The day of the wedding, the bride arrived at the church looking radiant as she emerged from an antique 1950′s cream convertible Mercedes. The groom, always with a smile on his face, looked so very sharp in his black tuxedo suit. As the ceremony ended, the two families and friends joined outside the church and showered the couple with rice, petals, love and congratulations.

The wedding reception was absolutely stunning– vintage details, rustic furniture, antique roses, one-of a kind crystal accents, silver candelabras, beautiful linens and hundreds of glowing candles. The setting looked like it was part of a glamorous film noir and so did the bride and groom.

Guests experienced some unforgettable moments that evening, with the emotional first dance of the couple, the heartfelt speech of the groom, the surprise birthday cake in honor of the groom’s father and the glittering fireworks lighting up the evening sky.

We want to thank Evgenia and George for their kind words, their warm embrace and for entrusting us with their dream. We wish them a life full of happiness, love and laughter!

Wedding Photography: George Pahountis | Wedding Planning, Décor + Floral Design: White Ribbon Boutique Events | Venue: Sea Soul, Athens | Catering: Odos Kassandras | Wedding Bands: Tiffany | Invitations: Supply Paper Co. | Cake: Kyvelli, Secrets de Sucre | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Shoes: Christian Louboutin