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Tropical + Bohemian Wedding in Naxos

In our eyes, Paul and Sivan planned the perfect wedding. Traveling all the way from Los Angeles to the hidden gem that is Naxos, these two escaped the ordinary for one extraordinary celebration. The ultimate adventure wrapped up in romance, With Heart Films captured every second to share and we’ve got it all below. From a sweet ceremony, to the ideal reception, Press PLAY to see it all!

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From With Heart FilmsPaul and Sivan, decided to have their wedding in one of the hidden gems of the Greek islands. So they traveled all the way from Los Angeles to have their wedding in Naxos. Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades island group in the Aegean. It has some of the most beautiful beaches, traditional villages unaffected by time and with most recognizable landmark the gate of Apollo’s temple. Sivan is a beautiful woman, inside and out and not only that but she is also incredibly talented and full of passion and creativity. Co-founder at MUSE and sharing inspiration and ideas through sivanayla.com, it is no wonder she organized all the details of her wedding perfectly.

We were welcomed with open hearts from both Paul and Sivan, as well from the Richards and Vardi families and for three days,we lived with them the adventure that was P & S wedding. An adventure that found us walking in the small alleys of the town of Naxos, doing a magical ride to traditional villages still unaffected by time and sailing at sunset to Paros, on a boat full of people laughing and dancing.

The ceremony took place at Banana, in the amazing St. Anna beach, where in front of their friends and families, Sivan, in her gorgeous Galia Lahav dress, looking stunning and Paul equally handsome and elegant, exchanged their vows. Once again we had the joy of working with talented Adonis Kekidakis as the photographer. We feel blessed that we shared all those moments of laughter and tears and love. Mostly love. The night found everyone partying, celebrating the union of these two “star-crossed lovers”.

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Photography: Antonis Kekidakis | Cinematography: With Heart Films | Floral Design: Marie Moustakis | Ceremony Venue: Banana Beach | Reception Venue: Banana Beach Restaurant | Bridesmaids' Dresses: The Jet Set Diaries | Wedding Favors: Sugarfina Champagne Gummies | Groom's Suit : Calvin Klein | Groomsmen Suits: Zara | Bridal Dress + Veil: Galia Lahav | Bridal Shoes: Aquazzura | Cake Designer: Aktaion Pastry Boutique

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Rustic Elegant Crete Destination Wedding

When you have two beautiful New Zealanders saying “I do” in a site as stunning as the Greek Island of Crete, it’s kinda guaranteed to be good. And with White Ribbon Boutique Events Coordination leading the way, the goodness just gets even better. From this romantic bouquet to a night full of dancing, I sit here pouring over Anna Roussos’ pics, wishing I had been a guest. See it all in our VAULT right this way!

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From the Bride… Like all good stories it started with amazing wine and food. Jonny was working on a big project away from home with my cousin and we would often spend the weekends away as a group eating and drinking. I guess it was during this time together that we realized how similar we were and our relationship grew. I was so surprised when Jonny proposed I didn’t believe him at first. We had gone to a beautiful resort in Fiji for my birthday week and we were having bubbles in our bure, he cleverly crafted a ring out of the champagne cage and before I knew it was down on one knee proposing with his creation.

Jonny had always talked about eloping, but we wanted to include our families, so instead we chose Greece so we could have a small traditional Greek ceremony, since Jonny is Greek and a big party with everyone when we got back. It was the best of both worlds. Although organizing a wedding from so far away was tricky and we couldn’t visit any of our vendors before the wedding, it was outweighed by the positives.

I had never been a girl that had imagined my wedding before I was engaged, but once I started looking at weddings abroad, I had a clear idea of what I wanted. I loved Anna Roussos’ style of photography, with the beautiful soft light and knew from the get go, she was a must have.

I had always wanted an alfresco courtyard dinner and with the glorious days in Rethymno we were all able to sit out in the courtyard till the early hours of the next morning without once thinking about the temperature. We chose Crete as it has a more rural feel than some of the other islands, and a lot greener which reminded me of home.

Agreco Farm was absolutely picture-perfect with an amazing courtyard and landscape. Also they had the cutest chapel on the grounds which we were able to use, we couldn’t all fit inside so we were married in the late afternoon sun in front of it, by the local Priest. There is a lot of paper work to get sorted with a traditional wedding in Greece, so we were very happy to have White Ribbon Boutique Events help for this.

Since we were unable to source everything we needed in Greece, so we did some DIYing and we organized some details from New Zealand like stationery, linens, lights, etc.

While we had our photos taken, our guests were entertained with a tour of the farm. Agreco makes all its own products like wine, olive oil, raki and honey. I don’t think our guests even noticed we were missing as they enjoyed tasting the local produce and visiting the farm animals.

The food was amazing in traditional Cretan style. Being proud kiwis we brought our gorgeous Central Otago Pinot Noir and a couple of other Prophets Rock wines which paired perfectly with the quail, lamb and suckling pork all organically grown on Agreco farm.

Later, there was even time for a lesson in traditional Greek dancing! We will never forget our trip and how special the locals made us feel.

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Photography: Anna Roussos - Photographer | Event Planning + Design: White Ribbon Boutique Events Coordination | Wedding Dress: Custom Made By The Bride | Invitations: D & D Letterpress | Bride's Shoes: Tony Bianco | Rings: Anna Sheffield | Calligraphy: Michaela McBride | Venue: Agreco Farm | Groom's Accessories: Hugo Boss | Groom's Shoes: Rivieras | Groom’s Attire: Harrods, Melbourne | Invitation Artwork: Moena Moxham | Linen Rentals: Martha's | Ribbon: Silk And Willow | Veil: Alison Blain | Wedding Crowns: Anna Marguerite

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Idyllic Destination Wedding in the Greek Isles

After I saw “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” all I wanted to do was jet off to Greece, and it’s safe to say that this beautiful destination wedding is having the exact same effect. From the Groom’s adorable transportation (a charming Calessino!) to the Bride’s gorgeous Oscar de la Renta gown, this wedding has us completely smitten. See it all from Anna Roussos Photography in THE VAULT!

 

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From The Event CompanyThe wedding of Tatiana & Nicholas, took place in the idyllic island of Spetses. Where the amazing combination of pine and sea creates spectacular views of natural beauty. Here, the history meets elegance and tradition.

The wedding ceremony was held in St. Nicholas, one of the oldest churches in Spetses of post Byzantine cross style with the extremely finely crafted bell towel where the flag of the Revolution was hoisted in 1821.

The reception was hosted in the historical Poseidonion Grand Hotel that has been a landmark on the Spetses skyline for the past 100 years with its exceptional architecture echoing hotels of Côte d’Azur style.

The decor was inspired by the couple’s wish to create a classic and elegant wedding, we used white and green flowers hydrangea, peony, dusty miller,aromatic gardenia and lavender!

Blue was our main color. The invitation and gift, was a custom-made linen turquoise box with their initials. With personal stamp of the couple in sealing wax, (the oldest method authentication) an exact copy of traditional Spetses boat in scale. Our groom went to church with the most glamorous tricycle in the world! Classic, but also the glamorous Calessino, symbol of Italian style. The bride of course arrived with the traditional blue horse and carriage. It was a romantic, elegant wedding, with a dreamy Oscar de la Renta wedding dress. Tatiana and Nicholas, a special couple, a marriage that has come out from fairy tales.

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Photography: Anna Roussos Photography | Event Design + Planning: The Event Company | Floral Design: Studio 7 | Rings: Venetia Vildiridis | Groom's Attire: Partenopea | Venue: Poseidonion Grand Hotel | Cookies: Pavloslab | Sound + Lighting: Music Essentials | Wedding Dress + Veil: Oscar De La Renta

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