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Boho Chic Winter Wedding Inspiration

We’re only half way through Monday m’dears, and it’s already shaping up to be a gorgeously festive week—and there’s sooo much more pretty to come. But right now? Might I suggest stealing a few moments to admire this utterly lovely gallery from Anna Roussos? With a burgundy and berry pink palette, lace for days and desserts far too beautiful to eat, The Event Company and Love4Wed effortlessly raised the bar with every pin-worthy detail. See more here!

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From Love4WedThere are many days that I seriously have to pinch myself to make sure I am not living a dream! One of the many highlights that come with the territory of being the editor of a wedding blog, is that I get to work side by side with amazingly talented wedding professionals and together create wedding prettiness just like the following boho chic winter wedding inspiration!

Every single detail from this gorgeous shoot was nothing short of perfection and was captured brilliantly by photographer Anna Roussos. The shoot took place in the Nasioutzik Museum, a unique wedding venue just outside of Athens, Greece and wedding planner Anna Sourbati flawlessly curated all the decorative details, capturing the location’s natural rustic beauty in the most beautiful way. In the floral decorations, she incorporated a variety of gorgeous flowers such as blush pink roses, white hyacinths and red alstroemeria. Beautiful burgundy fall leaves were blended with grey and red eucalyptus leaves adding a special touch to the lush floral arrangements. The wooden tables were adorned with dusty rose and grey linens, vintage clear old fashioned glassware, white candles and fresh season fruit that undoubtedly added more color and texture to the table top. The burgundy subtle touches that were used on the lovely wedding stationery gave a more wintery feeling, yet kept the boho chic style. My favorite details… the scrumptious desserts and especially the naked caked that was decorated with blush garden roses!

The boho chic winter wedding inspiration was completed with a romantic and ancient Greece inspired two piece wedding dress designer by Katia Delatola. The dreamy wedding dress was made with French Chantilly lace and flesh colored silk muslin. The burgundy velvet belt complemented the look of the wedding dress and added a slight contrast.

The idea behind this beautiful winter wedding shoot and the collective goal was to create such and an amazingly pretty winter wedding inspiration that it would make brides think twice about planning their wedding during the spring and summer period. The shoot was such an incredible experience and I was so fortunate to have worked with such talented people and create… this little piece of winter wedding heaven!

Backstage Photography: Penelope Photos | Coordination: Love4Wed | Desserts: Cakes & Cookies | Dinnerware & Linen Rentals: White Lilac | Event Planning: The Event Company | Floral Design: Studio 7 | Furniture Rentals: Zazoo | Makeup & Hair: Roula Stamatopoulou | Photography: Anna Roussos Photography | Stationery & Wedding Favors: Atelier Invitations | Wedding Dress: Twisted Classics By Katia Delatola | Wedding Venue: Nasioutzik Museum

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Organic Elegance in Greece at Kinsterna Hotel & Spa

Organic elegance is my new favorite wedding style. And it might help a wee bit when said style drenches a soiree set in beautiful Greece. A locale where olive trees and ancient stone architecture dance together in the sunlight, and a Bride in Pronovias lace fits right in. Anna Roussos joined in on all the fun of this fabulous celebration and we’ve got the gallery to prove it. The lovely is just a click away, my dears.

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From the beautiful Bride…Andrew and I met walking along the street in 2010…Great Marlborough Street, London to be precise. Little did I know then that this random but very interesting man would be the man of my dreams and more importantly the man I would eventually marry…and so our nicknames were set, street boy and street girl!

Roll forward 3 years and I found a stunning hotel on Mr and Mrs Smith, hinting, as you do, that I wanted VERY much to go there! So on Sep 2013 we jetted off to what can only be described as a secret gem in the middle of no-where…namely the Kinsterna Hotel & Spa, Monemvasia Greece.

Unbeknownst to me, Andrew had snuck an engagement ring in his suitcase and it was here on Sep 4th 2013 that he proposed to me in the most incredible romantic setting. The proposal was truly memorable; the most stunning array of candles and white roses I have ever seen in my life. After this, Monemvasia became our “special” place and what an enchanting place it is. We decided that it would be incredible to bring our friends and family to this secret find, so there and then we set the wedding date at Kinsterna Hotel, 6 July 2014…4 years to the date after we met.

I thought planning a wedding in Greece from London would be difficult but I was pleasantly surprised. I did not want a wedding planner, my controlling nature meant I wanted to do it all myself, I was also on a strict budget that we didn’t necessarily stick to! We always thought planning a wedding abroad would be the cheapest option but it’s safe to say we could have planned one for half the price back in England, it’s the costs you don’t see, like accommodation costs for your suppliers and £800 on legal papers so that is definitely worth thinking about when planning your budget. I was adamant that I did not want a ‘packaged’ overseas wedding. I had a vision of exactly the wedding that I wanted to create and slowly worked with my wedding decorator, Ioanna (a local event stylist) to make sure I had a classic white affair. I fell in love with Anna Roussos, our wedding photographer as soon as I saw her work whilst searching on the internet. I instantly knew she was the one. She captures weddings in the most stunning way, almost fashion like. Anna was with us for two days, working on 3 shoots, the pool party, pre wedding dinner at Chrisovoulo Restaurant and of course the wedding!

So far so good…no language difficulties at all and everyone spoke to me in English. I was panicking a little about hair and makeup, I wanted something stylish and beautiful, yet a little edgy to somehow show my own personality. It took 5 months of searching and the two stylists that I found were amazing. As we did not have time to go back to Greece before the wedding, my hair and makeup trial were done the night before…scary!! Katerina and Voula pulled it off and I was ecstatic with the look they had created.

Everything ran smoothly and we now had 60 guests flying out for 5 days of fun. We flew a London club DJ out as we wanted to create an Ibiza style rave around the pool for the party, we also booked sax and bongo players from Athens who I found on facebook. My wow moment was when I walked in to the church. I had my perfect wedding in mind and as soon as I walked in I was overwhelmed. The church and flowers looked breathtaking. I wanted to stop time and just soak it all in. Ioanna had created my absolute dream wedding, a picture of white…white carpet, white flowers, white candles…everything pure white, like I had envisaged!! The service was in Greek in a picturesque church, as my husband is half Greek and Greek Orthodox this was a nice touch for his Greek family and something different for our English guests.

We then went back to the hotel for canapés and personalized cocktails, created when Andrew had proposed, these ‘his and hers cocktails’ went down a treat. The dinner was divine, the chef produced a local fresh organic menu, and as my husband is a real foodie this was one of the most important parts of the day. Then came the party, yes guests jumped in to the pool and yes we danced until 6.30am with the pictures to prove it! We wish we could do it all over again. We loved every single minute of it. It was the best day of our lives so far and we feel truly blessed to have such a precious memory.

Bridal Dress: Pronovias | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaid Dresses: Boudi, New Bond Street London | Decorations And Event Planning: Ioanna Vamvakari | Father Of The Bride & Groomsman Suits: Austin Reed | Flowergirl Dress: Debenhams | Flowergirl's Fower Crown: Ioanna Vamvakari Decoration | Grooms Shoes: Russell & Bromley | Grooms Tuxedo: Ralph Lauren From Selfridges, London | Pageboys Outfit: La Coqueta Kids | Photography: Anna Roussos Photography | Photography - Assistance: Xavier Roussos | Wedding Venue: Kinsterna Hotel & Spa

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Old World Romance at Costa Navarino Resort

This wedding should come with a warning label. The styling by White Ribbon Boutique Events Coordination is so gorgeous you might just have to put off that work project a bit longer, the setting is so breathtaking you might scrap your honeymoon plans and opt for a Mediterranean getaway, and it’s all captured so beautifully by George Pahountis your fingers will get tired from all the pinning. At the very least we recommend you sit down while cruising through this romantic al fresco affair.

From White Ribbon BoutiqueWe started working with Abbey & Costas over a year before their wedding date and although we had never met them in person, we felt like we knew them for many years. They are one of the loveliest couples we have ever had the pleasure of working with and who shared a great vision for their wedding. The groom’s parents were born in a small Messinian village in the South Peloponnese, Greece and they selected Costa Navarino resort, in Messinia to hold their wedding as, due to its location, it represented part of the Groom’s family origins.

Many of their close friends and family travelled form very far away to celebrate the couple’s journey. The wedding ceremony was held at a chapel in the Groom’s hometown while the reception and pre-wedding festivities were held at a beautiful balcony of the resort overlooking the blue sea and green golf courses.

Our inspiration for the décor was based on the natural ambience of the Messinian region and we decided to use a mix of green foliage, blush and pink flowers and season fruits. Neutral colored linens and vintage accessories complemented the décor by creating a simple and sophisticated look, which blended in perfectly with the surroundings.

Guests experienced some unforgettable moments that day, with the emotional first dance of the couple, the heartfelt speeches of the couple’s older siblings and the night long dancing of guests.

Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy | Event Planning: White Ribbon Boutique Events Coordination | Floral Design: White Ribbon Boutique Events Coordination | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Photography: George Pahountis | Reception Venue: Costa Navarino | Wedding Dress: Casablanca

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Classic Al Fresco Wedding in Crete, Greece

In addition to the wildly beautiful surroundings of Crete, this wedding is boasting a full on al fresco extravaganza full of peonies, a fresh flower confetti bar and the kind of day that people dream about being a guest at. Crafted by White Ribbon, have a look at all the pretty imagery captured by George Pahountis and you too will be adding Crete to your must see list. Stop by the full gallery for more.

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From White Ribbon BoutiqueThe couple met during their undergraduate degree in medicine. The groom, Gregory, was so mesmerized by Melanie that he was mistakenly pinching himself with needles during they course practice! The couple comes from two different cultures. The bride is Chinese & English and the groom Greek & English and they therefore wanted their wedding to reflect both these cultures.

They chose a beautiful village in the town of Rethymno, Crete for their wedding which was the grooms grandfather’s home town. The also incorporated many Chinese elements such as a traditional tea bar and the beautiful silk robes the bride and her bridesmaids wore during their preparation.

At the same time the décor was perfectly in line with the surroundings of this tranquil Cretan village and used local grown flowers and herbs, lavender, garden roses and tulips while the food was based on the traditional Cretan cuisine.

80 of the bride and grooms closest friends and family who travelled from New Zeeland, Hong Kong, India and the UK came together to celebrate the couple. The ceremony was held in the venue’s stone built square, followed by a champagne reception and dinner. Dinner was followed by a mix of traditional line dancing and modern tunes until down the next day. It was a beautiful day filled with love and joy for the newlyweds and one that they will remember for many years to come.

Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Kapsaliana Village Hotel | Ceremony Venue: Kapsaliana Village Hotel | Event Planning: White Ribbon Boutique Events Coordination | Floral Design: White Ribbon Boutique Events Coordination | Grooms Attire: Reiss | Invitations: Cartoules Press | Photography: George Pahountis | Reception Venue: Kapsaliana Village Hotel | Wedding Dress: Naomi Neoh

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Destination Wedding in Corfu, Greece

Hold onto your hats SMPers, because this wedding planned by White Ribbon Boutique Events Coordination is beyond. Did I mention that it’s in Greece? Or covered in gorgeous florals in fabulous pink hues from Rammos Flowers? Or that the couple looks like they stepped out of a magazine? I didn’t? Well, that’s because it there really are no words that will do this soiree justice, but thankfully Thanasis Kaiafas gorgeous images speak for themselves. See even more here.

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From White Ribbon Boutique Events CoordinationWhen the couple first contacted us, we immediately realized that this was going to be a very special event! Both the bride and groom live in New York by they had envisioned a destination wedding in Greece. They chose the beautiful island of Corfu to host they wedding celebrations.

Guests started arriving on the island two days before the wedding from different parts of the world, including the US, UK, India, Nigeria and China. The celebrations included a welcoming dinner at a beautiful hillside villa, a sailing trip to the neighboring islands of Paxos & Antipaxos and a festive brunch at a local taverna.

The wedding ceremony was held in a picturesque whitewashed Greek Orthodox chapel on a small tranquil fishing village in Corfu while the reception was hosted in a stone built breathtaking villa located north of the island’s center, overlooking the blue waters of the Ionian Sea. The couple hosted a welcome cocktail on the patio of the villa where guests enjoyed local Prosecco and Hors d’oeuvres while taking photos by the Greek inspired photo-booth backdrop reading OPA! in golden lettered balloons. A 5 course meal followed the cocktail reception at the villa’s terrace under the romantic candlelight.

The décor there was inspired by the bride’s wish to use vibrant shades of pink, often seen in the flowers used in the gardens of Greek island houses as well as the use of royal blue representing the color of the Ionian Sea, complemented by vintage Grecian gold details.

The cake which was custom made and flown from Athens was also of Grecian style embellished with golden laurel leaves that was inspired by the use of elements and architectural details used in Ancient Greece.

The couple and guests enjoyed a spectacular show of fireworks followed by a night long dancing under the stars!

Ceremony: Greek Orthodox Chapel | Decor Concept: White Ribbon Boutique Events Coordination | Event Planning: White Ribbon Boutique Events Coordination | Floral Design: Rammos Flowers | Groom's Attire: Dress 2 Kill | Invitations: Atheneum Creative | Photography: Thanasis Kaiafas | Reception Venue: Villa | Veil: Leah C. Couture Millinery | Videography: George Zorbas | Wedding Dress: Austin Scarlett

Romantic White Santorini Wedding

When it comes to destination weddings, I will forever have a love affair with Santorini. It’s majestic caldera views and open blue waters embracing the whitest of whites, leave you feeling surrounded by pure romance. So is true in this gorgeous seaside soiree from Anna Roussos Photography. With guests donning only white, a seriously beautiful Bride and a breathtaking backdrop, this gallery is a destination dream come true. Don’t miss the film from Xavier Roussos below!

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From the beautiful Bride… We dreamed of a very intimate affair and decided to have our wedding some place unique. We knew that Santorini was beyond romantic and that the beauty of this island would match the love we had for one another. So with twelve of our immediate family members we began our journey as husband and wife and it was a trip of a lifetime filled with laughs, tears, and smiles.

From Anna Roussos Photography… Catherine and Matt flew all the way from USA to get married in beautiful Santorini Island. They had very few guests, just immediate family, so it was very friendly and intimate affair. They also have planned a bigger celebration with all the friends and rest of the family when back home. But this lovely day in Santoirni was dedicated just to the closest ones in their lives. What can be more romantic than getting married “on top of the world”? That exactly how it feels when you are exchange your vows facing breathtaking Caldera View of Santorini.

Absolutely everyone was dressed in white and it created an amazing feel, very pure and romantic. I just loved this idea and it worked very well with the colors of Santorini. Catherine was stunning in her Nicole Miller dress and Matt looked very handsome in white Calvin Klein suit. It was pleasure to be part of this great celebration and I hope you will get inspired going through the photographs of their special day.

Bridal Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Florist: Fabio Zardi | Groom Shoes: Zara Men | Photography: Anna Roussos Photography | Suit: Calvin Klein | Veil: Nicole Miller | Venue: Celestia Grand Executive Villas | Videography: Xavier Roussos | Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller Bridal

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