What's Better Than a Culinary-Themed Wedding in Greece? Not Much.
August 3, 2017
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Where do we even begin? From the couple's whimsical meeting – details in their own words below! – to their rustic, culinary-themed wedding planned by ROCK PAPER SCISSORS EVENTS at the Kinsterna Hotel in Greece, every bit of this love story is an absolute dream. From the sesame candy in the welcome gifts to the ceremony refreshments to the cheese and olive oil bar at the reception, guests were indulged with a fresh and local culinary experience. Anna Roussos and Miryana Slivenska captured it all, and each moment is somehow more delicious than the last.
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From ROCK PAPER SCISSORS EVENTS... “She was scouring the sea looking for her lost pet turtle. Although he was busy perfecting his béarnaise sauce, he agreed to help her find what she was looking for. That day, they dove together, roamed the water depths together, and when they surfaced again, two adventurous souls had their paths forever changed.”

This is how our couple met, and we believe it’s true. And so, the adventure began for us. We were on a quest to find the best venue to host the wedding’s guests and at the same time reflect the couple's taste. Hidden within the unexplored beauties of the Laconia region in the Peloponnese, the Kinsterna hotel is a unique place where you not only get pampered by the exceptional services of this renovated medieval castle, but you also indulge yourself with an amazing culinary experience that only uses local and fresh produce. The Groom’s love for Greece and its food and wine and the Bride’s longing for its sun and beach made this decision rather easy; we knew immediately this is going to be an extraordinary wedding.

For the welcome gifts, we chose pasteli bars – a local sesame candy – that were distributed with the wedding programs as the guests were greeted to their rooms. As it was a day wedding, we made sure that during the ceremony, guests were served fresh lemonade and herbal infused water to cool off. The wedding lunch was prepared by the chef using local produce that was grown on the hotel grounds and the house wine came from a vineyard just minutes away. Guests were amazed by the cheese and olive oil bar and got to keep a small bottle of olive oil as a wedding favor.

The overall style of the decoration was in line with the simple, intimate yet elegant and unique wedding Melissa and Haissam wanted. We went for a rustic, earthy style, with the olive tree at the heart of the overall theme, and that reflected the beauty of the location they were getting married at. It took us a full year to plan this wedding; we exchanged more than 400 emails, had long video calls on Skype, and even used WhatsApp, Pinterest, and Instagram. Yes, we became friends after all of that, and we can’t wait for a trip back to Greece to see them again – hopefully with a new member!
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