We ooh and ahh over wedding submissions all day long (oh what a tough life we lead ;) The days we love the most, are the days we open a submission that quite literally stops us in our tracks. And we know in a flash that this one is "going up" on SMP. You see, we do what we do as a sort of standing ovation to the couple as well as the team of vendors that they hand-picked to choreograph their celebration of love. Today's wedding sent to us by White Ribbon Boutique Events and Vasia Photography is one of those weddings... a wedding that we feel privileged to share with our readers. A wedding that every vendor involved should share on social media and be so very proud of! It is a time-honored story: boy meets girl in NYC... girls + boy fall madly in love... they don't want to live apart anymore... boy proposes to girl... husband + wife are united...... their love story has only just begun!
From Wedding and Event Planner, White Ribbon Boutique... Alper and Eleni met in 2012 when they were fellow interns in New York City. On their first date, they strolled through Central Park, ending up at a Greek Restaurant. What started innocently enough blossomed into true love and at the end of that magical summer, they faced their first real challenge, as a couple. They were working in two different countries and spent much time traveling back and forth to see each other. After many collected air-miles, Eleni decided to move to Norway, the home of Alper...
Right before the big move to Norway, they took a trip back to the city where it all started – NYC! On their first day there, Alper surprised Eleni with a visit to the Rockefeller Center. They entered through a private elevator. Once they turned the corner, the bride knew it wasn’t an ordinary visit to the Rockefeller Center. They were alone with a violinist and photographer on a private terrace overlooking 5th Avenue where Alper asked Eleni to marry him!
Eleni and Alper were married in Costa Navarino, Greece at The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort.
The concept for their wedding was inspired by the merging of two very distinct cultures, the Turkish and Greek.
We designed the menu to combine the two cuisines. For the decor we opted for a concept of classic luxury with dark navy linens to complement the green surroundings.
We also sourced hanging lanterns from Istanbul along with hand blown glass containers containing Turkish delight for the guests to take home at the end of the reception!
The night was made brighter by a stunning fireworks display which lit up the sky and created the perfect finish to a beautiful reception and the start of the couple’s new journey through life.