Athens, Island Private House
THIS LUXURY WEDDING ON ISLAND ATHENS RIVIERA IS WHAT EVERY CLASSIC BRIDE DREAMS
Secreted in one of the Athenian Riviera’s most illustrious wedding venues, Laura & Nick’s Island Art & Taste elegant black-tie wedding is everything a classic-wedding loving bride dreams. Our beautiful Spaniola bride and her Greek groom always wanted to say I do where the ocean meets the most spectacular sundown, and their Orthodox vows in Athens meant getting wed in a church with many a guest honoring their destination nuptials. To this, they chose Island, whose manicured lawns have witnessed some of the most exclusive events in the city.
Now, few Greek Orthodox churches come as pretty as Panagia Faneromeni in Vouliagmeni, just a breath away from the coast the beautiful minimalist, peach-hued edifice looks more like a sculptor’s work, was just perfect for the ceremony. As Laura and her family are Christian Catholic a designated polyglot offered his services in translating the prayers and rituals and it was incredible how everyone enjoyed each moment, making it an even more emotional moment for the couple.
When the time came for us to whisk away our beautiful duo for some portraits, their guests headed for a sleek cocktail hour in the lounge of Island Private house set to perfection by The 12 Events. We’re talking about gilded frames and chic chandeliers, lavish arrangements in ivory, lush dessert displays, and even a floral arch to frame the sparkling moments. Upon their return to the venue, Laura and Nick were greeted with enthusiasm and as the day gave way to the sweetest possible peachy sundown we snapped a few more elegant portraits and allowed them to mingle with their loved ones.
The black-tie reception was held underneath the shed, where myriads of fairy lights sparkled. Laden with candles, fresh floral arrangements, gold and dusty pink details it was quite the wowser moment until the skies filled with fireworks and our lovers were serenaded into their first dance. It was a truly magical night, one we can’t easily forget.