PHOTOGRAPHY: SANDY AND ODYSSEAS | Wedding Planning & Styling: Lily of the Valley | Videography: Jim Grillas | Venue: Ktima Xatzi | Flowers: Red box days | Stationery & Favors: Bright White | Furniture: Zazoo Event Rentals | Catering:Golden Catering | Wedding cake: The cakers | Sound & light: Loud & Clear | Bridal dress: Sandy Nour | Bride shoes: Jimmy Choo | Makeup: Katerina Theocharis | Hair:Ioanna Karkantelou
You’ll be looking forward for life to give you kumquats when you witness this Hatzi Mansion summer wedding in Athens
What is that they say, when life gives you lemons…? Well, this luxury Athens wedding at Hatzi Mansion has all to do with amazing citrusy details… only it’s not the yellow sour over here, rather the sweet, fragrant, oh-so delectable cousin kumquat. Thanks to the artistry of Lily of The Valley weddings, who urged our beloved Christelle and her Jad to employ the vibrant fruit to their wedding-day lineup and embrace their beloved zesty and colorful vision.
Now if you’re a bit like us, lovers of everything history-laden, you will probably fall head over heels with our couple’s venue. This neo-Byzantine manor in Sinterina, Anavyssos, one of Athens’ plushest suburbs, is corseted by lush hills, and fragrant gardens, and comes with sweeping views over the Saronic Gulf. Owned by one of Smyrna’s most prominent families it was at some point a cultural hub for illustrious artists, only to recently open its gates for weddings. Every single inch across the Hatzi Mansion bears a historical mark, from the murals on each side of its Liberty-style steps, the marbled facade and its glorious tiled floors as well as the ancient olive trees lacing its manicured lawns.
Our couple’s ceremony was set between two olive trees, where Red Box Days thoughtfully created an opulent aisle with overgrowing blooms. The wedding arch, a dream in colorful carnations, foliage, kumquats, sun stars, and garden roses, is what to look for if you’re a citrus wedding lover. But arbor aside, the entire celebration came with everything you’ll love in a super creative, sunshiny, Mediterranean wedding. Paleo refreshment bars, ready for the guest’s cold fix, delectable grab-and-gos, and sweet servings to keep everyone cool under the hot sun, custom place seating, and a reception styled with garlands sprinkled with punchy hues by the pool. Oh we can rave for days on this amazing summer wedding, but the photographs we believe say it best! Enjoy!