Photography: Sandy and Odysseas | Wedding Planner & Floral: Soo Events | Ceremony Venue: Cycladic Gem Luxury Villa | Reception Venue: Ios Club | Videography: Yanni Hood | Stationery: Love Me Do | Rentals: Blue Event Rentals | Tableware: White Lilac Rentals | Wedding Dress: Rita Vinieris | Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Groom suit: Custom | Groom shoes: Magnani | Wedding rings: Tiffanys | Cake: Ruby Cake | Sound & Light: Avant Garde Events | Lasercut Decorations: Entypo
Stealing the show in colorful wedding details, this couple’s modern I do’s on Ios Island Greece, and their Cycladic Gem Villa wedding reception are getaway envy!
Emerald coves and marble quarry quaint beauty? Check! Palm-fringed gardens and poolside goodness? Double-check! Stunningly pretty nuptials on what feels like standing at the top of the world? You’ve got all the right boxes checked! And, if you ask us, stealing the show in colorful wedding details, this couple’s modern destination I do’s on Ios Island Greece, and their Cycladic Gem Villa wedding reception, are getaway envy!
For California babes, Sossan and Niko -our Afghani bride and Greek groom – saying I do in Greece didn’t only mean the perfect opportunity to vow love eternal before their closest and dearest, but also hosting an incredible celebration that would be equal parts bold, romantic, modern, and fashion-forward. We wouldn’t, of course, expect anything less since Californians are all about bold hues and sunny notes. Sounds pretty awesome, right?
The beautiful couple sided with Soo Events, who brought in the beauty, combining heritage elements from both cultures. Afghan weddings are renowned for their colorful and bright punch, while many Greek island weddings come complete with the motley of bougainvillea foliage lacing their scapes.
Starting with the perfect ceremony grounds, Sossan and Nikos picked one of the most beautiful private villas on Ios island, the Cycladic Gem Villa. Perched on top of a marble quarry with commanding views over the azure Aegean, the pool-decked property comes with the most picture-perfect garden, where the couple’s vows took place.
And while we couldn’t help clicking at the gorgeous Rita Venieris gown Sossan wore, we were so touched to see the custom nautical insert of Nikos’ tux, embossed with a sweet note “With You I’m Home,” the names of the couple, their destination, and the wedding date. Hats off to this thoughtful gesture!
A beautiful floral-adorned station welcomed the guests urging them to pick their colorful parasols, fedora hats (and flip-flops for later on), while a vibrant aisle and arbor framed Sossan and Nikos’ vows. Right after the touching ceremony, we whisked the newlyweds away for some dreamy portraits on the rocks below the villa, and Ios Club, the couple’s reception venue, received the guests for some cocktails and amuse-bouche.
Dinner was served alfresco, with immaculate views over the Aegean and rosy sunset hues cascading down the open terrace. White tables, pink and petrol blue dinnerware, and exuberant floral installations popped against the bright setting creating a relaxed and delightful ambiance; When the last rays of the sun hit the horizon, a canopy of fairy lights went on, making things oh-so-magical. If you’re planning on hosting a gleeful, sparkling destination wedding in Greece, this little gem here is definitely one you’ll want to save!