Prepare to ‘oooo’ and ‘ahhhh’ over this engagement party inspiration collaborated by Golden Apple Weddings & captured by Tomas Dolejsi. A lovely villa, Don Mansion was the setting for this dreamy inspiration on Rhodes Island in Greece, which infused local food and treats for their guests pleasure in cheery orange and blue hues.
A feast for the eyes, we love the unique + fresh styling for this relaxed engagement party. Plus we can totally picture ourselves twirling pool-side in a flowing dress. Swoon! Read more about this elegant day below, and grab a closer look at the details in the full gallery.
a marriage of two cultures
This wonderful mansion wedding in Rhodes Island (Greece), captured by talented wedding film photographer Tomas Dolejsi, not only married two different cultures but also several elements. Both native and widely spread, to create a statement celebration thanks to the talents of Golden Apple Weddings & Tomas Dolejsi.
A luxurious location
The truly inspired wedding designers' vision began with the wedlock of two different nationalities, that of a French groom with his half-Lebanese, half-Rhodian bride-to-be and created an inspiration that would draw on both their sides. The elegant villa on the hills of Rhodes island, Don Mansion, overlooking the entire island was just the place. Studded with palm trees, freshly manicured lawns, a helipad, gardens for days and of course a luxurious pool it was the ideal canvas for Katerina and Katia of Golden Apple Weddings to draw upon. Begining with the couple's day one they niched out the coolest pergola to create a welcome feast for the guests, laden with all Mediterranean-Rhodian accents, colorful ceramics, bold blooms and local treats.
An extended array of edibles and drinks was prepared, ranging from Koriandolino, a sugar-coated coriander branch that looks like a small tree inside a bottle of liqueur, to "“melekouni”, a pastry made of toasted sesame seeds, thyme honey, whole almonds, orange zest and cinnamon, and “talagoutes”, pancakes made with honey, walnuts, sesame seeds and cinnamon. Fresh florals that matched the couple's, orange, amber, and marigold ranunculus asclepias beatrix, wine leaves, hypericum and spray roses were prepared into neat bouquet and tied with silk ribbons, along with a piece of vintage cutlery. The dinner setup was arranged as the classical al-fresco Mediterranean meal, deliciously rustic with plateaus of cheese, local varieties of fresh herb bread, salty bites, dried fruit, and two bespoke, signature cocktails our mixologists prepared for the occasion based on the exact same recipes of the spirit and the sweets.
treasures to take
Tomas Dolejsi, a fine art wedding film photographer, says: “Our goal was to transform the welcome fete into a true experience of tastes and palettes one only finds in Rhodes… And capture that feelings in photographs.” Where the guests would not just pick a bag of goodie-treats but rather have the chance to enjoy all the goodness first hand, by creating their own treasure chest. Made to order Rhodian artisan tiles, coasters and dishes that not only can serve as the actual decor but are there for the taking. Calligraphed paper goods, menus, and cards from Manousenia design matched the patterns on them.
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