Set at the legendary Vouliagmeni Lake on the Athenian Riviera, this wedding combines old-Hollywood opulence and 30’s chic, with the artistic interpretation of an impressionist painting with, a subtle palette of dusty hues - pink, blue and grey.
Photographer Effie Grigoriou attempts to evoke an absolute dreamscape, capturing the feeling and the visual effect rather than the details. It’s almost like taking photos of a memory, and that’s impressionism in its core! Keep scrolling to see all of the beautiful photos by Effie Grigoriou. Tsveta Christou planned every detail, Pavlos the Flower Workshop created all of the amazing florals and Lulumeli filmed this special day at Vouliagmeni Lake. You can see all the images in the full gallery.
Dreamy Wedding Inspiration
“It seems like a dream”… oftentimes brides say that about their wedding day, only recollecting misty images of romance, smiles, flowers, and love… How does one create a “dream” wedding? Well, this exceptional editorial shoot achieves it with a fairy-tale lakeside setting, a subtle palette of dusty hues - pink, blue, grey - and an unabashedly romantic décor.
To enhance that “cloud-9” effect, wedding designer Tsveta Christou applied vast amounts of dusty rose-colored baby’s breath, enveloping everything in a pink cloud…
She is a water nymph bride, wearing a magnificent sparkling grey wedding dress designed the very own, “old classical Athens” designer Loukia well known and appreciated for her mesmerized designs and magnificent laces. He is a dapper gentleman that seems to have sprung out of a Great Gatsby scene.
Around them, the enchanting scenery of Lake Vouliagmeni. Set just steps from the sea, this sunken cavern of continuously replenished thermal waters, complete with underwater caves, is a marvel of natural beauty, and part of NATURA 2000. A landmark of Athenian jet-set lifestyle since the sixties, the lake is an exclusive site for social events these days.
The décor is set with nods to art nouveau, the lavish chandeliers, the impressive pink palm leaves, the striking crystals, the sliver trays, the bride’s exquisite jewelry… not to mention the stunning wedding cake by Zahari!
Pavlos the Flower Workshop created an ethereal bouquet with peonies, tulips, ranunculi, lysianthus. These flowers were also integrated into the glorious wedding arch, to complement dusty pink fans hand-painted from palm leaves, and enriched with so much baby’s breath, one might actually believe the bride and groom were being lifted up on a soft, tender cloud somewhere!
Continued on to the wedding table the décor combined all those powdery tones into an elegant yet delightful setting.
A vintage 1930’s Mercedes was booked for the couple’s escape, although they also had the option of using the boat on the balmy sweet jade waters of the lake!