Greece has some beautiful summers, which explains why so many couples are flocking to this Mediterranean country for their warm-weather weddings. However, late fall and winter weddings can be just as beautiful here, especially when your color palette is bright welcoming and warm. Feeling skeptical? Soo Events teamed up with Studio 7 to show you just how beautiful even a cool, grey day in late November can be in Athens
From Soo Events: This wedding inspiration editorial took place on a crisp November morning, in one of Athens' most prestigious estates, in Nasioutzik Museum. The cold winter breeze along with this grandiose venue was the perfect scenery for this bright beautiful romantic autumnal setting we were hoping for.
Although the shoot took place at the end of autumn and the beginning of winter, a combination of bright colors was selected, such as a nostalgic dusty pink and a bold, imperial emerald green, with the elegance and seasonality of the velvet fabric, in an effort to avoid the common moodier color palettes that one often sees during this period of the year.
It wasn't just the combination of colors that touched us, but the velvet fabric that made them look so bright, so rich and poetic. Velvet can be such an inspiration, because of its unusual softness and appearance, its shadow play with its folds and its nobility.
The stationery created was based on the combination of these two colors and was enriched by a lovely floral artwork. The favors were made completely of emerald velvet and tied with a chic knot.
The shoot started with the lovely couple in front of a little old stone church, located on the estate. The bride wore a white dress with a muslin skirt and a sheer top with embroidered flowers (wedding dress A’) while holding a bouquet wrapped in a pink velvet ribbon. The groom stood next to her, wearing a green suit jacket and a velvet bow tie. You can literally see the joy and anticipation in their eyes! The bride moved effortlessly in her light dress, while her emerald pear-shaped ring and long earring were sparkling from afar.
The next part of the shoot took place in front of a huge olive tree, located just outside of the museum. An intimate table was set for two, completely covered by a dusty pink velvet tablecloth and framed by two wooden chairs with brass details from the museum’s collection. White and light pink flowers, rose peppers, gold imperial charger plates, pink vintage dinner plates and onyx gold flatware were the perfect elements of this romantic tablescape, that made the cloudy day look brighter.
The couple wore different outfits, in order to blend in the scenery. The bride was wearing a pink-grey tulle evening gown with embroidered pearls and flowers (wedding dress B’) and the groom was wearing an, oh so classy, pink jacket. The couple found their seats right across from each other, in total harmony with the tablescape.
The rest of the guests of this intimate wedding would find their seats by an elegant vintage gold framed mirror, with escort cards glued by gold wax seal stamps.
The last part of the shoot was the setting of the dessert table. The table was an old wooden secrétaire, slightly covered by the dusty pink velvet fabric that was one of the main sources of inspiration. All the attention was drawn to the brushstroke two-tier wedding cake, with pink, gold and emerald accents. The rest of the desserts, such as the petit fours, the macarons, and the 3-tier cookies were decorated with emerald green details.
Greece may be popular worldwide as a summer wedding destination, but who can say that you cannot have a very elegant wedding with bright colors and light romantic details just in the beginning of winter? All one needs is a successful pairing of colors and fabric for a winter wedding dream to come true.
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