The gorgeous couple who planned this whimsical and glamorous wedding came from Cyprus with the dream of getting married on the Greek island that holds their hearts: Rhodes. The bride has a special connection with the island, as she visited it with her parents every summer since she was little. With the destination set, the couple turned to none other than Golden Apple Weddings to design their undeniable elegant destination wedding with carefully curated details. Keep scrolling to see all of the beautiful photos by Louis Gabriel. Kay Creations created all of the amazing florals forthis special day at Mea Terra. You can see all the images in the full gallery here, and we highly recommend you check them out!
The day started with the preparation of the bride in a private villa together with her family and bridesmaids. The bride, a lover of timeless and chic style, amazed in a her tailor-made gown which perfectly complemented the elegance of the wedding scheme. The groom followed traditions and got ready at another villa. The entire day - beginning with these initial looks - was captured in the beautiful imagery of Louis Gabriel who is known for the "golden tone photos" which look like they are from another era and add a vintage note of romance.
A picturesque little white chapel served as the backdrop for the couple's nuptials. The ceremony took place in one of the most romantic and scenic chapels of the island in the St. Paul's bay. Suspended floral installations and jaw-dropping views of the sea were waiting for the guests at the chapel. Of all the flowers in the world, roses are the most romantic ones, and this is what played a central role in the couple's wedding. All floral arrangements and rentals were styled by Kay Creations designers. The corridors of the chapel were decorated with two long, gold bases adorned with blush and ivory roses and greenery. Next to the chapel was a refreshment station of lemonade and water with the initials of the couple on a mirror tabletop. A little further on were placed uneven stands where guests could help themselves to traditional melekouni and rice in cones.
The reception took place at Mea Terra, a venue that marries the natural beauty of its surroundings with an ethereal view of the sea. Guests were greeted at the venue with a seating chart placed under a canopy of fairy lights that served as the welcome area for guests to enjoy a drink before being led to their tables. The tables were placed on a specially-designed white deck on the sand in front of the restaurant with the couple's initials, while the canopy of fairy lights created an dreamy sky. The tables were set with low, round centerpieces of subtle pink roses and candles that paired well with the white table linens and gold details. The sand of the beach was covered with candles that were lit at night, making every detail picture perfect. The whole aesthetic of the wedding design complemented the location. What stood out the most was the two-story centerpiece flower arrangement of roses that was placed on the bridal table. Behind the bridal table was a long wooden monastery table filled with gold and white candles, as well as flowers that created a mesmerizing effect. The couple made their entrance while fireworks lit up the sky, followed by the cutting of the impressive wedding cake - an edible art piece from Trizeli Confections.
1. Arrange transportation for your guests from the ceremony to the reception venue to bring ease to the timeline of the day.
2. Have a big, experienced team of photographers and videographers, especially if your wedding is on the larger side.
3. Relax! It is your wedding day, and you should enjoy every minute of it!