If you love colors and dream of a luxurious wedding, today's editorial by photographer Elias Kordelakos is for you! The inspiration behind the style shoot, organized by the wedding planning company Crazy Diamond and Efi Gymnopoulou, were the colors of gemstones. The ruby, sapphire and emerald gave their bright colors to every detail, from the impressive stationary to the cute dessert table, although it was the flowers that stole the show. Infinite roses, hydrangeas and orchids in pink, blue, fuchsia and purple shades were used for the bridal bouquet as well as for the central elements of the reception tables giving color and a touch of luxury. Finally, we have to mention the extravagant geode wedding cake that completed the concept of the photo shoot.
From Crazy Diamond: It all started at the Christmas of 2016, when we first began obsessing about jewel tones and decided that this should definitely be our next concept! Having been surrounded by Christmas decorations around Athens, and re-discovering coloured ornaments –we knew we had the inspiration for our first shoot of 2017, and wanted to prove that colourful doesn’t have to mean kitsch!
We studied the different kinds of jewels and their unique hues in order to start shortlisting the colors that were included in our theme; in the end deep sapphire, ruby red, emerald green and bright fuchsia were the ones that made our hearts beat just that little bit faster!
And so it began. Our vision was to create an opulent, extravagant, yet still classicly timeless shoot which would delight the senses rather than overwhelm them. We wanted to prove that Greece also provides a backdrop for a much bolder palette and an explosion of colour!
Flowers, orchids, roses and hydrangeas in bright and vivid colors, glasses and menus in colors that each matched their respective tables (Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald) were perfectly “married” with golden details, such as cutlery and party favours accessorized with colourful gems, turning the tables into art pieces.
The candy bar – filled with cookies, donuts and other sweets in our concepts hues and shapes was a true vision of color and flavors, elegantly accented with the couple’s initials decorated with flowers.
The right accessories always help make the difference to the design of a wedding. Our trio of coloured balloons and the amazing lighted letters and custom-made ‘’Happily Ever After’’ light installation, all kept the styling fun and playful, which is exactly the feeling colour should give!
For the photo backdrop, we just had to have the specially designed a bright & bold coloured paper-flower frame to have our bride pose in front of!
We thank all our beloved partners who helped us to bring our vision to life and create the most striking Jewel Tone Styled Shoot!
Photography: Elias Kordelakos | Videography: White on White | Planning & Design: Crazy Diamond and Efi Gymnopoulou | Florals: Secret Garden | Cake design and desserts: Bask It Baking Studio | Furniture Rentals: Tore | Tableware: Creation Rentals | Balloons: Balloon Art Décor | Backdrop & party favors: Green Festival | Lighted Letters: The Letter CoInvitations | Stationary: Bright White | Hair: Xanthi Antoniou from Θ Salon (Thodoris Gionis) | Make Up & Nails: Vaso Karavasili | Dress & Veil: Stylianos Atelier | Lighting: Music Essentials | Jewelry: Poniros Jewelry | Dragees: Hatziayiannakis | Plexiglass Accessories: KOKU Concept | Venue: Island | Location: Athens Riviera