In the picturesque St. Paul’s bay of Rhodes Island, Greece, Kristina and Andrew chose to tie their knot! In a place of unparallel raw beauty, on the rocky shore of that Aegean island, a traditional, authentic destination wedding took place.
Through a common hobby, cycling, our dear couple fall in love. The wheels of devotions and adoration leaded them to the Greek home-country of the bride. In a long white Anna Campbell wedding gown, with a scant mesh on top, Kristina embraced an ethereal tone, which was followed by her delicate hairstyling scent. Grandmother’s favorite orchids, and chrysanthemum flowers name generated Kristina, both illuminated her wedding bouquet. Heavenly Hangers set up charms, with her grandpa’s photos on the bouquet flowers.
Wedding planners, Golden Apple weddings, embroidered exquisitely that traditional long-established wedding style. Enduring green olive leaves, from decoration dots, to wedding wreaths and arch, gold details and blue particulars, emphasized the endless foundations of that union. African signs, reminding grooms origins, leaded beloved friends and family to Tambakio restaurant. That wedding ceremony venue located at an enchanting seafront spot, was the pure ‘berth’ for a delicate wedding dinner. Lengthy wooden tables, embellished from the color and element pallet chosen, hosted remarkably that #saffagreekwed (South African Greek Wedding), captured by wedding photographer Sotiris Tsakanikas!
From Golden Apple Weddings: The reason we love that wedding is because it takes us back to another era… making our heart be full of sweet emotions, memories of the present but with an essence of nobility! A nostalgic vintage tradition, inspired by our couple’s authentic personality.
Kristina and Andrew travelled from Australia with their closest 70 friends and family to celebrate their union in Greece, the homeland of our bride! Feeling so bonded with her routes, she was totally touched during the bridal preparations.. Unique detail the charms with photo of both her grandpa’s weddings, which she carried on her bridal bouquet.. even the flowers has a special meaning for her…
From the bride: Thistle, The reason why I I LOVE your flower suggestions and think it all sounds wonderful is because two of the flowers mean something. Both yiayia's LOVED Orchid's and had so many of them. I actually have a few from them now in my garden, so I was very happy to see you've included this in the plan.
The Chrysanthemum is also a VERY special flower for me. My yiayia on my mother’s side (who I'm kind of named after) was Chrysanthi so you see, this flower is an important one for me as it has sentimental meaning and ties to her.
Both Andrew & Kristina love cycling and this is what made them come closer.. they relationship started with spending hours together enjoying their favorite hobby! This is from where their wedding logo was inspired! The bike’s wheel and details from their countries; Greek olive branches and African signs, as Andrew comes from South Africa! The hashtag #saffagreekwed was used through the preparations and wedding day!
St.Paul’s picturesque chapel was the ceremony location they fell in love at the very first time while scouting the options! In a beautiful bay in Rhodes, just next to the water, standing with its small size, white and proud! Stairs decorated with wooden candlesticks as you entered, a rice bar to prepare the perfect blend of rice and olive leaves in green and gold, and a beautiful lemon stand to refresh the guests after the ceremony! An imposing half arch olive garland beautified the chapel’s door with the amazing orchids’ synthesis.
Tambakio, a romantic restaurant located on the beachside of the bay, welcomed the guests in an amazing scenery that was designed for our wedding! The long dinner tables had a centered decoration with potteries filled with our flower synthesis! The art de la table was completed with gold cutleries matched to our colors, blue glasses and menus in blue velvet paper with gold foiled printing!
Photography: Sotiris Tsakanikas | Wedding Planning: Golden Apple Weddings
Videography: Artifact Project | Reception Venue: Tambakio Restaurant | Wedding Cake & Desserts: Alicias Bake Shop| Makeup: Makeup by Mika | Hair Style: SK hairstyling | Wedding DJ: Miss Despo Mania | Wedding Dress: Anna Campbell | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridal Suit: Menzclub | Graphic Design: Mightyworld | Rings: Rutherfords | Charms (on bouquets): Heavenly Hangers | Robes: Le Rose Bridal Robes & Hampers