These people will make your big day in Greece something special
Greece has always been a natural choice for the big day, not only because it is one of the last bastions of a sensual and relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle characterised by bountiful sunshine, a limpid sea, flavourful food, and late night moonlit stories, but also because Greeks still know how to enjoy good life, giving pride of place to friends and family and blending a healthy respect for tradition with a voracious appetite for the present.
What better place to have your wedding and honeymoon! But as many a bride will admit, there is no such thing as a simple wedding. I have worked with some amazing wedding planners, designers, florists, DJs, musicians and all those who work tirelessly to make a wedding extraordinary, so I thought I’d share a round-up of some noteworthy names providing excellent wedding services in Greece, especially destination weddings.
Tonia Andronikou Concierge
This young lady is based with her team in Mykonos and provides all kinds of concierge services to visitors and seasonal inhabitants of the island, including weddings and events in all formats. Mykonos is a big destination wedding favourite as well as a wedding party destination for many Lebanese and Arab couples. For example, last summer I shot a non-disclosed event of a Middle Eastern prince who shall remain nameless, but it did involve a mega yacht, a pirate ship and a private villa.
From the island of Rhodes, British-educated Sara Pavlatou and her husband Nikos organise destination weddings for couples coming from abroad, always in a very calm and organised fashion, making everyone around her feel at ease. It all started out from her other business of chartering yachts, when clients would ask for more and more extras like parties, events and eventually weddings. I shot the Chania wedding at Metohi Kindelis with her, an exclusive hotel that never allows any weddings, with the exception of Sara. She’s that good.
Sara Pavlatou, +30 22410 01048, email@example.com
... by Mimmika
Based on Paros island, Mimmika Liakou-Papoutsaki hails from South Africa, so she has of course cornered the market of South Africans who want to have a special island wedding in Greece. She specializes in creating an authentic island experience for her couples, complete with live nisitoiki musicians to accompany the couple to and from the ceremony sometimes even on a kaiki.
• Mimmika Liakou-Papoutsaki, +30 6944 701743, firstname.lastname@example.org
These three young graphic designers created my new identity, and they really put their heart and inspiration into it. For anyone looking for a special save-the-date or invitation or any kind of wedding related designing, they have a fresh look at things. Highly recommended.
Giannis Ampelas, +30 215 215 2308, Fooolishdesigners@gmail.com