Hrisi and George married on the Greek island of Rhodes last October in an intimate celebration with just a handful of family and friends. Their exquisite styling included an olive theme with a gold and nude palette, and Hrisi looked absolutely stunning in a Greek goddess style gown with sparse accessories. Hrisi and George’s celebration is full of simple but truly beautiful details, all wonderfully captured by Claudia of Ladies & Lord. We have more from Claudia below on the details of the day.

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HOW THEY MET

“Hrisi and George met over four years ago in the old town of Rhodes. The center is absolutely beautiful with cobbled stone, white-washed walls and a certain magic light. It was love at first according to the bride: they had a lot in common but their biggest passions were their love for their island, a vintage lifestyle and a shared love of food.

WEDDING DETAILS

Their wedding was planned from the very beginning as an intimate affair with only their closest friends and family present. It had to be a traditional wedding yet with a contemporary feel. They combined modern with traditional firstly by Hrisi’s choice of a simple Greek goddess style gown by Austrian designer Elfenkleid- it was a dream made of soft and shiny silk. The folk dance group that came for the agape (the toast and drinking of wine and breaking of bread) were dressed in glorious colourful outfits, their folk costumes all handmade and a delight to behold. It is Greek custom to congratulate the bride and groom by sending them off with a dance and drink.

Hrisi’s two bridesmaids were also styled in proper Greek goddess fashion with floating silk dresses, loose hair and  touches of gold. The impeccable styling was done by Mika, one of Rhodes’ best known makeup artists. She transformed the bride and her ladies into translucent beauties. While Mika was styling the bride I went for a bridesmaids session to the famous Anthony Quinn Bay. In the gently swaying fields of golden wheat and olive trees the rose and nude coloured dresses really stood out.

The traditional ceremony and agape took place at Prophet Amos- the old monastery on the outskirts of Faliraki town. It is only used for private prayers by the locals and on special occasions holy mass is held there. Peacocks are the permanent residents at the monastery and we had lots of curious birds running around; they even let us hand feed them. Hrisi & George were thrilled- so was I since I captured one real close. The couple gave wedding favours of honey and nuts in pretty little jars. The treats were handmade by the bride’s family. Greeks have a sweet tooth and there was plenty of sweetness throughout the day!

HIGHLIGHTS

The bride arrived on a donkey named Lukas, belonging to a nice American couple who live in Faliraki. It being my very first time in Greece I really wanted to make the most of it. On the first day of my trip I found him grazing close to our hotel, so I went to the owner and asked them if it would be ok for us to use the cute donkey for the ceremony. Hrisi was thrilled: she was looking for an unforgettable entrance and she certainly got one!”

Photography: Ladies & Lord  | Wedding Styling & Paper Goods: Vera Lipnik  | Makeup & Styling: Makeup by Mika | Wedding Dress: Elfenkleid

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