From The Style Me Pretty
I think you’ll appreciate the simple and timeless beauty of today’s wedding as much as I do. With the planning skillset of Golden Apple Weddings, Kristina and Andrew, an Aussie couple, tied the knot with Greece as their setting and the Mediterranean at their backs, glowing with rays of sunshine. Their day is traditional, yet playful and you can play virtual guest right here thanks to Sotiris Tsakanikas.
From Golden Apple Weddings…
The reason we love this 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… “Two of our flowers had very special meaning. Both yiayia’s LOVED Orchid’s and had so many of them. I actually have a few from them now in my garden as well. 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… their 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!