AL FRESCO ERA WEDDING at MERCOURI ESTATE in THE PELOPONNESE
This al fresco wedding in the Western Peloponesse is a swathe of pastoral grace. On the plateau of the Ichthis peninsula near the village of Korakochori (“the place of the crow”), the mid 19th century Mercouri Estate opened its gates and took us back in time, to an age of innocence drenched in soft light, the colors and the scents of trailing vineyards, verdant olive groves, grapes, currants, and oaks. From the winery and the central mansion to its gardens where the ceremony and reception took place, lush flora and particularly pretty fauna – a roost of peacocks- created the perfect ambiance for the beautiful bride and groom.
Getting wed in this secret garden had been the bride’s childhood dream as the estate is owned by her uncle and I was thrilled to see that Only For You knew exactly how to grasp the atmosphere of an era wedding in all its whooping details. Be it the delicate vignettes of the couple’s stationery, the confetti cones, or the vintage carton boxes carried by the flower girls, the calligraphed welcome boards, the rustic place card, wine, finger food and refreshment stations, or the classy blue ribbon straw hats offered to the guests, everywhere one looked there was something to be coveted. Gorgeous country styled tables, in pillow blue accented with bright bloom conversation friendly centerpieces and colorful notes, oak barrels and baskets brimming with fresh florals, a superb floral instalation photobooth under a sea of wisteria and a folk group of musicians and bridesmaids, brought that era feel full-circle and had my camera click non-stop.
P.S. As this event required my photographer’s discretion I apologize for not being able to show you more images from this beautiful couple. I still thank them for allowing me to showcase their wonderful wedding rich details
planned by Anjie Georgakopoulou
venue: Mercouri Estate