We’re in love with this bohemian spirit from Sian and Nik’s beautiful fall wedding in Crete. The lovely couple chose to celebrate their special day with aethereal pampas grass, a warm orange hued palette and earthy rustic details that perfectly matched with the natural landscape of the setting. Michalis Tsotras highlighted the bride’s natural beauty in such a lovely way with a natural bridal makeup style and a wavy bridal hairstyle. We simply can’t wait to share all the beyond gorgeous details with you!
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“Nik and I first met in Bristol, at the hotel where we both worked. I don’t think you can say it was love at first sight, he was the arrogant Head Chef and I was the pesky Event Coordinator! After about 6 months of Nik trying to woo me (with inappropriate flirting in the sales office), I decided to give him a shot and went on a date with him. And the rest is history. It was probably the best decision of my life! Whilst we were in Greece, visiting his family, Nik decided it would be the perfect time to propose. He spontaneously came up with the idea of taking me to the Poseidon temple just outside Athens (my star sign is Pisces, so it was the perfect fit), whilst the sun was setting and the huge August full moon was rising. It was impossible to say no, which I did scream before saying yes! It was so romantic and I couldn’t have dreamt of a better way to get engaged”.
“The decorations for the wedding combined by love of everything boho/chic with a touch of edgy Bristol by using a local graffiti artist Tozer. She was amazing to work with and designed out welcome sign, place cards, menu and ceremony book. As a last-minute addition, I added a quirky cocktail sign which we have hanging in our kitchen to this day. This was one of my favourite aspects of the day because it was like bringing a part of the UK into Greece, the two-world joining! For the flowers, I wanted a really rustic and effortless feel and decided to go with burnt orange and olive green. We used the talented Manfler who made everything from the centre pieces to my head band. I cannot forget the little bit of Nik which made it into the wedding. He is absolutely obsessed with Lego, so there had to be some on our big day. The cake toppers were Lego Hercules and Princess Jasmin, which seemed fitting as he is my Greek god, and I am his Arabic princess (I grew up in the Middle East). Everything came together perfectly.
“Advice I would give any future brides is take your time finding the vendors you love. There is no need to rush into making any decision (as long as you plan far enough in advance). If you chose a beautiful venue like Agreco Farms, less is definitely more. There is no need to spend a fortune of flowers when the venue sets the scene. I was lucky enough to not need a wedding planner (as that was my job in the UK), but I would recommend one if you don’t have experience as it can get very stressful”.
“I found your website Chic and Stylish Weddings and used you for inspiration on colours for the flowers. I was also lucky enough to stumble across Agreco Farms on your website which definitely helped me chose it as the venue”.
“My most favourite moment of the wedding has to be the music. We chose the Marmitas, a local band from Chania. They played exactly what I was after, a combination of Reggie, jazz and our favourite rock and roll. We worked closely with Jojo, the front man of the band to put together our perfect playlist. They even got us on stage singing Bad to the Bone which was entertaining to say the least. I loved their swinging saxophone and the powerful harmonica solo. They got everyone on the dance floor. I also loved our traditional Greek guitar duet who we found using Manthos, the owner of Wedding Bands in Greece. They played me down the aisle whilst I walked in with my father, and also during our cocktail reception. It set the perfect atmosphere and also got the Groom and Groomsmen dancing Zorba, which everyone loved, including me!”
“I was a bit greedy and had two beautiful wedding dresses. My first dress was the stunning Rue dress by Evie Young. It was a figure-hugging lace dress with a dramatic leg split. When I first put on the dress, I knew it would be the one. It had a rustic feel, but with a modern twist which fit my personality to a T. I finished the look with the matching vein for the ceremony, which added to the traditional vibes I was trying to achieve. The outfit was complete with my gorgeous Vercase heels, an early wedding present from my Groom. As my first dress had an impressive train, I knew I needed a shorter dress to dance the night away in (so I wouldn’t fall and trip). This dress proved more difficult to find, until I found the Lisa dress by Rime Arodaky. This dress gave me everything and more. The dramatic change from rustic to city chic was exactly what I was going for, and I was absolutely obsessed with dancing with my balloon lace sleeves. I finished this look with some flat Dolce and Gabbana sandals which included my something blue”.