This beautiful couple was searching for the perfect place to get married… A place that has good weather, natural beauty, breathtaking view and a great venue. After some research and trips in other countries, they decided that Greece is the ideal choice! Jenny and Wissam created the perfect destination wedding in Athens overlooking the deep blue sea. The greenery landscape was decorated with a combination of rustic and modern details, many flower bouquets in ivory and burgundy hues and an impressive wooden table with fresh lemonade for the guests. The table settings were just dreamy as they’d mixed elegant, gold touches with rustic centerpieces and many flowers. Final add was the candles’ lighting which made the whole scene look like a fairytale! Feast your eyes on these stunning photos captured by Sotiris Tsakanikas!
“I came to Ghana for a one-year job assignment and at the end of that year, Wissam and I met through a common friend. Accra has a small community, so we had seen each other before but never really talked. I always found him funny and liked how he made everyone laugh. I went with my flat mate to the beach house of a friend and Wissam was there. That weekend I realised that there was so much more to this funny man and we had really great conversations. Soon after that he asked me out for dinner. Around the same time, I found a new job and stayed and four years later we were married”, the bride shared with us.
“Initially Wissam had planned to propose to me in Austria, where we spent a week hiking with my parents in the summer of 2015. He had planned to do it on the top of the mountain, but it turned out he had developed a fear of heights and never made it to the summit! I had no idea about his initial plans but later my friends and his mum told me they were waiting and waiting to hear our news and thought he had changed his mind! He eventually asked me a week later when we were in my home town of Hamburg. We were about to go out to meet some of my friends for dinner and quite spontaneously, he proposed in our hotel room! I think, as his first idea hadn’t worked out, he just couldn’t wait anymore and just popped the question! I have to say it took me by surprise as I had never really thought about marriage much and especially not in that moment when we were getting ready for the evening! But once I said yes it felt amazing and I was more than happy that we were in Hamburg so that we could celebrate with my family and long-time friends. When we travelled back to Ghana, our friends there threw us a big party. It was such a happy time.”
“Wissam is from Lebanon, I am from Germany and we both live in Ghana, West Africa. All three countries were not really an option for our wedding. I always had Mykonos in the back of my head and thought of it as this magical island with many different things to do. We weren’t really convinced of a pure beach wedding, but I decided to look further into it. As the season wasn’t open in Mykonos we stayed in Athens and – now that we were there anyway- also had a look at some venues in Vouliagmeni, the beautiful and picturesque peninsula, situated on the eastern edge of Athens. There we fell in love with the last venue we saw on our first day. Both of us just had the feeling that this was it. Located directly on the sea, it was still very classy with a gorgeous garden and a beautiful view over the ocean. It also offered two different venues next to each other, one for our symbolic ceremony and one for the reception and party”.