There’s nothing that grabs our attention faster than a romantic Corfu wedding – especially when it comes with a backdrop of a luxurious sunstone mansion with rustic mood and lovely florals. Τhe Courti Estate, is one of the top venues for a unique intimate celebration and was the ideal place to host Melanie and Graham’s special day who dreamed of an outdoor fall wedding in Greece. The pure natural beauty of the bride matched perfectly with her minimal high neck wedding gown while her bridal bouquet with sunflowers and lemon roses added the necessary touch of color to her bridal look. The images from the reception filled with orange florals against wood furnishing and greenery backdrops wowed us as always and is giving us all kinds of design inspo. We are utterly enamored by today’s cozy microwedding and we won’t keep you from these beautiful shots any longer now – let’s dive in!
The bride shared with us: “We had a fall wedding in Corfu. We met through mutual friends, and everything was perfect, we just clicked. I then got a job in Dubai for three years so we did a long distance relationship, before moving back to the UK. When I was little my family had a home in Tenerife so it’s has a huge place in my heart and that’s where Graham proposed to me on our balcony.”
“The color theme we had was lemon and ivory. The first bouquet I got bought was by Graham and it was sunflowers, and my grandad has passed and always used to buy lemon roses. So my bouquet was a mixture of the two. I decided to get my bouquet for myself, my bridesmaids and the buttonholes all premade with artificial flowers to ensure I could get these two flowers combined. The theme for the wedding was rustic I absolutely love the combination of wooden and white. We made our confetti ourselves with dried rose petals and placing them into heart cardboard cut outs to hang on each chair. For my flower girl and pageboy they had their own instapicks camera and a list of things to take pictures of e.g the first dance, the best dressed couple etc. The pictures printed off straight away and then we’re stook in their own books as a gift.”
“My wedding dress was made by Kenneth Winston and I got it from a local bridal shop called Dream Dress Bridal. It was stunning. It’s a low back, with a mesh insert coveted in beads and embellishments on the back, buttons from my neck to the bottom of the dress, it had a very long train with a waterfall bottom. The front was high neck in a ivory colour to which I added a diamante belt to accentuate my waist. When I went in to try on dresses this was what I said I didn’t want, I didn’t want something fitted, and I was set on lace. But I tried this dress on due to advice and as soon as I put it on it was love at first sight. It hugged me in all the right places.”
“Seeing my bridesmaids, they looked stunning, hearing my husbands vows and speech, and having our pictures taken was a really lovely experience. I felt like we were in our own little bubble.”
Bride’s Advice: “Expect the unexpected, at first I thought I needed the whole shebang of fireworks, the best of this and that. But when the day happens you forget about everything, you go into your own little bubble with your partner and it’s just amazing, it’s a feeling that you cannot plan and that cannot be explained. Nothing else matters, everything went wrong to the build up with ours due to covid, we had three venue changes, three date changes, one country location change, half of our guests dropped out but the day couldn’t have been more perfect!”