This wonderful wedding venue you are about to see through the following amazing wedding video Imagine Cinematography is a kind of magic, that’s for sure! The incredible views from Island Art and Taste and the lush flower arch complementing the setting so perfectly will have you begging for more! Thankfully, Imagine Cinematography was there to capture all the wonderful feelings of this lovely couple and we are loving every sweet moment in this gorgeous seaside wedding. Enjoy!
The bride shared with us: “We got married in summer in Athens. We met, at the end of a church service. I saw her across the room, looking good, dressed nicely with an amazing smile and laugh. So I approached her and asked her name. Being the extremely forward person I am, after about 3 minutes of talking, I managed to sneak in the “are you in a relationship” question; key information at such an early point of interaction. She said she was, and thus began our 3 years of platonic friendship. Somewhere into the 4th year of friendship, we started seeing each other differently – the rest is history, the groom shared with us.”
“I proposed, the main aim was to surprise her completely, and I did that. Made her think that she had to pick me up from a music rehearsal and when she came to the studio to collect me, she walked into a building decorated with rose petals and candles on the floor. And traditionally, I got down on one knee and asked her to make me the happiest guy in the world. During COVID lockdown, we weren’t allowed anyone to be around, but we managed to sneak a few other people into the building to cheer us on.”
“We always knew we wanted to have a destination wedding and with that thought, it would be a shame if we didn’t capture the beauty of the idyllic scenery around. We went with a fresh and elegant theme of cream, gold and greenery. We loved the natural Greek eucalyptus and wanted to incorporate that into our decor. We opted for: hydrangeas, roses, orchids, baby breath and some great complimentary flowers selected by our amazing florist. Our ceremony took place under the pergola at Island Private House. We wanted to have a central feature for our ceremony in the form of a flower arch which doubled up as a great photo backdrop for our reception overlooking the sea. We also had hanging wisteria, greenery and fairy lights covering the pergola which gave a magical effect against our mirrored aisle laced with candles. I always wanted a cascading bouquet, and it complimented my dress so well. It matched our theme of flowers and decorations beautifully. Really wanted high centerpieces for the reception decoration but due to the high wind on the day, decorators went for low centerpieces which were still perfect nonetheless.”
“As we’re both creatives, we wanted to make sure that our wedding captured elements of who we are and our personalities and so added little touches throughout. These were my favorite parts. We designed and put together our wedding programs in the form of fans to help our international guests cope that little better with the heat. We also transported 100 personalized handmade scented candles from the UK which (my) sister made as favors with scents ocean breeze and sweet fig. To this today we’re still getting requests for more. Favorite part of the day were the ground fireworks, the Party until 5am, the Games – to keep everyone entertained and the Ice cream cart.”
“Ahh the dress! Where do I even begin. Shopping for a wedding dress in a pandemic was not easy. Shops were closed, which meant I was unable to try on my dress before ordering. I had to trust that the designers would execute the dress and design according to my expectations. Sad to say that whilst I loved the dress in the end; a Lena Berisha bespoke dress, my experience with the designer was less than satisfactory. From being sent someone else’s dress just weeks before the wedding, to having to arrange my own re-delivery of my dress from the US, to incurring additional costs as a result that were never reimbursed, to the dress not being made as per the agreed design. I could go on. It really does overshadow the whole feeling a bride should have when shopping for her dream dress. However, despite my woes, my guests were non the wiser and were stunned by my organza ruffle mermaid dress with 2 metre detachable train on the day . I felt like a princess floating on the clouds.”
“Everything from start to finish was amazing. It may sound cliché but the ceremony was perfect, the reception part and the speeches were perfect and finally the party and dancing was perfect. And where things may have gone wrong, our wedding coordinators on the day made it so that we didn’t even know or notice. It’s unfair to every other special moment in the day, to pick and choose just one as our favorite.”
Bride’s Advice: “You can never be too prepared and start planning well in advance of your wedding. There were times I thought we were well ahead with the planning and had time to take our foot of the gas, but planning your own wedding, abroad and during COVID-19 adds a complexity that is very difficult to prepare for. Make sure that you agree everything in writing with your vendors and ensure everyone is on the same page so there is no confusion on the day. We put together “briefs” for each of our vendors which mapped out our expectations and all the details they needed from us to be successful on the day. One of our vendors even joked that he’d hire us to be consultants for future couples to show them how it’s done.”