We couldn’t be more obsessed with today’s multi-cultural summer wedding beautifully planned by Ithaki Weddings. Meranda and Frixos celebrated their love in Ithaca surrounded by the exotic flower known as “birds of paradise” combined with tropical foliage that perfectly complemented with the natural beauty of the island scenery! We promise you, you are going to love every inspiring detail from this destination wedding in Greece!
Captured by Maxeen Kim Photography.
«Frix and I met 15 years ago when we were in the same Math’s class at school. We didn’t start dating at that time but remained friends throughout (even though we had gone our separate ways). Frix proposed on our anniversary whilst on a walk with our two dogs. It was just us four in a wooded area in our local park. Frix asked me to take a picture of the three of them as he had bent down to their level. He pointed at something behind me and when I turned around again, he had this beautiful ring! I’m convinced the dogs were in on it too, as I’ve never seen them sit that calmly!», Meranda shared with us.
«As the wedding was taking place in Greece, we really wanted to bring out my Caribbean culture as well. We therefore tried to stick to bright colours and flowers/foliage such as bird of paradise, ginger and monstera. We really enjoyed the ceremony as we had both of our eldest siblings as celebrants and of course the party after was amazing for us and our guests! We were able to incorporate both a live Greek band and a DJ/singer. We loved how everyone came together, celebrating both of our cultures».
«Our favourite moment from the wedding was surely the dancing! »
«I had two wedding dresses, one for the ceremony which was a slimline Pronovias dress which was simple but elegant. I love her! The second (which I also love) was a Rebecca Ingram A line dress with a bit more sparkle».
Bride’s advice: «Start early, so you can enjoy the process more. Also, a wedding planner really helps!»
From Ithaki Weddings: “Meranda & Frixos’s multi-cultural wedding took place on Ithaca, bringing together guests from all corners of the globe to celebrate their wedding on the island that means so much to them and part of Frixos’s heritage. With combined backgrounds proved to be both romantic and colourful. The ceremony and reception venue, the Hani, with its’ pale stone walls, spectacular views and sunsets proved to be the perfect place to host their celebrations. For their ceremony Meranda choose a fitted dress with a deep ‘V’ detail at the back, fishtail hem, a sheer veil, and minimal jewelry. A surprise gift of a pair of Christian Louboutin’s from Frixos completed her ceremony bridal look. Her elegant and minimal style was the perfect opposite to her show-stopping tropically influenced bouquet. Meranda and her ten bridesmaids wore matching robes whilst getting ready, changing into forest green dresses which the bridesmaids styled individually, corsages with bird of paradise worn on their wrists along with gold headbands, their gifts from Meranda. Frixos with his eleven groomsmen kept their look neutral wearing stone coloured trousers, white shirts teamed with forest green braces matching the bridesmaids dresses. Frixos completed his look with a pale green jacket. Each groomsman had a boutonniere with a bird of paradise, complementing the bridesmaids corsages, with Frixos’s boutonniere reflecting Meranda’s exotic bouquet. Frixos also, gave his groomsmen gifts as mementos for their part in his wedding day, individually engraved wooden boxes containing a hip flask, sunglasses and watch. Their symbolic ceremony took place under a shady olive tree, where they exchanged their personalized vows. After the ceremony, taking advantage of the spectacular views, Meranda and Frixos posed for some romantic photos with the setting sun in the background. True to Greek tradition, the ‘cutting of the cake’ took place before the wedding breakfast, the classic two tiered double flavoured cake of course had its’ own colourful twist. The couples 150 guests located their seats from a seating plan suspended by brightly coloured ribbons in a near-by olive tree, tables decorated with pops of colour, a mixture of tropical leaves and some authentic Caribbean rum as wedding favours to enjoy a buffet offering traditional Greek dishes. As the buffet was being enjoyed, guests were serenaded with live entertainment and regaled by Frixos’s brothers speech. After a quick change of bridal dress, the party started with Meranda and Frixos’s first dance, the evening had a true ‘Greek festival’ feel to it with a mixture of live Greek music, international DJ sets, performances of the well-known ‘zeibekiko’ dance accompanied by the smashing of plates”.