A lavender wedding! By Elite Events Santorini
A wedding with a theme can bring all the pieces of your wedding story together in one smooth transition. This lavender wedding went from pre-wedding party, to ceremony, to reception and into the evening celebrations! Penny and Tasos show a continuity of love and passion throughout their wedding, as a gift that keeps giving to their guests, and results in a wonderful two-day party!
Peny Xourafi is one of the owners of Elite Events Santorini, and in planning her own wedding, she pulled out all the stops to make it a once in a lifetime experience. She tells La Bride her story below.
“If i could describe my wedding in one word it would be very simple: Fairytale! A fairytale dressed in lavender & roses… It’s not a coincidence that my husband and I chose the magical Santorini for our wedding. I’ve been visiting Santorini for the last 16 years and together with my husband 8 years. We fell in love with this island from the very first moment, and the best part is that he proposed me there 2 summers ago, on our summer vacation … I will never forget it.” – Penny
“The theme of the wedding was lavender and the flowers we used were roses and lavender, of course! The ‘Ocean Song’ roses variety arrived from Ecuador & the florist of Elite Events Santorini created fairy flower arrangements; she made Carousel shaped constructions with hanging orchid flowers & fragrant wreaths with fresh lavender.”
“The whole decoration that followed was in lavender and white colors, and everything was organized perfectly from the first to the last detail, by Elite Events team. The view and the scenery of Santorini sunset plus the flowers, setup and decoration were simply stunning!!!”
“The first thing I knew for sure was that on my wedding day I couldn’t wear anything less than a Peter Langner wedding gown. We work very closely with City Bridal Exclusive Boutique in Athens and the moment I tried my ‘Iris’ wedding gown i knew this was it… MY dream wedding gown!”
“The ‘Save the Date’ invitations and favors (bonbonieres) were from Elite Events Exclusive Collection ,and can be found at Elite Events ateliers. For the ladies we chose clear Swarovski crystal necklaces and for the men a set of Spa Products, and all were placed inside handcrafted square boxes and pouches – always in lavender concept and wrapped up in lavender ribbons.”
“Our wedding ceremony took place at the picturesque church of St. Mark (Agios Markos) in Imerovigli & the reception was held in Rocabella Resort & Spa.”
“Our fairy lavender wedding finished early in the next morning while dancing, laughing, drinking, listening to a wonderful string quartet and watching fireworks appearing in front of us.”
“So many surprises and beautiful moments in one weekend that I even didn’t know and that Elite Events Santorini team had managed to keep them secret for one year… Everything was organized so well and to the last detail and I surely didn’t expect to live this fairytale.”
Wedding Planning, Décor, Flowers, Stationery, Favors, Linens, Fireworks: Elite Events Santorini | Photographer: Christos Theologou Photography | Wedding Gown: Peter Langner | Videography: Luxfilmography by Manolis Tzirakis | Make Up and Hair: Manos Vynichakis| DJ: DJ Mike Vekris & Vasilis Mentzelopoulos | Reception venue: Rocabella Resort & Spa.