A lavender wedding under the sunset of Santorini immediately sets a magical tone. Add Elite Events Santorini at the helm for planning (and truly all the details)and one of the owners, herself, getting married and it is sure to be a fairytale. As a two-day celebration, Peny and Tasos wedding had it all – gorgeous lavender rose floral arrangements, flying wish lanterns, dancing to incredible music throughout the night and a firework finale over the island’s ridged volcanic rock.
It’s not a coincidence Peny and Tasos chose the enchanting island of Santorini for their wedding. Peny has been visiting Santorini for the last 16 years and together with Tasos for eight years. They fell in love with the island from the very first moment and the best part is that he proposed to her there two summers ago, on a summer vacation. Peny and her sister own two event management companies, Elite Events Athens and Elite Events Santorini. They specialize in destination weddings in Athens, Santorini and all the Greek islands. As they have always done for their clients when organizing their wedding, Peny and Tina devoted a year into planning Peny’s own dream wedding.
The first thing Peny knew for sure was that on her wedding day she couldn’t and wouldn’t wear anything less than a Peter Langner wedding gown. Through their event companies, she works closely with City Bridal Exclusive Boutique in Athens who brings in all newest collections of Peter Langner. She has been smitten with this designer’s craftsmanship since she laid eyes on the first gown she saw of his. The moment she tried her ‘Iris’ wedding gown on she knew it was her dream dress – the one.
Peny and Tina organized an amazing and exotic beach party for friends and family at a fabulous beach bar, Theros in Vlychada. The pre-wedding beach party started with welcome cocktails and appetizers and ended with lots of drinks, dancing, singing karaoke, flying wish lanterns and many more surprises for Peny and Tasos’ guests. Her wedding ceremony took place at the picturesque church of St. Mark (Agios Markos) in Imerovigli with the reception at the Rocabella Resort & Spa. The theme of the wedding was lavender and the flowers were roses and lavender. A variety of“Ocean Song” roses arrived from Ecuador and the florist of Elite Events Santorini created fairy flower arrangements. She made carousel shaped constructions with hanging orchid flowers and fragrant wreaths with fresh lavender. The whole decoration that followed was in a lavender and white color palette. Everything was organized perfectly from the first to the last detail by the Elite Events Santorini team. The view and the scenery of Santorini sunset plus the flowers, setup and decoration were simply breathtaking. The ‘Save the Date’, invitations and favors (bonbonieres) were from Elite Events Exclusive Collection, that came from the Elite Events company in London and can be found at Elite Events Athens & Santorini atelier. For the ladies, clear Swarovski crystal necklaces were given and the men received a set of Spa Products. Each gift was nestled inside handcrafted square boxes and pouches – in theme with the lavender concept and wrapped in lavender ribbons.
A wonderful string quartet and fireworks were part of the finale to this unforgettable two-day event. Peny advises that couples take time to plan a unique experience that allows for their personality to shine through the celebration, making the day extra special and memorable to them. And above all else to remember to have fun! She loved the fact that even the team she is owner of, Elite Events Athens,managed to plan several surprises for her along the way and were able to keep those secrets from her for a year.
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