LA TOUR DE LA REINE
Georgia & Alex said “I Do” in the gardens of a royal villa that was built in 1854 by Queen Amalia. We wanted to create an event that would be characterized by old Hollywood glamour and romance with a modern touch. We designed a wedding day with an elegant aesthetic that felt like a natural extension of the surrounding landscape.
We embraced a color palette that would bring out the venue’s warm colors: white, ivory and green. An added pop of yellow captured a more modern look, with gold accents underlying the royal elements of the location.
The couple dedicated some time for a photo shoot surrounding the royal gardens and spent a relaxing afternoon together long before the guests arrived. Because our bride used to ride horseback, we arranged an intimate walk for her with one of the Tower’s horses, allowing her a moment to relax and unwind.
We chose two distinct looks for the bride throughout the day of the event. For the pre-wedding party and the morning walk around the gardens, the gown design was more stylish and fashion-forward. For the ceremony and the main reception event, we opted for an elegant, royal allure. She also wore gorgeous bright yellow pumps for a pop of color and that final exquisite touch to coordinate with our color palette.
The flowers we chose were garden roses, orchids, peonies, delphiniums and seasonal flowers. To accent our bride’s silhouette, we selected a bridal bouquet that revealed a mixture of femininity and opulence arrayed with an abundance of orchids and lush greenery.
For the ceremony the couple chose to stand in front of the Tower’s impressive arch. Because we didn’t want to spoil the historical view with any grand construction for the ceremony, we created a flower aisle in which the blooms appeared as if they were growing beside the rows of chairs. The impressive aisle led to the deck, which was surrounded by urns overflowing with sizable flower arrangements. Gold and white garden furniture softened the property’s dramatic scenery. We wanted to create an elegant fairytale atmosphere for the dinner reception. A flower aisle led the way to a romantic gazebo decorated with green garlands, a ceiling filled with fairy lights glittering among hanging flowers and an impressive chandelier descending from the center. The reception concluded in a spectacular setting in the center of the royal gardens, where the couple and their guests paraded down a path that led to two beautiful trees we had created for them as a symbol of their new life together. Behind the trees – which are a representative of love and prosperity- stood the magnificent tower which represents history and wisdom and in front of them stood a gorgeous fountain representing a sacred opening, a tunnel to eternity – their endless love.
As seen in British Vogue & Brides Magazine.
Concept, design & planning: Stefanotis WeddingsPhotography: Sotiris Tsakanikas Videography: Sotiris Tsakanikas Bride’s outfits: Vassilis Zoulias Groom’s attire & groomsmen: Scala di Barelier Stationary: Atelier Invitations Hair and makeup: Joanna Stella Papathanasiou Bride’s shoes: Manolo Blahnik Bridesmaids’ dresses: Athinama Boutique Bridesmaids’ shoes: Sante Shoes Tableware: White Lilac