Ioanna and Lefteris’s destination wedding in Pelion was an affair that captured the essence of getting married among nature, a celebration infused with the wonderful light and personality of the destination. The couple traveled to Pelion, to celebrate with their friends and family the sweet union of their lives and the great new chapter waiting for them to explore.
The wedding was held in the picturesque village of Portaria. Pelion is known for its elegant landscape, with lots of traditional stone houses scattered around the soft mountainous area. A place with undeniable charm and a particular character, it suited perfectly the couple’s personality and was ideal for them to tie the knot!
The wedding palette was inspired by summer berries and blooms, with pops of pinks and berry shades. Ioanna got ready surrounded by her family, a custom that defines a greek wedding. She chose an elegant wedding gown by Katia Delatola that highlighted her figure and paired it with a chic updo and wedding makeup by Olympia Kolia. She paired her gown with a stunning veil. Lefteris’s preparation with his friends and family was a youthful celebration that set the tone for the nights and gave everyone a bright mood! He opted for a timeless suit, a debonair choice perfect for the style of the wedding.
The wedding ceremony was held in the quaint chapel of Agios Nikolaos which was decorated in the most romantic way. A garland with overflowing blooms and an artistic almost flower installation with traditional pottery gave this wedding a unique touch and was the perfect backdrop! The ceremony was intimate and moving, all the guests united with the couple in mind and soul to celebrate their choice of spending life as partners. When the couple exited the chapel after their ceremony the guests showered them with rice, for good luck and good fortune. It was such a warm moment!
The wedding reception, designed impeccably by Melgrouplab, was held in Veranda – Xenia Hotel. It was a lovely celebration in an alfresco style, for the warm summer night. Enjoying the natural views and the landscape of the surrounding area was an added bonus, and definitely an element that made the night pop. The tables were set in a luxurious yet understated manner and the colorful blooms gave it a touch of glam. It was the perfect setting for the wedding reception!
It was such an honor for me, to get to capture the lovely nuptials of Lefteris and Ioanna in Pelion. The couple and the guests enjoyed the night with champagne and wine, tasty food, soulful conversation, and dancing until dawn. It was a night to remember! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your celebration and I wish you a lifetime of happiness!
Wedding planner : Melgrouplab
Photography : Apostolis Platanias
Wedding dress: Katia Delatola
Shoes: Once upon a shoe
Groom’s attire : Dimitris petrou
Wedding rings : Kessaris
Florist : Comme ca
Venue : Xenia Portaria
Lighting : Karamalengos Bros
Furniture rentals : LH Rentals
Rentals : Verona events
Ceramics : Alexopoulos ceramics
DJ & sound : Argyris Basianas
Hair : Tom Zois
Make up: Olympia Kollia