We’re jetting off to Greece for the first of our international wedding features and today’s trip is sure to inspire! Anthea and Marty wanted their loved ones to celebrate their wedding day in a place that not only holds fold memories in Bride Anthea’s heart but that would signify the joining of their two heritages. The beautiful island of Spetses is where the celebrations took place. Captured by Anna Roussos Photography so beautifully, it almost looks ethereal in parts…there’s just so much elegance and glamour!
From Bride Anthea: I first visited Spetses when I was a child, and it is an island I have returned to time and time again. For our wedding venue, I wanted my future husband, our families and friends to discover the island I had been captivated by for so long, and we were overjoyed when so many loved ones accepted our invitation to escape the cold, rainy Northwest for a Greek island getaway.
Anthea continues: Approaching the church on a horse-drawn carriage through a path scented with the island’s plentiful jasmine, led by traditional island musicians, I remember rounding the bend and seeing, one at a time, all the people in my life that have meant the most to me…and when the carriage made its final circle in the courtyard, the last person I saw was the groom, seeing me for the first time as well. We will never forget that breath-taking moment. It was the culmination, not just of months of preparation, but the culmination of all of our lifelong hopes and dreams, and the collective hopes and dreams of everyone who had first seen us fall in love and travelled so far to witness our marriage…
Looking around our reception, seeing the intersection of old friends and new, American and Greek, laughing, celebrating, and dancing the Kalamatiano, was simply extraordinary. But my favourite part was riding through the streets of town on the carriage with my new husband, as the locals, strolling the streets, swimming in the water, going about their day, saw us, waved and shouted “Na ziesete!” (long life to you!).
Oh blimey this wedding is just too beautiful – when I first saw it I assumed it was a styled shoot – worthy of the most sophisticated of magazines. Bride Anthea nailed it by sticking with tried and tested classic styles with her own injection of contemporary statements…the high top-knot bun, colour pop lips and attention grabbing earrings are bold, impactful and oh so stylish.
//Credits://Photographer:Anna Roussos//Dresses: Amsale//Shoes: Nina//Veil:Vera Wang//Hotel:Poseidonion Grand Hotel//Ceremony:Agios Nikolaos Church in Dapia, Greece//Reception:To Nero Tis Agapis in Kounoupitsa, Greece//Planning:Lila Konstantinidis from Weddings by Heliotopos//Floral Design: Pavlos Flower Design//Makeup:Bianca Treveza//Invitations:The Paper Source//Submitted to us via Two Bright Lights