On Sunday, July 31st of 2022 Nicholas and Georgia tied the knot! With Greek origin and love for Greece, they were both born in the United States and study law. Once they decided to get married the couple knew that their dream wedding would take place in Rhodes, Greece not only for the grand scenic views but for the medieval city architecture that surrounds this charming island!
The day began with the preparations of the Bride, Bridesmaids, Groom, Groomsmen, and family at the Hotel Elysium. The imposing waterfront five-star luxury resort and spa area is distinguished by its prominent aesthetics, elegant décor, luxury style, and outstanding concierge service.
The beautiful bride stunned with her custom-made bridal dress and the new Hot Chick Greekaba patent leather pumps by Christian Louboutin as her wedding shoes, which take you on a mystical journey through Cyclades and Athens. Georgia’s bridal bouquet full of white peonies composed the ultimate wedding day accessory. For the reception, Georgia changed into her second pair of sandals by Christian Louboutin "Sandale Du Désert 100 satin sandals", which are lavishly decorated with bows around the ankle, loubi eye print, and red bottom soles.
For the ceremony, the couple traveled separately with their families from Elysium hotel to the Evangelismos church in a vintage British luxury automobile of superior performance and unmatched comfort of a white and gray antique Rolls-Royce. As they arrived at the church the Woah, ouu, and ahh's were heard from the crowd awaiting their arrival. This set the tone for the ultimate luxurious wedding vision the couple wanted for their memorable once-in-a-lifetime event!
The Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony took place at Evangelismos Church located next to Mandraki Harbor in Rhodes city. This church was built during the Italian occupation in 1925 and is known for its Gothic architecture, decorated with interior byzantine murals.
After the church, the reception followed to Kallithea Springs which is a property of water springs that has swerving pathways, pebble-stone mosaics and palm trees giving it the touch of a tropical mystery of a natural cave overlooking the Aegean Sea. Kallithea Springs is a gorgeous venue not only for its history but for its romantic scenic views and serene atmosphere.
The wedding color and inspiration was a white luxury. The couple wanted to mix a tone of lavish luxury with the simplicity of whites and a touch of green to keep the focus on the grand architecture and breathtaking nature of the venue.
Decorations and set up that will leave you weak in the knees included a combination of round and long tables, hanging crystal chandeliers, a garland of white florals for the main table, greenery, art de la table rentals such as gold chargers, cutleries, crystal glasses, and sage table napkins. A grand wall of greenery leads the guests to their table, invitations were personalized and sealed with a wax stamp, and everything was carefully created by a floral Design company Kay Creations. The custom favors which were ceramic small plates designed with the symbol of Rhodes, as a memorable keepsake that the guests can use as decor in their home, or office space. This favor was created with matching colors of the wedding, detailed with a unique wax seal by a local potter. The venue hosted welcome drinks, and a cocktail reception of 400 guests which also included two external bars decorated with the wedding theme of luxury white.
Our newlyweds’ favorite moment of their wedding was the fireworks. This happened during the cake cutting which added a touch of magical moments. The cake was a three tier all-white masterpiece finished with sugar roses.
The couple was excited to work graciously with wedding photographer Sotiris Tsakanikas and wedding videographer company Bowtie that captured their moments to perfection and were stunned by the top notch production of Golden Apple Weddings and Team.
We wish them a beautiful life journey together and it was a pleasure to meet and experience the bonding of two friendly and warm-hearted families! Cheers….or should I say OPA!
Written By, Marina Hatzidakis
Wedding Planner at Golden Apple Weddings