An Olive Inspired Lebanese Wedding in Athens Riviera
In the heart of the enchanting Athens Riviera, the sun-drenched shores of Greece played host to a celebration of love that transcended borders.
Iyad and Karine, a radiant Lebanese couple, chose the idyllic coastal setting for their destination wedding, weaving together tradition, romance, and the timeless beauty of the Mediterranean.
Guiding them through every step of their journey was the wonderful team of Blu Vows, expert wedding planners who skillfully orchestrated an event that would leave a lasting imprint on the hearts of all who attended. Embracing the couple's Lebanese heritage and the rich symbolism of the Mediterranean, Blu Vows crafted a celebration that revolved around the essence of the olive, a symbol of peace, prosperity, and eternal love.
The theme, aptly named "Embracing Eternal Love Under the Mediterranean Sun," set the tone for a wedding that would resonate with the natural beauty of the surroundings. The color palette echoed the earthy greens of olive trees, the softness of off-white, and a touch of opulence with gold accents, creating a visual symphony that unfolded against the backdrop of the azure Aegean Sea.
From the first glimpse of the wedding invitation to the final notes of gratitude on thank-you cards, the olive motif adorned every piece of stationery, setting the stage for the theme that would unfold throughout the celebration. The subtle elegance of olive leaves found its way into every floral arrangement, gracing table centerpieces and arches with a touch of Mediterranean charm.
As the bridal party entered the scene, the bridesmaids donned dresses in a spectrum of green shades, reminiscent of the lush olive groves that dot the landscape. Complementing their attire, the groom and groomsmen wore boutonnieres featuring delicate olive branches, a nod to the everlasting bond being celebrated.
The pièce de résistance, however, was the wedding cake—a five-layer masterpiece adorned with intricately crafted olive leaves on each corner. To add a touch of warmth and ambiance, a hundred candles flickered, creating an ethereal glow that bathed the celebration in an intimate light.
Against the breathtaking backdrop of the Athens Riviera, Iyad and Karine exchanged vows, sealing their commitment under the Mediterranean sun. The ceremony unfolded with the sea breeze carrying the scent of olives, creating a sensory experience that transported guests to the heart of this timeless love story.
As the night unfolded, guests reveled in the magic of the olive-inspired celebration—a fusion of Lebanese tradition and Greek splendor. Under the Grecian stars, Iyad and Karine's wedding stood as a testament to the power of love, transcending borders and embracing the timeless beauty of the Mediterranean.
Wedding Planner: Blu Vows
Wedding Venue: Island Art & Taste
Sound & Light: Loud & Clear
DJ: Etienne Boustany
Flowers: Fleur Du Jour
Photography and Videography: Jad Flayhan Photography
Table Decor: White Lilac
Furniture: Tore Event Furniture Rentals
Bridal Car: Wedding Classics
Violin: Eva Presley
Zorba Dancers: Event Dancers
Wedding Dress: HassIdriss Bridal
Bridal Hair and Makeup: Giorgia Xristodoulou