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The Islands of Love

Posted 3 years ago by Amy Whitehouse in

Your wedding day is a special time in your life that you dream about from when you are a child. Finding the perfect person that you are totally in love with and want to spend the rest of your life with is something that deserves the most beautiful ceremony and celebration. So why not paint this perfect picture in the Greek Islands.

Exotic sandy beaches, its beautiful relaxed atmosphere, domed monasteries, the sparkling sapphire Aegean sea, breath taking sunsets and its vibrant history, are only a few of the reasons why the Greek islands are seen as the most romantic locations in the world. Every corner of Greece holds a beautiful story to tell, one of which could be yours.

In a country so rich and varied, it’s incredibly easy to find a location for your ideal wedding that meets your every wish….

 

Santorini is one of the many gorgeous islands that could be the ideal location for you, it is seen as the most romantic Greek island due to its breathtaking views and picturesque coastlines. Discover the towns that cling precariously to the side of volcanic cliffs, the many beautiful beaches that line the east coast and the enchanting, traditional churches. Santorini is home to the most alluring towns filled with excellent restaurants and exclusive shops tucked amongst its winding, whitewashed streets. The east coast of the island is where you will find the best volcanic beaches with crystal-clear waters.

 

Some of the most beautiful wedding hotspots in Santorini are….

St Irene Chapel – Set in the heart of Santorini St Irene Chapel holds the most breathtaking sea views. Its idyllic location enables you to be able to say your vows whist on a quaint balcony over looking the romantic santorini town.

Andronis Hotel Wedding Terrace – This gorgeous wedding spot is on a overhanging cliff face making you feel as if you are alone on the most beautiful island in the world. During sunset the colours of the sky bounce of the white washed houses of santorini creating an ideal setting for your wedding.

Church of Anastasia – If you prefer a more traditional church wedding the church of Anastasia is a must. It is a quaint typically greek setting with a beautiful bell tower feature that holds gorgeous views of the island.

Dana Villas –  provides a dream setting situated upon a private terrace in the capital Fira. This location over looks stunning volcanic views. The spectacular views provide the perfect setting with the dressed pergola and soft candle light contribute to the atmosphere of this unique setting.

Santo Winery – is one of the most popular ceremony venues on the island. The outdoor location provides beautiful panoramic island views. Santo Winery is located in Megalochori that is between Perissa/Perivolos and Fira.

Greek Concierge can provide all of this for you and your wedding, don’t hesitate to contact us and book a consultation so we can start making your wedding dreams become reality.

Unique & beautiful wedding accessories & decorations to delight your guests with

Posted 4 years ago by Sundari Uthaya in

Couples are becoming to realise how their wedding can be unique avoiding the run of the mill stereotypes and here at GCweddings we know decorations play an exciting role in this! We’ve collated a load of different decoration ideas for you to ponder over and get inspired as well as getting those creative juices flowing!

Forget flowers for a moment here, we’re talking about everything else! Here are some inspirational images

(from top left to right)

How about water & fire.. The idea of candles combined with water, floating is a very romantic and seductive decoration! It sets the mood with the candles and an added softness with the water.

I adore the idea of having a ‘wedding drink’ and the next image shows specially made straws! What a cute way of keeping a theme!

Feathers mixed with flowers is a gorgeous way to add something extra to your displays and creates a boutique feeling

Now this isn’t for everyone but paperchains & thin tinsel! This just shows how elegant simple decorations can be, and if that’s what represents you and your partner then don’t be afraid to do it! There is no pressure into having an over the top, bling-bling decor!

Think of different vases for your flowers (discussed in previous post link)

How about books? If you and your partner are big readers then adapt these into your decorations! You can apply this to any hobby that you and your partner share!

Get your ideas flowing by writing down hobbies, colours & things you and your partner both love and from there on you can create a wedding which truly represents you or psst just tell your planner and we’ll do all the hard work ;)

Create a garden of your wedding

Posted 4 years ago by Sundari Uthaya in

Flowers Flowers Flowers! We all know the bog standard ways you can decorate your venue with just bouquets etc but I want you to discover with me the new ways of flower décor and making it unique for your own style & wedding.

For me, flowers are necessary to every wedding as they assist in creating a fresh atmosphere as well as having their own meanings. I’ve already discussed in a previous posts about bouquets and different ways of selecting which flowers you can choose, so this post will be about showing you new, exciting ideas which you could incorporate or adopt in your wedding!

So lets begin with some random unique ideas! (from left to right)

I simply adore this idea of filling tall vases with flowers right to the brim, with alternating shades! I think it’s a gorgeous way to display flowers and these can go anywhere within your venue. Whether they sit by the doors or around the aisle.

The over the top hanging centre pieces, I love this! The idea of having elaborate centre pieces is one thing but with the added hanging flowers just makes it that more over the top. With these you will not be needing many flowers elsewhere!

The gradient flower display is a gorgeous idea and yes it may not be over the top, but it’s another way to display an array of flowers in different shades. You don’t have to only do this with one colour, you can make it a variation of colours merging from one to another, like a rainbow

The cupcake flowers, not only can you have flowers but you can have deserts which look like your flowers! This idea is adorable and very clever having the icing manipulated to represent the petals of the flowers used in the display. This can be incorporated into your wedding cake as well!

The aisle stoppers! Now I think that aisle has to be more than just a corridor of faces, but also filled with intricate displays of flowers! Whether it’s petals running along the floor or trimming the edges, to hanging buckets! The more creative, the more exciting!

Different styles of vases to how the flowers is a great way of making your flowers look unique. From different flowers in different styled glass vases to hanging cages! You can get as unique as you like as well as mixing other elements such as candles, ribbons & crystals to truly create your very own display. Who really wants to pick something out of a brochure?

Get those creating juices flowing and discover new individual ways of decorating your venue!

The most stunning & magnificent London wedding venues

Posted 4 years ago by Sundari Uthaya in

I’ve rounded up the top wedding stunning venues in London.

Do you want to have an exception venue within London for your wedding? Well take a look at this quick guide of a selection of beautiful venues and take your pick!

1. Kew Gardens offers up a selection of gorgeous venues, from the Cambridge Cottage to the Nash Conservartory. Plus with the gorgeous backdrop of the gardens you will find yourself lost within nature & beauty. Most of the venues have license for the civil ceremony and offer a guest list of upto 200 for the ceremony and 230 for a seated reception.

2. The Swan Globe is a gorgeously unique wedding venue. Based within Shakespere’s Globe Theatre, say you’re ‘i dos’  and celebrate your day over looking the Thames towards St PaulsGuestlist in the balcony room can extend to 70 and to 300 in the Under Globe.

3. Coq d’Argent offers a gorgeous oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of London. It offers a gorgeous roof terrace and chic gardens with a stunning view of the city. Guestlist upto 150

4. Kensington Gardens is another choice if you’re looking for another roof terrace venue with stunning gardens and incredible views. This is possibly one of my favourites, it completely transports you to another country with the surroundings and offers an incredible atmosphere. Guestlist upto 500

5. Claridges is just one of those exquisite venues and is a top choice for the celebrity weddings as well proving it’s desirability. The décor of chandeliers and mirrors in the ball room give it a feeling of true luxury. Tie the knot here and you’ll be following in the footsteps of David Walliams & Lara Stone and Rachel Stevens & Alex Bourne!

There are many more to discover within London, so here’s a quick list of others I adore

6. The Dorechester

7. 30 Pavillion Road

8. The Savoy

9. Mandarin Oriental

10. Silver Fleet Boats – The Savoy Pier

 

 

 

The most beautiful, inspiring & luxurious wedding cakes

Posted 4 years ago by Sundari Uthaya in

How  How about a little inspiration into your wedding cake!?

This post is just going to be mainly imagery as I wanted to show you all sorts of different beautiful cakes that are out there! You can go from fresh flowers to icing ones, delicate patterns to cupcakes! Whatever theme your wedding takes upon, reflect this in your cake. Whether it’s a certain flower that is in your bouquet or a colour theme you have. And don’t just stop at the standard tiered wedding cake, why not try something different? You can be as creative and induvidual as you want.

 

The sky is the limit when it comes to your wedding cake!

Luxurious & bespoke inspiration for Centrepieces at your wedding reception!

Posted 4 years ago by Sundari Uthaya in ,

At the Reception we have all of our closest family & friends celebrate the marriage of the newly weds. It’s the after party and we all want it to be luxurious & personal as possible from table arrangements to the name places. Now, centrepieces are possibly one of the most important pieces to the table arrangements. It ties the whole event together and also plays a huge  part in setting the style & mood of the event.

You can be as flamboyant and go for ‘bigger is better’ with large floral displays mixed with hanging crystals, follow a simpler suit with bottles as vases or having single stemmed flowers scattered around. (first row) The flowers you chose will most probably tie in with the bouquets you had in the ceremony earlier as well as the flowers you used to keep a flow throughout the day.

However, you don’t have to go for the flower arrangement but go for a different style of plant (bottom row) or even settle for candles. Centrepieces are the focal point of the table and therefore really show off the personality of your wedding show getting creative is an absolute must! Whether it’s the colour scheme or the style of arrangement you should try and keep all parts of your Wedding day connected. You don’t want the different ceremonies to feel disjointed or like separate events.

Play with lighting & flowers to truly create some luxurious centrepieces & send your guests home in awe!

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