DESERT INSPIRED STYLED SHOOT AT HISTORICAL ESTATE

DATE: 12.04.19

Inspired by the amazing success of our previous styled shoot at a fabulous contemporary villa, we were eager to spread our creative wings once more with a second, equally stunning inspirational shoot here in Crete.

This time, we decided to share our take on a truly unique wedding venue; a magnificent private estate dating back to the 14th century, set among an aromatic avocado grove.  We wanted to really get across the romantic & magical atmosphere of this modern-day medieval fairytale setting and the amazing possibilities for a dream wedding ceremony & reception.

Combining a distinctive desert theme with our passion for putting together the perfect wedding every time, we added just enough detail to this elegant venue to complement its authentic beauty, without taking away from its natural charm. The estate’s spacious courtyard with its ancient buildings & ivy-covered walls as a stunning backdrop was the perfect setting for a  wedding ceremony made in heaven. We put our own spin on the traditional wedding arch by using a fabulous tall cactus in an awesome natural half-arch shape set in an over-sized rustic terracotta pot. A selection of different vintage wooden chairs added a timeless finishing touch to our ceremony decor.

On the adjacent lush green lawn we set up the stylish wedding dinner table with its charming antique chairs using mint crockery, gold vintage cutlery, crystal stemmed glasses & romantic gold candle holders. In keeping with the desert theme, we added a selection of mini prickly plants and we also designed a chic set of wedding stationery which included menus,’ Order of The Day’ cards, ‘Thank You For Being Here’ cards and ‘Bride’ & ‘Groom’ place setting cards.

When it came to choosing the perfect flowers to complement our set up, we really went to town! Along with all sizes of cactus plants, an eye-catching selection of distinctive pink Proteas, yellow Eremurus & Craspendia and thistle-like Eryngium added a true desert feeling to the surroundings.  We also included beautiful pink Peonies, peach roses and turquoise Hortensia displays, perfectly positioned to set off their striking colors. A selection of these amazing flowers also featured in our beautiful bride’s breath-taking bouquet. The final addition to our desert plants was a fragrant red Pepper Berry arrangement.

Our choice of wedding confectionery demonstrated flawlessly our chosen concept. A spectacular 2-tier white Succulent cake and a round white & gold  Dripping cake were accompanied by cute mini cactus cupcakes, creating a luscious display of wedding treats.

Once again we had spent an incredible day with our top vendors & associates at an unforgettable destination venue on the gorgeous island of Crete, creating wonderful memories while indulging in our love of weddings and all that they involve.

Bring on number 3!!!