With the glamour of a military wedding, and the simplicity that the couple wanted to define this very special day, George and Gogo got married in October 2020, at the church of Panagia Tricherousa, in Limassol.
An invitation that can be… planted!
After a four-year relationship, in August 2019 George organised with their close friends a romantic atmosphere at their home, and surprising his beloved, proposed to her.
Despite all the difficulties due to the pandemic, the couple organised and held their wedding the following autumn, just as they had dreamed of, simple, vintage/country style and with lots of fun.
Besides, the novel wedding invitation that the guests received set the tone for the wedding and the couple’s concerns about environmental issues. They didn’t want an invitation that would be thrown away or become paper for notetaking, so theirs they used a special, soft paper with built-in flower seeds for their guests to plant, as stated in the invitation itself.
As Gogo, who studied graphic design, told us, ” We love our invitation and I think our guests do too! I think it’s unfair for the couple, the graphic designer, the printing press and of course for nature, for a wedding invitation to end up in the trash. So, we decided ours should be …planted! As our love blooms, so should our invitation!”
The imaginative invitation was successfully screen printed by Anconart Ltd.
“I think it’s unfair for the couple, the graphic designer, the printing press and of course for nature, for a wedding invitation to end up in the trash. So, we decided ours should be …planted! As our love blooms, so should our invitation!”
The bride’s “allamata” in traditional cottages
And while the groom got ready at his home, which is close to the church, the bride, who lives in another city, opted to prepare at the traditional cottages of “Nikis House” instead of an impersonal hotel room, sticking to the country character of the wedding.
Gogo with her family and close friends, got ready in a joyful and touching atmosphere. The wedding dress she chose from Atelier Zolotas perfectly matched the style of the wedding and her slim body type. A boho design, it featured a mermaid skirt, cotton lace, crochet embroidery and bold cuts. For the church, Gogo, to add an air of romance, opted to add an extra skirt, which she removed at the wedding dinner. The ensemble was completed by elegant shoes by Dukas, which were replaced at the party and in the post-wedding photo shoot with Luigi camel boots. Her hair, designed by Nickys Hair Art, was in a low ponytail, with fine braids that were subtly embellished with artificial flowers. The makeup in earthy tones, was a creation of Beauty Secrets by Pantelitsa Makri and on the day of the shoot of Final Touch by Savvina.
The twelve bridesmaids accompanying the bride made an impression, with dresses made of the same fabric in pastel tones and a different corsage design.
Under the arch of sabers
George, in his military, groom uniform, awaited his beloved, who arrived happily walking into the church accompanied by violin and lute.
The decoration in the church and dinner was a winner creation of the Design by Sakis team, and just what Gogo had wanted. The colour palette was in pastel tones and, to highlight the wedding theme, dried flowers, baskets, wooden furniture, olive leaves and lemons were used. The interior of the imposing church was decorated with bouquets of dried flowers, while a square, wooden archway with the same flowers “embraced” the couple during the ceremony. The couple’s handmade wedding rings are from Loizos Jewellery and the wreaths, with cross-stitch-like designs, are from Laka Luka.
At the end of the military wedding, the happy newlyweds passed under the impressive arch of sabers formed by the groom’s colleagues, while guests erupted in cheers and applause.
The colour palette was in pastel tones and, to highlight the wedding theme, dried flowers, baskets, wooden furniture, olive leaves and lemons were used.
Τhe happy newlyweds passed under the impressive arch of sabers formed by the groom’s colleagues, while guests erupted in cheers and applause.
The wild party, to the tune of …covid!
The wedding dinner followed, which took place at the beautiful, outdoor Moonstone reception venue in Choirokoitia. The decor of the venue followed the same style as the church, with the addition of lots of candles for a more romantic atmosphere. The treats, like the naked three-tier cake, were from Choco King, and the couple, instead of wedding favours, chose to make a contribution to PASYKAF.
In a happy and relaxed atmosphere, the couple cut the cake and opened the dance. The music they selected was retro, and the DJ, as Gogo told us, didn’t allow people to sit for even a minute, although due to the pandemic measures, they were limited to dancing only around their tables.
And a piece of advice from Gogo for future couples: “It is very important for the couple to do their wedding as they dream and not to be affected by anyone!”
The beautiful moments of the wedding were captured by the team of Photography by Harris Emiliou.