Katerina and Mark’s elegant olive grove wedding took place on the mythical island of Ithaca. Made famous by Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, the island is the most magical place to marry. It also happens to be where Katerina grew up.
The bride wore a gorgeous Dana Harel gown, paired with a statement pair of Jimmy Choos. While Mark opted for an elegant navy suit by Prada with a black pair of Cockett and Jones shoes.
Their ceremony took place at the iconic white church on Lazareto Islet, in the bay of Vathi. The islet is only accessible by boat, which made getting to the ceremony a highlight for many of the guests. Katerina chose a white and green colour scheme and had the chapel decorated in olive and white rose garlands, making it the most romantic setting to say ‘I do’.
The wedding reception took place at Kirki on Filiatro beach. A gorgeous Greek restaurant with an olive grove just a stone’s throw from the seashore. The olive grove was transformed into a dreamy wedding venue with simple, elegant styling to reflect the island’s natural beauty. Tables were scattered throughout the space and adorned with white rose and greenery centrepieces. While the olive trees were strung with fairy lights.
Cocktail hour was a hit with guests who were entertained by the local jazz band, Olive and the Sardines. A little Greek flavour was also incorporated later in the evening with a traditional island band performing during dinner.
The party kicked off with the first dance and continued long into the night with guests dancing under the stars.
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Photography: Maxeen Kim Photography | Dress: Dana Harel Design | Brides Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bride & Groom Fragrance: Le Labo Fragrances | Grooms Suit: Prada | Grooms Shoes: Crockett & Jones | Rings: Ruth Tomlinson | Videography: Ithaca Weddings | Stationery: Chiaramada Studio | Reception Venue: Kirki | Flowers: Anemolia Flower Shop | Boat: Mana Korina | Catering: Livanis Catering | Cocktail Jazz Band: Olive and the Sardines | DJ: Dimos | Traditional Musicians: Mnistires