Talk About a Fast Track to Love! This Couple Got Married on a Railway in Greece.

Woodstock inspired wedding in Greece

Getting married is a special once-in-a-lifetime occasion, so it’s important that you do it right! Maria and Filimon followed their hearts when it came to their special day and created a fantastical Woodstock-themed event…and held it on a railway! Greece’s Pelion Railway is one of the oldest in the country. And, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful. As frequent visitors to the village of Mileai, Maria and Filimon often found themselves walking along the Pelion railway tracks with their dogs for a peaceful weekend getaway. This peaceful spot naturally became their number one choice to host their dream wedding.

Maria Lilly, an interior designer, instantly connected with their wedding planner, Georgia Apostolidou of Pompon Story Events. The vision was to create a whimsical mini version of Woodstock. How cool is that?! With the help of experts like ​​Konstantino’s Art and Comme Ça Fleurs & Décor – the wedding went off without a hitch.

Railway to the Future

hand drawn illustration wedding invitation

These hand-illustrated invites by Manousenia Design are just adorable! Each element was thoughtfully designed to showcase sentimental things to the couple – including their pups!

all you need is love denim jacket

Woodstock wouldn’t be the same without a little love from The Beatles.

groom and groomsmen in mismatched suits

We all know (and love!) the look of mismatched bridesmaid’s dresses. However, we don’t often see this trend attempted by the groomsmen. If these fellas are any indication of how this trend can work – we hope to see it way more often!

Woodstock inspired wedding in Greece

Woodstock inspired wedding in Greece

wedding fan favor

Fans are often necessary to keep cool in Greece’s warm temperatures. Besides being practical, they’re the perfect wedding favor

dogs in floral collars

dogs in floral collars

Even the pups were in on the fun! Filimon and Maria’s dogs looked pawsitively adorable in their floral collars.

here comes the bride sign

here comes the bride sign

Drunk in Love

Woodstock inspired wedding in Greece

The wedding ceremony was held in a traditional Greek Orthodox chapel in the town square. The setting was already so beautiful, no additional decor was needed! 

Woodstock inspired wedding in Greece

Woodstock inspired wedding in Greece

In keeping with the carefree, boho vibe, Maria Lilly chose to wear a gown by Rue de Seine. The dress was expertly adorned with matching armbands, as well as a flower crown.

Drunk in love neon sign

bride and groom drinking from bottles of champagne

Now, this is the right way for brides and grooms to party!

Woodstock wedding seating chart

The seating chart for the couple’s 200 guests used the same watercolor theme as the wedding invitations. The designs used combined elements of both Cypriot and Italian traditions, making the event a true union between two separate entities.

Dinner for 200

Serpentine wedding table on railway

The couple opted for a serpentine reception table design. We love these tables for how intimate the interactions get to be – even with a party of 200 guests!

Serpentine wedding table on railway

You may be asking yourself, “How did they manage to do this on a railway?” or “Is this train line still active?”. Both are great questions! The answer is yes, the railway still actively has trains pass by. One small train passes through every 15 hours. This means that the vendors had only 7 hours to set up and deconstruct this masterpiece of a wedding. That’s true talent!

Serpentine wedding table on railway

Edison lights made for a perfect standout fixture over the table as the sun began to set.

Painted wedding table numbers

Place settings were where the wedding’s color scheme came to life. Sage green, terracotta, and rusty yellows all looked spectacular against the wood grain of the table.

Serpentine wedding table on railway

Serpentine wedding table on railway

Little vases in terracotta and honey yellow hues with luscious florals embellished this long table. Art de la table consisted of glassware and dishware with a traditional design, napkins in various colors of the used palette, and handmade personal favors for guests.

Whimsical Wedding on a Railway

All you need is love denim jacket

Whimsical Wedding on a Railway

The happy couple was so in love and full of joy to see their wedding finally come together!

Whimsical Wedding on a Railway

Party On the Tracks

Wedding appetizer station

Guests were able to graze at this delightful Mediterranean dessert table. A selection of cheeses and fruits with expertly-paired wine recommendations made for a meal to remember.

cheese block cake

Whimsical wedding cocktail bar

The bar featured summery favorites such as Aperol Spritz and Palomas. Yum!

wedding ice cream cart

ribbon garland wedding decor

Welcome to Woodstock! Things got super retro with this jaw-dropping outdoor lounge to party the night away in. Boho furniture, chandeliers, ribbon garlands, and (of course), a disco ball, made this party feel straight out of 1969!

Drunk in love neon sign

Whimsical Wedding on a Railway

Whimsical Wedding on a Railway

Whimsical Wedding on a Railway

The stars shined bright for Maria and Filimon on the evening of their wedding. Every little detail came together to make the perfect night. 

ribbon garland wedding decor

Whimsical Wedding on a Railway

Congratulations to the happy couple from the whole team at GWS! What an amazing day!

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photography: Konstantinos art // venue name: Mileai, Pelion, Volos, Greece // event design: Pompon Story Events // planning: Pompon Story Events // florals: Comme ça fleurs & décor // wedding dress: Rue de Seine // hairpiece: Comme ça fleurs & décor // hair stylist: Sotiris Bardas // makeup artist: Elena Tzogiou // groom attire: Beneto Maretti // videography: Konstantinos art // paper goods: Manousenia Design // calligraphy: Manousenia Design // catering: Me mostra // furniture rentals: Loizos House Rentals // lighting: G Sounds & Lights // cocktails: Grappa Vino // jewelry: Break A Stone

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