Do you have a flare for the dramatic? Get lost in day dreams? Imagine living a love story that will be told through the ages? Perfect — we have a feeling you’re going to like this! Coming to us by way of Greece, today’s wedding inspiration takes it’s notes from the lure of rich fairy tales and mystery of secret gardens. We’re starry eyed for the bride’s dress alone, so add in a cliffside ceremony, overgrown foliage, antique heirlooms, and a crescent moon backdrop—yeah, we’re in love. Anna Roussos is the photographer behind the shoot and she gave us some insight as to the team’s inspiration:
When designing this editorial shoot with the visionary team of The12Events we had in mind how a wedding’s visual narrative follows the outlines of a fairy tale, the wondrous folkloric story that combines magic and beauty: unconventional bursts of color matched to foliage clad furnishings, delicate china and featherlike textures to bold antique clocks and ornate mirrors sparkling and chiming, black candles, an icy-hued gown to a decomposed art deco wedding cake. We wished to bring forth elements and fairytale texture and conjure an alternative world where boundaries hardly apply. After all, that is the idea of marriage: general rules hardly apply, a couple creates their own beautiful private universe, and in this sense, they can create and style their wedding as confident or as grand as they wish.
Anna‘s photos will sweep you away as the story unfolds—let’s go, shall we?
THIS. A feather-like moon backdrop, made completely of pampas grass!!
The secret garden unfolds with a magical table setting, as if growing up out of the ground itself.
There are so many little details to appreciate here, from the ornate vases to the delicate floral bouquets by The12Events.
White Lilac provided the tabletop pieces and Zazoo Event Rentals the furniture. Is anyone else thinking “Beauty and the Beast” with this mirror and China setting??
Pavlov’s Lab created magic in cake form!
And aren’t you just in love with these two?? The bride wore a stunning Dimitris Petrou dress paired with dramatic make up by Frantzeska Koukoula.
We love this beautiful perspective on wedding photography from Anna:Wedding photography is storytelling on a personal scale. As wedding photographers we not only capture but sometimes create personas, we “read” our couples, in part, by their style choices so essentially a wedding gown is never just a gown, as much as a wedding backdrop or setting is much more than pretty decor, especially because a couple’s love is immortalized in images and has a soul of its own. Some images document the story, others speak to a deeper narrative, touching on our heart’s fairytale fantasies.
Obsessed with this dress!! The color, the gathered flowers, the ruffled neckline…SO dreamy! We found a few pretty blue gowns if you’re feeling so inspired:
And as all fairy tales go, we’ve come to a happily ever after and—The End.
Thank you to the fantastic team of creatives who worked on this shoot and allowed us to share in the beauty!
photography: Anna Roussos // venue name: Private Villa, Sounio, Greece // event design: The12Events // planning: The12Events // florals: The12Events // wedding dress: Dimitris Petrou // makeup artist: Frantzeska Koukoula // paper goods: Bright White // cake: Pavlov’s lab // tabletop rentals: White Lilac // furniture rentals: Zazoo Event rentals
This shoot is like a dream!! The moon arch! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 And can we talk about that dress! Amazingess!!
Agreed! The moon arch is spectacular! Definitely a showstopper :) The dress is perfect for this setting as it matches with the water in the background!