From demure to utterly dramatic, roses come in more than a hundred varieties and two times a more extended palette. The world’s most romantic blooms were the choice for our bride Maha and her groom Ziad who wished for a wedding design that would look anything but expected. We could only grant our sartorially impeccable bride and groom’s wish by creating a celebration filled to the brim with these oh-so-versatile french-pink florals.
We drew inspiration from Christian Dior’s Normandy Garden and the Dior garden couture show, to make this Athens Riviera wedding smell and look absolutely divine! Pierre de Ronsard, Cecile Brunner, and dozens garden rose varieties in blush, cream and cantaloupe matched with white hydrangeas, orchids, lilies, ranunculi, Sorbus berries and tons of lush greenery -ivy, eucalyptus among them- became our fragrant basis to create an endless line of floral installations for our romantic couple, incorporated in their ceremonial and photo booth arches, their focal arrangements and the wedding bouquet.
For Maha and Ziad’s tablescape, we took a popular wedding palette – that of white and gold- and reimagined it for the modern couple. With calligraphed details, for the seating and place settings, mirror tables, endless candles, and two massive dessert stations the finished look was equal parts classic and new. Designing this tablescape meant thinking about the couple that’s one part city-chic and one part relaxed weekenders. This look is at its dreamiest for a late summer or early fall wedding, but it could easily be transitioned to work at any time of the year by tweaking the floral color palette and adding in-season accents.
We loved how beautifully Velvet Rose Studio artists Anna Roussos and Thanos Asfis captured this alluring celebration so scroll down and get inspired!
Bride and Groom: Maha & Ziad | Venue: Island Private House| Photographer:Velvet Rose Studio artists : Anna Roussos & Thanos Asfis