Whoever said that stately wedding feasts can only involve porcelain studded tablescapes? This wonderful Don Mansion wedding in Rhodes, Greece not only married two different cultures but also several elements, both native and widely spread, to create a statement celebration thanks to the talents of Golden Apple Weddings.
These truly inspired wedding designers’ vision began with the wedlock of two different nationalities, that of a French groom with his half- Lebanese, half-Rhodian bride-to-be and created an inspiration that would draw on both their sides. The elegant villa on the hills of Rhodes island, Don Mansion, overlooking the entire island was just the place. Studded with palm trees, freshly manicured lawns, a helipad, gardens for days and of course a luxurious pool it was the ideal canvas for Katerina and Katia of Golden Apple weddings to draw upon.
Begining with the couple’s day one they niched out the coolest pergola to create a welcome feast for the guests, laden with all Mediterranean-Rhodian accents, colorful ceramics, bold blooms and local treats.
The wedding dinner setup was arranged as the classical al-fresco Mediterranean meal, deliciously rustic with plateaus of cheese, local varieties of fresh herb bread, salty bites, dried fruit, and two bespoke, signature cocktails our mixologists prepared for the occasion based on the exact same recipes of the spirit and the sweets.
The styled followed tradition and is reminiscent of the ones we come across on the Amalfi Coast only this time every element came from Rhodes. Our fashion stylist Kiss From Fleur, Anna Jill and beauty experts, Agis and Mika gave the couple two pre-wedding looks one for the midday dinner and one for the poolside cocktail hour, keeping things fun-loving, youthful, and just right for a euphoric time under the sun and the stars!
The wedding edit took place in the afternoon. The design team styled the circular ceremony in the garden with bold colored furnishings to contradict the white villa aesthetics on the back and florals in more clean and exotic tones. Bold red Anthuriums and pale pink moths of Phalaenopsis set the romantic tone, set on the base of the couple’s arch and framing the circle’s top. Pavlov’s lab brought the pretty with a butterscotch tiered cake which was set by the naturally grown shrubs while cocktails were served poolside created by the talented teams of Decent Bar.
The dinner was set intimately in Rhodian ceramics from Nassos and elegant linen from Allegoria Textile delights, chic candelabrums and contradicting tones of pink and teal, matching the hues of the crepuscule hour. The bride wore a custom-made gown by Made Bride and Heart of Gold designs headpiece while the groom’s details and styling was all about timeless classics and gent sartoria.
We haven’t seen a wedding inspiration more laden with details and fine accents and we were thrilled to have had so many teams working to produce a seamless result.
As seen on Magnolia Rouge.