Designing a dream destination wedding on the island where Goddess Aphrodite was born according to the legend may sound as if you are about to embark on a wildly beautiful and romantic adventure. Turns out you are right, as this uber-elegant affair at Anassa Resort (Cyprus’ most exclusive designer haven) planned by Flambouayia Events Cyprus and captured on film by photographer Tomas Dolejsi, is quite the rare gem.
As Anassa is frequented by royalty and celebrities alike (Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Monaco’s Prince Albert, Bulgari, Christina Aguilera, Tom Jones among them) and the Resort is no stranger to events, in fact, the most luxurious weddings and cultivated events take place is its premises, there have only been two styled shoots in its long course, this being the second.
Our vision was sparked by the riches of the land that surrounds Anassa, copper veins and herbaceous native flora, but also from the Roman architecture and medieval baths, the lavish gardens and the sun-soaked patios. The marbled interiors, decked with fine works of art, natural light glass menageries and palatial staircases leading from one level to the next, could not be missed.
The Sunrise terrace was chosen for the couple’s reception dinner, where Flambouayia Events Cyprus set the table with a soft, sensuous palette contrasted by tailor-made for the occasion copper oxide dinnerware. Opulent arrangements of foraged dry conium flowers, which are characteristically abundant in Paphos, delphinium, hydrangea, English roses, dried plane leaves, phytolacca Americana, and dry asparagus fern added volume to the alluring tablescape, with pièce de résistance darker blooms paired to peachy pastels.
Nadin Hernandez, our calligrapher, worked with Red Grass Cyprus to render invitation suites and paper goods featuring romantic blooms, a nod to the plush fete’s hues and venue.
As a gift to the couple’s guests, a stunning artwork suite was also included alluding to the Cypriot symbols and location beauty. As nobody gets to visit Cyprus and not delight in the culinary possibilities we made sure we incorporated several fine tastes one can easily come by with exclusive amuse-bouche prepared by the resort’s executive chef.
As Anassa Resort’s premises abound with charm, our wedding designer wished to stir clear of the casual church scene and instead set the wedding ceremony at the Roman gardens, before a sparkling mosaic decorated natural spring.
A convex figured blooming arch was placed next to velvet chair and a Zeigler carpet for the bride and groom to exchange their vows.
If incorporating rich colors to a fresh summer palette is what you’ve been seeking then this is definitely the way to go.
Photography: Tomas Dolejsi destination wedding film photographer
Design, styling & coordination: Flambouayia Events, Andreas K. Georgiou
Venue: Anassa Resort
Bride’s dress: Primalicia
Handmade headpiece: Elysian
Florals: Flambouayia Events
Invitations, stationary and paper goods: Red Grass Invitations Calligraphy: Nadin Hernandez
Watercolour sketches: Eleana Chrysanthou
Canapes: Anassa Resort
Groom’s attire: Kult Boutiques Dolce Gabbana Etro Gucci
Bride’s styling: Andreas K. Georgiou
Makeup: Artemis ProMakeupArtist
Hair: Lefki Themistokleous
Bride’s shoes: Casadei
Jewelry: Yiotis Jewellery
Groom’s watch: Breitling
Cigars: The Cigar Shop CY