Highlights of a Jewish Wedding

He is from Argentina, she from Greece. They met in Spain and after almost  three years they decided to tie the knot n Chalkidiki, Greece.

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Make a wishSeating cards

SeatingSignature Cocktails by Soulshakers

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Fun Time

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Wedding planner : Konstantina Saraidari

Florist : Mi me lismonei

Photographer : Chrysa Nikoleri – Nikos Parastatidis

Location : Possidi Chalidiki

Venue : Buddha Bar

Bridal Gown Designers

“I have always felt that my role as a designer is to make a woman feel her very best. A wedding gown will live for generations in photographs. It is probably the most important dress that a woman will ever wear.” Oscar de la Renta

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Born to Maronite Catholic  Saab is self-trained and began sewing as a child. At the age of eight his attention was already turned to fashion. He used to cut patterns out of newspaper and searched his mother’s closet for any lace he could find. He used his sister as his model, raiding his mother’s closet for anything he could drape upon her. However, his family was pleasantly surprised when he turned out a blue and white striped gown for his sister.

http://www.eliesaab.com/

Anna Cambell

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There is something truly mesmerising about an Anna Campbell dress, with designs simply dripping with decadent embellishments, intricately beaded laces, soft pretty tulles and floating silk chiffons. No matter which Anna Campbell bride you may be, when you slip into your dress on your wedding day you will feel timeless, yet not traditional, sexy yet sweet, and truly beautiful – just how every one of our brides should feel on her wedding day. We create breathtaking, silken dresses inspired by vintage romance, all hand made in Melbourne, Australia with love. http://www.annacampbell.com.au

Inbal Dror

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He is a leader in designing bridal gowns for the most important day of the bride’s life, using the highest quality of soft & complementing fabrics. He is now one of the cornerstones for brides from all over the world, who seek the combination of beauty with meticulous workmanship to the last detail. http://www.inbaldror.co.il

Latest collection or not they are amazing!

Pink inspiration

pink for peonies, pink for champagne, pink for diamonds, pink for shoes, pink for the bridal dress.. ..no matter what the use, brides seems to love this color.

Love pink sign

Lovepink tablescape 

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pink earrings 

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pink lingerie

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pink Chanel

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Not one of my favorite colors but I like it a lot! What is your favorite color?

When the honeymoon is over…

‘Honeymoon’ refers to the ‘month of honey’, traditionally thought to be the sweetest time in a marriage.  After that the feelings of elation can begin to wane.  It has been estimated that the honeymoon period of a marriage is two years.  Of course this is nature’s trick to make us commit to a partnership, but when the initial thrill ends, we may well be left with a choice to break it, or to make it work.

It’s very often easy to begin something new as we ride on the waves of newly found enthusiasm and are captivated by the novelty of a new personality, property or passion. We set off with feelings of hope and expectation that we are entering a new and better phase in our lives.  We imagine that this new person/job/lifestyle will provide us with all that we have been missing.  However, if we project all of our hopes and wishes onto the object of our excitement we become blind to what we don’t wish to see.  It is only some time later that the ‘reality’ of the situation reveals itself to us.  We spot the flaws and weaknesses; we lose heart and perhaps even give up on our initial vision. We awaken from our dream, and life becomes ordinary again.

Of course many relationships continue to grow and mature over time, and this is an indication that romance or passion has evolved into something much deeper. Honeymoons end quickly when we stop infusing new energy, when we begin to take others for granted, or when we have expectations, or we try to control others.

A wise person will not wait for the rosy glow to wear off.  They enjoy the happiness of the honeymoon period, and at the same time will know that to keep the relationship fresh it is necessary to continue to inject newness into it every day and at every moment.  He or she will also realize that acceptance, tolerance, and respect are necessary components of this new phase in the relationship.

From golden beginnings, a relationship can begin to look like silver, still valuable and beautiful, but with a need to be polished constantly so it will not tarnish and lose its beauty.  Without attention it will deteriorate further and become like iron, rusty, ugly and of no value.

If every day we are able to focus on what’s right rather than what’s wrong, the reason why we began our passion, why we fell in love with the person, then we can ensure the relationship will grow ever stronger.

Thus, the saying that ‘all good things must come to an end’, need not be so.  Learning to really respect each other, give space to the other, love the other for their strengths and weaknesses, for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, in happiness or sorrow, for richer or poorer, is in fact the sign of real, true, deep and satisfying love that can only emerge when the honeymoon is over.

It’s time… to ‘live happily ever after’ by continually focusing on the good, highlighting strengths, and every day injecting new positive energy into your relationships and ventures. With a little maturity, wisdom and attention, the honey-moon need never wane

by Aruna Ladva, BK Publications London

A funky and elegant beach wedding

One of the most stunning beaches in Chalkidiki peninsula is Karidi beach in Sithonia. That was the location which Tony and Corinne, Mr & Mrs Snow,  have chosen for their wedding. Karidi-beach-chalkidiki2

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Great couple, great party!!

Photographer : Athanasios Papadopoulos

Skiathos, a lovely island for your destination wedding

I was recently in Skiathos designing  a wedding and realizing once again the beauty of this island, felt the need to share with you what makes  Skiathos  a suitable destination for your wedding.

Skiathos island…. The gods must have been smiling when they created Skiathos, gifting it with a dazzling multitude of beaches vastly out of proportion with its modest size.  The island’s sheltered turquoise waters and abundant stretches of golden sand attract thousands of tourists each year … as  Jonathan Knott  ( an english blogger) writes.

Another desription of Skiathos  ( visit Greece), says …… Skiathos is  the most cosmopolitan island in the Northern Sporades, is truly a paradise on earth, with lush pine forests and crystal-clear azure waters. Despite the rapid growth in tourism here in recent decades, it the island is still picturesque and unspoiled and blessed with more than 60 beautifully clean beaches. ….

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Whether you want to hide yourself away from the crowds or dance until you drop – and then wake up and do it all over again –, Skiathos is a real treat for visitors . The pedestrianized street by the Old Harbor is the ultimate hotspot for entertainment! ( photo credit Jay Gooby)

nightlife-in-skiathos-skiathos-town-street-of-cushions-656-881bDon’t pass up the chance to visit Bourtzi, a small peninsula with lush vegetation where the ruins of a Venetian fortress still stand. The fortress was established in 1207 by the Gizi brothers but it was destroyed in 1660 when Admiral Morozini conquered the island. Today it is one of the most romantic spots on Skiathos, a MUST for weddings, thanks to its densely planted pine trees and stunning views of the archipelago.

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Apart from Bourtzi don’t miss the opportunity to visit the former house and now museum of the famous writer  Alexandros Papadiamantis  . There is also the Church of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary with its four museums and Kastro (meaning castle), a natural fortress that was used by the inhabitants in the 14th century as a refugee against pirate raids and Evangelistria’s Monastery.

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Another reason Skiathos outweighs the other islands of Sporades,  is the Island National Airport.  As of summer 2011, Skiathos airport is served by Olympic Air flights from both Athens and Thessaloniki, while foreign airlines provide charter flights from a range of airports in European countries such as the United Kingdom, France, Austria, the Netherlands, Italy, Cyprus and Scandinavian countries.

The options for your wedding ceremony and reception are infinite. In Bourtzi, on a yacht, in a private villa, in a luxury hotel and of course to the beautiful beaches. My favorite romantic location for a wedding  is a small island opposite of Skiathos harbor   ….  Tsougria island 

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Which one is yours?