Apostolia & Antonis' destination wedding in Greece almost didn't go ahead due to Covid restrictions, but they still managed to have the wedding of their dreams (and our dreams, in fact!). They married in the tiny Greek village of Portaria on the Pelion mountain, surrounded by springs, streams and gorges. Sounds like paradise, right? Apostolia & Antonis wanted a minimal and traditional celebration with modern touches. So they mixed macrame and terracotta with cocktails and string lights!
A destination wedding in Greece in the beautiful mountain village of Portaria.
We spent 3 days with our best friends and family in an amazing place, Portaria. Our wedding was like holiday for all of us, celebrating not only on the wedding day but also the days before and after.
This is undoubtedly a destination wedding in Greece with a view! Pelion is considered as one of the most beautiful mountains in Greece due to its picturesque villages full of traditional architecture built into the mountainside. It was important to Apostolia & Antonis to keep elements of tradition in their wedding. Their stationery design was based on local architecture, and the ceremony took place in a greek church built in 1760!
The reception was held at the Valeni Boutique Hotel. Check out the grazing tables of fresh local produce - What. A. Feast! Flourishing displays of pink, orange and red flowers complimented the rustic colour palette and terracotta details. Tradition meets modernism with a decorative contemporary seating chart leading guests to wooden monastery tables. They also hand painted table number tiles as a nod to traditional Greek art, along with ceramic pot centrepieces. There was nothing old school about their amazing after party though! A huge dance floor filled with lights and a flower filled cocktail bar overlooking a beautiful sunset? Um, yes please.
Apostolia and Antonis were overjoyed to be able to celebrate with loved ones in Greece.
Opting for simplicity and a relaxed party atmosphere at their reception worked perfectly for this location, as the panoramic views over Volos City already made for a stunning backdrop. All it took to transform the space into a shimmering mountainside paradise were string lights and lanterns!