This olive grove wedding in Greece sets the perfect “peach” for summer I do’s!
Alison and Tom’s uber-romantic olive grove wedding took place at a traditional Kefalonian estate with six intimate, low-key luxe, stone-paved dwellings nestled in the heart of weaving olive groves. 500-year old gnarled trees grow within its impossibly beautiful grounds, while lavender hedges, cypress-studded arcadian views, olive harvesting, and farm-to-table native cookery add to the mix.
The couple’s reverence for agritourism and the ever-present dash of Kefalonia’s old-world charm meant their alfresco olive grove wedding would gravitate around an immersive guest experience.
It was essential for us to follow the cascade of Kephalonia’s gloriously milky light and pace the entire event around its movement. The couple’s peachy palette topped with blush, coral and tangelo orange florals. Since Alison’s favorite hue fitly nodded to her something blue, we came up with a custom-fit mold for the stationery, marrying the motif to her beloved kumquat, which also happens to thrive in the Ionian islands. The color scheme came complete with a wink on the art de la table and the bridesmaids and groomsmen’s attire.
There’s something so innately comforting about olive grove weddings, and working with a design that would tie in the natural surroundings felt the most authentic. To capture the intimate aesthetic and keep the plan harmoniously aligned to the olive grove’s sculpted organic scape, we sourced natural wood furniture and understated natural textures, such as wood, stone and metal.
First came the floral topped arbor with rustic-style seating for the ceremony. Then there were small garden tables, five food and libation stations for cocktail hour (soft drinks, bubbly, cheese & fruit, olive bar, and Kefalonian desserts), and two guest-gift cabinets.
And finally a convent dining table for the reception. To maintain a bit of formality for the rustic-themed soirée, we created custom calligraphy escort cards with wax seals exuding the chic casualness that went hand in hand with the wedding style.
The lighting scheme involved cueing the mood with strings of delicate, globe-shaped bulbs strewn across the trees.
The wedding favors included local olive oil and oregano-filled glass tubes.
It was iconically Greek!