Island Residence in Varkiza, Athens – (updated) – Travelling just a few kilometres outside of Athens one can encounter this immensely beautiful location; Island Residence in Varkiza. An idyllic setting where the sun never fails to shine. Pavlina and Nikos chose to have a dual celebration of their son’s christening and their wedding on the same day. This is a choice many people seem to prefer nowadays. The decoration of the Island venue was absolutely breathtaking thanks to the work of Krista and Maria Maroulidou from the Guest Book.
Being from Crete, the beautiful couple along with their guests indulged in a traditional Greek-Cretan celebration. A Cretan wedding party cannot be considered complete unless the famous “lyraris” is present, encouraging the guests to sing along to the captivating rhythm of the traditional “Mantinades”. For this special occasion, the very charismatic Nikos Zoidakis created an enchanting celebratory atmosphere in which everyone took delight in. The younger children were endlessly entertained by the magician who was charming them with his tricks and contagious laughter.
The ceremony took place in the small picturesque chapel at the Island Varkiza. Following that, we captured the wonderful couple with their friends and family on their special day by the beach. The warm charming colour of the Attic sky, entangled with the sea of Saronic Gulf made for a magical setting.