A garden themed wedding on Kefalonia
Caroline dreamt of a garden theme wedding and there is no island more suitable for this than Kefalonia. Initially they could not decide where in the world to have their destination wedding. After some thinking, it became clear that Greece was the best option. As the bride’s father has Greek origins, it seemed only natural that they would honor her roots.
We were proud to organise the family’s second wedding. Caroline’s sister, Olivia, also trusted Stella & Moscha with her wonderful wedding in Santorini (see Olivia’s wedding here). The island of Kefalonia was the one to win them over with its freshness, luscious forests, colorful fields and sandy beaches. Caroline and Dan also treated their guests to a private cruise around Kefalonia, visiting hidden beaches accessible by boat only.
The ceremony took place at the small 18th-century church of Agios Gerasimos in the village of Tselentata - minutes away from enchanting Fiskardo - followed by the cocktail hour and the reception at Hotel Emelisse. Its private, pine tree surrounded pool overlooks the island of Ithaca. Locally grown flowers and greenery were at the centre of the decorations. The lamps floating above the reception area created the back garden feeling Caroline was looking for, yet the golden and crystal décor details elevated the event to its befitting formality.
Photography: Adrian Wood