Wedding inspiration can arise anywhere. This olive-influenced shoot came about from a visit to a New York Greek food market where the selection of olives stretched a 10-foot display. Leaning on that initial creative spark, the shoot incorporates additional culinary staples of Greek culture.
The bride dons a long-sleeve embroidered gown with a high neck and sheer details.
Accessories befitting for this bride include a delicate floral crown and small hair embellishments accompanied by a traditional veil.
The tablescape boasts old-world charm with homemade flavors from sourdough bread, olive oil, and a plate of Greek pastries known as glykismata. One particular palatable accessory is the komoboloi, or Greek worry bread, which is the perfect stress-reliever for any bride-to-be.
For the purposes of this shoot, olives aren’t just for tasting; they’re incorporated in several ways throughout the shoot for a seamless design. Small olive stems are intertwined in the guests’ place cards. Trays of olives are an appetizing addition to the linen-covered table.
The arrangement comes full circle with metallic gold enhancements by way of gold-rimmed plates and a runner of gold flower vases. Vintage glassware is added for an elegant touch to complete the table transformation.
Every accent of this styled shoot, from a flower crown to a delectable offering, holds special significance to a culture rich in tradition. The concept translates the savory flavors of Greece into a delicious display celebrating the two paramount sentiments of any wedding – love and life.
Photography: Kate Ignatowski Styling + Floral Design: Mandy Forlenza Sticos Hair : Andy Tseng Make Up: Anny Chow Dress: Saja Wedding Veil: Mimi Shim for Saja Invitation Suite + Calligraphy: Kelsey Cronkhite for Pinegate Road Linen: Lost in Linen Vintage Tabletop Pieces + Props: Little Vintage Rentals Flowers Supplied By: Blooms by the Box Ribbon: Of The Earth Crown + Hair Pins: Lietofiore Model: Alexa Pinheiro