The fortified old town of the city in Northwestern Greece known as the Ioannina Castle is probably one of the most sought-after locales to hold a wedding photography session. Still many of its aspects remain unexplored in terms of visual dynamics, so instead of going for the panoramic vistas from the castle’s citadel crenellations, we took to Its Kale (a name given to the southwestern citadel by the Ottomans meaning inner castle) and the large circular tower in the centre of the citadel, known as the Tower of Bohemond.
The rich in history and ambiance bearings provided a perfect palette for us to work on capturing the romantic notes of our bride’s bouquet and florals made up of Lavender, Garden Roses, Delphinium, Eucalyptus, and Leucospermum. The arrangements styled to perfection by Lefteris Kossaras became a wonderful tonal match to our dainty blush tapestry-fabric french mahogany chairs and blue tinted art de la table. We employed a classic arm candelabrum and leafy trails with pops of color in lieu of a table runner for the table set decor while applying the same principle to the single dessert table. We opted for a naked wedding cake embellished with fresh blooms and forest fruit a nod to a bride’s love for less frosting and more taste.
Our bride wore a long bell-sleeved Guipure lace gown, while we wished to give her a minimal classy makeup look in vanilla nudes, and blue-based browns, as well as a flattering Ethereal Reign hairdo, to complement her long figure. We have a huge fondness of emeralds so we opted for a classic pair of emerald and pavé diamond halo earrings in 18k white gold and a matching engagement ring by Arkadopoulos Jewelers. The bride’s blush suede block heel sandals were chosen for their romantic style and added comfort.
We loved shooting this editorial and we would like to thank the team of Its Kale Boutique Hotel for their warm hospitality. A tip: if you are looking for a classic venue or a landmark to hold your wedding photography session take a small scouting trip around the premises for a unique location keeping an open mind and looking for the spots where the light is milky and soft.
~Venue: It’s Kale Boutique Hotel
~Furniture: The Arch of Colours
~Makeup artist: Eri Tousi
~Hair: Haris Artistic Team
~Florals: Anhtopolion Papachristou
~Desserts: The Candy Cup
~Wedding dress : Vintage