The term Bohemianism suffices to evoke an unconventional lifestyle laden with accents of artistry, poetic beauty, and carefree spiritualism. Bohemians have constantly been deemed as wanderers and adventurers whose flourish-loving souls found pleasure in the simpler joys in life. Henri Murger’s collection of short stories “Scènes de la Vie de Bohème” published in 1845, glorified and legitimized Bohemia and formed the basis of Giacomo Puccini’s opera La bohème (1896) which was our main inspiration for this shoot.
We took to heart the words from the libretto reading “Who cannot feel dazed in the delicate profile of a woman” and wished to translate them into a bride who is as stunning as carefree. The twist in the plot? Opulence! Our bride is not a gypsette but an haute boheme.
No venue could have been more appropriate to channel our inspiration than Hadjiantonas Winery. The traditional building that stands timeless as the old Montmartre homes with their long stonework staircases, wooden windows and artistic railing balconies that look over a small brook hemming the winery.
Intentionally bringing together statement making elements that juxtapose one another, we sourced a main body of dry florals Lunaria seeds, Poppy Seed heads, Pampas grass, Bunny tail, and dried Ammi blossoms, that extol the beauty of nature even at its most distressed, while adding in opulent tableware by Casa De Perrin, Anna Porcelain and Sintra plates, refined Louis linen furnishings and gold cutlery.
In our books no wedding is complete without candles or perfectly pitched without theme evoking paper suites. We went for handmade tailored paper for the carefree abandon of bohemia and luxury stirring wax seals to up the ante for that sumptuous feel.
As our bride is an absolute beauty we wished for her makeup and hair to get a fresh updated look, adding a touch of sweet decadence to her updo with a hair brooch tailored of dried blooms that would compliment her wedding gown and nod to our bouquet and floral arrangements.
We were so happy to work with wedding photographer Mr. Panayiotis Hadjiapostolou who captured our vision in delicate imagery and of course we would like to thank each and every creative who assisted in breathing life to our inspiration.
Photographer: Hadjiapostolou Photography
Planning & Coordination: Gloo & Oshy
Flowers: Gloo & Oshy
Wedding Dress: COMPLICE-Stalo Theodorou
Shoes: Tsakiris Mallas
Make Up: Alexandra Nicolaidou
Ring: You and me Wedding Ring Shop
Cakes: Cake Annie Ioannides
Venue: Hadjiantonas Winery
Invitations & Stationery: Art box prints & design
Rentals and tableware: Mint Event Finds
Hair Stylist: Lina Gavrielidou
Videography: Hadjiapostolou Photography
Model: Theoni Georgiadou