So, thinking about divine locations – this month we have turned our attention to destination weddings, and have been heavily influenced by those chic island like Mykonos with its memory-making sunsets, whitewashed walls and raw natural beauty.
This concept is for the free-spirited, the creative and the nomadic. Those wander lusters who just can’t get enough of the salty-air and that sun kissed glow.
The colour palette is anchored in earthy, natural tones and showered with soft white and organic neutrals, peppered with burnt sienna and sandy shades. Texture as the fundamental detail from natural materials, tactile fabrics, organic crockery and imperfect surfaces to create a sense of pared back luxury. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication – this is modern bohemia in its most tranquil form.
The Cycladic island of Mykonos is known as much for being an exquisite white washed maze, dotted between secluded beaches and serene hillsides as it is for its hedonistic ability to host the most monumental party of your life.
The wedding ceremony would take place on the tranquil and truly intimate beach below the cliffs, followed by basil martinis on the cliff-top terrace as the sun sets over the Aegean Sea with untouched views straight to the horizon. Guests will dine, family-style, in the open air restaurant, enjoying a long and slow Mediterranean feast of wholesome, organic and local delicacies. As the night draws on and the music turns up, guests will dance the night away under the starlit sky.
Wanderlust meets sophistication for our Gypset bride. Ideal dress something that epitomizes her fearless yet delicate nature. She is a bohemian with a deep soul and her designer gown will be accessorized with jeweler and artefacts from her world travels along with an heirloom veil and sandals.
Her hair and beauty look is serene, soft and natural. Loose, effortless waves for her hair and a sun kissed, barely there make-up look.
THE DESIGN DETAILS
The setting at ‘Scorpio’ provides the perfect base of raw textural details to layer and build upon to create this primitive yet elegant vibe. Palpable, raw fabrics in neutral shades will be casually draped along the large tables and slowly billow in the evening wind creating interest in their own formations. Clusters of candles adorn the tables and the surroundings, creating the perfect post-sunset ambience. Eclectic and wild displays of local flowers decorate the tables in whitewashed, assorted vessels.
The crockery and glassware will take an organic form, each piece beautifully unique and uneven creating a relaxed ambience to the evening. The feast will be served to the center of the table, so beautiful it acts as part of the decor, displayed in raw wooden bowls and eclectic platters with ceramic serving wares.
Those craving downtime from the late night celebrations can retreat to a Zen-zone created with blazing fire-pits, peacock chairs and macramé blankets.
I do hope this was inspirational.
Stay tuned for the next destination wedding inspiration from Kefalonia island.
Love Kay x