Alexa Wu & Filip
Villa Sylva Corfu
Bond, James Bond. If these three words don’t make you think of absolute style then perhaps this Villa Sylva Corfu luxury wedding inspired by 007 For Your Eyes Only will definitely do the job! But what does the iconic MI6 agent have to do with Corfu? Let us give you the scoop. You see, the filming of the 1979 spy movie took place in this very property, now cum luxury wedding venue in Corfu.
Not much has changed since then. Except for the added cutting-edge interiors and amenities that come with the villa, the rest (aka the perfectly preserved aesthetics of the villa, the lavish gardens that contain the second most ancient eucalyptus tree in the entire globe, the lily pond and upper terrace, the pool where the agent sneaks, the manicured lawns and the architecture) are exactly the same yet equally pristine.
With a team of the most well-versed creatives on our side, the gorgeous couple said I do poolside, corseted by a plush crescent of pampas grass, a lovely frame that evoked the union of the couple. Leonidas Rammos created a sublime floral scheme including a lavish heart-shaped bouquet and arrangements with tons of hydrangeas, white O’ Hara, syllable wabbara, and bombastic spray roses, asparagus greenery and the brand new lisianthus in botanic pink -presented for the first time in the market.
Our vision entailed soft lilacs and dusky pinks that interplayed with fine porcelain, brocard linens, and touches of copper. We wanted to create an elegant poolside scene attuned to the villa’s natural beauty but adding a small dose of color that matches the crepuscular palette of the evenings on the isle. We employed ghost seating to create a perfectly airy feel for dinner that would allow the couple’s table to shine.
Beautiful Letters from Italy created watercolor invites with the villa as their focal point, and lovely Elysian from Denmark brought in the pretty headpieces for our bride, dressed in a stunning Kamelia Andrioti gown, exclusively designed for The Secret Owl photography workshop shoot. Teti Charitou dressed our elegant groom to the nines with a creamy tux just like the one James sported in the movie. Makeup artist Thalia waved her magic wand to create an absolutely gorge dewy bridal Charlotte Tilbury makeup and elegant hairdo, paired perfectly with real black diamonds by Kousvelaris and shoes by Dukas Chatzidoukas.
Now if you’re anything like us – cakies to the bone- you’ll definitely lust over the oil-painted cake by Cake Boutique Corfu and your cocktail loving hearts who like it shaken not stirred will rejoice at the view of the bespoke slings created at the Corfu Catering Rentals bar that kept changing colors to match the mood of the hour as the day gave way to the evening. If a Corfu wedding speaks to your heart this is something you definitely should not miss. Our master photographer Sotiris Tsakanikas captured everything for your indulgence!
Photo credits: Sotiris Tsakanikas