Adding some of the magic of Greek mythology to your wedding

October 20, 2015

While some brides and grooms may set their sights on accent colours to set the tone of their wedding, there is plenty of other inspiration to be found to create a perfectly magical day. One theme that can be carried throughout all aesthetics of the day, from the bride's wedding dress and those of her bridesmaids, all the way to the centrepieces and decor is that of Greek mythology. 

From classically inspired attire to Olympus-like aesthetics, here are a few ways to add some mythological magic to your big day. 

The bridal look

For the Grecian-style bride, a flowing white gown with long fluttering layers can do just the trick – sleeveless and gathered under the bust with a golden cord, you'll find yourself transformed into a true Greek goddess. Loose-flowing waves or an intricate up do decorated with gold or silver can compliment this look, as well as a few simple pieces of jewellery such as a necklace, a single bangle, or drop earrings. You can top the whole look off with a delicate leaf-patterned circlet, rather than a tiara. 

Keep the makeup simple, yet radiant. Think warm taupes and gold for the eye shadow, and a healthy glow across your cheek bones with bronzer and blush. 

A vineyard or olive grove can make for the perfect backdrop to your Grecian inspired wedding. A vineyard or olive grove can make for the perfect backdrop to your Grecian inspired wedding.

If you are having the ceremony or reception outdoors, the Grecian-style bride can easily get away with wearing a beautiful pair of sandals or flats – make sure you treat yourself to a pedicure before the big day if your foot ware is going to be open-toed!

The venue 

Step back in time to the Golden Age of art and culture with a perfectly Grecian inspired venue such as a olive grove or vineyard. You can plan your outdoor wedding just in time for summer or autumn, when the weather is a little more forgiving to outdoors affairs.

Set up plenty of shaded areas for your guests such as white canopies and tents to beat back the heat, and keep the decor light and minimalistic. Unless you happen to find somewhere with some beautiful columns, billowing drapery can add an ethereal touch to the decor. 

In a nod to the theme, you can give different tables names of various Greek gods and goddesses. Blue and white geometric patterns throughout the table settings and crockery are another nice touch. 

Any programmes or menus can be printed on aged paper and tied up as scrolls, and a beautiful glass bottle of extra virgin olive oil can serve as a nice memento for your guests to take away.