TROPICAL CONCEPT FOR DIMITRI'S CHRISTENING

Little Dimitris’ christening was held on Paros island, one of la fete’s all-time favorite islands in Greece!  Paros is a picturesque Cycladic island famous for its traditional character. The island’s breathtaking views are truly straight from a postcard. So, planning a christening on this lovely island had endless possibilities. 

For Dimitris’ special day the family wanted it to be something festive and fun. It was important that the event was authentic and a one-of-a-kind celebration that loved ones would be sure to remember for years to come! Tassos and Aggeliki, Dimitris’ parents, decided on a colorful, fun, tropical beach party concept. The palette was the colors of the rainbow which gave the most festive summer beach vibe. Guests followed a colorful tropical dress code with Hawaiian shirts, tropical prints, and exotic animal prints on summer dresses, dress shirts and bermuda shorts.

La fete also worked closely with Tassos and Aggeliki on the creation of the decor, favors and invitations for the event. When deciding upon invitations, the couple wanted something whimsical and in sync with the christening concept. La fete made sure that every detail was coordinated to the specifications of the concept. Ultimately, the couple selected la fete designed invitations with a lovely tropical scene and offered matching tropical hand-held fans to guests to keep cool. In addition, la fete created in collaboration with a designer adorable felt necklaces in the shape of tropical fruit for the christening favors! 

La fete made sure that everything was organized with great  precision so that all guests coming from Greece and abroad would feel completely at ease. It was also essential that the celebration had a laid back Greek vibe in order for guests to have an easygoing, fabulous time. When family and friends arrived they were in high spirits and ecstatic to see, feel and be a part of a truly momentous moment in such a magical place! On the big day,  la fete made sure that nothing was left to chance, every minute detail was meticulously handled. The christening was held at the impressive old monastery of Saint Arsenios on the island of Paros. The iconic monastery with its impressive views of land and sea was the perfect venue for this important and symbolic moment. 

All christening decor was kept on theme. The monastery and baptismal font were decorated with the adorable custom-made felt tropical fruit, the godmother wore a personalized apron with tropical straps stitched with Dimitris name. La fete designed charming rope witness bracelets adorned with small crosses and protective evil eye charms! Needless to say the guests absolutely loved the bright colours and festive style.  Dimitris’ handmade “Lambada” Greek celebratory candle was decorated with colorful rope that matched the christening colour palette perfectly.

After the christening, to keep guests cool and comfortable, la fete set up a lovely tropical refreshment and treat stand! The Guests were immediately refreshed while they enjoyed homemade iced tea, cucumber and mint-flavored water, traditional Parian Tsipouro, Souma. La fete also served “fanouropita” from the most traditional bakery of Paros. La fete even designed a custom-made a bespoke wooden surfboard “guest book” for the event, where everyone wrote lovely sentiments to Dimitris.

The reception that followed the christening was held at the idyllic Piso Aliki Bay on the island. The party was truly a whimsical tropical beach party with its detailed decor. As the colour palette was so colourful la fete made sure to incorporate it in every possible detail. Paper fruit props added delightful pops of colour everywhere. Tables were covered with fun customised tropical placemats, centerpieces were made from carved pineapples and turned into festive vases with fresh basil inside. Colourful flags and garlands made with pineapple tops were created and strung about, plates, glasses, straws all adorned with tropical prints. Guests couldn’t stop talking about how much they loved this colorful celebration! This tropical beach party was definitely an Instagram-worthy celebration.

At the party, Guests enjoyed a delicious Greek buffet feast as well as an open bar that served tropical cocktails and pineapple granitasBecause no event is truly complete without a little something sweet, la fete created with Tserki, a scrumptious candy bar and dessert table with the most delectable treats. There were watermelon and pineapple cake pops, cookies, candies in the shape of tropical fruits, tropical cupcakes and everyone’s favorite, the yummy donuts! To capture the memories of this special day, la fete set up a fun inflatable photo booth with inflatable and paper tropical-themed props. The guests had a blast playing and posing with the fun props.

Music and dancing are always key ingredients for a memorable party! The traditional live band really brought guests together in this lovely celebration. Family and friends were singing along, laughing and dancing joyfully to traditional Greek island songs! 

This wonderful day was captured by the talented photographer, Nektarios Maniatis. These beautiful photographs will be a cherished keepsake from this once-in-a-lifetime event for this amazing family to remember for the rest of their lives!

 

Photo Credits:
Nektarios Maniatis
Venue:
thalassa mou
Event Planning:
la fete
Flowers:
la fete
Event Stationery:
La fete
Event Decoration:
La fete
27 August 2016
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