Tina & Jared

Tina & Jared

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# 6 the wedding of bride Tina & groom Jared

 

The wedding of New York based bride Tina and groom Jared is one of love, friendship, cultural appreciation and honest values.

 

Their culturally infused ceremony showered with love from family and friends celebrated Jewish, Fillipino and Greek traditions all within the stunning and neutral Greek landscape, lifted with vibrant purples and pinks from naturally grown bougainvillea. These homesome touches played with Tina's fun and stylish custom Houghton dress, stylishly demonstrate how beautifully a modern stylish woman can represent her values, spirit and individuality on her wedding day. Tina wanted her day to to reflect the laid back lifestyle of Greece, nothing too traditional and natural which can be felt through each and every photograph beautifully captured by Thanas Kaiafas including one of Tina's favourite moments where her and Jared re-visited their engagement spot on the Greek mountains and castle ruins.

 

Their love filled day naturally moved into a night of traditional and delicious Greek food, great music, vibrant dancing, surprise fireworks and late night Souvlaki snacks! Their spirit and stylish design touches create a truly beautiful Mediterranean X Bohemian cocktail, splashed with New York vibrancy and shaken with love, gratitude and the Greek sun! 

 

Enjoy lovers and remember to hit play to their custom playlist below. 

 

listen as you read, chosen by Tina & Jared

 
 
 
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
 

TELL US A LITTLE HISTORY ABOUT YOUR CONNECTION TO GREECE?

 

Both my parents are Greek so I grew up spending my Summers there in a small beach town called Porto Germeno, the same town my dad spent his summers growing up. The town holds my most fondest memories, it is quaint with only a couple of restaurants, coffee shops and bed and breakfasts'. Nothing fancy but the most amazing beaches which draw people from Athens which is just an hour and a half away. The town has always meant so much to my family and Jared fell in love with it just as much as me, one Summer he proposed to me on a mountain overlooking the town and we knew we wanted our friends and family to experience this hidden gem with us. The town is so small though, not nearly big enough to accommodate a large wedding, we searched and searched for a venue but there wasn't one. Finally we found an old restaurant on the water, it had been closed for years but we fell in love with it as soon as we saw it! The restaurant was not operational so  we got the power back up, fixed the landscape, added a bathroom etc... it was a true labour of love and we managed to get the space wedding ready and it was truly exquisite. 

 
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
 

SO, HOW DID GREECE INFLUENCE YOUR BRIDAL STYLE?

 

We were really inspired by the surrounding natural beauty of Greece, the mountains, the ocean and the Olive trees so we kept everything very neutral with the only colour from the boutainvillea flowers which grow naturally all over Greece, they are also my favourite flower! We also wanted our wedding to reflect the laid back lifestyle of Greece, we didnt want anything too traditional, we wanted it to feel natural and the most important thing for us was for our guests to get to experience Greece in a way that most tourists don't get to. Small town living, traditional food, music shared with family and friends, the laid back lifestyle of a small beach town and the great hospitality of the Greeks. 

 
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Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
 

DID YOU INCLUDE ANY ONE OF A KIND TOUCHES?

 

There was a blank wall at the entrance of the venue, so Jared and I decided to paint the names of our guests on the wall as our seating chart. Jared hand painted 200+ names which took him 2 whole days! 

 
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
 

"Jared and I met in college, we have been together for 8 years, engaged for 1.5 years and married for 8 months!"

 

- Bride TINA

 
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Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
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Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
 

TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR HOUGHTON DRESS?

 

I had the hardest time finding a wedding dress! I had something in my mind that just didn't exist so I worked with Houghton who created my dream dress!

 

HOW ABOUT OTHER STYLE MOMENTS?

 

My girls wore dresses from Show Me Your Mumu, the same colour but different styles. The boys wore Zara suits with JCrew ties,Jared also hand made  each of his groomsmen a leather belt with their nicknames stamped into them. Our rings, Jared and I fell in love with a vintage engagement ring from a local jeweller called Mociun so we got our wedding bands from them as well and my shoes were from Schutz.

 
so we got 
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
 

YOUR WOW MOMENT?

 

The whole day was incredible but the most memorable part for me was walking down the isle to Jared. The whole day was a blur of happiness but I'll never forget that moment!

 
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
 

TRADITIONAL TOUCHES?

 

We wanted our ceremony to be a true reflection of ourselves and our values. We had my cousin officiate in both Greek and English. We also wrote the ceremony ourselves which honoured all our backgrounds and incorporated Greek, Fillipino and Jewish traditions including exchanging crowns (Greek), exchanging coins (Fillipini) and smashing glass (Jewish). 

 
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
 

"Our wedding in 10 words, effortless, grecian, jet-set, natural, neutral,

relaxed and family style. My bridal style, Bohemian, Mediterranean and Effortless."

 

- BRIDE TINA

 
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
 

DID YOU KEEP ANY SOUVENIRS OR MEMENTOS FROM YOUR DAY? 

 

Our favours were small bottles of Mastiha, a traditional Greek liquor with a note telling our guests to save it and drink it with us one year from our wedding day in celebration of our one year anniversary.

 
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
 

"We originally planned to have our ceremony on the mountain overlooking the town which has the ruins of a castle and is where we got engaged but we found out a month before the wedding that the Archaeological Society would no longer allow us to get married there because of prolonged construction. We were crushed. It was really special that we managed to travel up there after the ceremony for pictures and that our photographer managed to capture the beautiful location for us."

 

- Bride, Tina

 
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
 

A MOMENT TO RE LIVE? 

 

My uncle surprised us with fireworks at the end of the night! We had no idea and it was magical! 

 
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
 

TELL US YOUR SOUNDTRACK?

 

We had a small Greek band playing as I walked down the aisle and as we left. Our first song was Step by Vampire Weekend (not a very traditional wedding song, but it reminds us of falling in love in college) and Electric Love by Borns was the biggest hit while we were cutting the cake. As soon as the cake was cut  everyone went crazy dancing to this song! 

 
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared
Bridal Instinct - The Real Wedding of Tina & Jared

Here is a set of quick links to sooth your inspiration DESIRE overload: 

MEDITERRANEAN x BOHEMIAN CELEBRATION OF LOVE, FAMILY & FRIENDSHIP

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS: Bridal Instinct, www.bridalinstinct.com

PHOTOGRAPHER:  Thanas Kaiafas, www.thanasiskaiafas.com

VIDEOGRAPHER: Nikos Dimou, www.iliketomovieit.gr

EVENT PLANNING: Kallina Coordinates, www.kallinacoordinators.gr

GOWN: Custom Gown by Houghton NYC, www.houghtonnyc.com

VEIL: Veil by Anglo Couture, www.anglocoutureline.com

JEWELLERY: Engagement & Wedding Rings by Mociun, www.mociun.com

SHOES: Heels by Schutz, www.schutz-shoes.com

HAIR & MU: Olga Kendis and Athina Saurianou

GROOMS SUIT: Zara, www.zara.com

BRIDESMAID GOWNS: Show Me Your Mumu, www.showmeyourmumu.com

FLOWERS:  Moustakis Flowers, www.moustakisfc.gr

VENUE:  Nika's Tavern, Greece

DJ & LIGHTING: Showtime, www.showtime.com.gr

TRANSPORT: Atlantida Travel, www.atlantidatravel.gr

INVITATIONS: Underwood Invitations, www.underwoodletterpress.com

LIVE MUSIC: Konstantinos Kotsatham

MUSIC: Buy Vampire Weekend, Step here

MUSIC: Buy BØRNS, Electric Love here



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