Oct 25, 2017

Nigerian wedding in La Malteze Santorini

Oct 25, 2017

A  jazz  wedding at La Malteze Estate Santorini.

This lovely couple Binta and Dele, had their wedding in Santorini La Malteze July 30th.
The couple met at the church and after a year into dating Binta realized that he was the “one”  Binta was attracted from Dele’s work ethics, humor and common, she could see that they had a lot in common such as love for travelling and lazy weekends .
Dele proposed to Binta in his Manhattan apartment overlooking Hudson  river  and the lights blinking in New Jersey, while they were in the balcony during the night. The length of their  engagement was 18th months.






wedding in Greece

Nigerean wedding  in Santorini

Ceremony and reception took place in La Mateze with 70 family members, and friends. Dele’s family came all the way from Nigeria . The main reason Binta choose La Malteze was the location as the venue is overlooking the caldera and the place was the ideal match for her wedding theme and style  . The theme of the wedding was White, grey and blush pink  and the style was elegant, stylish yet understated.
Binta  had three bridesmaids , who  wore a pale pink, floor length dress with a high split and low neckline. Stylish, weather friendly and in keeping with the theme – stylish and understated. Dele  had three Groomsmen who all wore a light grey tailored suit with a white shite and Gold personalised cuff links. The suit was made by a London designer.
Binta wedding dresses. Binta stated
·         I had three dress One was originally by Rosa Clara, whoever this was change dramatically after purchasing it in New York. My London tailor changed the neck like into a V shape with a centre join and re designed it from a line to mermaid. I loved the material of the Rosa Clara gown but wanted a more fitted look for the occasion.
·         The second dress was a traditional Yourba dress called and Iro n Buba made out of a robust Nigerian white lace.
·         The final dress was Berta inspired. The same London tailor was able to recreate the Berta dress using French lace purchased in New York with a silk underlay.
Binta wore simple hooped earrings encrusted with stone along with stone encrusted bangles.  Malkia was Binta’s  hair and make-up designer, who was flown in from London. Binta  wanted a soft understated look.
The wedding cake was a three tier cake. The bottom tiers was a Caribbean fruit cake while the top was a vanilla sponge. 
First dance songs was John Legened
The favourite part was the reception and what made unique our wedding was that
Having all my family and friends celebrate with us for a weekend.
The saxophonist made a difference in their  wedding reception
Our photographer and video were excellent and we had very nice results
Olympia Giannopoulou our wedding planner from Marryme in Greece, she helped me all the way from the beginning  to the end. After proposing various venues, we finally make up our minds for La Malteze. Then she found and organized the vendors and had an input into specialist items. She helped me with the planning  form day one and she had the day of the wedding the ceremony and reception overall coordination. She even found within 48 hours video, as this was a surprise from my family ( a real sort notice to find a good videographer in Santorini)
My advise to other brides is start the planning as soon as possible

We had a wonderful honey moon A south African safari and a beach holiday in the Seychelles. 

Wedding planner and event organizer : Marryme in Greece http://www.marryme.com.gr
Photography : Wedvisions http://www.wedvisions.com
Hair and make up: Malkia Roberts 
Flowers: Wedding wish http://www.weddingwish.gr/
Ceremony and reception: La Malteze Imerovigli https://www.lamaltese.com/