Dimitris Psillakis, Rita Vinieris, Joanna Loukaki, Demetrios, and Christos Costarellos

5 Greeks You Should Know

It’s that time of year! Engagements are announced, wedding planning is in full swing, and everything in between for “the big day”! This edition of 5 Greeks takes a look at some necessary areas of wedding planning.

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It’s that time of year! Engagements are announced, wedding planning is in full swing, and everything in between for “the big day”! This edition of 5 Greeks takes a look at some necessary areas of wedding planning.


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Dimitris Psillakis – Santorini Wedding Photographer: With an Instagram feed and portfolio to be in awe over, Dimitris Psillakis captures your special moments. If you are heading to Greece to get married, or you’re already there, be sure to take a look at his portfolio online and see if he travels to the part of Greece where your wedding is taking place. Psillakis is based in Crete, but does travel. In fact, most of his bookings take place in Santorini. Take a look, then book! For more information, visit: com Follow him on Instagram @dimitripsillakis


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Rita Vinieris – Bridal Gown Designer: The dress hunt is one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning! If you’re looking to embrace your Greekness as your attire, Rita Vinieris has multiple lines to offer. She has two luxury bridal collections RIVINI and Alyne. Whatever your style may be, it’s possible that Vinieris has it in one of her collections. Voluminous? Check. Sleek and form fitting? Check. Lace and fluff? Check. Beautiful detail? Check, check! Not heading the traditional white gown route? Or maybe you’re attending a wedding and in need for something elegant. Vinieris also has a line of designer evening gowns ranging from cocktail style to floor length. Her gowns have been seen on “the red carpet” by celebrities such as Kelly Osbourne and more. For more information, visit: rivini.com, www.alynebridal.com, www.ritavinieris.com Follow on Instagram @ritavinieris


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Joanna Loukaki – Wedding Planner: Ready for your destination wedding? Joanna Loukaki is your gal. Specializing in destination weddings in the Islands of Greece, she’s been wedding planning and coordinating since 2010. Her past clients have left her rave reviews. Loukaki is extremely dedicated, she developed floral and event design for her wedding planning skills. Her services range from full wedding planning to design and styling to wedding management. She holds multiple accolades, including Luxury Travel Guide’s Wedding & Honeymoon Specialist of 2016. Visit com Follow her on Instagram: @joannaloukaki


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Demetrios – Bridal Gown Designer: A top leader in the bridal industry, Demetrios has a large collection of bridal gowns. The designer behind the name, Demetrios James Elias, hails from Piraeus, Athens, Greece. Upon immigrating to the U.S., he helped in his parents’ bridal store, thus creating his love for the bridal industry. Looks and styles include princess, mermaid, trumpet, sweetheart, and so on. The detailing is beautiful, and if you’re looking for an embellished look, and if you want classic without details, Demetrios has it all. Visit the official website to find an authorized retailer that carries Demetrios near you: demetriosbride.com Follow on Instagram: @demetriosbride


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Christos Costarellos – Bridal Gown Designer: Unique, detailed, with classic and ancient touches, bridal gowns by Costarellos vary and touch on the different moments in time. As quoted on his website, Christos Costarellos stated “The creative process I follow forms a bridge that connects elements from the past, making them relevant to the present as they project ideas for the future.” Costarellos launched in the Greek market in 1998 and has been thriving since. His gowns are a creative blend of vintage and modern, covering many waves of nostalgic fashion. The Costarellos fashion house carries its haute couture line outside of bridal as well. Visit com for more information. On Instagram: @christoscostarellos


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