August 9, 2019

Setty Lepida graduated from the Kapodestrian Univesity of Athens and the Faculty of English and American literature and culture. She has been a published writer, translator, and educator for over 13 years before engaging with blogging,  writing about fashion, and finally about wedding photography and the industry behind it. 

"The right words connect an image to the viewer and are what makes people identify themselves with the story and its storyteller within and beyond. The wording is the artist's voice, their perception of their own work and their connection to the couples they...

March 22, 2019

Golden Apple Weddings is a full-service destination wedding planning and styling agency, found with the heart to seamlessly curate bespoke events. From etiquette to tailoring, to creating an experience for the most discerning, delight begins with interpretation: your vision of a maximal big day, where our teams of wedding couturiers and skillfully selected vendors will fully fuse clean line design with expertise, aesthetic excellence, and movement. Where an olive grove sweeps down to the Mediterranean and vineyards roll away like corduroy to distant hills, you'll hear the clink of gl...

February 6, 2019

After a study for fashion design at the Akademie Mode & Design in Germany and ten years as a designer of an international fashion brand, I wanted more one day.
More intuition, more inspiration, more emotion. To raise my job of creativity, beauty and sense of style to the next level. Due to my background in fashion and the sensitivity for pure aesthetics, I succeed every day once more as wedding designer and bridal fashion stylist to set unrivalled standards in the event styling sector.

I love to reinvent the world of weddings and to give boutique events that certain something. To guid...

March 18, 2018

Why would an event, conference and campaign developer for the European Commission in Brussels turn event and wedding planner in Cyprus was a question I received a lot when I found Splendid. As a Politics graduate, I must say history always plays its part in what comes next.

I grew up by the beach in a restaurant-hotel owner family, where early on I could listen to materials being sizzled, trimmed, and tucked into place. As a teenager, I trained to become a professional ballet dancer, spending hours perfecting a skywards pointing arm, a steady anchored ankle, a perfect spin, all in the...

December 9, 2017

Isabelle Hesselberg - 2 Brides Photography:

Isabelle, a former retoucher, and photographer with Advanced Higher Vocational Education Diploma in Commercial Photography while working commercially started to photograph weddings 8 years ago. She has photographed several commercial cookbooks and co-written and photographed a wedding planning book released in Scandinavia. Since quitting her retouch career she has focused solely on photographing weddings in Sweden, Europe, and the Middle East. She is an avid advocate for film photography, passionate about keeping film alive. Isabelle is the...

October 14, 2017


The Secret Owl is an exclusive suite of fine-art wedding photography workshops in Greece, established and curated by Sotiris Tsakanikas. Inspired by the many faces, cultural, artistic and historical layers of the land, the courses co-mentored with wedding industry-leading vendors focus on the development of a designful branding philosophy, elevating expediency and a unique visual language. 

The 2017 Secret Owl finds us in the Cyclades, on the isle of winds, Mykonos. We decided to shoot at the iconic Windmills, a landmark of the island's rich, virile...

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