Dimitra & Yamen
Multicultural wedding in Sicily
Dimitra and Yamen are a multicultural couple. She of Greek origins, he Lebanese, both living in Dubai but still very close to the Mediterranean atmosphere. For them we have organized a wonderful wedding in Sicily.
The Mediterranean dream of Dimitra & Yamen
When Dimitra and Yamen contacted us, they were looking for a Mediterranean island that could be a neutral land to welcome all the guests to their wedding. The expected guests came from Lebanon, Greece and the United Arab Emirates.
After careful evaluations, the choice fell on Sicily, the multicultural territory par excellence since over time it has undergone the influences of Arabs, Greeks and obviously Italians.
Destination wedding at Castello Xirumi
The couple wanted a wedding with a Mediterranean flavor in a suggestive and unexplored place. We flew with them to Sicily for a tour in the most beautiful wedding venues on the island. Castello Xirumi, in the Catania countryside, immediately conquered them.
This 16th-century castle surrounded by lush Mediterranean flora and protected by its original walls, can give a magical atmosphere. Particularly striking is the wood where it is also possible to organize wedding ceremonies, it is precisely here that our couple chose to get married.
Wedding ceremony in the centuries-old wood
Dimitra and Yamen’s wedding was a mix of Arab, Greek, and obviously Italian culture. The event was characterized by a fragrant and colorful atmosphere as in the nights of the East.
The wedding ceremony took place under an ancient tree, with the light of the sunset filtering through the branches. A truly romantic scene that touched the hearts of all the guests present. Afterwards, the guests moved to the citrus grove for dinner with a typical Sicilian menu.
The party with Arabic music and sirtaki dance
For the party a touch of Arabic music and the classic Greek dances that involved all the guests could not be missing. The celebrations continued till late!
As for decorations, Dimitra and Yamen were clear from the start. They wanted a minimal style that would feature typically local flowers and plants. We used seasonal flowers, prickly pears, cacti, sunflowers, and lemons. The end result perfectly matched the context of the grove and citrus grove where the event took place.