Stepsis-The Ceremony of Crowning
From the ancient years the crowns are signs of glory and honour and until nowadays they remain the focal point of the orthodox marriage ceremony. During the ceremony the wedding crowns are fitted upon the couples’ head, joined by a ribbon which symbolises the unity of the couple. This process is called Stepsis.
Located in Rethymno, Crete, Stepsis is an event management company founded by Mavromati Natasa. Our expertise and services cover all aspects of your requests: From locating the perfect venue, ceremony & reception design, pre-event planning, decoration & styling, food & art de la table, cakes, music & entertainment, flowers, photography etc. We are here to provide you with a stress-free planning process and to create a completely unforgettable event!
10 Reasons To Choose Stepsis
Grown in Crete and having lived here for all these years, we know our area, and its culture better than anyone.
Our attention to detail, flexibility, sense of style, and our relationships with great wedding professionals in the wedding industry make us successful.
Because we don’t like impersonal venues and the formal professional relationships. You will personally meet all the people who will help and take part in the fulfilment of your dream and you will experience the warmth of Cretan hospitality.
Because we are not florists or decorators. We are educated wedding planners and coordinators, experts in hospitality, event management and logistics. At stepsis, we know whats needs to be done like the back of our hand. We will keep track of all your deadlines and remind you when things need to be done and decided on. Nothing will ever be missed and there is no danger that something won't turn up on the day because of poor preparation.
Because none of the hotels or tourist agencies can give their full attention to the organisation of a wedding and especially during the summer months which is the peak period in Crete. A destination wedding planner can deal exclusively and responsibly with the organising and coordination of such a significant event.
Because the unparalleled attention to detail has made Natasa, of Stepsis, one of the most coveted wedding planners in Crete. The planning, preparation, and coordination effort behind an extravagant wedding or spectacular event is demanding… but, with many years of experience in wedding planning, we have exceeded the expectations of our clients.
Because at Stepsis we work without working hours’ limitation. We offer customized services to fit our client’s needs knowing that every wedding is different, unique and should reflect the personalities of the couple.
We understand the stress and difficulties involved in planning a destination wedding concept and we are right by your side throughout the whole proceed. Our contact number and our e mail are always available for you to share with us any concerns which may arise.
At Stepsis we believe that experience in the business on its own isn’t enough in order to be the best. You need to be flexible and have the ability to deal with the unexpected in a split second. Wedding consultants need strong communication skills, creativity, patients and a desire to please, while getting the job done in an organized and timely manner.
Because our wedding business is built on referrals from happy clients!
Meet The Planner
Natasa Mavromati - Founder of Stepsis-Wedding & Event Planner
Small town roots and great career dreams, led Natasa to attend GLION HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT SCHOOL in Switzerland where she attained a Bachelor degree in hospitality & event management. After a short stint as a hotel manager in the family business and a long run as a sole proprietor of her own business in Rethymno, Crete, Natasa founded Stepsis and fulfilled her dream of planning, organizing and managing weddings and events. Greek born and Cretan raised Natasa, brings spunk, creativity and innovation to her role as wedding planner. Combining her passion of weddings, elegancy and current trends, she is always restless at work creating inspiring and unique events, tailored to each couple. Along with these, her heart shares space with her other loves-being with her family, best friends, enjoying her coffee at a seaside elegant cafe, cooking at home and exploring new places.
Meet Natasa on facebook: www.facebook.com/natasa.mavromati
Nektarios Elias Mertios- Wedding Designer
He was born and grew up in Rethymno, Crete. Since he was a child, a tremendous love for art, fashion, interior architecture and decoration were cultured inside of him. That is why he primarily studied interior designing, architecture and decoration and took his diploma from the Middlesex University in London, UK. His love for fashion was stronger and he started courses in fashion designing, styling and endymatology at the institute of specialization Intergraphics. With his diplomas in decoration & endymatology and his background working as a fashion designer, Nektarios Elias has the experience needed to excel in her role with Stepsis. When he is not busy designing inspiring collections, Nektarios enjoys creating Themed Weddings for us.
Demetra Manousogiorgaki - Decoration & Gifts' Consultant
Being born into the varied and abundant culture of Greece, Demetra was exposed to the world of traditional art and the customs from ancient and current years. This contributed to her love for art, which began at an early age and has become a life-long passion for design and creation. Her love for art is ingrained in her personality, and it comes through in the care, love, and attention to detail that Demetra puts into every piece she designs. Today, Demetra is proud to run her own business in the old town of Rethymno-a little shop full of handcrafted accessories, gifts for Him, for Her, last minute gifts, good luck and thank you gifts, all personalized and unique. Whether you're getting ready to tie the knot or looking for the perfect wedding guests’ gift, Demetra has contributed hundreds of stunning designs to her collection to help us make the big day extra-special.
Irini Koronaki - Professional Photographer
Irini is the owner and principal photographer of “Irini Koronaki Photography”. One of her favorite things in the world is the ability to share in the love of two souls as they come together as one. Irini has been shooting weddings for almost 5 years now and she feels very fortunate to have found her dream job and passion in life. When she is not behind the camera, you can find her at the beach with her husband and 3 kids- Eleni, Sofia and Filippos-photo shooting their special moments.
Meet Irini on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/irinikoronaki