LimaniDesigns

Handmade ceremonial candles, custom favors and papery

Chicago, Illinois · 726 Sales

LimaniDesigns

Handmade ceremonial candles, custom favors and papery

Chicago, Illinois 726 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Welcome to the Limani Designs Etsy Shop! We create ceremonial candles for Weddings, Baptisms, Christenings and children's Easter candles as well as custom made favors, invitations and gouria, good luck charms. All our product is handmade with love and care. Please read our profile and shop policies to learn more about us. If you have any questions drop us a note via Conversations. Visit us at www.limanidesigns.com to find out more of what we do!

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 27, 2017

Welcome to the Limani Designs Etsy Shop! We create ceremonial candles for Weddings, Baptisms, Christenings and children's Easter candles as well as custom made favors, invitations and gouria, good luck charms. All our product is handmade with love and care. Please read our profile and shop policies to learn more about us. If you have any questions drop us a note via Conversations. Visit us at www.limanidesigns.com to find out more of what we do!

Angie and Eleni

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Angie and Eleni

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About

Limani Designs owners, Angie Kollias and Eleni Panagakis, are a mother/daughter team, who are celebrated for their unique and original designs.

Angie and Eleni started designing Baptismal and Easter Candles once Eleni became a Godmother and realized there was a need for something new and fresh in the market. Their first Baptismal candle was definitely a learning experience but 9 years later, Angie's original designs are little pieces of art, with intricate wrappings, special details and exquisite taste.
The Limani Designs Easter Candles include a small metal paper boat charm, just like our logo. We want to make sure you are purchasing an original and authentic Limani Designs candle, which is always made with love and care with innovative designs and details.

What does Limani Mean?
Limani is the Greek word for seaport. Angie Kollias grew up in the southern part of Greece about a mile away from a small seaport. Years later, when Angie and her children lived in that part of Greece, her kids learned to swim at that very same port. It’s the family’s mutual love for the limani and the precious memories made by the sea that inspired the name. Once the company name was established, the paper boat became their logo since Angie used to make paper boats with her children when they were young, you can't have a seaport without boats, right? :)

Learn more about the Limani Designs Team from the Neos Kosmos article written by Anastasia Tsirtsakis https://bit.ly/2uLXiH4

From a young age, Eleni Kollias-Panagakis had a penchant for planning. She recalls jumping at the chance to organise a party, and would be the first one beside her mother Angie every time a holiday rolled around to help set and decorate the dinner table, complemented with beautiful flowers selected by her mum.

Despite their passions however, both social, they each moved into customer service, while planning and working on events at the request of close family and friends.

So when the opportunity rolled around to finally set up their own events company in 2011 and officially combine their interests, Eleni and Angie jumped at the chance – and Limani Designs was born.

“It was only natural that my mother and I would work together as we share a passion for creativity. We both put in a lot of hours to do what we love best,” Eleni tells Neos Kosmos.

“It is great to look back now and think that those first events were going to lead us to this venture.”

The duo behind Limani Designs, (R) Eleni Kollias-Panagaki with mum and business partner, Angie Kollias.
Together the mother-daughter team cater for all types of functions ranging from weddings and christenings, to baby showers, birthdays, and corporate events.

“We offer complete event design services, including design overview and creation, colour palette guidance, as well as set up and placement of all décor. We create custom invitations, custom ceremonial candles and floral arrangements.”

As a result, each event is filled with little details that make the whole look come together. Starting with the colour palette that is consistently present throughout, Eleni and Angie set out to create a design that tells a story that is truly representative of their clients, but with the Limani designs aeshetic which can be described as clean and elegant with lots of fresh floral and greenery details.

Based in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of one Eleni and her parents moved to Agrili, a small village outside of Filiatra, Greece where they lived for seven years before returning to Chicago. The experience is one she recalls fondly, forever leaving an imprint on their hearts; subsequently it would prove to be the inspiration behind their company name.

“I knew I wanted something that represented my mum and I; something we both loved and the small port of Limani in Agrili came to mind. Our home there is so special to us and our love for all things natural and beautiful, like the sea and land around that area is undeniable,” Eleni reveals.

Limani Designs is not the only service of its kind, but there’s no denying they have somethiong special going. With their customer service backgrounds – Eleni worked for the likes of Gap, Coach, Ralph Lauren, Harpo Studios, and most recently Hermes, while Angie has been employed by Marshall Fields and now Macys – two things they understand are people and service.

“What we wanted to create was a one-stop shop to design and plan special events. It makes our client’s life easier as they don’t have to do all the running around; we take care of all that. We ensure that each event is perfect and worry-free,” Eleni says.

Plus, you know those people you meet that exude a warmth as though they’re a long-lost friend? Well that’s them, and is in large part why despite having worked on hundreds of events, they can’t seem to pick a favourite.

“Each time we plan an event we say to ourselves, ‘This was our favourite’ … until our next event comes up.
“This is because we make each event unique, adding various elements that surprise guests. We customise each project we work on and make them truly one of a kind, whether that means hanging floral arrangements, using vintage glassware or even having live goldfish in fish bowls throughout the design,” she says. At which point, the mention of live goldfish has me wishing I could relocate to Chicago for my next birthday bash.

Now with spring rolling around in the northern hemisphere, it signals a busy period for the Limani team who are in the middle of designing several events due to be realised over the coming months.

Meanwhile they are also working on an Easter project, spearheaded by Angie, who creates original lambades (Easter candles) with unique features that both children and adults can enjoy.

“Each lambada is special, original and one-of-a-kind. Many include pieces that the children can have as keepsakes and to play with,” adding a modern twist to a Greek tradition, and just one of what seems to be a never-ending source of inspiration, which Eleni greatly attributes to her bond with her business partner, who is, first and foremost, mum.

“Getting inspiration can come at any moment and we rely on each other to bounce ideas off of one another. We talk on the phone a few times a day excited with a new project coming our way or finding that perfect ribbon. Limani Designs is definitely a true partnership between the two of us.”

With some things you’ve either got it, or you don’t, and the Kollias women certainly do.

Limani Designs are always updating their Instagram with a variety of events they have planned and worked on. To be inspired, follow them @limanidesigns
For more information and to access their services, visit www.limanidesigns.com
Angie and Eleni custom design every wedding, event and special occasion they work on. If you are interested in finding out more about their services and would like to contact them please click on their website www.limanidesigns.com

Shop members

  • Angie Kollias

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Angie's (aka Mom) two great loves are flowers and heels (after her husband and children, of course!). Her natural green thumb, no garden gloves please, is evident in every floral arrangement she creates.

  • Eleni Panagakis

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Eleni's love of event planning started as a child. As she grew older, her party planning/designing obsession focused on more sophisticated affairs, while never losing sight that it’s the experience at the event that truly defines an occasion.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 25, 2018
Welcome to our etsy shop! All of our items are hand made and crafted.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Custom orders may not be returned. For all other orders, please contact us within 24 hours upon receiving your purchase if you are not completely satisfied. Orders may be returned within 1 week of receiving payment for the purchase price, minus shipping. You must contact us before sending the item(s) back. In the case of a refund, shipping costs and Etsy/Paypal fees will not be refunded. Customer is responsible for return shipping.
Payment
We accept Paypal and direct payment, which means you'll be able to pay with a credit card or e-check, without your account numbers being revealed.

Payment is required within three days, unless discussed otherwise, or the item will be relisted.
Shipping
All packages will be shipped via USPS within 1-3 business days upon received payment. If you would like Express Mail or Insurance you will be invoiced separately. We will not be responsible for lost or damaged packages. If you live in the Chicagoland area please message us to meet for a pick up or hand delivery.
Additional policies and FAQs
We hope you are very satisfied with your order!