I have never been to Greece, but if this stunning Santorini soiree is any indication, I would absolutely LOVE every minute of it. Seriously… Does it get any more romantic than this?!? I. Think. Not. With breathtaking views, a stunning Vera Wang gown and image after glorious image by Anna Roussos, this wedding is literally overflowing with the romance and I am officially obsessed. All designed and planned to absolute perfection by Weddings in Santorini, this is one soiree that is guaranteed to leave you smiling (and humming love songs) for the rest of your week. Trust me, you don’t want to miss a minute of lovely, so join me in the gallery for even more and then stay tuned for an amazing film from Aegean Films below!
The pretty just keeps on coming with this fabulous film by Aegean Films! Enjoy!
From Weddings in Santorini… Newly engaged and visiting friends recently married at Lake Como, Evgeny and Masha’s eyes met again, this time over a Santorini coffee table book. Just as when they met, something clicked. As soon as they could, they traveled to Santorini to scout for wedding locations. Masha became so excited while visiting a beautiful whitewashed church in Imerovigli that she turned to Evgeny and kissed him passionately. They knew at once this is where they would be wed. Evgeny and Masha followed their hearts to express their easy-going, fun personalities, Russian heritage and Greek location through their wedding.
Greek musicians serenading her with wedding songs met Masha, who wore her amazing, tailor-made Vera Wang gown, at the church. Inside the simply decorated chapel, women covered their heads with beautiful scarves in the Russian Orthodox tradition. They flew in their family priest from Russia to perform the ceremony in Russian in addition to Greek. After being showered with rice to symbolize fertility and prosperity, the newlyweds arrived at their reception overlooking the Caldera in a convertible Beetle. There, the mother of the bride greeted them holding a Russian brioche she had brought all the way from Russia! Following tradition, the newlyweds each salted and ate a piece of brioche. Then, they drank champagne and smashed the glasses, which in Russia symbolizes the couple’s luck in their future life together.
To celebrate their lightheartedness, the reception was awash with glowing lanterns and square glass vases filled with mini olive tree branches. Escort cards tied to wreaths of olive branches were worn as bracelets or crowns. Masha and Evgeny love ‘40s and ‘50s rock, so after changing into retro ‘50s clothes, they swing-danced all night! When it came time to cut the cake, which looked like three large pillows, one on top of another, Evgeny explained how it represented their style: when at home, the two of them like to lay in bed with lots of pillows! After a night spent celebrating, Masha and Evgeny spent the day cruising in the Caldera, where they swam in the volcano’s hot springs and enjoyed a saxophone sunset.
Wedding Photography: Anna Roussos – Photographer / Wedding Cinematography: Aegean Films by Vasilis Pasioudis / Floral & Event Design: Evangelia Mendrinou of Weddings in Santorini / Event Planning: Stella and Moscha of Weddings in Santorini / Wedding Ceremony Location: Anastasi Church, Imerovigli-Santorini / Wedding Reception Location: Thermes / Bride’s Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent / Wedding Dress: Tailor Made / Table Cards: Evangelia Mendrinou of Weddings in Santorini