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A few words from the bride, Christine… The emotions were high. Waking up in a cave suite that was overlooking the volcanic Aegean Sea made my heart stop. It was the day that I would take his last name. The day we planned for so many months. The day we dreamed of for so many years.
From the moment we decided to get married in Santorini, Greece we knew we wanted something small and personal. Something that had a mixture of both of our unique tastes. My love for rustic and golds and Ryan’s love for art and color. The tables drenched in navy gauze, gold table wear, and of course an abundance of waterfall-like peonies flowing off the tables and down the aisle.
The planning, preparations, and all the stories from friends and family on what your wedding day will be like could never have prepared me for what I felt on that day. Dressed in my stunning Inbal Dror gown, holding my peony-filled bouquet tightly and my dads arm even tighter.
The second that I caught my soon-to-be husband’s eyes I fell in love all over again. Like the first time you know you love that person so much you will never be able to live without them. That’s what I felt. That exact feeling. 10 years later, I fell in love with him all over again. It was a rush that I will never forget. Standing next to each other and looking over to see our 3 beautiful children sitting with such big smiles and tears in their eyes was a moment that will be forever imbedded in our minds. Our first born got to carry the rings down the aisle, our daughter was our flower girl and wore a garland crown fit for a Greek goddess, and our youngest carried a sign that read “Daddy here comes mommy” on it which was a heart-stirring moment.
We wrote our own vows and read them in these perfect navy vow books that we will have for the rest of our lives. Our guest list of 30 enjoyed a champaign toast after the ceremony. cocktail hour followed while we stood on the picturesque white Santorini roof tops. We got to stare into each other’s eyes and whisper sweet things to each other all while looking out into the exquisite Santorini sunset.
Our wedding was a perfect representation of us and it was reflected in the details throughout the day. If our wedding day was any indication of what our lives will be like then we are on the most beautiful, loving, spectacular journey!
Photography: Sodapop Photos | Cinematography: Mont Videography | Event Design: Tie The Knot In Santorini-Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Betty Flowers Santorini | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Cake: Alexandra's Cake | Invitations: Julie Hanan Design | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Catering: Spicy Bites | Makeup Artist: Eleni Iliopoulou | Hair : Bella Damigou | Groom's Attire: Express Men's | Wedding Venue: Remezzo Villas Santorini | DJ, Light & Sound: Multimedia Events | Gold Cutlery: White Lilac | Signs : Weddings & Whimsy
The views of this destination wedding are beyond. Overlooking the blue water of the Aegean Sea, this french couple traveled to the cliffs of Crete for a celebration unlike any other. Think Happy Events crafted the day infused with pomegranates, long floral garlands at each table by Yucca Flowers and a party fueled by french champagne and love. See the whole affair captured by Les Anagnou and a filmed by WedColors below.
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Jehane and Jacques, a beautiful French couple, travelled all the way to Crete from London with their beloved families and guests to experience the wedding of their dreams. The wedding ceremony took place in the middle of nowhere in an extraordinary landscape on the edge of a cliff with a breathtaking view the endless blue of the Aegean Sea. An open wooden door, symbolizing the opening to their new beginning, was decorated with olive branches and marsala flowers. The bride arrived with a local traditional music band and her bridesmaids, all dressed up in dusted pink colors. The sound of silence, for the ceremony, in comparison with sound of the waves crushing the cliff, was irresistible. By the end of this beautiful ceremony, a cocktail party followed at a private villa and the guests had the chance to have a panoramic view of Crete under the well-known Greek sunset. Pomegranate: a symbol of life, rebirth and fertility was the inspiration for the wedding decoration. Beautiful flower garlands decorated all tables while large red pomegranates were used as escort cards. Wedding favor bags with local products like virgin olive oil and organic honey were placed on each guest’s seat. The highlight of this amazing party couldn’t be anything else than French champagne & endless dancing up until the morning light!
Photography: Les Anagnou photographers | Cinematography: WedColors | Flowers: Yucca Flowers | Invitations: Love Me Do | Catering: Cocoon Catering | DJ: Showtime Dj's | Dancer: Hara Nawaar | Desserts: Pavlov's Lab | Event Design & Wedding Planning: Think Happy Events | Lights: Showtime Dj's | Olive Oil: Mellelaion | Singer: Myrto Meletiou
Ever since I first saw The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Santorini has held the #1 spot on my travel bucket list. I mean, with scenery like this can you even blame me? It’s a slice of heaven on earth and Nikki and Vinod felt the very same. They exchanged vows in this incredible locale, with vendors like Santorini Glam Weddings, Betty Flowers Santorini and Ben Yew by their side. The result? Utter perfection.
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From Santorini Glam Weddings… If we had to describe Santorini in two words then it would definitely be “white” and “unique view”. Nikki and Vinod’s wedding took place at Rocabella Hotel, a venue which combines these two words and provides the perfect white canvas for us to work on!
Of course, such a special place needs discreet and delicate decoration in order to complete the unique landscape and not overshadow it. We started the planning process only a few months prior to the wedding, and I have to admit that when our journey reached this spectacular day, all I wanted was for this day to last as long as possible.
Nikki had a very clear idea of what she likes, and I just loved the way she wanted to incorporate Greek elements into the decoration and styling of the wedding. I still remember those late evening (early morning for her) Skype calls brainstorming all possible ideas until we found the perfect elements for her dream wedding!
What made this wedding so special, apart from the couple of course, was the amazing team of people working behind it. We always advise and guide our couples to pick their vendors carefully. When you work with people you trust and who share the same vision as you, the result is unbelievable.
Photography: Ben Yew Photography + Film | Cinematography: AnkerProd | Event Design: Santorini Glam Weddings | Event Planning: Santorini Glam Weddings | Floral Design: Betty Flowers Santorini | Ceremony Venue: Rocabella | Reception Venue: Rocabella | Calligraphy: Santorini Glam Weddings | DJ: Multimedia Events | Furniture Rentals: Spicy Bites | Guitar Player: Michalis Karamolegos | Scooter: Donkey Scooters