A stunning Santorini wedding, that’s something that just happens in the movies, right? Oh no my friends, this sort of beauty actually does take place in real life and Anna Roussos’ pics are proof. Orchestrated by The Bridal Consultant and overflowing with blush roses and beautiful bridesmaids decked out in Jenny Yoo, this destination wedding is what fairy tales are made of – more in the VAULT right this way!
From The Bridal Consultant.. It was after Alex and Oliver spent their first holiday as a couple on Santorini that they knew they wanted to be married on this beautiful Greek Island.
This was the perfect choice as they also wanted their wedding to be a bit more traditional than the usual overseas wedding. If I had to summarize their wedding abroad in a couple of words, they would be elegant and stylish with a hint of vintage.
Alex and Oliver chose to have their wedding ceremony at Le Ciel. Le Ciel is a stunning wedding venue that was purposely built on the edge of the caldera in 2015. They followed this with their wedding reception at La Maltese Hotel, which shares the same magnificent sunset views over the Caldera.
The Bride’s wedding dress comprised of two elements. Alex fell in love with a Caroline Castigliano shrug. She returned to the same boutique (Les Trois Soeurs) where she tried on different silhouettes until she found the perfect Sarah Janks wedding dress.
Alex chose a beautiful pair of Jimmy Choo shoes and clutch bag; and as she wanted to keep her accessories simple, Alex opted for a stunning floor length ivory veil, diamond earrings and a matching diamond tennis bracelet. In the evening Alex removed the shrug and added a beautiful vintage style diamante belt.
The bridesmaids’ dresses were by Jenny Yoo and were flown in specially from New York. They were called Juliette in Cameo Pink with gold flecked lace.
The groom, his best men and the fathers of the bride and groom looked equally elegant in their attire. They opted for a classic navy blue three-piece with a modern twist. The suits by Sartorial Style of Saville Row were personalized with a scope waistcoat, wider than normal lapels and pink stitched highlights (such as a single cuff buttonhole) to match the bridesmaid’s dresses.
Details are always an important part of the wedding day and Alex and Oliver spent months building a mood board. We liaised with designers including Wedding Wish (wedding florist and decorations) in Santorini to create the beautiful image of their wedding day they envisioned.
Their wedding cake was a four-tied ivory cake with a hand piped lace design to match the bride’s dress. The bespoke wedding stationery, including menus, were designed and made to order by a stationer in the UK and were in keeping with their colors and theme.
For the favors, Alex chose personalized candles for the ladies and Oliver chose a cigar and whiskey bar for the men.
From the Bride… We first holidayed in Santorini as a couple and we simply fell in love with the island. The weather was beautiful, the scenery was spectacular and the sunset was one of the best we had seen. We’d always imagined that we would get married in an English manor house with beautiful gardens, but the thought of getting married with the Santorini sunset in the background changed our minds. The whole planning experience up until the big day was one emotional rollercoaster, but was worth every moment! Our best memory from the day was the moment we saw each other at the aisle and our first dance. This was made even more special as we had sparklers for all of the guests and fireworks at the end of the dance.
Photography: Anna Roussos | Event Planning: The Bridal Consultant | Wedding Dress: Sarah Janks | Ceremony Venue: Le Ciel | Reception Venue: La Maltese | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Groom's Attire: Savile Row | Bridal Boutique: Les Trois Soeurs | Bride's Clutch: Jimmy Choo | Bride's Shrug: Caroline Castigliano | Floral Design + Decor: Wedding Wish