One place on my dream destination list that I’m just dying to cross off? You guessed it, Santorini. Until I find myself booking a ticket there, I’ll just stare at these stunning captures from Melanie Nedelko. Escape the ordinary and see it all in The Vault!
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From Melanie Nedelko…For me there is no other location for an engagement shoot that´s more beautiful and more unique than Santorini! This wonderful, quaint Greek island with its blue church domes definitely is one of the most gorgeous locations I’ve ever seen in real life. Pictorial wind mills, cute kittens and the most amazing sunsets await you.
It’s been a dream of mine for a long time now to explore this volcanic island by myself. So when I got an email from Selena and Jacob from L.A. this April where they told me about how they are going to travel Europe including Santorini for some weeks my heart just skipped a beat.
Shortly before their departure Jacob surprisingly proposed to Selena and it became clear pretty quick that they wanted to have an engagement shooting on Santorini. After traveling through Italy, Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro they arrived full of unforgettable impressions on the Greek island to meet me there.
I was more than just excited and ever since I met them in person I couldn’t wait for this day to come.
Jacob and Selena rented an amazing Airbnb Apartment and from its rooftop terrace we had this breathtaking view over the city Oia. We met early in the morning to start shooting. In the mornings this city is enjoyably quiet, only some fisher boats and straying cats cross your path through the charming alleys of Oia.
What else can I tell you…This engagement shooting was just incredible. Jacob and Selena interacted so lovingly and easily in front of my camera, it was a pleasure taking their pictures. I could have continued photographing them all day long if the sun hadn’t become to hot and tourists hadn’t spread out into the city. Within an hour Oia awakes and its bustle takes its usual course.
I really hope that I may return to Santorini some day. Because if you have been there once, it is all over with you…This island won’t let you go again. But enough said – enjoy my pictures of an adorable couple and a stunning backdrop!
Photography: Melanie Nedelko | Film Processing: Carmencita Film Lab | Location: Greece: Crete & Santorini
Not only does this rooftop cocktail and floral crown party look so fun but it’s super chic too! From the fresh flower decorated cake to the jewel-toned geodes, I’m sold on every design detail chosen by this posse of planners and photographers. With the talented likes of Santorini Glam Weddings, Tie The Knot Santorini and Santorini Bliss Weddings, it should be no surprise. Anna Roussos and SoVisual Photography captured all the fun and this Vault gallery is what makes this Wednesday pretty great.
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From the Girls… We are so lucky to be working with friends! Here in Santorini we have created a wonderful group of wedding vendor friends! We share so many professional and personal moments together. This year we decided to create a new tradition, to celebrate the beginning of wedding season by throwing a cocktail party for ourselves!
Our day started with a stroll at the stunning village of Oia, in Santorini. Us girls, all dressed up, walked in the picturesque paths of Oia and actually being in front of the camera for once was a terrific experience! Anna Roussos had a double role this time, she was both in front and behind the camera, taking these beautiful photographs of the day with the help of lovely Sandy and Odysseas from SoVisual Photography.
Closer to the sunset time, the best time on a summer day, we went to Sphinx Wine bar in Oia, a listed 1850 mansion, with a cellar including more than 300 labels of local, Greek and international wines. Great wine, delicious canapés and creative cocktails. What else could we ask for?
Maria from Tie the Knot in Santorini, Evita from Santorini Glam Weddings and Manto from Santorini Bliss Weddings (or we can just put “us wedding designers”) designed a fresh and elegant tablescape with all the lovely details that we like to design for our lovely brides. We loved the super yummy cocktails and spoiled ourselves with Alexandra’s divine dessert tapas, and a lemon ginger tart decorated with fresh flowers! We even assembled a flower bar, where we created flower crowns, and flowers cones, having super amusing moments. The flowers, from Myrto and Betty Flowers, were our favourite; king proteas, peonies, hydrangeas and blue thistles.
It really was a day to remember! We had so much fun creating and celebrating at the same time! Cannot wait to repeat next year!
Photography: Anna Roussos | Event Planning + Design: Tie The Knot In Santorini-Weddings & Events | Event Planning + Design: Santorini Glam Weddings | Event Planning + Design: Santorini Bliss Weddings | Floral Design: Betty Flowers | Jewelry: Mati art gallery | Venue: Sphinx Wine Restaurant | Cake + Desserts: Alexandra's Cake | Linen Rentals: Weddings & Whimsy | Photography - Assistance: SOVISUAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Even if you’ve had your dream day planned since you were a little girl, this magical Santorini affair will convince you to ditch those plans for a destination wedding in the Greece. And if you do, be sure to hire the White Ribbon Boutique Events Coordination, the talent behind this romantic day. Head to The Vault to experience all the beauty for yourself, thanks to Tyme Photography and With Heart Films!
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From White Ribbon Boutique Events Coordination…The destination wedding of Sasha and Nicholas took place in the Cycladic Island of Santorini, Greece. The beautiful bride is Australian, the groom has origins from Greece. Therefore this wedding was a greater celebration of homecoming with family and friends uniting from two far away corners of the world to join the couple’s union.
The ceremony was held in the main square of Oia during sunset, where the bride arrived with her family and close friends in a procession on foot accompanied by local musicians performing traditional wedding songs.
The couple opted for a romantic decor but at the same time they wanted to incorporate the colors and natural elements found on the Cycladic island of Santorini. Their stationery was the color of the blue domed chapels and local houses while for their flowers they mixed pastel pink garden roses with vibrant fuchsia bougainvillea. The lovely bridesmaids wore blush dresses while the bride looked stunning in a lace Pallas Couture gown.
This beautiful day would not have been possible without the excitement, warmth and love of the couple’s friends and family who made the whole day the most memorable for the lovely couple.
Photography: Tyme Photography | Cinematography: With Heart Films | Wedding Dress: Pallas Couture | Invitations: Paper Fusion | Bride's Shoes: Prada | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dion Lee | Hair + Makeup: Renia Bledaki | Groom's Attire: Country Road | Venue: La Maltese Estate | Event Planning, Floral Design + Decor: White Ribbon Boutique Events