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A Wedding Squad We Dream of Being a Part Of

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.

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!

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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

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Let Us Find Your Dream Floral Designer

Some days you need your fix; turn a bad day upside down. And around here a really gorgeous bouquet does just the trick. So when I need that floral fix, I head straight to our Portfolios, chock full of goodies. Example A: Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Designs’ pretty page right here. Their work is the type that gets passed from editor to editor, to fawn over and pin to all our Pinterest pages… join in now!

From their beautiful bouquets to full wedding installations that make your jaws drop, Southern Blooms’ work is on display with their SMP Portfolio – including a glimpse into the other vendors they’ve worked with before (along the left hand side!). So while you may have found your new go-to floral vendor, if you’re still searching for photographers, no need to start from scratch; we’ve got the hook up right here.

AND IN THE SPIRIT OF FLORALS, MORE  SOUTHERN BLOOM BEAUTIES:

Romantic Southern Bridal Shoot | Blue Ridge Mountain Masterpiece | Elegant Vineyard Wedding

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Relive All Those Ballerina Dreams With This Inspired Wedding Shoot

Disclaimer: I danced for 14+ years and in the time since I stopped putting my pointe shoes on, my love for the art has never waned. So East Made Event Company’s scene is straight out of my dreams, complete with real ballerinas – and newlyweds – and pretty pieces from Paisley & Jade. Josh Gooden filmed the beauty and our Vault is looking mighty fine with all these twirls. And so, Love by Serena, enough with my fawning; can I please order prints of all of these pics pretty please?

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From Love by Serena… We were so lucky to be able to work with talented professional ballet dancers from the Richmond Ballet, Valerie and Kirk Henning. Newlyweds themselves, Valerie and Kirk wed last summer at the Carpenter Theater in Richmond.

You may recognize the couple from this viral video of Kirk and his groomsmen performing an 8-minute choreographed dance for Valerie at their wedding. If you haven’t seen it before, you must watch!

From Josh & Serena… The concept for this shoot began with one word: movement. We had been longing to collaborate on a piece that was centered around the love of two dancers.

Josh was inspired by the emotional side of dancing. The beginning of the film centers on the isolation and subtle movement before the two lovers meet. A combination of pronounced cinematic movement and raw “handheld” camera work strives to convey a dance of both elegance and emotion.

From East Made Event Company… In addition to being a wedding planner, I am a professionally-trained classical violist with the Richmond Symphony, and loved the idea of designing a shoot around an artistic musical theme. The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design in Richmond, Virginia provided a stunning location with ceiling-high windows and beautiful marble floors. We used all three main rooms within the museum so we could take advantage of the streaming sunlight and antique feel.

For the shoot details, I used shades of dusty lilac, fig, and muted gold to create a spring color palette with a touch of black. Alexandra Grecco had just designed a delicate lilac cami and skirt which fit into our theme perfectly and provided contrast to the flowy, ivory Elizabeth Dye gown. We focused greatly on the concept of movement: how the gowns would react as our model danced, the cascading table linens, the diagonal florals and cake pattern, and the hand-marbled paper and sheet music calligraphy envelope liner. My goal was to have every element of the shoot have a purpose and connection to our dancing couple.

I was incredibly impressed by how much attention and care all of our vendors brought to this shoot. I hope these photos and video will inspire you to attend a ballet, symphony concert, or other live performance and take pleasure in the live beauty of music, dance, and art.

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Photography: Love by Serena | Cinematography: Josh Gooden Cinematography | Event Planning: East Made Event Company | Floral Design: Amanda Burnette | Cake: Sweet Fix RVA | Makeup: BRIDEface Richmond | Hair: Event Hair by Lauren | Stationery + Calligraphy: Poppy And Scooter | Venue: The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design | Amethyst Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Models: Valerie Tellmann, Company Member With Richmond Ballet | Photography - Assistance: Josh & Serena | Rentals: Paisley & Jade | Table Runner + Ribbon: Adorn Company | Wedding Dress (Ivory): Elizabeth Dye | Wedding Dress (Lilac): Alexandra Grecco

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