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Engagement Session in Santorini

I’m kind of obsessed with this engagement session. And when I say obsessed, I mean totally head over heels in love. This couple was not only lucky enough to have their engagement session in stunning Santorini, but they also had the amazingly talented team at Bubblerock behind the lens to capture all the magic – leaving us with a gallery that almost seems to good to be true. 


From BubblerockRenee and Micheal were engaged on an island: Waiheke Island off the coast of Auckland in New Zealand and it’s on an island they also chose to have their engagement session.

Off on a tour of Europe before settling down in London for a few years, they happened to be in Santorini at the same time as we were so we booked in for an engagement session there. It made total sense.

From sunrise in Oia to sunset by a lost church at the end of a gravel road, we spent the day roaming the island in search of beautiful spots, screaming Santorini just as much as being far away from the obvious tourist locations. Their love for each other and the easy-going nature made for such a cool adventure in one of the cyclades’ most famous islands.

And no need for any styling when the location offers so much beauty already. Santorini is such a great place to come and visit but also a destination for weddings. We all fell in love with it.

Photography: Bubblerock | Venue: Santorini | Film Lab: Carmencita Film Lab

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Romantic Santorini Wedding Inspiration

After going through this photo shoot by Heidi Lau and Artiese Studios (over and over again), I’m just about ready to pack my bags and run off to Santorini. Blue Lavender Events captured the classic beauty of this romantic island to a tee, and I’m left craving both of these jaw dropping gorgeous bridal looks. While I may not be able to jet off anytime soon, there’s plenty more pretty where this comes from.

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From Therese, Heidi, and IrisThis shoot was inspired by the romance of an intimate island, bold but classic colours, iconic landscape, and of course beautiful light. No other place in the world encompasses these qualities better than the picturesque island of Santorini.

The organic & architectural elements of this captivating island set the tone for our colour scheme and tablescape. From the white buildings and signature blue-domed churches to the bright pink blooming bougainvillea, this shoot was rich in vibrant hues reflective of Santorini.

Our main floral inspiration was the bougainvillea found all over the island – pops of pink against the classic white buildings. We loved how romantic and organic the flowers were and incorporated this idea over the sweetheart table and overflowing centerpiece to emphasize the romance and intimacy for our couple. Hints of bougainvillea were also on the invites peeking through the laser cut blue gate, mimicking the ornate doorways in Santorini.

The desserts were inspired by the small details that make up the beautiful island. The cookies mirror the intricate details of Greek tiles, the cake was inspired by the cascading hills of Santorini along with the wrapping of the bougainvillea that decorates the entry ways of the island.

We gave our brides two different looks, both inspired by different aspects of this beautiful Greek island.

The first bride was inspired by the colours of Santorini and wore an intricate updo accented by a jeweled head piece with matching earrings and hand piece. Her dress was simple and understated so that the bold hues from her jewels and vivacious fuchsia bouquet would stand out against her white gown.

The inspiration for our second bride was the organic, natural elements of the island. She was styled in a relaxed, flowy gown and her hair was down in loose waves topped off with a floral crown inspired by olive leaves. Her earrings were the perfect hint of blue tying into the bright blue accents of Santorini.

We wanted the groom to complement his bride, but also be a standout on his own. We felt that the blue suit was a fresh twist from the classic black suit and had more of a Greek island feel. What made his outfit extra unique was a custom reversible tie and pocket square. This way, he’s able to change his look from the ceremony to the reception just by reversing his accessories.

With the overall atmosphere and so many gorgeous details, we felt like this shoot transported us to the romantic island of Santorini. We hope that these images do the same for you!

Photography: ARTIESE // Therese | Photography: Heidi Lau | Cinematography: One Heart Films | Floral Design: Coriander Girl | Stationery: Peppercorn & Poppy | Rings: Everlast Diamond | Makeup: Aglow By Joan | Hair: Puzzle Creations | Men's Attire: TYTAN | Cake & Confections: SweeterE | Dress (Couple): Ferré Sposa // Maggie Sottero | Dress (Model): Sash & Bustle // Saja Wedding | Jewelery: Tara Fava | Producer, Stylist, Coordination: Blue Lavender Events // Iris | Rentals: Anne & Co. | Suit: Garrison Bespoke

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Boho Chic Winter Wedding Inspiration

We’re only half way through Monday m’dears, and it’s already shaping up to be a gorgeously festive week—and there’s sooo much more pretty to come. But right now? Might I suggest stealing a few moments to admire this utterly lovely gallery from Anna Roussos? With a burgundy and berry pink palette, lace for days and desserts far too beautiful to eat, The Event Company and Love4Wed effortlessly raised the bar with every pin-worthy detail. See more here!

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From Love4WedThere are many days that I seriously have to pinch myself to make sure I am not living a dream! One of the many highlights that come with the territory of being the editor of a wedding blog, is that I get to work side by side with amazingly talented wedding professionals and together create wedding prettiness just like the following boho chic winter wedding inspiration!

Every single detail from this gorgeous shoot was nothing short of perfection and was captured brilliantly by photographer Anna Roussos. The shoot took place in the Nasioutzik Museum, a unique wedding venue just outside of Athens, Greece and wedding planner Anna Sourbati flawlessly curated all the decorative details, capturing the location’s natural rustic beauty in the most beautiful way. In the floral decorations, she incorporated a variety of gorgeous flowers such as blush pink roses, white hyacinths and red alstroemeria. Beautiful burgundy fall leaves were blended with grey and red eucalyptus leaves adding a special touch to the lush floral arrangements. The wooden tables were adorned with dusty rose and grey linens, vintage clear old fashioned glassware, white candles and fresh season fruit that undoubtedly added more color and texture to the table top. The burgundy subtle touches that were used on the lovely wedding stationery gave a more wintery feeling, yet kept the boho chic style. My favorite details… the scrumptious desserts and especially the naked caked that was decorated with blush garden roses!

The boho chic winter wedding inspiration was completed with a romantic and ancient Greece inspired two piece wedding dress designer by Katia Delatola. The dreamy wedding dress was made with French Chantilly lace and flesh colored silk muslin. The burgundy velvet belt complemented the look of the wedding dress and added a slight contrast.

The idea behind this beautiful winter wedding shoot and the collective goal was to create such and an amazingly pretty winter wedding inspiration that it would make brides think twice about planning their wedding during the spring and summer period. The shoot was such an incredible experience and I was so fortunate to have worked with such talented people and create… this little piece of winter wedding heaven!

Photography: Anna Roussos Photography | Coordination: Love4Wed | Event Planning: The Event Company | Floral Design: Studio 7 | Wedding Dress: Twisted Classics By Katia Delatola | Wedding Venue: Nasioutzik Museum | Backstage Photography: Penelope Photos | Desserts: Cakes & Cookies | Dinnerware & Linen Rentals: White Lilac | Furniture Rentals: Zazoo | Makeup & Hair: Roula Stamatopoulou | Stationery & Wedding Favors: Atelier Invitations

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Organic Elegance in Greece at Kinsterna Hotel & Spa

Organic elegance is my new favorite wedding style. And it might help a wee bit when said style drenches a soiree set in beautiful Greece. A locale where olive trees and ancient stone architecture dance together in the sunlight, and a Bride in Pronovias lace fits right in. Anna Roussos joined in on all the fun of this fabulous celebration and we’ve got the gallery to prove it. The lovely is just a click away, my dears.

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From the beautiful Bride…Andrew and I met walking along the street in 2010…Great Marlborough Street, London to be precise. Little did I know then that this random but very interesting man would be the man of my dreams and more importantly the man I would eventually marry…and so our nicknames were set, street boy and street girl!

Roll forward 3 years and I found a stunning hotel on Mr and Mrs Smith, hinting, as you do, that I wanted VERY much to go there! So on Sep 2013 we jetted off to what can only be described as a secret gem in the middle of no-where…namely the Kinsterna Hotel & Spa, Monemvasia Greece.

Unbeknownst to me, Andrew had snuck an engagement ring in his suitcase and it was here on Sep 4th 2013 that he proposed to me in the most incredible romantic setting. The proposal was truly memorable; the most stunning array of candles and white roses I have ever seen in my life. After this, Monemvasia became our “special” place and what an enchanting place it is. We decided that it would be incredible to bring our friends and family to this secret find, so there and then we set the wedding date at Kinsterna Hotel, 6 July 2014…4 years to the date after we met.

I thought planning a wedding in Greece from London would be difficult but I was pleasantly surprised. I did not want a wedding planner, my controlling nature meant I wanted to do it all myself, I was also on a strict budget that we didn’t necessarily stick to! We always thought planning a wedding abroad would be the cheapest option but it’s safe to say we could have planned one for half the price back in England, it’s the costs you don’t see, like accommodation costs for your suppliers and £800 on legal papers so that is definitely worth thinking about when planning your budget. I was adamant that I did not want a ‘packaged’ overseas wedding. I had a vision of exactly the wedding that I wanted to create and slowly worked with my wedding decorator, Ioanna (a local event stylist) to make sure I had a classic white affair. I fell in love with Anna Roussos, our wedding photographer as soon as I saw her work whilst searching on the internet. I instantly knew she was the one. She captures weddings in the most stunning way, almost fashion like. Anna was with us for two days, working on 3 shoots, the pool party, pre wedding dinner at Chrisovoulo Restaurant and of course the wedding!

So far so good…no language difficulties at all and everyone spoke to me in English. I was panicking a little about hair and makeup, I wanted something stylish and beautiful, yet a little edgy to somehow show my own personality. It took 5 months of searching and the two stylists that I found were amazing. As we did not have time to go back to Greece before the wedding, my hair and makeup trial were done the night before…scary!! Katerina and Voula pulled it off and I was ecstatic with the look they had created.

Everything ran smoothly and we now had 60 guests flying out for 5 days of fun. We flew a London club DJ out as we wanted to create an Ibiza style rave around the pool for the party, we also booked sax and bongo players from Athens who I found on facebook. My wow moment was when I walked in to the church. I had my perfect wedding in mind and as soon as I walked in I was overwhelmed. The church and flowers looked breathtaking. I wanted to stop time and just soak it all in. Ioanna had created my absolute dream wedding, a picture of white…white carpet, white flowers, white candles…everything pure white, like I had envisaged!! The service was in Greek in a picturesque church, as my husband is half Greek and Greek Orthodox this was a nice touch for his Greek family and something different for our English guests.

We then went back to the hotel for canapés and personalized cocktails, created when Andrew had proposed, these ‘his and hers cocktails’ went down a treat. The dinner was divine, the chef produced a local fresh organic menu, and as my husband is a real foodie this was one of the most important parts of the day. Then came the party, yes guests jumped in to the pool and yes we danced until 6.30am with the pictures to prove it! We wish we could do it all over again. We loved every single minute of it. It was the best day of our lives so far and we feel truly blessed to have such a precious memory.

Photography: Anna Roussos Photography | Bridesmaid Dresses: Boudi, New Bond Street London | Grooms Shoes: Russell & Bromley | Wedding Venue: Kinsterna Hotel & Spa | Bridal Dress: Pronovias | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Decorations And Event Planning: Ioanna Vamvakari | Father Of The Bride & Groomsman Suits: Austin Reed | Flowergirl Dress: Debenhams | Flowergirl's Fower Crown: Ioanna Vamvakari Decoration | Grooms Tuxedo: Ralph Lauren From Selfridges, London | Pageboys Outfit: La Coqueta Kids | Photography - Assistance: Xavier Roussos

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Old World Romance at Costa Navarino Resort

This wedding should come with a warning label. The styling by White Ribbon Boutique Events Coordination is so gorgeous you might just have to put off that work project a bit longer, the setting is so breathtaking you might scrap your honeymoon plans and opt for a Mediterranean getaway, and it’s all captured so beautifully by George Pahountis your fingers will get tired from all the pinning. At the very least we recommend you sit down while cruising through this romantic al fresco affair.

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From White Ribbon BoutiqueWe started working with Abbey & Costas over a year before their wedding date and although we had never met them in person, we felt like we knew them for many years. They are one of the loveliest couples we have ever had the pleasure of working with and who shared a great vision for their wedding. The groom’s parents were born in a small Messinian village in the South Peloponnese, Greece and they selected Costa Navarino resort, in Messinia to hold their wedding as, due to its location, it represented part of the Groom’s family origins.

Many of their close friends and family travelled form very far away to celebrate the couple’s journey. The wedding ceremony was held at a chapel in the Groom’s hometown while the reception and pre-wedding festivities were held at a beautiful balcony of the resort overlooking the blue sea and green golf courses.

Our inspiration for the décor was based on the natural ambience of the Messinian region and we decided to use a mix of green foliage, blush and pink flowers and season fruits. Neutral colored linens and vintage accessories complemented the décor by creating a simple and sophisticated look, which blended in perfectly with the surroundings.

Guests experienced some unforgettable moments that day, with the emotional first dance of the couple, the heartfelt speeches of the couple’s older siblings and the night long dancing of guests.

Photography: George Pahountis | Event Planning: White Ribbon Boutique Events Coordination | Floral Design: White Ribbon Boutique Events Coordination | Wedding Dress: Casablanca | Reception Venue: Costa Navarino | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse

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Classic Al Fresco Wedding in Crete, Greece

In addition to the wildly beautiful surroundings of Crete, this wedding is boasting a full on al fresco extravaganza full of peonies, a fresh flower confetti bar and the kind of day that people dream about being a guest at. Crafted by White Ribbon, have a look at all the pretty imagery captured by George Pahountis and you too will be adding Crete to your must see list. Stop by the full gallery for more.

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From White Ribbon BoutiqueThe couple met during their undergraduate degree in medicine. The groom, Gregory, was so mesmerized by Melanie that he was mistakenly pinching himself with needles during they course practice! The couple comes from two different cultures. The bride is Chinese & English and the groom Greek & English and they therefore wanted their wedding to reflect both these cultures.

They chose a beautiful village in the town of Rethymno, Crete for their wedding which was the grooms grandfather’s home town. The also incorporated many Chinese elements such as a traditional tea bar and the beautiful silk robes the bride and her bridesmaids wore during their preparation.

At the same time the décor was perfectly in line with the surroundings of this tranquil Cretan village and used local grown flowers and herbs, lavender, garden roses and tulips while the food was based on the traditional Cretan cuisine.

80 of the bride and grooms closest friends and family who travelled from New Zeeland, Hong Kong, India and the UK came together to celebrate the couple. The ceremony was held in the venue’s stone built square, followed by a champagne reception and dinner. Dinner was followed by a mix of traditional line dancing and modern tunes until down the next day. It was a beautiful day filled with love and joy for the newlyweds and one that they will remember for many years to come.

Photography: George Pahountis | Event Planning: White Ribbon Boutique Events Coordination | Floral Design: White Ribbon Boutique Events Coordination | Wedding Dress: Naomi Neoh | Invitations: Cartoules Press | Ceremony Venue: Kapsaliana Village Hotel | Reception Venue: Kapsaliana Village Hotel | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Kapsaliana Village Hotel | Grooms Attire: Reiss

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