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This Rocabella Santorini Wedding Is Sure to Leave You Breathless

Cascading white-washed villages, extraordinary volcanic beaches, divine dome-shaped churches and the crisp blue Aegean sea that extends as far as the eye can see – it’s no wonder Santorini is one of the leading destination wedding locations in the world. While the locale might be a popular choice, this wedding truly stands out from the rest. Lucky for us, Anna Rousssos  and Mont Videography were there to capture every must-see moment. From fashion-forward bridal style to a first look that will make you happy cry… every moment of this day planned by Stella And Moscha is a total dream. Oh, and did we mention lots, and lots of donuts? Check out the full gallery to see just what we mean.

From Wedding Planner, Stella and Moscha Weddings… The amazing backdrop of the Santorinian caldera and the unparalleled light of the Greek summer leaves little room for extravagance. Our beautiful bride Kristin spotted that early on in the wedding planning process and she chose to let the light take over.

We couldn’t help but fall in love with her Inbal Dror wedding dress, which compliments her silhouette delicately. The luxurious beading captured the sun making her sparkle with every step.

The couple met for their first look surrounded by the pristine, awe-inspiring scenery of the Santorini coastline. It’s hard to imagine a more romantic place to see your bride for the first time. 

We absolutely love this shot captured perfectly by Anna Roussos of Kristin looking back with a smile of pure bliss as she made her way to the church to marry her soulmate. The true love between these two is undeniable.

It was a wonderful June morning and a great day for a church wedding in the heart of Santorini. The cobblestone alleys were filled with people and Kristin and Andrew were ready to start their journey into married life. The church flowers from Wedding Wish were understated yet emphasizing on the Greek elements of the wedding.

And so before we go a single moment more, we ask you to watch this short wedding film from Mont Videography, presented to perfection in true, classic Greek style!

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More from Stella and Moscha Weddings..The reception décor was dictated by symmetry and the subtle yet dreamy palette of white, olive green and light gray, perfectly matching the white walls of the venue and the Aegean blue.

A sweet dessert display complete with donuts galore was decorated in fresh greenery and floral arrangements, making for one wow-worthy décor moment!

Photographer: Anna Roussos | Cinematography: Mont Videography | Wedding Planning: StellaAndMoscha Exclusive Greek Island Weddings | Wedding Dress: Inbar Dror | Wedding Cake: Alexandra's Cakes | Stationery: Bright White Invitations | Reception Venue: Rocabella Santorini Hotel & Spa | Makeup: Eleni Iliopoulou | Flowers and Decor: Wedding Wish | Hair Styling: Marianna Nomikou

Santorini Island Wedding Overlooking The Caldera

In love with love… that’s what Vana of White Ribbon Boutique Events says about herself. From the very early days (when she collected wedding inspiration and filled binder after binder of wedding ideas!), until today… after developing lasting friendships with her couples, Vana continues to fall in love, day after day with the sheer romance of weddings she and her team help plan. Not just because wedding planning is so very rewarding, but because each wedding — and every couple — are so unique, so personal and so significant. Can you imagine actually working surrounded by views like this? Well, how about getting married there!

From the bride… Tim and I met during our freshman year of college. Though we were friends throughout university, the timing was never quite right. After college, we both ended up in New York City…  and of course, the rest is history.

Neither of us had ever been to Greece, but we knew we wanted a special destination for our wedding. After looking at many weddings on-line, we found that we were consistently drawn to the beauty of the caldera views… and the laid back atmosphere in Santorini. So we did it!

Right there, in front of the Caldera, we  exchanged vows with our family and closest friends beside us.The dinner following the ceremony took place on a breathtaking balcony at two long family-style tables. The inspiration for the decor was a mixture of earthy tones with soft and romantic pinks infused in the flowers, tableware and linens. Our intimate dinner was followed by emotional speeches and a fabulous party.

Our sincere thanks to Anna Roussos Photography, Nice Plum, Spicy Bites and of course, White Ribbon Boutique Events for their continued support of Style Me Pretty!

Photographer : Anna Roussos | Wedding Planner : White Ribbon Boutique Events | Flowers : Red Box Days | Wedding Gown : Lela Rose | Wedding Cake : Pavlov's Lab | Stationery: Brown Fox Calligraphy | Bridal Shoes : Jimmy Choo | Bridal hair : Bella Damigou | Bridal make-up : Renia Bledaki | Ceremony and reception : Rocabella Santorini Hotel & Spa | Furniture: Spicy Bites | Graphic Design: Brown Fox Calligraphy | Menus: Nice Plume

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Elegant Olive Grove Wedding in Costa Navarino, Greece

We ooh and ahh over wedding submissions all day long (oh what a tough life we lead ;) The days we love the most, are the days we open a submission that quite literally stops us in our tracks. And we know in a flash that this one is “going up” on SMP. You see, we do what we do as a sort of standing ovation to the couple as well as the team of vendors that they hand-picked to choreograph their celebration of love. Today’s wedding sent to us by White Ribbon Boutique Events and Vasia Photography is one of those weddings… a wedding that we feel privileged to share with our readers. A wedding that every vendor involved should share on social media and be so very proud of! It is a time-honored story: boy meets girl in NYC… girls + boy fall madly in love… they don’t want to live apart anymore… boy proposes to girl… husband + wife are united…… their love story has only just begun!

From Wedding and Event Planner, White Ribbon Boutique… Alper and Eleni met in 2012 when they were fellow interns in New York City. On their first date, they strolled through Central Park, ending up at a Greek Restaurant. What started innocently enough blossomed into true love and at the end of that magical summer, they faced their first real challenge, as a couple. They were working in two different countries and spent much time traveling back and forth to see each other. After many collected air-miles, Eleni decided to move to Norway, the home of Alper…

Right before the big move to Norway, they took a trip back to the city where it all started – NYC! On their first day there, Alper surprised Eleni with a visit to the Rockefeller Center. They entered through a private elevator. Once they turned the corner, the bride knew it wasn’t an ordinary visit to the Rockefeller Center. They were alone with a violinist and photographer on a private terrace overlooking 5th Avenue where Alper asked Eleni to marry him!

Eleni and Alper were married in Costa Navarino, Greece at The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort

The concept for their wedding was inspired by the merging of two very distinct cultures, the Turkish and Greek.

We designed the menu to combine the two cuisines. For the decor we opted for a concept of classic luxury with dark navy linens to complement the green surroundings. 

We also sourced hanging lanterns from Istanbul along with hand blown glass containers containing Turkish delight for the guests to take home at the end of the reception!

We urge you to see more of the fabulous weddings designed by White Ribbon Boutique Events on their their blog and on Instagram! Our sincere thanks to Vana, Vasia and the newlyweds for sharing this amazing wedding celebration with us!

Photography: Vasia Photography | Event Design: White Ribbon Boutique Events | Event Planning: White Ribbon Boutique Events | Floral Design: Red Box Days | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture | Cake: Pavlov's Lab | Invitations: Minted | Reception Venue: Romanos Collection | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Groom's Attire: Made with Hart | Ceremony & Reception Stationery: Atelier Invitations | Dinnerware: White Lilac | Dj, Lights & Sound: music essentials | Fireworks: Nanos Fireworks

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Greek Modern Elegance With Mega Marble + Copper Accents

Abby always teases me about how I try to cram too many of the amazing detail shots into my image boards…  and she’s absolutely correct. I do. But come on — Style Me Pretty is a wedding inspiration site! I don’t want you to miss out on seeing something incredible for your own day. This wedding, from ak3fotographia with event design by RockPaperScissors is just that kind of wedding – packed with amazing details. Please promise me – you WILL look at this full gallery!

From the Bride… We met three years ago on the 8th October, when I moved to Dubai. Lee had already lived there for three years. It was one of those love at first sight moments where we knew we would end up together. We moved in together after a week of dating. He proposed on the 27th May 2017. I am half Greek (Greek father + Irish mother). We have been going to Greece to visit my family every year. Lee loves Crete, the food the drink the people. We straight away said if we don’t have a wedding on a Greek island it needs to at least be next to the sea. Therefore, when we found Island Art & Taste, we were beyond thrilled.



Planning a wedding from a distance is a big challenge itself, therefore a wedding planner is necessary. We wanted something very unique for our guests as 90% of them would be traveling for the wedding. The personalized favors that also doubled as seating place cards worked perfectly to express our gratitude for everyone who took the time and effort to come to our wedding.

From RockPaperScissors… The ceremony took place under a unique arch where king protea flowers gave a lovely contrast to Greece’s blue skies. Our couple asked for a minimal wedding so we came up with the mix of copper and marble. We started out with the minimal design of invitations by Atelier invitations and then also took it to our tables with the creation of a unique personalized favors made out of marble that also served as a seating card.


From the Groom… We were originally searching for a venue in Greece that would really impress our guests and also provide an amazing backdrop for our wedding. Upon arriving at the venue on our wedding day I was in awe of how beautiful everything looked. I was even more stunned when my beautiful fiancé walked down the steps with her father and became my wife – I remember shaking so much, as she looked so stunning.


More from the Event Designer, RockPaperScissors… We softened our minimalistic table scape by adding the abstract floral napkins wrapped with copper napkin rings, and the unique flower mix with King proteas, orchids, perla roses, eucalyptus, eustoma.

As we all know a bar is truly important for a good party, so our groom chose a whiskey bar and our bride a mobile prosecco bar for everyone to enjoy right after the ceremony.


Decoration of the cake was prepared from our team’s florist and it was another of her wild creations of the day. It was a unique day followed by a great party! What more can a planner ask for?

We do know that the details don’t make or break a wedding – it’s the love, the romance, the beauty and those special stolen moments illicitly captured by your photographers and videographers that will allow you to relive and cherish the moments, forever. Congrats and Happy 1-month Anniversary from SMP to Jenny & Lee — thanks for sharing your beautiful day with us!



Photography: AK3fotografia | Cinematography: AK3fotografia | Event Design: ROCK PAPER SCISSORS EVENTS | Wedding Dress: Bboutique | Invitations: Atelier Invitations | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monsoon | Catering: Aria Fine Catering | Makeup: Theoni Stravokefalou | Hair: Thalia Botonaki | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Venue: Island Art & Taste | Groom's shoes: Loakes | Lights and Sound: Loud And Clear Entertainment | Prosecco Mobile Bar: Bubble Couple | Stylebox: Stylebox | White Lilac: White Lilac

Idyllic Destination Wedding in Mykonos

From Sandy and Odysseas PhotographyWe had such a great time capturing Christina and David’s wedding in Mykonos. They were so wonderfully tuned with the vibes of the island and their style choices were impeccable. We loved the fact that they were so thoughtful towards their guests and their whole wedding was oriented in pampering their loved ones every way possible, without exaggerating on their church or table decor, just keeping things substantial and meaningful…

More from Sandy and Odysseas Photography… Sometimes a couple forgets that this day is all about them, and rushes things. Keeping a perfectly English timeline, they managed to spend plenty of time enjoying with their bride and groom squads, their families and with each other. As the lovely bride is of a Cypriot descent the beautiful wedding rituals prior to the ceremony took place in an utterly emotional atmosphere. It’s a tremendous thing to witness all that keeps a culture’s roots and the couple itself together and we were thrilled to have been part of this.

From the bride, ChristinaHaving grown up in England, where the weather is so unpredictable, we both always dreamed of getting married near the sea, in a hot, beautiful destination. Being from a close Cypriot family, it was important for me to incorporate my culture into our special day. We looked at so many different destinations across Europe, but something just didn’t feel right trying to create a traditional Greek wedding in Italy or France.

We decided to plan our wedding in Mykonos, a Greek island we had yet to visit but was on our list of holiday destinations. We heard so many great things about the Island and loved the idea of a smaller intimate wedding in comparison to the 400+ guest weddings us Cypriots normally have in Liverpool. We loved the idea of surprise and most importantly it was the perfect excuse to hire a wedding planner!

Being quite an indecisive person, it took me a while to settle on my colors and decoration. I always knew I wanted a romantic and traditional wedding and my light gold and Ivory color scheme really complimented the stunning sunset and sea view reception. We incorporated a traditional Cypriot blessing for me before the ceremony known as “Stolisma” (usually done at the bride’s parents house but in my case on the veranda outside my hotel room). This ceremony prepared me for my special day and involved blessing me with a red scarf and “kapnistiri” (a silver pot for burning olive leaves), whilst my close family and friends joined in singing traditional songs with the violinists. It was all very emotional!

The scenery at the chapel and reception was so naturally beautiful that I didn’t need to overdo it with decorations. My wedding planner was amazing at creating exactly what I described to her. At the chapel, we had two very tall traditional candles either side of the ceremony table, decorated with olive branches and greenery and a beautiful white flower arched wreath over the door of the chapel. Outside the church, there was a small table with Jars of lemonade for the guests and some beautiful ivory fans which had details of the wedding party and ceremony on.

The venue looked stunning with different sized lanterns and candles placed around the reception and hanging from trees. The centerpieces were simple and elegant with a large white lantern and flowers around it. On each table was a small bottle of ouzo with a thank you tag, and a sparkler with each guests name on. I loved my seating plan stand decorated with a few flowers, which was covered in shimmery gold Polaroids for each guest to take home. My three-layered cake was actual cheese and covered with figs and grapes, with crackers and snacks for guests to feast on towards the end of the night. I couldn’t have asked for a better setting.

The flowers used in my bouquet and venue were so beautiful and elegant looking. We used Ivory roses, white lisianthus, white freesias, white dendrobium orchards, calla lily and white limonium.

For our table plan, we had personalized gold polaroids hung up on a flower decorated board for each of our guests/couples for them to find their picture and take their seats. The favorite part of our wedding would have to be during the ceremony when the rice was thrown at us a bit too early and caught us by surprise. Even the priest used the bible to protect himself from the throwing. I also loved our entrance into the reception area as the sun was setting. The scenery was so romantic as we walked in as man and wife with a traditional Cypriot song ‘Kozan’ playing and all our friends cheering.

I always wanted quite a traditional long sleeved timeless wedding dress, but when the dress I ordered arrived it didn’t fit like I had imagined. So I decided to get my dress restyled and customised to create the perfect dress I had always dreamed of. The bodice of the dress was covered with beautiful Venice lace, with a sheer illusion neckline and lace sleeves. The back of the dress was low cut and the skirt of the dress was aline with the softest tulle I have ever touched. It flowed and fit me so perfectly. I loved my single layered, lace trimmed cathedral veil and my champaign peak toe Kurt Geiger’s.

David wore a light blue linen suit, white shirt, and light gold tie. He looked so smart and handsome and his tan shoes and belt really made the suit!

We met through friends of friends and for our first date went out for a few drinks in the city center of Liverpool where we live… And Never looked back! The proposal was actually quite funny, as I had gone out for food for my friends birthday and David knowing how much I love candles had filled up our whole home full of them. However, I was home at least 2 hours later than expected and was slightly tipsy! So not only did I forget my keys, but when David answered the door to me with the hallway totally lit up, I was actually hiding behind the corner of the door to scare him!!! It took me a good few seconds to realize what was happening!!! It was a perfect proposal, just me and him. He even proposed to me in Greek!!! It was very romantic!

Τhe most anticipated or special moment of our wedding day was walking up to the chapel. It was set high up on a cliff so David wouldn’t have seen me whilst I walked up with the violins playing in front of me. It built up the anticipation and seeing his face smiling at me when he finally saw me was the perfect moment for me. My wedding planning advice is to make some time (even if it’s 10 minutes) after the ceremony to be alone and just process what just took place. Don’t let people sway your mind or try to tell you how they think your wedding should be planned. Remember it’s your day, not theirs!

Photography: Sandy and Odysseas Photography | Wedding planner: Mood Effects | Flowers: Cycladitiko aroma | Wedding Dress: Boutique Alterations | Hair: Anna Chalari | Bridal shoes: Shoes | Ceremony and Reception: Saint Johns Mykonos | Groom suit: Moss Bros | Veil : The Bridal Room | Wedding rings: Two become One

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Have a Seat at This Table Set for 80

With an epic, seaside-facing banquet table to seat all 80 of their guests, an after party on the beaches of Milos that lasted until the sun rose the following morning, and this couple’s bohemian chic style, this wedding is one we will never forget. Think Happy Events was behind the helm, and we have Vasilis Kouroupis for capturing the memorable day. Don’t miss any of it, all waiting for you in the Vault!

From Think Happy Events… Taghrid and Paul are an amazing couple coming straight from London. They are both so artistic and different; she is an actor, and he is a composer. They decided to get married on Milos, the island that they visited one summer before and totally loved with its unique landscape, chilled atmosphere, and delicious food. Not too touristy, away from big cities, crowds, and noise – Milos matched all these criteria.

They hosted a pre-wedding beach party at Sarakiniko, a beach situated on the north shore of the island. Waves driven by north winds shaped the greyish-white volcanic rock into amazing shapes, and the area is often compared to a moonscape. The local people refer to the scenic landscape of Sarakiniko as “Lunar”. All guests enjoyed the light blue water of the Mediterranean sea. Inflatable games, big laughs, and ultimate relaxation were had by all. In the afternoon, the family took a photo at the top of the rock and enjoyed sparkling wine before the traditional Greek “meze” dinner.

The wedding took place at the ancient Roman style theater on the island. The groom arrived first with his band in his retro convertible car. He patiently waited for the bride, while the guests with big hats and umbrellas were entertained by the nostalgic songs written by Paul for this special day of his life! Two Spanish directors were responsible for the flow of the ceremony, and yes, the bride came on time. Strong words, slow paces, songs promising eternal love – it was an impressive and emotional ceremony.

The wedding dinner happened on the southern part of Milos. A long and festive table facing the deep blue sea welcomed all 80 guests to taste the famous Greek seafood and enjoy a breathtaking view from the edge. For the decoration, many, many succulents were used to match the natural landscape of Milos. After dinner, the couple broke the custom made piñatas shipped from London as a symbol of joy and good fortune to come. And when the night came, before the wild dancing and party began, the lights of Santorini and Crete where seen from far, far away. The lights were dancing in the open sea, giving their best wishes to the couple. An after party followed at the beach, with salty kisses, bare foot dancing, and night swims for all. The day finally ended with the sun rising and everyone extremely happy, but exhausted, heading back to their small white hotels with the blue painted windows. This big day for Taghrid and Paul is a day to definitely remember…too full, too special, too beautiful!

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Photography: Vasilis Kouroupis | Floral Design: Red Box Days | Wedding Dress: Daughters Of Simone | Cake: Ruby Cake | Reception Venue: Psaravolada | Hair + Makeup: Ausra Ruksene | Men's Attire: Hugo Boss | Bridal Boutique: Daughters Of Simone From Heart Aflutter Boutique | Concept Design, Planning, Styling: Think Happy Events | Furniture: Zazoo | Invitations + Printables: Atelier Invitations | Sound + Lighting: Vision & Sound | Tableware: White Lilac

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Santorini + This Sweet Couple = Anniversary Shoot Success

Simple and stunning; one of my all-time favorite combinations. Especially with an anniversary shoot, I’m all for removing the excess and focusing on the special couple. And with a location as stunning as Santorini, you really don’t need much else but their love and the jaw-dropping sights. Lilli Kad Photography did just that with this sweet couple and their romantic anniversary shoot planned by Stella and Moscha, leaving us feeling inspired and eager for more – right this way!

From Lilli Kad Photography… Louise and Robin decided to capture their fresh love and celebrate their first anniversary in Santorini. When they got married in Italy 2016 they had a hard time deciding between Italy and Greece. So it made sense for them to celebrate their anniversary in Santorini. They wanted to make the most of the stunning location and hired us to ensure they capture this special event.

They relaxed at the one and only Kirini Resort in Oia where they also arranged an intimate lunch before heading out and wandering through the streets of various little towns in Santorini.

In keeping with the blue and white theme of the island Stella & Moscha styled the lunch equally in blue tones with some amazing floral arrangements by Santorini’s Flowers. Since it was a celebration the couple couldn’t resist and had an anniversary cake made by Alexandra’s Cakes who added some amazing macaroons to the mix.

Louise and Robin’s laid back style ensured that we didn’t just get amazing images wandering through Santorini’s little towns and streets but also made for some fun sightseeing. They did say that most probably they wouldn’t have seen all they have with us as we had done some locations scouting before and are very familiar with the island. So we wandered through some unexplored areas without tourist crowds! The right way to travel!

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Photography: Lilli Kad Photography | Event Planning: StellaAndMoscha Exclusive Greek Island Weddings | Styling: StellaAndMoscha Exclusive Greek Island Weddings | Floral Design: Santorini's Flowers | Gown: Reiss | Cake: Alexandra's Cake | Calligraphy: Wild Heart Calligraphy | Venue: Katikies Hotels | Clothing: The Line Project | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab

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Breathtaking Light + Love In Santorini!

Can we take a moment to really appreciate the beautiful light in these images? It’s downright stunning and with Elias Kordelakos behind the lens capturing every breathtaking bit of it, we have a gallery almost too gorgeous to be true. But it’s true indeed, with Tie The Knot In Santorini Weddings & Events and Betty Flowers Santorini taking care of all the plans and pretty petals. Get ready to daydream the rest of your day away with all the pics right this way – and Mont Videography’s film too!

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From Elias Kordelakos… Santorini is one of the most sought-after wedding destinations! For me as a wedding photographer, for many good reasons. The light and the architecture of this Greek island provide endless options and I like to incorporate these two elements in my photography. I love playing with the backlight that creates more romantic and timeless images. I must also admit how much I love intimate weddings. People are so much more engaged in what is happening and actually being part of it. Another thing I always suggest to my couples is having a first look! From a photographer’s point of view, it is just so magical and always creates emotional images! The couple also enjoys it and loosens any tension before the ceremony. It helps the bride and groom relax and have some time on their own!

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Photography: Elias Kordelakos | Videography: Mont Videography | Event Planning: Tie The Knot In Santorini-Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Betty Flowers Santorini | Cake: Alexandra's Cake | Makeup Artist: Renia Bledaki | Harpist: Harp-Eri | Wedding Venue: Dana Villas | Graphic Design: Bright White | Hairstylist: Bella Damigou | Prewedding Dinner: Sigalas Winery | Sound + Light: Multimedia Events | Wedding Rentals: Weddings & Whimsy

Why “Minimalist” + “Santorini” Should Always Go Together

One doesn’t immediately think “minimalist” when you say the words “Santorini destination wedding,” but after seeing this lovely celebration photographed by Les Anagnou and planned by Santorini Glam Weddings, we think those words ought to go together forever more! We adore the paired down romance of the ceremony, the chic arrangements of bud vases and simple floral clusters by Betty Flowers Santorini, and the sleek all white reception set up by Spicy Bites Catering, so scroll on and be convinced minimalist Santorini is the next big thing.

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From Les AnagnouSummer was here. The sky was blue, the sound of crashing waves echoed in the distance, the breeze of the Aegean Sea rolled softly through the air and streamed into the open doors. The bridesmaids moved gently around the room, while Ji transformed into the beautiful bride she was ready to become. Jonathan, handsome in his black tuxedo, waited patiently for Ji to descend the cobblestone steps, glowing from happiness in her flowing white gown and her elegant high heels. What makes us come back over and over again to this wedding is that from the very beginning to the end, we were in love with the elegant and minimalist details of the invitations, the special yet intimate and beautiful adornment, the calm flow of the ceremony, the warmth of the couple, and their dedication to each other, all set against the backdrop of the magnificent Caldera and the endless Aegean Sea.

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Photography: Les Anagnou photographers | Cinematography: Mont Videography | Event Planning: Santorini Glam Weddings | Floral Design: Betty Flowers Santorini | Cake: Alexandra's Cake | Hair + Makeup: Christine Panagopoulou | DJ + Lighting: Multimedia Events | Furniture: Spicy Bites

A Wedding Dripping in Florals… and Fedoras!

Greenery galore and fedora hats for the win. This Athenian Riviera wedding is full of gorgeous florals and plenty of fun to boot. With The 12 Events behind the scenes planning and styling, it’s no surprise we have a wedding that just gets better and better with every single one of Anna Roussos’s pics (from start to finish!). Get ready to get inspired in our gallery right this way!

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From The 12 EventsHana and Aly’s elegant wedding had our greenery-loving hearts aflutter! Married in the Athenian Riviera, at the exquisite Island Residence, the couple wished to keep everything light and organic in accord with the verdant surroundings of their luxurious venue.

Bringing their vision to life, we incorporated canopies of fresh foliage, ferns, eucalyptus, ruscus, amaranthus, myrtle, and olive branches with a few pops of pinks and porcelain whites, in order to create a revitalizing and classically chic feel.

Caped by greenery-heavy floral installations, arches, massive floral arrangements, and crystal chandeliers added more glamour to the long, slender leaves, maintaining the minimalist look.

Bundles of stunning greenery centerpieces bound with peonies, hydrangeas, garden roses, Queen Anne’s lace and beautifully decorated the tables, aside intricate rustic frames, votive candles, Baccarat candelabra, and superb flatware and linens, all in white, gold and green tones.

Hana and Aly’s way of catering to their guests’ sweet tooth included a rustic farm table topped with large emerald glass vases. Fab pastry creations, themed after gold and green olives, leafy and aurelian macarons and “koufeta” (bonbons), tiers of pops, syrupy delights, as well as an assortment of small and larger cakes, kept our dessert bar on a super sweet and stylish note.

Wedding favors galore were perfectly placed on repurposed rustic tables and benches. Goodie bags filled with organic products for all, hand-made filigree parasols, monogrammed gilded pendants, hand fans and timbrels bound with olive leaves and ribbons for the ladies, and fedora hats made to order for the gentlemen, gracefully placed on a frame and ready to pick up.

We were so delighted to integrate a whooping metal gazebo styled with long cascades of trailing vines and orchids. The tree trunks and pavements of the gardens were all invested with a sea of candles and fairy lights all adding a fairytale twist to our elegant reception.

Styling the bride and groom’s getaway mobile with matching to the overall floral design blooms, gave us the perfect excuse to admire this vintage classic Mercedes, which honked its happy horn late at night as the newlyweds took off in superb style.

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Photography: Anna Roussos | Cinematography: I Like To Movie It | Floral Design: The Twelve Events | Wedding Dress : Naeem Khan | Cake: Aria Fine Catering | Catering: Aria Fine Catering | Hair + Makeup: Anita Brandhuber | DJ: Dimitris Fragoulis | Groom's Attire: Hield | Wedding Venue: Island Art & Taste | Event Planning + Styling: The Twelve Events | Fireworks: Nanos Fireworks | Furniture Rentals: Zazoo | Groom's Shirt: Tom Ford | Lighting + Sound: Loud And Clear Entertainment | Preparation Venue: The Margi

Colorful + Chic Wedding in an Olive Grove

Beautiful shades of bright blue, colorful blooms and a fun octopus motif; a rustic elegant wedding with a dash of fabulous fun. And it all took place in a gorgeous olive grove in Greece. Pretty amazing, right? It’s no surprise that White Ribbon Boutique Events choreographed this celebration; it’s chic and stunning and the photos by 2Brides Photography showcase it all. See more right this way!

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From White Ribbon Boutique Events… They have been together for ELEVEN years. They met at the age of 18, the first year of university and fell in love. The bride pursued the groom and when he rejected her first invitation for a date, the bride, Courtney didn’t give up. They soon started dating, fell in love… and never stopped. After eleven years of life, travel, and love they have formed a true partnership.

In 2014 they spent a month traveling and sailing in Greece and absolutely fell in love with the culture, people and beauty and wanted to share this with their friends and family. So three years later, 80 of their nearest and dearest, gathered on the island of Paros in the Cyclades for a four day celebration.

Celebrations were kicked off with a welcome dinner at the picturesque Lefkes Village. The next day the group enjoyed a wine tour and tasting followed by a sunset cocktail in Naoussa Town on the waterfront.

The next day was the big day. The couple planned a first look followed by an intimate ceremony by the Cycladic cliffs performed by one of their closest friends and the groom’s mother. The cocktail hour was held under an aged plane tree with custom cocktails the couple had designed for their guests. The most spectacular setting was that of dinner, which took place on the olive grove of a private villa, with long Italian style tables and glistening lights decorating each olive tree.

The celebrations were concluded with a traditional boat trip ride to nearby islands the next day in the majestic Aegean sea.

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Photography: 2 Brides Photography | Event Planning: White Ribbon Boutique Events | Floral Design: Dianthos | Wedding Dress: Theia | Cake: Pavlov's Lab | Bride's Shoes: Pelle Moda | Catering: Art Catering | Groom's Attire: Klein Epstein & Parker | Wedding Venue: Villa Glyfa | Bar Service: Ramantanis Bros | Decor Design: White Ribbon Boutique Events | Music, Sound + Lights: music essentials | Rentals: Stylebox

Beautiful + Romantic Santorini Wedding Film

This was Denee Motion’s first venture in filming in Santorini but we’d bet it won’t be their last. One viewing of this wedding and all the beauty they captured, and there’s no doubt that they rocked it. From the sweet moments between the couple to all the amazing details courtesy of Santorini Glam Weddings and Betty Flowers Santorini, Denee Motion got them all on camera and we’re oh so happy they did!
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From Denee Motion… This was our first wedding assignment in Santorini and we went there in advance to explore the grounds and do some location scouting. There were two operators on this job: Denee Motion’s founder Denis and his assistant Janis who flew all the way from Riga. We met our couple in London a year prior and we knew there were the right couple for us. Zoë was so excited about having the video for her wedding which was a good indicator! They were really natural on the day and were enthusiastic and keen on our ideas. Hence, it was super easy to produce a beautiful wedding trailer and film for them. Enjoy!

Photography: Andy gaines | Videography: Denee Motion Boutique Wedding Cinema | Event Planning: Santorini Glam Weddings | Floral Design: Betty Flowers Santorini | Stationery: Painted Elephant Parties | Ceremony Venue: Aenaon Villas | Reception Venue: Vassaltis Vineyards | Catering: Intercatering

Get 3x the Inspo From This Mykonos Wedding Workshop

It’s a rare treat when we get to showcase not one, not two, but three talented photographers’ work in a single feature, so be prepared for an extra dose of lovely. Below, Sotiris Tsakanikas, Anna Roussos, and Gianluca + Mary Adovasio share their photographs from The Secret Owl, a dreamy wedding photography workshop held at the famous windmills on Mykonos. And if you’re longing for more, WedColors Cinematography captured behind-the-scenes footage along with a sneak peak of the workshop’s other magical vignettes designed by De Plan V.

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Envisioning a young pair of heavenly creatures who jet off to the most sought after Greek summer destination, we took this photoshoot to the iconic windmills, a landmark of the Mykonos’s rich, virile past. A symbol of hope, growth, and the repeated circle of life, the 16th-century grain refineries overlook the hill of Alefkandra like a line of eternal guardians of the land. Delicate earth tones and dusky soft pinks surround the snow-white, spherical shapes, which along with the Cycladic-blue painted doors made for the perfect rustic island-hopping setting.

Reflecting on the lavish ancient Greek nuptial feasts, De Plan V brought the details to life using gorgeous rose gold, claret, and Persian apple (the name for “peach” in antiquity) accents in their bold floral arrangements. The wedding stationery by Atelier Invitations in watercolors and calligraphy reflected the hues and softness of native flora caressed by the sunset. Menus and guest tags were neatly tucked under rhubarb-hued cloth napkins, embellished with mother-of-pearl rings. Roman glass, amber tone candlestick holders, and dainty patterned porcelain (alluding to the old artisanal technique of Greek isle embroidery) by White Lilac created a medley of elegance and grace for the couple’s reception. The beautiful marble peach and white wedding cake by Baskit exquisitely set the table for this intimate dining experience.

We loved how Eleni Balkouli from Love4Wed styled the couple. The Bride’s wedding dress by Katia Delatola – with its delicate tulle epaulets, a diaphanous silk cutout, and open back – was ideal for the flyaway silhouette of a young Bride and perfectly matched the Groom’s understated dandy-cut tuxedo, hand-tailored by Teti Charitou.

The Secret Owl is an exclusive suite of fine-art wedding photography workshops in Greece, established and curated by Sotiris Tsakanikas. Inspired by the many faces as well as the cultural, artistic, and historical layers of the land, his courses co-mentor with wedding industry-leading vendors focus on the development of a design-filled branding philosophy, elevating expediency and a unique visual language.

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Photography: Sotiris Tsakanikas | Photography: Gianluca And Mary Adovasio | Photography: Anna Roussos | Cinematography: WedColors | Event Planning + Design: Deplanv | Event Styling: Eleni Balkouli Love4Weddings | Wedding Dress: Katia Delatola | Cake: Baskit Baking Studio | Stationery: Atelier Invitations | Bride's Shoes: SIDERIS | Jewelry: KK JEWELRY LAB | Hair + Makeup: Margetina Neofytou | Groom's Attire: Teti Haritou | Dinnerware: White Lilac | Models: Elisabeth Ogden | Rentals: Stylebox | Workshop: The Secret Owl

You Must See This Bride-to-Be’s Little White Dress

I always tell every Bride, this is your chance to wear as many chic white numbers as possible, so run with it! And this glam Mykonos engagement session photographed by Sotiris Tsakanikas is exactly why. How stunning does this Bride-to-be look in her fabulous white feathered dress? More sartorial inspiration is waiting for you, right this way

From Sotiris TsakanikasWhere pure sophistication meets privacy, in the luxurious Alegria Estate on Kalafatis beach, Sandrella and Hisham’s portraiture was all about the delicate opulence always so palpable in the sweet Mykonian afternoons. An intoxicating vision of an infinity pool, the pastel shades of blue and their Cycladic all-white villa gleaming in the sun was a perfect backdrop to showcase not only their immaculate style, but also their feelings of tenderness, joy, excitement, and desire. I love how they forgot I was even there and started to dance, so in love and oh so blissful.

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Photography: Sotiris Tsakanikas | Event Planning: Deplanv | Bride's Shoes: Kurt Geiger | Venue: Alegria Villa Mykonos | Groom's Shoes: Pal Zileri

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A Modern Elopement Overlooking the Aegean Sea

When you share a love of travel and exploring, a destination wedding in Santorini is the perfect choice. This couple fell in love with the white-washed architecture, pops of blues and stunning ocean views and with the help of  a savvy group of vendors, they channeled all that into a gorgeous modern celebration built for two. Designed by Tie the Knot in Santorini, along with florals by Betty Flowers Santorini, see this rooftop wedding unfold through the gorgeous images by Anna Roussos.


From the bride… My husband is from the USA and I am from Ecuador. We both lived in Europe for a while and met at work in Belgium. Eventually, he returned to San Francisco and we were long distance for about a year until I moved there to be with him. Being so far apart for over a year was tough but we made the best of it by traveling together as often as we could. We love Europe and visited many cities together but we never made it to Santorini. We chose to have our special day there because it’s a place that both of us had always wanted to visit, the white washed cliff houses and blue roof churches are so pretty and the views are unforgettable! We always knew that we didn’t want a big wedding. With our friends and family spread across the world, even planning a small wedding seemed daunting. Eloping was the perfect choice for us! Since we wouldn’t have any guests it was very important to have nice pictures to show our family and friends. We spent a lot of time looking for photographers who have experience shooting in Santorini. Eventually, we met Anna and fell in love with her work as soon as we saw it. Hiring her was one of the first (and best) decisions we made. We wanted our elopement to be simple, modern, and minimal. Maria from Tie the Knot in Santorini did an amazing job in bringing our vision to life – the flowers, the cake, the private dinner – she went above and beyond, always with a smile. We wanted it to be very private and intimate, so we had the ceremony and dinner on the terrace of the beautiful villa we rented. Aenaon Villas is absolutely incredible – so white and minimal – as soon as we saw pictures we knew that it would be the perfect venue!

Photographer : Anna Roussos | Florist : Betty Flowers Santorini | Wedding Dress : BHLDN | Cake: PetranArt Santorini | Wedding Shoes : Jimmy Choo | Catering: Spicy Bites | Hair Stylist: Mariana Nomikou | Ceremony and Dinner Venue : Aenaon Villas | MUA: Renia Bledaki | Planning & Design: Tie The Knot In Santorini-Weddings & Events | Table rental: Weddings & Whimsy

The Kind of Destination Wedding You Want to Be a Guest At

An invitation arrives on your doorstep for a wedding in Greece—what do you do? RSVP, hell yes! Especially when it’s a stunner like this one planned by White Ribbon Boutique Events. From the Bride’s elegant dress to the breezy al fresco reception, Anna Roussos snapped up every bit, which will have you adding this destination to your bucket list.

From the Bride… We knew when we decided to get married in Greece that we wanted to do something different and a little off the beaten path. Our desire was to show our guests a different side to Greece and the island of Spetses was just the place. The Poseidonion Grand Hotel is not only a landmark of the island, but the most elegant destination. It offered a touch of old-school glam against beautiful blue sea views, lavender blossoms in the garden, a grand staircase (perfect for our first look!) and the glass-tiled pool. As for our ceremony and reception, we really wanted something unique. We decided on Agios Georgios Church and the adjacent Zogeria Beach. The secluded destination, lush greenery and gorgeous waters of the Argolic Gulf were the most idyllic backdrop. Our guests witnessed were transported to Zogeria (accessible by boat only) on the Buona Fortuna boat and witnessed our traditional Greek Orthodox ceremony at the most charming white washed church. Post ceremony, we ventured down the breathtaking path to our beach party setup. The soft color palette really accented the natural beauty of the setting along with the dance floor off the water and the string bistro lighting. The fireworks were the perfect ending the evening as guests danced the night away!

Photographer : Anna Roussos | Videography: Lee Bakogiannakis | Wedding Planning & Design : White Ribbon Boutique Events | Florals: Red Box Days | Wedding Dress : Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Pavlov's Lab | Catering: Menoo | Make-up: Katerina Theofilopoulou | Hair: White Lilac | Groom's Suit : Tom Ford | Bridal Shoes : Alexandre Birman | Ceremony & Reception: Zogeria Beach | Dishes: White Lilac | Fireworks: Nanos Fireworks | Furniture: Stylebox | Invitations & Stationary: Atelier Invitations | Music, Sound & Lights: music essentials

This Wedding’s Motto: More Is More!

Sometimes more is more! More colors, more flowers, more food, and more entertainment can equal one unforgettable wedding when done right. Just take a look at this bohemian luxe event, created by De Plan V, for their fabulous couple. They transformed a seaside villa in Mykonos into a colorful celebration, complete with a fireworks display, live music by The Speakeasies, and synchronized swimmers. Elias Kordelakos was there to capture the party, and we know you’re going to love it!

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From Elias KordelakosDanielle and Saif come from Dubai. In love with Greece, they decided to hold their wedding in Mykonos, the island that flaunts its sizzling style and perennial party reputation. From their super energetic couple vibes to mastering the glam of the perfect wedding reception, their festivities were all about vivid colors and tremendous fun. We got along so well and I was thrilled to have been part of their beautiful story. Having the masters of wedding styling, De Plan V, on my side I knew that everything would be – and feel – absolutely perfect.

From De Plan VWe are fine art obsessed, and therefore thrilled to be working aside Elias Kordelakos! His ability to perfectly capture the essence of beauty, his celebration of wedding allure, and his uncompromising style are always a definite winner in our books!

We wished to transform Danielle and Saif’s elegant sea view villa into a sleek haven on earth. Mykonos brims with botanic aromas, and despite being famed for its infinite luxury, it also carries a seriously bohemian vibe. Our palette choice was an array of pinks, peaches, corals, fuchsias, blues, and purples with an emphasis on gold details. Classy cutlery and dinnerware were employed aside delightful blooms adding to the drama of wooden tables made of oak barrels, a boho synthesis of baskets, vintage boxes, crystal, tin basins, and rustic glass jars. A majestic canopy installation welling over with flowers and greenery made for a visually stunning backdrop.

The bridal bouquet was a composition of fanciful florals such as garden roses, celosia, peonies, ruscus, and touches of craspedia, brunia, liatris, succulents, and greenery along with magnificent king protea, all bound with lace and twine. The same concept applied for the bridal wreath and the Groom’s boutonnière. An impressive welcome entrance was styled with lanterns, jars filled with candles, and statement wooden barrels, instantly adding to the lavish display of fresh blooms that covered an immaculate photo booth for the lovely couple and their guests.

The dinner area was set around a massive infinity pool. The tabletop was carefully curated to make a bold impression. The couple opted for prime crystal sous plats, colorful haute hippie glasses, crisp linen, and classy floral compositions. Hundreds of cascading garlands, decadent naked bulbs, and strung lights created a romantic ambiance and a free-spirited mood. Aria Fine Catering created a very Greek family style menu with famous greek meze, like tzatziki, traditional pie, grilled octopus, cretan salad, zucchini balls, and fresh grilled grouper filled with lemon sauce, olive oil, and wine. A beautiful Tuscan table was placed near the dance floor filled with mouthwatering provincial bites, such as homemade foccacias and herb breads, delicate varieties of olives, cold cuts, cheeses, grapes, and plums surrounded by candles and antique mirrors.

The entertainment for this wedding event was carefully chosen to facilitate a night full of dancing and partying! Speakeasies is a very popular 8 members swing band from Thessaloniki who performed for more than two hours playing famous Greek and international jazz, swing, manoush, and blues. The big surprise of the night was the absolute grace of the synchronized swimming dancers! The famous dance group who joined us that night is named “Naides” – a name for Greek Naiad Nymphs of the water element. The couple’s first dance and cutting of the cake was highlighted by a memorable, three-minute fireworks show which was choreographed to music chosen by the couple! The aerial decoration with the ferry lights and the luxurious crystal chandeliers in the surrounding area completed the luxury bohemian atmosphere creating an immaculate, fairy tale scene.

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Photography: Elias Kordelakos | Event Planning: Deplanv | Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige | Reception Venue: Villa Paragka Estate | Hair + Makeup: Petros Kontogiannis | DJ: Thodoris Alexopoulos | Wedding Venue: Villa Paragka Estate | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Decor: Deplanv | Furniture: Zazoo | Lighting + Sound: Loud And Clear Entertainment | Live Band: Speakeasies | Photography - Assistance: George Katsaros

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You Must See This Wedding’s Showstopping Ceremony Flowers

We can all appreciate a good ceremony arch, and this one wrapped in olive branches and accented with white, fluffy hydrangeas is a total showstopper. Phosart Photography Cinematography captured the stunning arch along with the rest of the impressive blooms created by Chlorofilli for this wedding in the gardens of a Greek castle, and we’re digging the simple combination of natural greenery and white blossoms.

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From Phosart Photography CinematographyThis is a wonderful May wedding that came out of the pages of a fantasy book. Samia, who we had the opportunity to meet months before her wedding when searching for the perfect location, and her love, Khalil, had their natural, garden wedding at Petreza Castle. Living in Dubai, they felt that Greece was the perfect destination, and they were right!

Greece is an amazing place to celebrate love, like the love of Samia and Khalil that has been blossoming for 11 years, believe it or not. They met in university and have been together ever since. Khalil was on the football team, and Samia was on the dance team. They met at a bar on campus and kept seeing each other at sports games and events. The result you can see through this lovely photographic collection.

Their wedding style was natural in white and greenery, our favorite combination this season, which highlighted the beauty of the venue. We loved every detail of this event, from the mint ties of the Groom and his party, to the white balloons that were released to the sky, to the lovely decoration by Chlorofilli flowers, to, of course, Samia in her Monique Lhuiller wedding dress!

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Photography: Phosart Photography Cinematography | Event Planning: Bright Blue Weddings And Events | Floral Design: Chlorofilli | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Aliki Mordo | Ceremony Venue: Pyrgos Petreza | Hair + Makeup: Teo Hair Design | Sound + Lighting: Galakteros Event Production

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Santorini Elopement Planned in 3 Months!

As travel-lovers always up for an adventure, Jenn and Matt knew a destination elopement would be right up their alley. They decided to tie the knot in their favorite place on earth (Santorini, Greece) and planned the entire affair in three months flat. Of course, they brought in local professionals like Tie the Knot Santorini and Betty Flowers Santorini to make it all happen and we’ve got the captures from Sandy & Odysseas Photography.

From the bride… Our wedding was perfect for our taste! Most important for us was being able to share it together, just the two of us. We decided to elope in Santorini 3 months before the big day and could not be happier with our decision! It felt so intimate and we have some incredible memories of the day. A big driver was being able to get married stress-free…we had both seen a lot of weddings turn into a spectacle or be focused on other elements besides the love of the couple getting married. That was something we really didn’t want so eloping seemed like a great choice! I love white and gold – I wear both almost every day and our house decor is very neutral- so naturally, I wanted our wedding to reflect a similar color-scheme. We stuck to mostly white, gold and green with some light rose accents. White roses with greenery and succulents served as the perfect accent to the gorgeous scenery behind us. I wanted a big bouquet that was reminiscent of one made while walking through a field of flowers! Our florist did a great job capturing my vision.

We hung gold, geometric lanterns from the posts on our balcony to frame the beautiful backdrop of the Santorini caldera. We love simple elegance so it was important for us to keep our palate neutral while letting the setting we were in speak for itself.

Our favorite part of wedding planning was picking the music. We customized every piece to our tastes, from walking down the aisle to an acoustic version of The Beatles’ “Blackbird” to our first kiss being accented with ZZ Top’s “Gimme all your Lovin.” It really made it feel like our day!

I couldn’t wait to see Matt after I got ready. Since we planned every aspect of the wedding together and hadn’t really told many people, I was excited to have one big secret from him and that was my dress! I knew how badly he was dying to see me in it and he had no idea what it looked like so it was a great moment to be able to finally show him!

Matt and I met at work. We were paired up on most of our accounts together and were an awesome team from the start. After being great friends our relationship evolved and we have been together ever since! There actually was no proposal to start! We talked about eloping since we first started dating and randomly decided to make it a reality. Matt did officially propose two days before we left for our elopement in Santorini at a beautiful dock where we often sit at night to watch the stars. I wasn’t expecting it at all!

From Sandy and Odysseas Photography… Jenn and Matt met at work when they were both working for a tech start-up in Boston, MA. They became great friends and after a year or so of working together decided to start dating. After a year or so of dating, they both decided to quit their jobs and do a bit of travel. They visited a ton of places, but they absolutely fell in love with Santorini. They had always joked about eloping since they first started dating, but decided to make it a reality and elope in their favorite place, Oia in Santorini!

As wedding photographers, we have a tremendous fondness of Santorini. Its fusion of minimalism and folk architecture became the perfect canvas for us to showcase the couple’s elegance and all the nuances of their tenderness and newlywed bliss.

Being already familiar with their wedding destination, Jenn and Matt knew all about its immaculate vistas, so they picked one of the most beautiful locations near the village of Imerovigli, a late 1800’s winery that has been refurbished into a crisp boutique establishment, overlooking the conical peninsula jutting out into the caldera.
Tie the Knot created a classical-meets-whimsy intimate corner for the stunning couple’s delightful dinner. A milky white screen complemented by laurel and eucalyptus embellished, craftsman glass hanging lanterns, a gold sequin runner, sleek gold-toned flatware and clear contemporary candle holders matched the pillowy blue horizon perfectly.

Jenn held a simple, natural and classic looking, all-greenery bridal bouquet accented with honeysuckle twining bine, stephanotis, eucalypti, olive branches, white peonies, ivory viburnum and echeveria, a synthesis that was also employed as a centerpiece and translated the couple’s sophisticated style. The snowy-white cake made of vanilla bean, lemon and coconut cream was decorated with eucalyptus, peonies and akita roses.

We loved shooting Jenn and Matt’s First Look for the sparkling-eyes, the gentle gestures and the excitement of these initial moments. As the warm breeze swayed us away into the 360-degree sweeping sunset of the volcanic island, the waltzing steps of these two romantics still echoed on the flagstone path as rose petals softly started to dance along.

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Photography: Sandy and Odysseas Photography | Videography: Galanopoulos | Event Planning: Tie The Knot In Santorini-Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Betty Flowers Santorini | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Makeup : Eleni Iliopoulou | Hair : Bella Damigou | Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Cake Designer: PetranArt Santorini | Ceremony and Reception: Remezzo Villas Santorini

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What’s Better Than a Culinary-Themed Wedding in Greece? Not Much.

Where do we even begin? From the couple’s whimsical meeting – details in their own words below! – to their rustic, culinary-themed wedding planned by ROCK PAPER SCISSORS EVENTS at the Kinsterna Hotel in Greece, every bit of this love story is an absolute dream. From the sesame candy in the welcome gifts to the ceremony refreshments to the cheese and olive oil bar at the reception, guests were indulged with a fresh and local culinary experience. Anna Roussos and Miryana Slivenska captured it all, and each moment is somehow more delicious than the last.

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From ROCK PAPER SCISSORS EVENTS“She was scouring the sea looking for her lost pet turtle. Although he was busy perfecting his béarnaise sauce, he agreed to help her find what she was looking for. That day, they dove together, roamed the water depths together, and when they surfaced again, two adventurous souls had their paths forever changed.”

This is how our couple met, and we believe it’s true. And so, the adventure began for us. We were on a quest to find the best venue to host the wedding’s guests and at the same time reflect the couple’s taste. Hidden within the unexplored beauties of the Laconia region in the Peloponnese, the Kinsterna hotel is a unique place where you not only get pampered by the exceptional services of this renovated medieval castle, but you also indulge yourself with an amazing culinary experience that only uses local and fresh produce. The Groom’s love for Greece and its food and wine and the Bride’s longing for its sun and beach made this decision rather easy; we knew immediately this is going to be an extraordinary wedding.

For the welcome gifts, we chose pasteli bars – a local sesame candy – that were distributed with the wedding programs as the guests were greeted to their rooms. As it was a day wedding, we made sure that during the ceremony, guests were served fresh lemonade and herbal infused water to cool off. The wedding lunch was prepared by the chef using local produce that was grown on the hotel grounds and the house wine came from a vineyard just minutes away. Guests were amazed by the cheese and olive oil bar and got to keep a small bottle of olive oil as a wedding favor.

The overall style of the decoration was in line with the simple, intimate yet elegant and unique wedding Melissa and Haissam wanted. We went for a rustic, earthy style, with the olive tree at the heart of the overall theme, and that reflected the beauty of the location they were getting married at. It took us a full year to plan this wedding; we exchanged more than 400 emails, had long video calls on Skype, and even used WhatsApp, Pinterest, and Instagram. Yes, we became friends after all of that, and we can’t wait for a trip back to Greece to see them again – hopefully with a new member!

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Photography: Anna Roussos | Cinematography: Miryana Slivenska | Event Planning: ROCK PAPER SCISSORS EVENTS | Floral Design: ROCK PAPER SCISSORS EVENTS | Wedding Dress: Georges Chakra | Invitations: Love Me Do | Reception Venue: Kinsterna Hotel & Spa | Bride's Shoes: Ted Baker | Jewelry: Cartier | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BCBGMAXAZRIA | DJ: Viparties Events DJs & More | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Flatware Rentals: White Lilac | Groom's Shoes: Cole Haan