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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

San Francisco Couple Elopes on Santorini Beach

We’ve featured plenty a Santorini soiree boasting views of the gorgeous underwater caldera, but did you know this Greek island also home to stunning beaches as well? The kind of beaches that are perfect for eloping, which is exactly what this San Francisco couple did with the help of Tie the Knot Santorini. Under a floral-adorned teepee from Betty Flowers Santorini they said I do with their toes in the black volcanic sand, and we get to witness their intimate day thanks to Elias Kordelakos.

From Elias KordelakosSantorini is well known of the sun bathed white houses and the cliffs of the caldera, but this super cute and in love couple from San Francisco had a different approach on their elopement. They decided to head to the beach on this cloudy day! Weather is always an un-predictable factor on your wedding day, so don’t give it more credit than deserves! To be absolutely honest, cloudy skies were Rhianna’s favourite for her light coloured eyes!

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Photography: Elias Kordelakos | Event Planning: Tie The Knot In Santorini-Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Betty Flowers Santorini | Wedding Dress: Paolo Sebastian | Cake: Petran Art Santorini | Reception Venue: Astra Suites | Hair Stylist: Mariana Nomikou | MUA: Renia Bledaki | Rentals: Weddings & Whimsy

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This Wedding Location Boasts the BEST Views.

If a stunning view is a must-have on your wedding wish list, Santorini is a mighty fine contender my friends. You can’t beat those Aegean Sea blues and whitewashed houses that reflect and radiate pure romance. This darling day planned by Santorini Glam Weddings is our proof. Immerse yourself in the pretty captured by Cassandra Ladru and Moon & Back below!

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From Santorini Glam WeddingsJust like the guests of this wedding, we too would’ve traveled across the globe to attend this wedding at Rocabella Santorini. Because when you’ve got a couple so sweet, kind, and cool like Victoria and Tim are, we’d say thats more than worth it. We started the planning process a year prior to the wedding, and I have to admit that when our journey reached this spectacular day, all I wanted was for this day to last as long as possible. Groom’s sister wanted to make as a surprise to the couple fireworks during their first dance but unfortunately the venue doesn’t allow them. The highlight of the wedding was those last few seconds of their first dance, when suddenly fireworks emerged from the hotel next door. And just like that, we had fireworks. Magic!

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Photography: Cassandra Ladru | Videography: Moon & Back | Event planning: Santorini Glam Weddings | Florist: Betty Flowers Santorini | Wedding Dress: Jane Hill | Wedding cake: PetranArt Santorini | Ceremony Venue: Anastasis Church | Reception Venue: Rocabella Santorini Hotel & Spa | Bridal preparation: Aenaon Villas | DJ & Lighting: Multimedia Events | Furniture rentals: Spicy Bites | Hair Stylist: Bella Damigou | Linens: White Lilac | MUA: Mal Bobotis | groom suit: Oscar Hunt

When a UK Couple Ties the Knot in Santorini…

If I had to pinpoint the most romantic spot in the whole world to tie the knot, I’m pretty certain Santorini would take the cake. With its unbelievable views overlooking the ocean it’s not hard to see why, and this UK bride and groom wholeheartedly agreed. They opted for a destination wedding in this incredible locale and brought on Tie the Knot Santorini , Elias Kordelakos, Betty Flowers Santorini, and Spicy Bites to be a part of their vendor dream team. Head this way for more of this Santorini love affair right at your fingertips!

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Photography: Elias Kordelakos | Event Planning: Tie The Knot In Santorini-Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Betty Flowers Santorini | Cake: Alexandra's Cake | Makeup: Renia Bledaki | Venue: Dana Villas | Rentals: Spicy Bites

You’ll Have a Blue Crush on This Santorini Bridal Inspiration

We have a blue crush on this bridal session, with its blue, gold, and white color palette inspired by the natural landscape and architecture of Santorini. Dreamed up by Jacqueline Hallgarth with the help of amazing vendors including Trynh Photography, Seniman Calligraphy, and Betty Flowers Santorini, it blends modern elements, like mid-century chairs and the clean lines of La Maltese Estate, with old-world touches including elegant glassware and romantic calligraphy on hand-dyed paper. Want more? Head to the gallery for all the unbelievably gorgeous images.

From Jacqueline HallgarthHaving a post card, picturesque wedding location is quintessential for every couple planning their nuptials. On top of the highest point on the island of Santorini, La Maltese Estate rises majestically above the village of Thira. We were so inspired by the sweeping views of the crisp, white architecture and blue dome churches. This is the ideal destination for a romantic setting and couples to say “I do.”

When partnering with Trynh Krajanowski of Trynh Photography, we wanted to showcase the rich history of the island while catering to the modern couple who dreams to wed here. The romantic wedding gown by Marianna Kastrinos (a Greek wedding dress designer) was the perfect attire for an island chic wedding. The top was form fitting with lace cap sleeves, and the bottom was flowing with layers of chiffon.

La Maltese Estate has a modern setting with their clean lines and newly renovated event space, but I wanted to highlight the island’s historic charm by blending in clay-like potted dishes and crystal clear glassware from White Lilac Rentals. Anything Ruth from Seniman Calligraphy touches turns to pure perfection, so we naturally wanted to feature her work. The timeless calligraphy on hand-dyed, cotton paper and silk runner from Tono + Co softened up the tablescape. Creative Candles matched the deep color of the Santorini blues. The gold edged cake by Alexandra Cakes was topped with a Grecian crown perfect for this affair. Vintage Rentals from Weddings & Whimsy accented the event design with their bar cart and adorable cake stand. As soon as the sun began to set, this was the ideal golden hour for beautiful photos. We finished off the evening with gorgeous sunset portraits with our Bride.

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Travel to Greece for a Breathtaking Wedding by the Sea

Greece is one of the most magical spots that blends weathered white architecture with the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea and this inspiration is a direct reflection of its surroundings. Designed by Mazi Event, this intimate elopement pulls from the colors of the ocean, and folds in elegant details for a look both easy and glamorous. Captured by Anna Roussos, get inspired by the true beauty of the Grecian landscape and this intimate wedding by the sea.

From the planner… Starting to draw the canvas for an inspirational photo shoot in such a regal destination, Spetses, was a creative spring time journey. This intimate elopement had an aery style, a mix of vintage and contemporary elements, with a feel of earthy opulence. Inspired by the natural aura of Spetses we created a color palette composed of grey, clean white and dusty green hues. Our conceptual mood board, was based on one of the Circles of Life: That of marriage. Beginning and completion, wholeness, diversity, fertility, regeneration, strength and balance are essential for a couple to endure the test of time, to flourish and relish the greatest gift given to them: their love. All preparations were made in the historic Poseidonion Grand Hotel with the highest standards. Inspired by the power of the circle we created the invites, envelopes, a map, menus, flower arrangements, even treats for the guests and the wedding cake, to accentuate the strength of this perfect form of nature with no start, no end and no imperfections. The Seed of Life mandala pattern -the universal symbol of creation- applied in selected details with respects to the concept, made everything come together. A traditional horse carriage drove the couple to the beach where everything was ready for an ethereal wedding. The couple barefoot, equal and united, whispered their meaningful vows under the tones of the violin. The beachfront family table was already set up for an intimate dinner. All the decorative details radiated a royal beauty with al fresco flower arrangements composed with greeneries and white flowers, calligraphy menus with sealing wax on water colored handmade papers, marble sous-plats, tasteful silver cutlery and glassware. Silk wedding favors with silver calligraphy engraved details were personalized for each guest. We were so content to work with such a talented team of professionals for this, our debut project, and see our vision come to life. Anna Roussos captured every detail with the most creative eye. Enjoy!

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Photography: Anna Roussos | Event Design + Planning: Mazi Event Design and Production | Floral Design: Hale Koa phineas Estate | Wedding Dress: Katia Delatola | Catering: Poseidonion Grand Hotel | Venue: Poseidonion Grand Hotel | Cake + Desserts: Pavlov's Lab | Calligraphy + Sketches : Chirography | Carriage: Devo Estrada | Grooms’s Attire: Dimitris Petrou | Hair+ Makeup: Frantzeska Koukoula | Model Agency: The Legion | Photography Assistance: Vasilis Kouroupis | Violin: Polina Koumi

An Elegant Santorini Wedding With Magnificent Views

With a cliff top location boasting magnificent views, the infamous white walls of Cycladic architecture, and a bright blue sky that faded into a pretty sunset, this wedding day in Santorini could not have been more idyllic. Betty Flowers Santorini added that extra special touch, and Phosart Photography Cinematography captured the beauty of the day. I know these photos will leave you wanting more – see the rest of the celebration in the Vault.

From Phosart Photography CinematographyWe always say that every wedding is different, like every couple is. Even more so when the couple is so much in love and has spent time on crafted and DIY details to add so many personal touches. That’s heaven for the photographer!

Our dear Stacy and Gustavo had their destination wedding at Venetsanos Winery, famous for the magnificent view as you will easily find out through their wedding photos. Their preparations started at Volcano View Hotel. The name speaks for itself!

So many emotions were captured. So many authentic smiles! The light shades of colors of the decoration and florals by Betty Flowers highlighted the scenery, all perfectly arranged by Divine Weddings. The sky with the clouds and the Santorini sunset did us a favor that day and showed all their glory and beauty! The wedding reception took place at Pyrgos Restaurant, an elegant and cozy venue with the sweetest candy bar.

We wish this couple all the best from the bottom of our hearts.

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Photography: Phosart Photography Cinematography | Event Planning: Divine Weddings | Floral Design: Betty Flowers Santorini | Ceremony Venue: Venetsano | Reception Venue: Pyrgos Restaurant | Accommodations: volcano view hotel | Decor: Betty Flowers Santorini

An Ever-After State of Mind Portrait Session

These two. Ten years and one daughter later, and their love is deeper and perhaps more beautiful than ever. Anna Roussos Photography captured their love as it carries on, and every single image makes me tingle. Their looks, cuddles, and smiles say it all, so get lost in this Athens Riviera portrait session.

From Anna Roussos PhotographyHow-we-crossed-paths stories are always so beautiful to hear, but I am admittedly spellbound to capture love not only as it happens, but as it carries on. Raising their 9-year-old daughter Liya and being off-the-football field teammates for 10 years, Opheny and Anthony are the soft and magical forever after!

In its botanical palette and gorgeous milky light, this Athens Riviera airy portrait session is all about their intimate language and history. The inspiration is evident: their steady caress, beautified by affection and the patina of time.

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Photography: Anna Roussos

This Inspiration Session will Renew Your Dreams of Becoming a Greek Goddess

Book me a ticket to Santorini, because the styled shoot held at the 2016 Boheme Workshop has convinced me of its incomparable beauty. The team at Stella + Moscha drew their inspiration from the history, art, and architecture of the location, focusing on draping fabrics and creating a color palette complementary to the striking setting. Suzanne Li expertly photographed the beautiful session, so please excuse me while I spend my entire weekend in this gallery.

From Stella + MoschaWe are more than proud to present these amazing images from the 2016 Boheme Workshop that took place in Santorini – a fine art photography experience led by the award winning wedding photographer, Vasia Han, and supported by a fantastic team of young professionals that creates wonderful opportunities for fellow photographers with inspired styled shoots, classroom exercises, and Q+As by internationally renowned guest speakers.

The inspiration for this ethereal photoshoot came straight out of history: The Hellenistic Period took over the Greek art landscape between 232-150 BC. Characterized by motion and transparency in fabrics, movement, and draping effects, this luxurious and sophisticated era was evident in the architecture, paintings, and sculptures – a prime example of this being the amazing Winged Victory of Samothrace. We fell in love with the truly unique gown by Christos Costarellos, which gracefully blend his boheme style with the Grecian art, the creamy peach, blush, and ivory colors, as well as the earthy decor and stationery details, flawlessly photographed by Suzanne Li and translated beautifully the period’s features.

From Boheme Creative Director, Tahnee Sanders… Taking in the Santorini landscape, I could see these ideas everywhere; the repetition of endless white stairs, the clean lines of the Oia architecture, the patterns projected onto the washed white walls through shadow as the sun moved around the island.

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Photography: Suzanne Li Photography | Event Planning: StellaAndMoscha Exclusive Greek Island Weddings | Floral Design: Celsia Floral | Wedding Dress: Costarellos | Cake: Cake By Annie | Stationery: Tara Spencer | Hair and Makeup: Frantzeska Koukoula | Venue: Sophia Suites | Creative Direction and Styling: Boheme Workshops | Rentals: The Cross Decor + Design | Rentals: Spread Love Events | Rentals: Weddings & Whimsy | Ribbon: Stella Wolfe

Organic, Luxe Wedding Inspiration Set in Greece

My husband and I recently decided our next big trip will be to Greece, and this inspiration shoot designed in the hands of Think Happy Events encompasses all the reasons why. Think stunning landscapes, fresh and decadent foods, plus photography by Les Anagnou that will completely blow you away. Join me in the gallery and get lost in all the pretty for yourself.

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This most romantic and artistic styled shoot took place in the historical old mansion of the Kinsterna Hotel. This amazing old structure, built during the 17th century close to the picturesque Castle of Monemvasia and renovated completely with respect to its architectural history, is the inspiration point for this beautiful result. Every detail was well cared for, with natural textures, traditional patterns, and Greek elements.

Based on Greek products and the Greek word of hospitality “filoxenia”, we created a welcome gift for the guests with extra virgin olive oil, traditional drink tsipouro, organic honey and a bergamot scented candle. The scenery of the olive groves combined with our almond blossom arch, gave a magical touch to the ceremony, while sun rays passed through the branches and created an exquisite atmosphere. The couple walked through the wine yards and the citrus groves, along with their white horses and had the chance to feel the peace of Mother Nature.

White hyacinths, pink almond blossoms, deep green olive branches & eucalyptus were the starting point for our wedding color palette. At the ancient cistern with the goldfish and the lilies, a luxurious dinner table with unique flatware and lace plates, decorated with lots of flowers and vintage gold candleholders has been set up for the guests. Clear glass boxes with gold details, again olive branches and traditional Greek wedding sweets “koufeta” were the wedding gifts.

The old Venetian wall of the central building of the hotel was the perfect backdrop for the dessert table and the blush pink tulle running all over the vintage furniture created an artistic effect. All the desserts were designed on the concept with organic nuts and fresh berries, under favorite Greek flavors. A dream wedding, in a dream place, with a dream team!


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Photography: Les Anagnou photographers | Cinematography: WedColors | Floral Design: Studio 7 | Wedding Dress: Katia Delatola | Hair + Makeup: Frantzeska Koukoula | Hotel: Kinsterna Hotel & Spa | Venue: Kinsterna Hotel & Spa | Bridal Shoes: Femme Fanatique | Desserts: Pavlov's Lab | Event Concept, Styling and Design : Think Happy Events | Furniture: Zazoo | Groom Attire: Christakis | Invitations + Printables: Atelier Invitations | Jewel: Maria Patsia | Model: Stefania Novikova | Model: Panagiotis Mitsakos | Rentals: White Lilac

A Jaw-Dropping Destination Wedding in Greece

Where do we even start with this epic destination wedding by The Twelve Events? For five days, the glamorous couple and their guests enjoyed an exclusive stay at Nikki Beach Resort in Porto Heli, Greece. On the wedding day, the bride – a jewelry designer – wore a runway-worthy, bespoke gown and jewelry amongst an art instillation of magnificent, self-lit flowers, and guests were seated at a custom, 50 meter table to enjoy the views of the sea. Adam Alex Photography captured all this and more, in the gallery. Excuse us while we pick our jaws up from the floor.

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From Adam Alex PhotographyAfter two full days of partying and events – including a Bohemian Beach Party – it was time for the big day. The time arrived for the power couple Joanna, a successful, high-end jewelry designer, and Karim, a businessman involved in the fashion industry in Lebanon, to become one.

The ceremony took place at a small, picturesque chapel, Ververonda, overlooking the sea. The couple used a traditional carriage from the nearby island of Spetses for their transportation to the chapel. The entire exterior of the chapel, approximately 800 square meters, was covered in real grass. The use of the grass and the numerous white scented flower compositions highlighted the Greek elements of the white chapel.

The whole setting for the wedding was one of sophisticated elegance. Inspired by the Burning Man Festival, which the newlyweds have attended in the past, a cluster of custom-made, meter-high, self-lit flower lights were made. These manmade flowers created the perfect backdrop for the evening.

Nikki Beach Resort in Porto Heli was privatized specifically for this event – five days of exclusivity at this dreamlike resort! The Twelve Events team arrived early on the wedding day to create one of the longest tables ever made for an event – a 50 meter table, which could sit up to 150 people, stretched along the seafront of the resort. The table was adorned in beautiful, white hanging flowers and tea lights. Sparkling candles, which were placed along the beach and throughout the venue, peacefully lit up the event.

The guests sat along this carefully crafted table. Directly opposite all of the guests, within the calmness of the Porto Heli Gulf, lies a shipwreck. This unique element could not go unnoticed to all of the guests attending.

The party came to life with a large firework display that took place while the couple cut into their cake, a replica of the famous LOVE sculpture by Robert Indiana. This magical atmosphere was accompanied by one of the newlywed’s favorite songs, “A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay.

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Photography: Adam Alex Photography | Cinematography: With Heart Films | Event Design: The Twelve Events | Floral Design: Fevronia | Wedding Dress: Custom-made Sandra Mansour | Cake: Pavlov's Lab | Bride's Shoes: Roger vivier | Hair and Makeup: Margetina Neofytou | DJ: Alexandros Christopoulos | Groom's Attire: Cifonelli | Wedding Venue: Nikki Beach | Art Installations: Art Ease | Bride's Jewellery: Custom-made Boghossian Jewelry | Fireworks: Nanos Fireworks | Furniture Rentals: Zazoo | Getting Ready Venue: Amanpuri | Groom's Shoes: Berlutti | Logistics: FSD | Sound and Equipment: Events Music Production

A Romantic Wedding Escape in the Greek Islands

There’s no denying that the Greek islands have a certain something special about them, but Corfu? Well, it’s at the tippy top of my list now, thanks to this wedding captured by Les Anagnou Photographers. With a romantic flair and pure natural beauty, it’s heaven on earth. See every picture perfect pic of this destination wedding in our Vault right this way!

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From the Bride… Many consider their wedding day to be a new beginning; the start of a new story. We saw our day as an opportunity to share more about our past – share our traditions, our backgrounds, our values. This was reflected in our invitations, which had personalized postage stamps of our parents and grandparents on their wedding day, our ceremonial Stefania (Greek crowns) that were passed down from my parents, and the drinking cup from my husband’s family. Our goal was to walk into the new cherishing the old, because, after all it made us who we are. The Greek island of Corfu was the ideal location for us to do so– an emerald island on the Ionian, reminiscent of Venetian culture, giving an ode to my husband’s Italian background and allowing me to realize my dream of going back to the country I grew up in, to get married. Mediterranean cultures value family above everything else, something which was evident throughout the entire process. We shared with our families each step of the wedding process, irregardless the task. Whether the job involved making wax seals for each invitation or assembling gift bags and gluing a lavender flower to each name, we could always count on them. They were with us when we got ready, present when we became one, and walked down the streets of Corfu Town with us to commemorate our wedding.

Since we had a significant amount of people visiting from the United States and Europe it was important to us to share with them the beauty and charm of Corfu. We thought that the best way of doing so, was by giving them an opportunity to experience Corfu in the same way the locals did, a three day celebration. We started Friday with drinks at a café in Corfu town, which was followed by a ‘welcome dinner’ consisting of dancing, eating and drinking at a local taverna. On Sunday everyone came together again for brunch which was followed by a boat party. There was no better way to end our wedding than by sailing off into the beautiful Greek waters.

From Les Anagnou photographersThis wedding, that took place in the isle of Corfu, Greece, was a dynamic, full-blown romantic story in sweat pea colors and rich, nostalgic details, that recreates the long-established dazzle of 1930’s Italian aesthetics. The reductive portraits echo of fashion illustrator Carl Erickson, as upbeat and contemporary as he would be.

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Photography: Les Anagnou photographers | Videography: Make Your Own Films | Event Planning: Corfu Wedding Planner | Floral Design: Rizos Gardens ​ | Cake: Cake Boutique ​​ | Invitations: The Vintage Inkwell | Stationery: Atelier Invitations | Catering: The Venetian Wall | Hair: celebrity hair studio ​ | DJ: Corfu Dj | Wedding Venue: Cavo Alkyoni | Make Up Artist: Nasos Grammenos

A Summer Island Wedding Set in Mykonos

Mykonos might be the prettiest Greek island I’ve ever laid eyes on, but it’s also known as the island of the wind. That windswept beauty could not have more perfect for this outdoor wedding and photographer extraordinaire, Elias Kordelakos, captured every bit of magic behind his lens.

From the photographer… Mykonos is one of the most renowned Greek islands! It’s also known as the island of the winds. The light and color of this Greek island though, makes it the perfect destination for a wedding day. And what a wedding this one was. Italian finesse meets Greek-cypriot temperament. 

During the bride’s getting ready, I witnessed a cypriot custom called “Zosmata”. They put a red ribbon around the bride for 3 times to wish her prosperity and fertility. A very strong and emotional moment for the guests and the bride! The wedding ceremony was held at the church inside the hotel which was very picturesque.

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Photography: Elias Kordelakos | Event Planning: Greek Weddings | Floral Design: Studio 7 | Invitations: Be My Guest | Groom's Attire: Montblanc | Hotel: Santa Marina

A Must-See Gown + Peony Bouquet for a Greece-Set Wedding
Coral charm peonies happen to be one of my most favorite things, and when you pair them with the beauty of Santorini, Greece, you get an unforgettable wedding day in every sense of the word. Two of our vendor loves, Tie The Knot In Santorini-Weddings & Events + Betty Flowers Santorini brought their talents to the team and Sodapop Photos + Mont Videography didn’t miss a beat. Even more in the gallery!

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A few words from the bride, Christine… The emotions were high. Waking up in a cave suite that was overlooking the volcanic Aegean Sea made my heart stop. It was the day that I would take his last name. The day we planned for so many months. The day we dreamed of for so many years.

From the moment we decided to get married in Santorini, Greece we knew we wanted something small and personal. Something that had a mixture of both of our unique tastes. My love for rustic and golds and Ryan’s love for art and color. The tables drenched in navy gauze, gold table wear, and of course an abundance of waterfall-like peonies flowing off the tables and down the aisle.

The planning, preparations, and all the stories from friends and family on what your wedding day will be like could never have prepared me for what I felt on that day. Dressed in my stunning Inbal Dror gown, holding my peony-filled bouquet tightly and my dads arm even tighter.

The second that I caught my soon-to-be husband’s eyes I fell in love all over again. Like the first time you know you love that person so much you will never be able to live without them. That’s what I felt. That exact feeling. 10 years later, I fell in love with him all over again. It was a rush that I will never forget. Standing next to each other and looking over to see our 3 beautiful children sitting with such big smiles and tears in their eyes was a moment that will be forever imbedded in our minds. Our first born got to carry the rings down the aisle, our daughter was our flower girl and wore a garland crown fit for a Greek goddess, and our youngest carried a sign that read “Daddy here comes mommy” on it which was a heart-stirring moment.

We wrote our own vows and read them in these perfect navy vow books that we will have for the rest of our lives. Our guest list of 30 enjoyed a champaign toast after the ceremony. cocktail hour followed while we stood on the picturesque white Santorini roof tops. We got to stare into each other’s eyes and whisper sweet things to each other all while looking out into the exquisite Santorini sunset.

Our wedding was a perfect representation of us and it was reflected in the details throughout the day. If our wedding day was any indication of what our lives will be like then we are on the most beautiful, loving, spectacular journey!

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Photography: Sodapop Photos | Cinematography: Mont Videography | Event Design: Tie The Knot In Santorini-Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Betty Flowers Santorini | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Cake: Alexandra's Cake | Invitations: Julie Hanan Design | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Catering: Spicy Bites | Makeup Artist: Eleni Iliopoulou | Hair : Bella Damigou | Groom's Attire: Express Men's | Wedding Venue: Remezzo Villas Santorini | DJ, Light & Sound: Multimedia Events | Gold Cutlery: White Lilac | Signs : Weddings & Whimsy

A Breathtaking Cliff Ceremony Overlooking the Aegean Sea

The views of this destination wedding are beyond. Overlooking the blue water of the Aegean Sea, this french couple traveled to the cliffs of Crete for a celebration unlike any other. Think Happy Events crafted the day infused with pomegranates, long floral garlands at each table by Yucca Flowers and a party fueled by french champagne and love.  See the whole affair captured by Les Anagnou and a filmed by WedColors below.

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Jehane and Jacques, a beautiful French couple, travelled all the way to Crete from London with their beloved families and guests to experience the wedding of their dreams. The wedding ceremony took place in the middle of nowhere in an extraordinary landscape on the edge of a cliff with a breathtaking view the endless blue of the Aegean Sea. An open wooden door, symbolizing the opening to their new beginning, was decorated with olive branches and marsala flowers. The bride arrived with a local traditional music band and her bridesmaids, all dressed up in dusted pink colors. The sound of silence, for the ceremony, in comparison with sound of the waves crushing the cliff, was irresistible. By the end of this beautiful ceremony, a cocktail party followed at a private villa and the guests had the chance to have a panoramic view of Crete under the well-known Greek sunset. Pomegranate: a symbol of life, rebirth and fertility was the inspiration for the wedding decoration. Beautiful flower garlands decorated all tables while large red pomegranates were used as escort cards. Wedding favor bags with local products like virgin olive oil and organic honey were placed on each guest’s seat. The highlight of this amazing party couldn’t be anything else than French champagne & endless dancing up until the morning light!

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Photography: Les Anagnou photographers | Cinematography: WedColors | Flowers: Yucca Flowers | Invitations: Love Me Do | Catering: Cocoon Catering | DJ: Showtime Dj's | Dancer: Hara Nawaar | Desserts: Pavlov's Lab | Event Design & Wedding Planning: Think Happy Events | Lights: Showtime Dj's | Olive Oil: Mellelaion | Singer: Myrto Meletiou

Santorini Set the Stage for a Modern, Minimalist Wedding We Adore

Ever since I first saw The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Santorini has held the #1 spot on my travel bucket list. I mean, with scenery like this can you even blame me? It’s a slice of heaven on earth and Danielle and Jay felt the very same. They exchanged vows in this incredible locale, with vendors like Santorini Glam WeddingsBetty Flowers Santorini and Ben Yew by their side. The result? Utter perfection.

From Santorini Glam WeddingsIf we had to describe Santorini in two words then it would definitely be “white” and “unique view”. Danielle & Jay’s wedding took place at Rocabella Hotel, a venue which combines these two words and provides the perfect white canvas for us to work on!

Of course, such a special place needs discreet and delicate decoration in order to complete the unique landscape and not overshadow it. We started the planning process only a few months prior to the wedding, and I have to admit that when our journey reached this spectacular day, all I wanted was for this day to last as long as possible.

Danielle had a very clear idea of what she likes, and I just loved the way she wanted to incorporate Greek elements into the decoration and styling of the wedding. I still remember those late evening (early morning for her) Skype calls brainstorming all possible ideas until we found the perfect elements for her dream wedding!

What made this wedding so special, apart from the couple of course, was the amazing team of people working behind it. We always advise and guide our couples to pick their vendors carefully. When you work with people you trust and who share the same vision as you, the result is unbelievable.

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Photography: Ben Yew Photography + Film | Cinematography: AnkerProd | Event Design: Santorini Glam Weddings | Event Planning: Santorini Glam Weddings | Floral Design: Betty Flowers Santorini | Ceremony Venue: Rocabella Santorini Hotel & Spa | Reception Venue: Rocabella Santorini Hotel & Spa | Calligraphy: Santorini Glam Weddings | DJ: Multimedia Events | Furniture Rentals: Spicy Bites | Guitar Player: Michalis Karamolegos | Scooter: Donkey Scooters

When the Wedding Planner Becomes the Bride!

Wedding planners see it all, from the early prep to the day of delights – who better to know how to keep brides-to-be happy as can be than these planning extraordinaires?! So when Maria Sila of Tie the Knot in Santorini said “I do” herself, it was time for her to follow all her own advice! We shared her tropical inspired wedding on Friday and today, we’re learning exactly how she stayed so calm, cool and collected – and still had the time of her life. Read on for more!

If You’re Having Fun, Your Guests Will Too!

Often times we worry too much about ensuring our guests enjoy the wedding day. I think this the #1 stressful factor for brides! It’s true that you can’t please everyone, especially with big groups! Remember one thing: your guests are there for you! If you are having fun, they will too! The couple is the center of attention on the day and whatever they transmit will pass on to the guests. If you’re happy and enjoying the day, they will too! If you are stressed, they will most probably feel uncomfortable then as well!

Have Your Nearest + Dearest Close!

We had only our closest family and friends join us on our special day; it felt nice having familiar faces all around, sharing in our happiness. In order to achieve this level of satisfaction with your decisions, whatever they may be, it’s important to learn to say “no” to outside opinions! It was hard for us to make our guest list as short as possible and to say “no” to our parents or friends that wanted us to invite more people. But we stayed strong and even if we didn’t like it right at that moment, it was worth it – we were quite happy and reassured on the actual wedding day!

Relax While Getting Ready!

This is so important – especially for the bride! Grooms tend to have a relaxing, fun time while getting ready, but for us brides, nerves during the preparation time can ruin the day!
Since the very beginning of wedding planning, I made the decision not to have many people in the room while getting ready. I had nine bridesmaids and imagine all of us in one the room, no matter how big it was, having our hair and makeup done! That would have been just too noisy and not relaxing for me. So instead, I got ready with just my sister and Maid of Honor. When all the girls were ready, just before they put on their beautiful bridesmaids dresses, they came to the bridal room and we had some great “getting ready” photos while having champagne! It was fantastic! Side note: one or two glasses of champagne also always helps :)

Trust The Pros

We selected the wedding vendors that would make our dream wedding come true after a lot of thought and research, so it’s important to then trust them! They know what you like, they know your vision, so let them be creative and make your wedding FABULOUS! People are always more effective when they feel that you trust them! Don’t forget that no one wants the day to be perfect more than your planner! If there are little details a bit different than you expected, try to be flexible! None will notice, we swear! It will not prevent anyone from having a great time!

Be In the Moment With Your Love

Happily ever after starts on your wedding day! A stylish and fun celebration is important, but not as important as showing love to your partner. During the ceremony, while exchanging your vows, feel the moment! How beautiful are the minutes, the seconds you are living! Feel them and keep them in your heart because it all goes so fast!

We always recommend having a portrait photo shoot for a couple of hours on the day as well, usually before the ceremony. It’s the perfect opportunity to be together, just the two of you! Yes, the photographer and videographer will be there too, but believe me, it will be as if they are not :)

See the full sunny celebration right here!



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Photography : Anna Roussos | Cinematography: Mont Videography | Wedding Planning + Design : Tie The Knot In Santorini-Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Betty Flowers Santorini | Wedding Dress: Nidodileda | Cake: Alexandra’s Cake | Wedding Stationery : Bright White | Reception Venue: Margarita Anafi | Makeup: Renia Bledaki | DJ: Constantine Kalfakakos | Arch, Signs + Macrame Creations: Weddings & Whimsy | Bar Catering : Barflies | Favor Bags: We Wear Young | Sound + Light : Multimedia Events | Tableware + Linens : White Lilac

Tropical-Inspired Wedding in Sunny Greece

With just one look at that bridal bouquet designed by Betty Flowers Santorini, I knew this Greek wedding was destined for the pages of Style Me Pretty. Of course, it’s no surprise when the bride just so happens to be the amazing wedding planner behind Tie The Knot In Santorini. She brought her tropical, boho-inspired day to life and didn’t overlook a single detail. Anna Roussos photographed, Mont Videography filmed, and I think it’s safe to say our Friday just got so much better.

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From the wedding planner turned bride, Maria… I have designed many weddings, but designing and now describing my own wedding is something new and so exciting for me. Being a wedding planner turned bride was such fun and creative process and our wedding was truly the happiest day of our lives.

On a small Greek island called Anafi, not far from Santorini, we chose to have our destination wedding and exchange vows in front of our nearest & dearest, on the beach with the sand between our toes. A fun, relaxing, bohemian atmosphere was our vision for our wedding day. While designing the wedding, I tried to incorporate elements that both Nikos and myself love. Details that would make us feel comfy and express our personalities.

Nikos loves to surf. As a tribute to his passion for surfing, we designed with Weddings & Whimsy a surfboard shaped wedding arch! I love tropical and botanical elements and I am a sucker for palm prints and cacti plants. This is why our wedding ceremony was held under a big palm tree, our We Wear Young favor bags were made by tropical prints and the tablescape was full of cacti details!

Potted plants of ivy and fern hung from macramé creations and gorgeous peacock chairs were some of my favorite bohemian elements of the wedding styling. Our color palette was a combination of soft yellow, blush, powder blue and loads of greenery! You can imagine my excitement when a few months later “Greenery” was announced as the Pantone color of 2017.

I loved our wedding style, not only because it was created by my team, but also because it was brought to life on the day thanks to Santorini Glam Weddings & Santorini Bliss Weddings (my lovely wedding planner friends) and all my wonderful girlfriends who were decorating the venue before they put on their beautiful mismatched bridesmaids dresses. After hours of hard work setting up for the wedding, they were there to accompany me while I was getting ready. We were all one big family on that day (humans & dogs ☺), this is a feeling that I will never forget. As one big family, we all cried of happiness, laughed, danced like crazy and had the time of our lives!


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Photography : Anna Roussos | Cinematography: Mont Videography | Wedding Planning + Design : Tie The Knot In Santorini-Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Betty Flowers Santorini | Wedding Dress: Nidodileda | Cake: Alexandra's Cake | Wedding Stationery : Bright White | Reception Venue: Margarita Anafi | Makeup: Renia Bledaki | DJ: Constantine Kalfakakos | Arch, Signs + Macrame Creations: Weddings & Whimsy | Bar Catering : Barflies | Favor Bags: We Wear Young | Sound + Light : Multimedia Events | Tableware + Linens : White Lilac

Guests Traveled from 5 Different Countries for This Wedding Day!

The bride was born in Athens, so for Anna, a destination wedding in Greece felt a bit like coming home. She married her love, Rohit and they celebrated the big day with guests traveling from all across the world. Adrian Wood photographed this special event to remember and there are so many beautiful moments to see in the gallery and film by I Like To Movie It below!

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From the Bride… We were always set on Greece, but getting married in Athens felt extra special as I was born there. We fell in love with our venue straight away, so it was the easiest decision.

We both wanted a modern wedding that still showcased our diverse traditions. And that really came together beautifully, with people speaking different languages, coming from completely different backgrounds laughing and dancing to the same kind of music, learning about each other and having fun. On the actual style of the wedding, I wanted clean lines, a lot of white and a bit of blush and gold.

We are quite an international family and had guests flying from U.K., Ukraine, Holland, India, France to name a few. To be honest, it is the simple things that are most memorable. The look on Rohit’s face when he was holding me during our first dance is something I will always cherish.

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Photography: Adrian Wood Photography | Cinematography: I Like To Movie It | Floral Design: Petridis Floral | Wedding Dress: Caroline Castigliano | Wedding Cake : Island Art & Taste | Wedding Stationery: Atelier Invitations | Bride's Shoes : Manolo Blahnik | Grooms Suit: Hugo Boss | Venue: Island Art & Taste | Brides Make Up: Vana Nikolakopoulou | Hairstylist : τελης ηλιας γαβαθας