Ιt’s been a few days since our last post, the reason being a trip to Santorini for an editorial. We haven’t been to Santorini for many years and as was expected came back filled with magical memories and impressions from this beautiful island, unique in its kind worldwide. Excited by this trip, we felt the need to travel back through today’s post and the strong images by photographer Anna Roussos. The talented team of Santorini Glam Weddings designed this beautiful wedding with the key element of the fuchsia bougainvillea, the typical summer flower of the Cyclades. The couple beamed with happiness and tied the knot with their loved ones overlooking the endless blue.
From the Bride: "My first visit to Santorini was in 2009 with one of my close girlfriends and instantly fell in love with the island. I remember watching the sunset from Oia one night and I turned to her and said "I want to get married here one day." Of course we just laughed it off and talked about what a dream that would be. As it turned out, it took 7 years, an international move, a long term relationship breakup, resigning from a job and lots of traveling, for me to finally meet the ultimate man and make this dream come true. Who knew that an Australian girl would fall in love with a German and would get married in Greece.
Artur and I met one fateful night in a terrible tourist club while on holidays in Barcelona. Long story short, I knew I had to get his attention which resulted in me elbowing him in the back. Naturally, I pretended that I had been pushed, apologised and the rest is history. We did long distance for 6 months from Australia to Germany until I had organised myself to move to Berlin.
I loved the organising and planning process! Even more so because I had Julia from Santorini Glam Weddings on my side to help me do it all. I would recommend getting a wedding planning, especially for destination weddings because it makes your experience so much more enjoyable. Not just on the day but in the months (or years in our case) leading upto it.
Artur and I decided to celebrate over 3 days because we had guests coming from all over the globe. We organised a welcome dinner the night before and also a sunset sail the day after. I'm so glad we decided to do it this way because it gave our guests a chance to get to know each other better. By the end of the sail, everyone had become friends and didn't want to leave!I knew I wanted to keep the decorations and flowers simple and traditional, so I went with Bouganvillia, olive branches and lemons.
My advice to brides would be to make sure you have a few minutes to yourself, away from the people your getting ready with, just to gather your thoughts and breath before the ceremony. This will reground you and help you to stay focused. But also more importantly, remember to sneak away from the party with your new husband so you can take it all in at a distance and reconnect with each other.”
Photography: Anna Roussos | Videography: Wed Film Studio | Event Design: Santorini Glam Weddings | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero and Midgley | Wedding Shoes: Tamaris | Grooms Suite: Strellson | Flowers: Betty Flowers Santorini | Ceremony: Cavo Ventus | Reception: Pyrgos Restaurant | Location: Santorini