If you are now on preparations for your destination wedding, and you are wondering which Greek island is the best to enjoy your special day, I am more than certain that this tasteful and stylish wedding in Santorini will help you make up your mind. As I was watching the happy couple hug with love beside the church, I couldn't help but think that the scenery behind this traditional blue domed chapel was definitely breathtaking. Jeremy and Alexia, with the help of their wedding planner Vana Efkleidou from White Ribbon boutique events, picked Aghios Artemios church to get married, a peaceful place full of sun and a magnificent view, which you can consider as a destination, if you wish your wedding in Greece to have a feeling of a small Cycladic village.
Destination photographer Lori Paladino emphasised through his photographs to the exceptional flowers that RedBoxDays provided, which mingled beautifully white garden roses and olive branches. Pay extra attention to the bride’s sheath gown, and how beautifully it blends in with the elegant blue-and-white decoration. The wedding took place among close friends and family, and after the ceremony, the guests enjoyed the wedding reception near the endless sea, drinking Ouzo, tasting local dishes and dancing. In my opinion, there is no better place for your wedding to take place, than an elegant island like Santorini.
The wedding planner from White Ribbon told us: They met at a hospital, since Jeremy, the groom is a doctor and Alexia a nurse. They built a friendship that fell into love. Jeremy proposed to Alexia in Santorini island. The bride’s parents are both from Greece and their wedding was a celebration of love but also of homecoming. For their ceremony and reception, we proposed to them a small hotel off the tourist track of Santorini that gives visitors the feeling of a Cycladic village. Small white sugar-cube-like houses surround the blue domed chapel built in the 1800’s in the centre of the traditional residence.
For their ceremony and reception, we proposed to them a small hotel off the tourist track of Santorini that gives visitors the feeling of a Cycladic village. Small white sugar-cube-like houses surround the blue domed chapel built in the 1800’s in the centre of the traditional residence. The bride arrived to the ceremony, with her father accompanied by the sounds of traditional musicians where the couple’s 50 closest friends and family were waiting for her.
After the ceremony guests enjoyed a sunset cocktail overlooking the magnificent scenery sipping Ouzo and tasting local organic delicacies grown on the island. Dinner and dancing followed in the main patio of the hotel. We chose a soft rustic décor focusing on the use of local herbs and greenery with a few golden details. The tables were set under soft string lighting as we wanted to create a cozy and intimate atmosphere.
Although the setting was breathtaking, that day was all about love. Love was present by those surrounding the newlyweds, by the bride and groom but also by those who were there only in spirit.
It was an dream come true for the couple and a wedding to remember for everyone that became part of it.
Wedding Planning & design: White Ribbon | Florals: Red Box Days | Cake: Pavlov's Lab|
Ceremony & Reception Stationary: Atelier Invitations
Photography: Lori Paladino |Wedding Planning & design: White Ribbon | Linens & Dishware: White Lilac | Florals: Red Box Days | Cake: Pavlov's Lab | Invitations: Minted | Ceremony & Reception Stationary: Atelier Invitations | Music, Sound & Lights: Events in Santorini | Bridal Gown: Willowby | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Grooms Suit: Jcrew | Venue: Aghios Artemios | Catering: Spicy Bites