Jessica and Timothy tied the knot overlooking the breathtaking Mediterranean views of Santorini…
We always wanted to have a smaller, intimate wedding that felt more like a vacation with our closest friends and family. We chose Santorini for its stunning views, laid back atmosphere, and relative logistical ease. We knew that Santorini has a robust wedding industry and network of vendors, which gave us peace of mind when planning from so far away.
Planning the Perfect Wedding
Finding our wedding and reception venues required a lot of online research! We scoured online blogs for weddings in Santorini and found ones that were similar to our style and the aesthetic we were looking for. Most important to us was finding the best photographer to capture our priceless memories and a top-notch wedding planner to execute our vision. Other than that, we tried to make sure there was value where we were spending our money.
I found my dream dress at Gabriella NY Bridal Salon in NYC. It was a Lela Rose and I was most drawn to the clean lines of the silhouette and romance in the lace bodice and touch of tulle. It was the dress that felt the most true to my everyday personality and style. For my hair and makeup I created Pinterest boards for inspiration. But ultimately, I trusted my fantastic makeup artist Renia Bledaki and hair artist Bella Damigou to take the inspiration and give it their own flair!
My wedding planner, Vana from White Ribbon Boutique Events, had full creative reign. Based on our conversations, she knew we were looking for something that was elegant, minimalist, yet still warm and she came up with the beautiful palette of soft pinks, delicate creams, earthy greys and greens, with a touch of gold. With so much natural beauty surrounding us, we took a minimalist approach to the décor in order to fully appreciate the breathtaking caldera views. Dinner took place on a balcony built on the edge of the caldera, with two long wooden family-style tables set in earthy tones and romantic pinks. A gorgeous Santorini sunset served as the perfect backdrop.
One of the most challenging tasks we were confronted with was booking accommodation for our guests, as we were catering to a broad variety of tastes and budgets. We ended up booking most of the rooms at a small boutique hotel, Pantheon Villas, which was down the path from our reception venue. We booked our block of rooms at Pantheon approximately 9 months in advance; we would recommend trying to book hotels as early as possible!
Photography Anna Roussos | Event Planning White Ribbon Events | Wedding Dress Lela Rose |Bridal Shoes Jimmy Choo | Hair Stylist Bella Santorini | Make-Up Artist Renia Santorini | Floral Design Red Box Days | Wedding Cake Pavlov’s Lab | Invitations Brown Fox Calligraphy