I am so fortunate to spend endless hours swooning over gorgeous images, however… I must admit that the white and blush wedding in Santorini photographer Nikos P. Gogas shared with us… took my breath away. From the picture perfect location, to the stunning decoration details carefully curated by the talented team at Santorini Glam Weddings, this is a destination wedding you seriously do not want to miss.
“We chose Santorini as we did not want a huge wedding in either of our hometowns, Sydney and London. We chose Greece as I have Greek heritage and we decided that we wanted an intimate wedding in a stunning location. Travel has been an important part of our relationship and we wanted our guests to enjoy a unique wedding that combined great food, music and scenery. We loved the fact that our wedding could take place overlooking the caldera and that our reception took place around the pool. It was absolutely breathtaking!”
“My wedding dress was the Denia design by La Sposa. I bought it from Bridal Rogue Gallery in Marleybone, London. They added cap sleeves and a key hole back as this was what I had always wanted”, Anne-Marie shared with us.
The beautiful bride describes how she met the love of her life: “We met through a friend. A group of us went out for drinks. We saw each other at a party three months later and he walked me home and then asked me on a date a week later… Shahid proposed to me during a trip to Positano (Amalfi Coast). It was my dream to go there as one of my favorite films ‘Only You’ was filmed there. He proposed after we had dinner at a beautiful restaurant called La Sponda overlooking beautiful Positano”.
The white and blush wedding in Santorini had beyond gorgeous details. As Anne- Marie told us: “I wanted something that was romantic. I chose a blush wedding theme and incorporated this in my bridesmaids dresses, flowers, candy bar and elements of mint/blush in my invitations and table names. We had fans for our guests, umbrellas, soft pink, antique pink and white flowers. Travel was also an important element of our wedding as our invitations had a vintage stamp silhouette theme which was also incorporated in our table names and order of service. Our seating chart also had a map of the world with all the places we had travelled to listed as our table names.Overall, the theme was timeless romance and elegance”.
The amazing wedding planners Julia and Evita from Santorini Glam Weddings shared their thoughts about Anne-Marie and Shahid’s romantic blush wedding: “Every email from a bride is for us a step towards a dream which we are called to help create. The minute Anne-Marie first contacted us, we knew that this was a bit more for us! It was an approach to one of the most sweet-hearted, loveable, generous persons we had ever talked to. She made us looking forward to her emails, her desires, her wedding… And the day came at the most beautiful hotel in Santorini filled with inspiration, romanticism, happiness and mostly true love! We would definitely live this day again!”
“The best decision we made was the choice of venue – Aenaon Villas was superb! My only bad decision was that I wish my pre-wedding party (a cruise the day before) finished earlier as I struggled to get to bed the night before the wedding as I was so excited to see all my guests all together on the cruise”.
The bride’s advice: “Savor every moment as it flies. My husband took me aside at one stage when all our guests were dancing so that I could sit back and take it all in and absorb the enormity of what we had planned – 80 guests from across the world in one place. I would also advise brides to visit the venue early on. We were so lucky that our wedding planner was so wonderful but I would’ve saved myself hundreds of emails if I had gone to Santorini earlier to see vendors and organize things. I had only visited as a tourist 8 years before. This meant that I only saw my wedding venue 3 days before our white and blush wedding but I was lucky as it was perfection!”