We are sharing today a gorgeous wedding that took place at the beautiful and so romantic island of Santorini! The island itself serves as the best wedding backdrop, so the couple chose to complement its beauty by adding candles and white and green details in the decoration. The couple exchanged its vows in front of its closest friends and family and with an amazing view in the background. Have a look at the following photos captured beautifully by Kapetanakis Studios and be mesmerized!
The bride shared with us: “We met back in 2009 on a random evening while walking on Granville street! Andrea’s jacket fell from her bag and Amit picked it up and gave it to her. That’s really how it started. We shared drinks with friends at a bar down the street as we all got to know each-other. 7 years later the same group still has drinks at bars and celebrates holidays and birthdays together. The rest was history for us from that night on. You never know when you are about to meet one of the best parts of your life!”
“Puey Quinones 1st dress, the second dress is my mom’s wedding dress (she had it professionally preserved to give to her daughter one day) that I had altered and tailored to fit me and my style.”
“On a snowy (almost blizzard-like) New Year’s Eve, before the festivities began, Amit drove us out to the ocean. To a special place where we first got to know each other. I really thought we were going there because he knew how much I loved the ocean and that place was so meaningful to us, I thought “what a great way to start the new year!” Little did I know he would be getting down on one knee, while the snow fell around us and asking me to marry him!! Magical!”
“I honestly couldn’t tell you the names of the flowers but any white flower available and lots of organic green leaves. I believe there were white roses.”
“Our ceremony took place in Santorini, Greece at the Diamond Rock Venue. We chose Santorini because we knew that is where we wanted to honeymoon and after a year of being engaged and an out of control guest list, we thought why not move the wedding to the most beautiful place with only our nearest and dearest by our sides. After choosing the venue we just fell in love and it was honestly the best decision we could have ever made! People are still gushing about our wedding. We definitely made the right choice”.
“For our wedding decoration we had candles, candles, and more candles. I wanted soft light and a white/organic theme. The decor was inspired by a wedding I saw in France published in Vogue magazine that had low lighting, loads of candles and overhead string lights”.
“The overall idea was to honour the Santorini landscape and the ocean backdrop of our wedding – pure romance was our theme. Candles were our main color (if that’s even possible) and lots of white with green organic accents (i.e., olive leaves, green vines etc). I wanted something simple but elegant – nothing that would distract the party from appreciating our surroundings”.
“There were so many amazing moments but if I had to pick a few I would say when I first arrived with my mom, maid of honour and soon to be mother-in-law at the Diamond Rock Venue. We walked through the gate and turned and looked out at the vast ocean – the pure size and magnitude of the ocean and how secluded we were, took our breath away and we immediately had tears in our eyes. That moment echoed the enormity and importance of the day. One of the other amazing moments of that day is when I was walking down the aisle and came into view of Amit and saw he had tears in his eyes. It’s one of those moments that truly surprise you and take your breath away. Another amazing memory was just dancing during the reception – outside on a cliff looking over the ocean with nobody else in sight. This moment right here is one that all our guests still talk about to this day! It felt like a movie scene – unreal!”
Bride’s advice: “Get a wedding planner and coordinator. And just know that something will go wrong, and you just need to be flexible because no one else is going to notice! Also, and this part is key, try to be present and in the moment. The day goes by so fast so try and soak it all in and make it last as long as possible. And remember it’s about the two of you and your love – nothing else matters!