This beautiful Santorini wedding is all about effortless romance and amazing Greek island scenery. The wedding ceremony took place at Dana Villas and with George Pahountis behind the lens you know you are to see magic unfold!
“We met in Calgary, Canada – I’m Australian and he’s Canadian. I was living in France at the time and went to Calgary for a short work stint when I met Allan and I ended up staying until we moved to Australia together a year later! Life is full of surprises and meeting him has been one of the best ones yet!”, the lovely bride shared with us.
“Allan proposed in the Hunter Valley, Australia. He completely surprised me with a helicopter ride over the wine country and then a private lunch at the Leogate Estate overlooking the vineyards; that’s where he proposed. It was a dream come true and I felt like the luckiest girl in the world!”
“We chose Santorini for our destination wedding for a couple of reasons. It’s without a doubt one of the most beautiful places on earth, and we knew right away that if we had our wedding there it would be magical – and that it was! Santorini is also a great half way point between Canada and Australia, which was important for bringing our friends and family together. It turned into an amazing Greece trip surrounded by our loved ones!”
“My bouquet was very simple, white roses and olive leaf branches. I had originally chosen to have peonies and olive branches, but at the end I decided to go with flowers that were in season.”
“We chose a very simple and minimalistic style for our wedding, it was very small and intimate and we really didn’t want to take away from the natural beauty of Santorini. We chose white, green and gold to be our main colors, along with olive branches to represent Greece. It worked out beautifully and complimented our surroundings perfectly. You really don’t need much for a beautiful wedding in Santorini!”
“It’s hard to choose one favorite moment from our wedding since the whole day was amazing! But I’d have to say that my first look with Allan is a moment that I’ll never forget. Also, watching the sunset over the caldera surrounded by our loved ones is a memory that will stay with me forever. I’ve never been so happy or felt so loved…”
“The ceremony took place at Dana Villas in Santorini. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful ceremony venue…”
“We really didn’t use too many decorations for our wedding. For the ceremony we had two large flower arrangements on the table – matching my bouquet, and everything else was in white. The Dana Villas wedding venue overlooks the Caldera, it’s the most beautiful backdrop for our wedding, and not much more was needed! Our reception was also held at the Dana Villas wedding venue. We had the whole area decorated with candles that lit up our dinner perfectly. We chose gold rimmed table and glass wear, along with the white and green flower arrangements from the ceremony…”
“Most of my wedding inspiration came from Pinterest! It’s the best tool for wedding planning and it gave me so much inspiration. I even found my wedding dress designer through a pinterest post. My wedding planners also had many wonderful ideas!”
“My wedding dress is from an Australian designer, Grace Loves Lace. I found my dress, the Tara gown, on a pinterest post and was so eager to try it on that I made a trip to the Gold Coast for an appointment at their studio. The moment I tried it on I knew it was the one. Their dresses are timeless, simple and elegant. The girls at Grace Loves Lace are also incredible. I couldn’t recommend them more!”
“I would advise a bride to enjoy every moment of the planning and preparation. It goes by so quickly and it’s really so exciting – I already miss it! I’d also say not to stress out too much about the big day, I’ve never felt as happy and relaxed as I did on my wedding day (much to everyone’s surprise!) because I knew looking back it wouldn’t be the small details that I’d remember, but how I felt on the day.”