We love when Junebug worlds collide, and that’s exactly what happened in this Cocoon Suites Santorini elopement. Junebug members Ema Giangreco Weddings and Alessandro Bordoni Films were some of the amazing vendors who worked together to make Nicole and Michael’s elopement dreams come true. These two planned their destination elopement from Australia, so finding a wedding planner was #1 on their to-do list. Once they met Ema via Skype – thanks, technology – it was smooth sailing from there. Ema worked hard at referring vendors, like photographer Lilly Red Creative, and putting together all the details of the day. Nicole and Michael’s relaxed vibe made for an easy-going and fun day of celebrating their love.
Nicole and Michael
Cocoon Suites Santorini, Santorini, Greece
Michael and I were also fortunate to have Alessandro Bordoni Films capture our elopement. Alex and his partner were incredibly friendly and kind. I was speechless when I first watch our wedding video. It is insanely beautiful. The wind on our wedding day was almost unbearable but Alex was able to work with it.
Firstly, I would suggest doing your research and find a professional wedding planner. After almost 11 years together and a 6 year engagement, the only reason we really hadn’t married before this day was that we didn’t know where to start planning. Ema made the process so easy and stress free. We were based in Australia, and Ema, in Italy, but with regular contact via Skype and messenger, I was put at ease. I would also highly recommend eloping. The day was about Michael and I and our love. It was stress free, in an absolutely beautiful location and we enjoyed ourselves.
The whole idea of eloping was to make it a stress free wedding, which was the most important thing to us, and this was definitely achieved. We wanted it to be an intimate ceremony and one that we would remember for the rest of our lives together.
After browsing Ema’s website and social media pages, I trusted her style and impeccable attention to detail. I decided to allow Ema to design the style and overall look of our elopement. The result was beyond our expectations! It could not have been more perfect for us, right down to the fine details.
I was incredibly fortunate to wear a beautiful gown by Atelier Zolotas from their Hellenic Vintage Collection. The dress was perfect for the bohemian wedding style. I loved how beautiful the dress made me feel and how comfortable it was to wear. I literally only tried to dress on for the first time, the night before our wedding and it was perfect! Gave me goosebumps at how perfect it felt. Being in Australia, I had sent my measurements to the wedding planner and the dress was made to my size. My request was that my hair and makeup was natural and not over the top. I was extremely happy with the look.
Michael and I had organised a six week backpacking trip through Europe. Originally I contacted Ema, to see about eloping in Venice. After further conversation about our holiday and going to Greece before Italy, Ema suggested Santorini and I am so glad she did. It was a beautiful location. The venue for the ceremony was chosen by our wedding planner and it was stunning. For our wedding photos and video, the wedding team found locations that were out of the busy tourist area but remained fitting in the Boho/Greek style.
I first met Lilly the night before the wedding. Straight away she made us feel at ease. Her positive energy and reassurance, made us feel comfortable to be ourselves. She made the whole experience fun and natural! Lilly was an absolute pleasure to work with.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Lilly Red Creative
Event Planning – Ema Giangreco Weddings
Ceremony Venue – Cocoon Suites Santorini
Floral Design – Fabio Zardi
Videography – Alessandro Bordoni Films
Stationery – Bianchi Weddings
Macramé – My Macramania
Hair & Makeup – Santorini Stylist
Wedding Dress – Atelier Zolotas
A big thank you to Lilly Red Creative for sharing Nicole and Michael’s Santorini elopement with Junebug! For more Santorini goodness, take a look at this intimate wedding and why we love the reason why this couple chose Santorini for their destination wedding.