The Couple: Anna and Andreas
The Wedding: 5.1.11 – Church of Panagia Platsani and Restaurant “Ochre,” Oia, Santorini, Greece
What three adjectives best describe your Greece wedding? Beautiful, romantic, and joyful
What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? We wanted to have a wedding in a warm beautiful place in Southern Europe that guaranteed good, sunny weather during the day. Our choice fell on the charming, little town of Oia in Santorini Island, Greece. The wedding dress was by Spanish designer, Pepe Botella Novias, and was chosen because of how it suited the Mediterranean setting, and because of how it’s layered skirt fluttered in the wind. I also felt that orchids would make a perfect wedding bouquet for such a dress. The wedding cake was styled with shells and sea flowers. We did not want to overload our wedding with details, decorations and entertainment, but we did do a sailing cruise to the volcano for us and our guests between the ceremony in the church and the reception dinner. We also secretly prepared an exciting swing dance for our first dance, which took our guests by surprise.
Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding? We loved the decision about having our wedding on Santorini. It gave us and our guests a memory for a lifetime. We are very happy with how the day went.
Wedding color palette: White, silver, blue
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: John and Joseph Photography
Event Planner: Nina Raftodimou of Weddings in Santorini
Ceremony Venue: Church of Panagia Platsani
Reception Venue: Restaurant “Ochre”
Wedding dress: Pepe Botella Novias
Bridal accessories: Shoes – Christian Louboutin
Groom and groomsmen apparel and accessories: Suit and shoes – Valentino
Cake, Flowers, Hair/Make-up, and Transportation organized by Nina Raftodimou of Weddings in Santorini
Thank you so much Anna and Andreas for sharing your gorgeous seaside event! Readers, be sure to check out our Real Weddings Library for more wedding inspiration!