I am over the moon thrilled that Nicole & Chris’ luxury destination wedding in Santorini has graced the social media pages of Martha Stewart Weddings! Read more about it below and enjoy the stunning images captured by the incredible Molly Carr Photography!
Following their pre elopement in Paris, the happy couple jetted off to Santorini to continue their wedding celebrations! The mood of their elopement was gentle, intentional, gracious and romantic…elegant and sophisticated…a coming together of two people whose love and appreciation of travel and nature just accented the majestic beauty of the Cycladic island. This was a major inspiration behind the design and feel of their wedding.
They specifically chose Oia because of its picturesque beaches, its tranquil feeling of romance and its breathtaking sunsets. The overall design inspiration was taken from the multicolored hues of the ethereal sunset. The sunset in Oia is full of so many pastel hues that it’s reminiscent of rainbow-colored sorbet!
The custom calligraphy, Greek isle illustration and handmade stationery pieces were oh so dreamy. Early on in the planning, Chris secretly reached out to me and asked my advice as to how to surprise Nicole. We came up with the idea of a handwritten love note that she would discover when they sat down for their wedding dinner. Needless to say, it was a slam dunk, and there wasn’t dry eye in the house!
Their ceremony took place on a private balcony that looked out over the Aegean Sea. Instead of having an upright arch, which would have obstructed the view, they chose to have a grounded horseshoe arch to stand in the middle of while exchanging their vows. Harold James Hair & Makeup Artist made Nicole look like a Greek-goddess in her gown, draped in the finest silk that perfectly reflected the majestic Santorini light.
Once dinner time rolled around, the balcony was all dressed up for their private dinner for two. Glass urn lanterns were used to give the space a more organic ambiance and lemon yellow colored candles adorned the table. Each place setting was designated by a shell with the couple’s first name as well as the love note on each plate. Seafoam colored linen napkins were gently tied to accent the marble dinner plate and contemporary flatware. The finishing touch was a stunning floral arrangement that perfectly complemented the pastel-hued sunset!
I loved being able to plan and design not one but two destination wedding celebrations for this very special couple! Don’t hesitate to tell me all about your initial destination wedding in Santorini plans or wherever else you intend to celebrate!