Escape to the land where the sun melts into the Mediterranean and iconic blue dome rooftops contrast with the white wash architecture peppering the rough ledges of volcanic rock. Where old world romance meets chic cosmopolitan destination wedding vibes in none other than Santorini. On a day where a cast of unbelievable talent came together for a gorgeous shoot lead by Tie The Knot Santorini and The Secret Owl. It’s a beautiful showcase of this rich island ambience and all it has to offer a bride and groom. Through the lens of the uber talented Fanis Failadis, who recently brought us a stunning interpretation of a pre-wedding session on the black sands of Vlychaada beach. Pure unadulterated passion once again evolves in this stunning gallery on the grounds of Oikoia, a 200-year-old manor that opened its doors for this collaboration.
Chic Cosmopolitan Destination Wedding
Across the volcanic vine-silvered hills and sugar-cube adobes, the whitewashed town of Santorini tumbles toward the azure bay of Oia. It’s a magical warren of hidden alleys and stone cobbled mazes, packed with ornate houses of long-vanished sea captains. The sentiment in this styled shoot is a glorious presentation of chic cosmopolitan destination wedding vibes that seem like they should be portrayed on the big silver screens. For the first time the green iron gates of a 200-year-old manor, Oikoia, belonging to one of the oldest families on the isle, opened for the beauty to unfold. The vision was to travel back in time when another beauty became the bride of this house. Real epoch furnishings and rustic decorative elements are given a fresh spin with palmetto touches and a sea of David Austin roses by Betty Flowers Santorini in waves of exuberant colors, followed by touches of velour, vintage cutlery from White Lilac and antique pieces from Weddings & Whimsy, to celebrate love as a Belle Epoque loving bride covets. The concept worked seamlessly with the color and textural palettes. The bride was dressed in a colonial belle gown from Made Bride by Antonea and is presented with not one, but three engagement rings from artisan haute jeweler Kousvelaris. Filled with drama, this editorial also features the renowned church domes and bell towers across the small village of Oia, where the sun dives into the blue and locals applaud newlyweds as custom has it in these remarkable – and must visit – lands.