Eloping at sunset on Santorini – can you imagine anything more romantic? That is exactly what Nicole and Christopher did and today I’m thrilled to share that their dreamy two-day Greek elopement has been featured on the front page of Style Me Pretty! Scroll down for the full story and, to see more of their Santorini wedding photography, I invite you to view their pre-wedding session as seen on Magnolia Rouge here and here.
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“During this crazy COVID time, more and more couples are celebrating their special day with only their closest circle – or even just them two! The amount of stunning intimate affairs we’ve seen over the past few months has been a silver lining for us here at SMP. Secretly, we’re kind of excited for elopement style celebrations to continue when this is all over! I mean, how can you blame us when the results look like THIS?! We’re swooning over today’s cliffside ceremony in Santorini planned by Jennifer Fox Weddings. If you’re on the fence about eloping, please allow this gorgeous day to convince you – all captured by Molly Carr Photography!
Nicole & Chris are a US-based couple whose love of travel paired with their adventurous spirit brought them all the way to the sun-drenched, idyllic island of Santorini, Greece to celebrate their elopement wedding. 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 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! Their ceremony took place on a private balcony at Oia Canaves Suites that looked out over the Aegean Sea. Instead of having a classic 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.
With beauty by Harold James Hair & Makeup Artist, Nicole looked like a Greek-goddess in her Elizabeth Fillmore gown, draped in the finest silk that perfectly reflected the majestic Santorini light. The custom calligraphy and stationery pieces were oh so dreamy. Shasta Bell Calligraphy lovingly created everything from the Greek island illustration down to the custom-made box which beautifully presented each of the handmade paper goods. Early on in the planning, Chris secretly reached out to their wedding planner, Jennifer Fox of Avec Weddings and Events, and asked advice as to how to surprise Nicole.
They 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 was not a dry eye in the house! Once at their dinner venue, Mystique Hotel Santorini, 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, designed by Betty Flowers Santorini.”
Santorini Wedding Photography by Molly Carr Photography | Planning & Styling by Jennifer Fox Weddings | Hair & Makeup by Harold James | Wedding Ceremony Venue Canaves Oia Suites | Wedding Reception Venue Mystique Hotel Santorini | Florals by Betty Flowers Santorini | Stationary by Shasta Bell Calligraphy | Engagement Ring by Harry Winston | Wedding Gown by Elizabeth Fillmore | Bride’s Shoes by Gianvito Rossi | Groom’s Tuxedo by Armani | Groom’s Shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo | Groom’s Accessories by Tom Ford