Oh friends, I’m so thrilled to be able to share this beautiful cobalt and fuchsia dream with you as it was featured on Inspired By This today! I was so blessed to work with the talented creative team in our own version of a whimsical Greek paradise!
Santorini, Greece is one of the most romantic, intimate cities in the world. Perched atop steep caldera-shaped volcanic cliffs and overlooking the majestic Aegean Sea, it’s difficult to imagine anything more enchanting than the natural scenery. But somehow, painted amidst that breath-taking backdrop, the architecture, food and locals truly make Santorini a gem among all the beauty that Greece has to offer. Our mission with this shoot was to encapsulate as much of that authenticity as possible. The love that a couple shares on their wedding day perfectly mirrors how the Greeks adore their stunning Santorini. As husband/wife duos, each having honeymooned in Santorini, it was easy for both Konsider It Done and Tremaine Ranch to style and bring the vision of every detail into fruition. The beautifully handmade furniture provided by Tremaine Ranch portrayed the eclectic and genuine nature of the classic Mediterranean ambiance. Adorned with cobalt blues, organic greenery, and volcanic-slate inspired plates, the table settings instantly transported us all back to the island. For a moment, we were certain we could smell the salt water lingering in the air, remembering the days we spent celebrating our love in our own sliver of Grecian paradise.
Paying homage to the white buildings and blue rooftops of Santorini, SoHo63’s white walls and grand fireplace enhanced the design with grace. Among the fuchsia shades of florals sprung Greek olive branches and lush eucalyptus, and the sweet magenta perfume was as intoxicating as the arrangements were jaw dropping. Amidst tough competition, the real showstopper of the day was the gorgeous three tiered wedding cake. From the hand-painted intricate tile patterns to the delicately edible fuchsia sugar bougainvilleas cascading down the side, every detail of this cake was stunning. Swoon! Completing our culinary tour, traditional baklava and lemon blueberry scones ensured everyone’s eyes and appetites were completely satisfied. Our ocean-inspired ombre watercolor invitation suite with a matching menu reminded us how high brides can set the bar before the wedding day even arrives. Following suit, hand-brushed French macaroons added the perfect amount of panache, reflecting the foaming waves dancing at the base of the dark cliffs.
Our bride wore a combination of dresses, each representing a different aspect of Greek culture. The first two were goddess-inspired; a long sleeve lace fitted gown as well as a summery classic gown from Grace Style and Bridal. Their bridesmaids dresses also heightened the delicate medley of formalwear, providing soft tones that diffused the vibrant details of the day while elegantly reminding us of the light gray tiles that clack beneath the hooves of the infamous Santorini donkeys. Her third gown was a custom ethereal dress by Cleo and Clementine that fit comfortably and danced in the breeze. With her tousled, spiraled curls and dramatic lashes, she embodied a sun-kissed Aphrodite, with a colorful pop of pink lips to match the bright florals. Opposite our bride, the groom wore a navy suit and floral tie with a splash of magenta to mimic the bougainvilleas that compliment the blue doorways of the steep corridors. All of the beautifully planned and unplanned moments were captured by Karlee K Photography as well as Erica Marr Films.
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Photography: Karlee K. Photography
Furniture & Styling: Tremaine Ranch
Planners & Styling: Konsider It Done
Dresses: Grace Style and Bridal & Cleo & Clementine
Groom’s Attire: Topman
Florals: Garden Gate Flowers
Hair & Makeup: Ideal Bridal
Paper Products: Tenn Letters
Cake: Heartsweet Cakes
Desserts: Hot Dog! It’s a Food Blog
Bride & Groom Models: Jonnie Allen Burk & Garrett Burk
Bridesmaids Models: Nicole Gentile & Brooke Burfield