PHOTOGRAPHY: SANDY & ODYSSEAS | WEDDING PLANNER: JULIA & EVITA | VENUE: ROCABELLA | Video: Anker Prod | Flowers: Redboxdays | Art de la Table rentals: White Lilac | Seating Plan: Weddings and Whimsy | Makeup: Renia Bledaki | Hair: Bella Damigou | Cake: Alexandra’s Cakes | DJ&Lights: Events in Santorini | WEDDING DRESS: HAYLEY PAIGE | BRIDAL SHOES: JIMMY CHOO | GROOM SUIT: ENZO CUSTOM SUITS | GROOM SHOES: TOD'S | GROOM CUFFLINKS: BURBERRY | WEDDING RINGS: PARISIEN JEWELERS | STATIONERY: HAINT BLUE COLLECTIVE | BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: JENNY YOO | BRIDESMAIDS ROBES: LE ROSE
It was all about sweeping views and glam details for this Santorini destination wedding couple
Shall we talk microweddings in Greece? Yes, we know; with wedding guest lists shrinking in 2020 and the new trend slowly but steadily emerging, one would think it’s all a new thing for us destination wedding photographers, right? Well, nope. Greece microweddings have always been a thing, especially in the Greek islands of the Cyclades such as Santorini. Not out of necessity, however, rather out of sheer conviction! You see, Santorini weddings are famed for their petit size since everything is oh-so luxurious and exclusive, and this glamorous Santorini wedding at Rocabella was no different. Before it was even a trend, Mercedes and Jimmy’s concise wedding was all about sweeping views, alluring details, and having the time of their lives with their closest and dearest. Want to ogle at some serious charm? Head right this way!
It’s always a treat to every wedding photographer to be contacted by a kind, graceful, and genuinely jovial couple. One look at Mercedes’s contagious smile and sunshine leaked through the screen! We knew right from the start this was going to be a success, not only because they’d sided with the talented duo of mom-daughter Santorini wedding designers Julia and Evita, but because their energy was that of utter happiness and glee.
Our couple’s wedding was held at Rocabella. If you have been doing your homework, you already know this is not just a simple wedding venue. This gorgeously creamy Santorini hotel is no stranger to celebrities the likes of Mick & Bianca Jagger who, back in the ’70s (actually exactly 50 years ago today) spent honeymoon mornings by its pool; the illustrious celeb-perch as it is widely known among locals has never ceased to attract the glitterati. But we are no strangers to its charms either, as we’ve shot a multifold of Rocabella Santorini weddings in the past. So it’s such a treat to work there again!
Mercedes & Jimmy’s Santorini wedding theme was island glam, which meant an entire slew of sleek details, classic florals, champagne-hued bridesmaids gowns the style of Old-Hollywood, a dreamy lace mermaid wedding dress, and all-chic wedding reception details at the hotel’s terrace with views of the caldera that would make even the unbelievers week in the knees. After a rosy sunset gave its way to the cool breeze of the night, and Edison bulbs lit overhead to serenade us under the stars, the island-glam reception came party till the wee hours; hey, this is the Greek way to do things!
Be sure to peruse every image for all the loveliness!