SANTORINI, Venetsanos Winery
Hannah & Collins | Organic Luxe Venetsanos Winery Wedding
〝Every beautiful moment of our wedding weekend was captured and the photos were stunning〞
〝We adored working with Sandy and Odysseas for both our rehearsal dinner and wedding day. They were an incredible team and very professional. Every beautiful moment of our wedding weekend was captured and the photos were stunning.
For every event, they arrived early and prepared. Everyone felt so comfortable around them from their positive vibes and encouraging words. That’s a “must have” on your big day!
The wedding day passes quickly and some moments were a blur. The delivery time of our stunning prints was so quick.
They even provided sneak peeks the night of wedding for us!〞
Hannah & Collins
We adored working with Sandy and Odysseas for both our rehearsal dinner and wedding day. They were an incredible team and very professional. Every beautiful moment of our wedding weekend was captured and the photos were stunning. For every event, they arrived early and prepared. Everyone felt so comfortable around them from their positive vibes and encouraging words. That’s a “must have” on your big day!
The wedding day passes quickly and some moments were a blur. The delivery time of our stunning prints was so quick. The even provided sneak peeks the night of wedding for us!
How we met and the proposal
Our Wedding looks
We met in college on Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina, through mutual friends and both of us needed roommates, so we decided to live together with another friend. We became great friends for several years and knew we had something more than friendship long term.
We traveled to the British Virgin Islands for Memorial Day with friends. We had a beautiful home rental that looked over the coast of the island of Tortola. It was the morning before we left and the last day for him to propose. He has been up since 4am in anticipation for me to wake up and pop the question over the sunrise. I walked up the stairs of the terrace to find him standing in front of our infinity pool and gorgeous view with a wedding ring. It was a beautiful day!
I wanted a timeless look that was very simple. Simple braid with an olive branch. Simple makeup for an island feel. White crepe material dress with cow neck in the back and long train from Theia gowns. Saint Laurent white heels. All diamonds and family jewelry were worn. The earrings were a gift from my dad. The diamond necklace was a gift from my mom.
The rehearsal dinner look was more around my original style. I wore a boho style beautiful lace dress from Jens pirate booty. I’m also Native American and asian. Turquoise has a lot of meaning in Native American culture so I knew I wanted to wear some in the wedding festivities. I found this beautiful ring in Santorini and it felt so special to add it to my ensemble for the evening before the wedding.
Collins wanted a spin to a tux look and had a custom made suit through a friend in Charlotte NC. The inside of the jacket had a picture of Santorini! He wore an Omega watch that was given to him from me as a wedding gift. His cufflinks were silver knots to resemble tying the knot!
Why we chose Santorini
We chose Santorini because we always wanted to get married by the water and cliffside.
SPECIAL MOMENTS OF THE WEDDING
Décor and florals
During our father daughter dance we did a dance to a popular pop Korean song called Gangnam Style. In the middle of the song, my step father jumped in for the dance! That was a personalized moment for me and both fathers. Also, my step dad officiated the wedding. That was a special moment because we are very close and I wanted him involved in big way.
We wanted simplicity and elegance with shades of green and white. We wanted to create more focus on the surrounding landscape. We truly relied on our planner, Maria, from Tie the Knot for all decorations regarding the wedding day. We stuck to simple greenery and white flowers. I wanted big white garden roses with long stems for the bouquet. We kept the simplicity within the bridesmaids bouquets with a single steamed white garden rose.
Advice to other couples
MOST ANTICIPATED MOMENT
Finding the right wedding planner was the first and most important step for us. A destination wedding can be easy and difficult all at the same time. It was simple to choose our vendors based on recommendations from our incredible planner. In addition, Instagram gave us a true idea of their quality and service. The difficult part was not being able to physically see the location and design, or meet our vendors. The time difference made it challenging as well. Everything was planned through email, mostly. We went into the wedding week with full trust in our vendors and the day turned out perfect.
The first look. It was a beautiful moment for just the two of us to experience together at our villa. We had olive trees surrounding us and it was so emotional to see each other in that moment!