5 Top Tips for Planning a Luxury Wedding in Santorini
24 September, 2014
The Greek island of Santorini is known worldwide for its breathtaking views and stunning scenery captivating anyone lucky enough to visit. It’s no surprise then that it’s this year’s most demanded wedding destination. A wedding in Santorini not only offers exclusivity in modern and elegant surroundings but breathtaking views and luxury as standard.
Here are our top 5 tips for planning your luxury wedding on the island of Santorini.
1. Find a Luxury Wedding Venue!
You’ll be spoilt for choice in Santorini with everything from 5 star boutique hotels and charming chapels to cliff top terraces and private villas. If you’re looking for exclusive luxury in stylish surroundings how about marrying at one of Santorini’s stunning boutique hotels? With attentive staff, fine furnishings and incredible settings, hotel’s such as The Maltese Hotel and the Rocabella Suites and Spa offer an elegant wedding setting for those with healthy budgets. Alternatively how about an open terrace with stunning caldera views like the Sunset View Terrace or the gorgeous Dana Villas, both with the breathtaking backdrop of the sparkling sea and endless blue skies.
2. Book a World Class Photographer
Capturing your wedding day with beautiful photography is a priority for most couples, especially when the setting and venue are as spectacular as those in Santorini! Santorini is home to some of the industry’s best photographers such as the amazing Vangelis, famous for inspiring the location for the movie Mama Mia, or Nathan Wyatt with his soft romantic styled shots. Couples often hire their wedding photographer to capture the entire day from the preparations and small details to the ceremony and celebrations. Make sure you take some time out to have the photographer capture some beautiful intimate shots against the majestic backdrop of Santorini.
3. Go All Out with Big, Bold and Beautiful Florals
If you want your wedding venue to not only feel luxurious, but look luxurious too then work with a floral designer to ensure your vision becomes a reality with elegant floral displays, draped gazebos and endless twinkling candlelight. Whether your style is simple and elegant or grand and elaborate a floral designer can work with you to create the look and feel you want to portray; from ravishing roses gracing the reception tables, draped fairy lights from every crevice to hanging chandeliers and hundreds of floating flowers in the pool.
4. Fine Dining is a Must
No luxury wedding would be complete without a fine dining menu and the food in Santorini is nothing short of spectacular so banish the buffet and BBQ’s and treat your guests to a four course meal consisting of quality meat and seafood, fine wine and deliciously fresh locally grown produce.
5. Set the Mood with Live Musicians
Nothing adds atmosphere quite like live music. From a procession led by traditional Greek musicians, a beautiful harpist during your canapés to a live band for after dinner dancing, live music will certainly add an air of romance at your wedding. Music plays such an important part of any wedding from serenading the bride’s entrance, background music during dinner and of course to dance to into the evening. Make sure the type of music represents your tastes and style perfectly and it’s one element your guests will talk about for years to come.
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The Bridal Consultant is one of the original planners of bespoke destination weddings. Since launching in 2004, they have planned over 800 exotic weddings in a range of beautiful, handpicked locations abroad. Based in the U.K, the Bridal Consultant is a full service wedding planner offering truly bespoke weddings catering to every taste and desire, in locations such as Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Turkey and New York. Head over to their website for more information on The Bridal Consultant’s services, along with some fantastic, practical advice on the various destinations that they offer, and some divine inspiration via their Real Weddings gallery.
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