If you’re a surfer and you’re engaged, you’re looking at one of two ways to get married or elope. First, you can bid the shore adieu and just get in the water, or you can plan a boho-chic surfer wedding—no towels required. Either way, it’s safe to say you’re WAY cooler than us. Today we’re diving into the latter option, with a rad surfboard backdrop and a wedding dress made of pampas grass—scroll on for THAT gem.
Inspired by all the laid-back goodness that is a surfer elopement, Tie the Knot Santorini designed the day with a color palette that reflected the natural landscape. Sandy tones of beige and daring pops of black, like the shadow from a rockface off a dreamy beach in Greece. Beige + black paired perfectly with wood and rattan details that appeared later in the day!
Let’s have a look at all the magical moments captured by Chris & Ruth!
Black + Beige Surfboard Wedding Backdrop
If you’ve had a look at any of Tie the Knot Santorini’s features on GWS, you’ll know that pampas grass is the STANDARD—and these guys do it well, thanks in part to the genius that is Betty Flowers Santorini. What better floral to complement a vibey surf couple than plenty of plumes?!
Quick moment of appreciation for that rad Immaclé dress!!
Scenes from a Boho-Chic Surfer Wedding Ceremony
Zenia + Dimitris first, have the coolest names, and second, are a real-life couple. Z + D are surfers who live in Santorini. They were thrilled to play the part of groom + bride!
Please understand we are obsessed with the painted black pampas.
Intimate Reception Table on the Beach
OH. If this doesn’t make your heart skip a beat…what does?! The romantic dinner setting came to life under a curtain of fairy lights and chandeliers made from seashells!
We’ll have our beach picnics set exactly this way going forward, please. Stunning pieces from Weddings & Whimsy!
A Dress Made of Pampas Grass
What were you picturing? Did you expect it to be THIS GOOD?!
Here’s a creative leap from the team and Madebride that totally paid off! Hundreds of intricately placed pieces of pampas grass formed the skirt for the dress, with a silhouette that is seriously beautiful. Zenia’s hair + makeup by Morgan Belleville and Renia Bledaki were given a quick change-up to complement the new look!
Still not over this!!
Dinner After Dark
Wow, what a sight! Magical lighting by Events in Santorini just makes this.
Something like magic, don’t you think? Thanks to the team behind the day for sending boho-chic surfer wedding vibes our way!
photography: Chris & Ruth // venue name: Theros Wave Bar, Santorini, Greece // event design: Tie the Knot Santorini // planning: Tie the Knot Santorini // florals: Betty Flowers Santorini // wedding dress: Immaclé // hair stylist: Morgan Belleville // makeup artist: Renia Bledaki // lighting: Events in Santorini // wood structures, textiles, table: Weddings & Whimsy // custom pampas dress: Madebride // preparation villa: Akrorama Santorini Villas & Suites