It’s love on the Aegean Sea today with Brandon + Chyna’s romantic, dusty rose wedding! We always love a couple who follows their hearts, and forms a wedding vision in their own, unique way. Magic is always the result. Always!
Everything for B + C’s intimate wedding took place on the beautiful balcony of Fanari Villas in Oia. And, as a result, we have this spectacular view of the volcano in almost every picture. With the addition of pampas + dusty rose details, this celebration planned + designed by Julia & Evita, is quintessential Grecian romance.
The Washington-based pair share insight into their wedding vision: We wanted to capture the romance of Santorini by blending a little boho glam with the iconic whitewashed architecture, sunset + glittering Aegean Sea. Our decor was the perfect complement to an already stunning location. While the wedding day was about us, we made the trip about our guests who traveled so far to be with us. Our top priority was to make sure everyone had an amazing time! We stayed together at the Eolia Villas and had a 3-day celebration with 17 of our best friends and family. We hosted a welcome pool party, 16-flight wine tasting at Santo Winery, and a sunset cruise. Even though many of our guests met for the first time, everyone left as friends – there was so much love, laughter + memories!
That guest experience, though! Let’s take a quick trip to Santorini through the lens of Lighthouse Photography:
See You in Santorini
An I-can’t-believe-how-gorgeous-you-look snap; paired with stunning gold rings for the bride, designed by I. Gorman Jewelers. The romance of this intimate Santorini wedding is already shining through!
Simple but oh-so-stunning wedding dress designed by Made With Love Bridal. The glam straps bring in the luxurious vibe that B + C were hoping to incorporate into their intimate wedding.
Pampas Grass Ceremony Setup Covered in Roses
The contrasting ceremony creation by Betty Flowers Santorini has every color and texture to beautifully compliment the Aegean blue Sea in the background. Talk about an idyllic ceremony setup.
Processional: Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis
Recessional: Marry You by Bruno Mars
First Dance: How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding
Intimate Wedding Newlyweds!
It started off with Brandon splitting the pants of his custom suit right before we climbed on a neighboring rooftop! It was quickly forgotten though once we made it up to the top. We shared our first dance overlooking the caldera, as the sun was setting – it was magical. During that moment, it felt as if we were the only two people in existence. I wish we could relive it over and over again.
Dusty Rose Romance for this Sunset Reception Dinner
Alexandra’s Cakes created this dusty rose delicacy for B + C to cut and enjoy. We love all the dusty rose textures in the table runner, glassware + florals. Just lovely!
Get a wedding planner who understands your style + vision, and an awesome photographer! And, if you’re on the fence, just do it! We initially struggled with our decision to have a destination wedding because it meant many of our family and friends couldn’t join us. In the end, nothing seemed more 'us' than traveling and having an intimate celebration on a beautiful island. We continued the celebration once we got home by throwing parties in each of our hometowns.
Romantic Sparkler Send-off
If you like Santorini sunsets + pampas grass, check out this magical wedding with plumes of pink!
photography: lighthouse photography // venue name: Fanari Villas Santorini, Oia, Santorini, Greece // event design: Julia & Evita // planning: Julia & Evita // florals: Betty Flowers Santorini // wedding dress: Made with Love Bridal // bride's shoes: Badgley Mischka // bride's ring: I. Gorman Jewelers // hair stylist: Marianna Nomikou // makeup artist: Renia Bledaki // groom attire: Knot Standard // groom's shoes: Allen Edmonds // groom's ring: I. Gorman Jewelers // catering: Fanari Villas Santorini // cake: Alexandra’s Cakes // tabletop rentals: Weddings & Whimsy // furniture rentals: Weddings & Whimsy // specialty rentals: Weddings & Whimsy // music: Events In Santorini // officiant: John Kavallaris // lighting: Events In Santorini // live guitar: Louis Vlahakis // chairs: Spicy Bites