Overlooking the Ocean in Oia: An Edgy Meets Modern Elopement on the Island of Santorini

Santorini Greece Elopement

If you’ve seen those iconic Greece snapshots and postcards — the ones featuring white buildings and blue roofs overlooking the ocean — there’s a good chance those images were of Oia, on the island of Santorini. Oia is brimming with amazing views, cool alleyways, and tons + tons of charm. It was here that Roxanne + Joshua wanted to start the rest of their lives together.

With the help of Tie the Knot Santorini, they made it happen! Roxanne shares with us: We wanted to celebrate us in our favorite way: exploring somewhere new, hand in hand. Having a cozy, yet breathtaking spot for our vows + dinner was the cherry on top of an already unforgettable day.

Ready to see how it all came together, cool + edgy details and all? Let’s peep at the images from Chris & Ruth!

Santorini Greece Elopement

DREAMY.

The Outfits

Grace Loves Lace Dress

Sleek + sophisticated! Roxanne STUNNED in this Grace Loves Lace gown.

Santorini Greece Elopement

fuck yeah pin for the groom

We are loving Joshua’s cheeky F**K YEAH pin he added to his suit! Grooms if you aren’t feeling a boutonnière this is a great idea – and definitely great for elopements! Here are some enamel pins we are loving that would work for your wedding day (and would be a great keepsake for after the wedding!)

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Santorini Greece Elopement

Aren’t these two the cutest?! Can you imagine strolling through the cobblestone streets, on the way to say your vows?

Santorini Greece Elopement

Santorini Greece Elopement

Seriously, soooo many good photo ops + backdrops here!

The Vows Overlooking the Ocean

Santorini Greece Elopement

Santorini Greece Elopement

To personalize the backdrop Tie the Knot Santorini crafted this darling A-frame, with florals + pampas grass by Betty Flowers Santorini.

Santorini Greece Elopement

And, they added this cheeky touch for a bit of fun! ;)

Santorini Greece Elopement

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Moon River by Frank Ocean

Recessional: Cruisin’ by Gallant

First Dance: Get You by Daniel Caesar

Santorini Greece Elopement

Santorini Greece Elopement

Santorini Greece Elopement

YES, YES, YES!!

Santorini Greece Elopement

The Newlyweds

Santorini Greece Elopement

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Our first dance atop a neighboring roof — during sunset. It was pure magic + honestly felt as if we were the only two in existence for a few minutes.

Santorini Greece Elopement

Santorini Greece Elopement

Sweepin’ us OFF our feet! Isn’t this stunning?!

Santorini Greece Elopement

Santorini Greece Elopement

Okay, stopping us in our tracks… booking a ticket to Greece, STAT!

Santorini Greece Elopement

In the past couple years, we’ve seen the rise of bridal hats and we can’t get enough of them! Here are a few of our fave hats + wedding day accessories:

Santorini Greece Elopement

Santorini Greece Elopement

The Intimate Dinner for Two

Santorini Greece Elopement

What better way to top off the day than an intimate dinner overlooking the ocean? The balcony was set with a copious amount of candles, tons of textures, and metallic accents for a touch of luxe.

Santorini Greece Elopement

Santorini Greece Elopement

Santorini Greece Elopement

Simple + sweet, just like the rest of the day — this confectionary delight is the handiwork of PetranArt.

Santorini Greece Elopement

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Seek out the best vendors for your style + personality. And, don’t forget to enjoy it — remember that you’re planning the first day of the rest of your lives together!

Santorini Greece Elopement

The coolest! So, is Santorini on your list? It’s definitely topping ours!

Want to see more? Check out this sweet film from Chris & Ruth:

photography: Chris & Ruth // venue name: Private Villa, Santorini, Greece // event design: Tie the Knot Santorini // planning: Tie the Knot Santorini // florals: Betty Flowers Santorini // wedding dress: Grace Loves Lace // hairpiece: hat from San Diego Hats // hair stylist: Bella Damigou // makeup artist: Renia Bledaki // groom attire: ASOS // videography: Chris & Ruth // cake: PetranArt // furniture rentas + sign: Weddings & Whimsy Santorini // customized sign: Happily Ever Etched

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