Starry-Eyed in Santorini: A Romantic Cliffside Wedding

Adventurous Wedding Weekend in Santorini

Martina + Rich met playing beach volleyball—she served on him 10 times but, regardless of embarrassment, he asked her out anyway! They decided to spend their wedding week with a nod to how it all began, only in addition to volleyball they went cliff jumping, snorkeling, rode quads through cliffside towns, and celebrated in marriage overlooking the ancient volcano rim of Santorini. Not bad, right??

Martina gave us the scoop: We wanted to focus on having a small wedding with our closest family and friends. Everyone who was there was very special to us, since all the people there had a influence on us throughout our relationship in one way or another. As for inspiration, the beautiful island of Santorini was inspiring enough! No one from our group had ever been there, so it was fun to explore the island together. We had 27 people total and the wedding week was adventurous, fun, and memorable for everyone.

M+R called up photographer, India Earl, to capture all the magic—let’s have a look!

Adventurous Wedding Weekend in Santorini

Can you even believe this view?!

Adventurous Wedding Weekend in Santorini

gold hairpiece

Martina looks every bit the Grecian Goddess!

Adventurous Wedding Weekend in Santorini

Adventurous Wedding Weekend in Santorini

Gah! Can you imagine this view for your first look?

Adventurous Wedding Weekend in Santorini

Adventurous Wedding Weekend in Santorini

*stunning*

Adventurous Wedding Weekend in Santorini

Adventurous Wedding Weekend in Santorini

Adventurous Wedding Weekend in Santorini

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

There are so many memories, but one of our favorites is exchanging vows overlooking the Caldera of Santorini. The sunset was beautiful that evening, as we ate dinner. Another favorite one was taking a boat ride around the island the day before. We stopped at several beaches and saw the island from a different view. It was also Rich’s birthday, so we celebrated together on the boat.

Adventurous Wedding Weekend in Santorini

Adventurous Wedding Weekend in Santorini

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Better Together by Jack Johnson

Recessional: Marry You by Bruno Mars

First Dance: I Choose You by Sara Bareilles

Adventurous Wedding Weekend in Santorini

Yay!

BHLDN Wedding Dress

Martina’s BHLDN gown is like a painting—SO gorgeous! Also, anyone else getting some Wonder Woman vibes here??!!

BHLDN Wedding Dress

Adventurous Wedding Weekend in Santorini

Dinner with a view, anyone?

Adventurous Wedding Weekend in Santorini

Rocabella Hotel provided the perfect fairy tale venue, design for the day, and catering.

Adventurous Wedding Weekend in Santorini

Adventurous Wedding Weekend in Santorini

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Book your vendors early! As a photographer myself, I had admired India's style for a while on Instagram before we got engaged. We hired her as soon as we decided we were having a small wedding on Santorini. We actually didn't even confirm a place yet, but we knew we were having it in Santorini and we wanted India! Also, don't stress the little details. Having a destination wedding on a magical location, we didn't need to do much with the decor. We added a few simple elements such as lights and succulents and candles, it was perfect.

Adventurous Wedding Weekend in Santorini

So incredibly romantic! We’re so happy for Martina + Rich—wishing you more adventure and magic in marriage!

Post Divider Line

photography: India Earl // venue name: Rocabella Hotel, Santorini, Greece // event design: Rocabella // planning: the Bride // florals: Betty Flowers // wedding dress: BHLDN // hairpiece: from a friend, bought in Athens // bride's shoes: Born Shoes // bridesmaid dresses: Their Own // hair stylist: Marianna Nomikou // makeup artist: Eleni Illio // groom attire: Hugo Boss // paper goods: Paperless Post + Gypsy Print Shop // catering: Rocabella Hotel // cake: Alex Cakes // furniture rentals: chairs from Spicy Bites // music: Events in Santorini // officiant: French Grey Events // volleyball + beach bar: Theres Wave Bar // sail boat: Sunset sailing Cruises

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