This Art-Inspired Wedding Decor Brought Salvation Mountain to Santorini

Abstract Santorini Wedding Inspiration

Isn’t it wild how you can find inspiration anywhere? Maria, the talented force behind Tie the Knot Santorini, is a fan of the combination of art and printed textiles, so her inspiration for this abstract art-inspired wedding seems almost serendipitous:

One day I was having a walk amongst the picturesque Santorini paths when I noticed the abstract, colorful prints on the dress I wore. The pattern complemented the warm Santorini colors so nicely and I thought it would look amazing as a wedding backdrop! So I shared the idea with my dear friend (and super talented photographer) Nisha Ravi and she loved it!

The colors and designs bring to mind Salvation Mountain—and the popular man-made destination influenced the creation of the ceremony aisle.

There is much to love about the art-inspired wedding day so let’s dive into the details!

First, a Pop of Pink

Bougainvillea BouquetThe day began at the perfect canvas location— the gorgeous secluded villa of Akrorama. The perfect spot for a pop of pink in the form of a gorgeous bougainvillea bouquet!

Bougainvillea Bouquet

An Art-Inspired Wedding Backdrop

Abstract Santorini Wedding InspirationAnd now for a total work of art! Kirsty + Daryl from Weddings & Whimsy Santorini are the amazing artists who created the beautiful ceremony backdrop. The aisle channeled Salvation Mountain vibes with flowers and more colorful abstract strokes. The giant painted leaves by Betty Flowers Santorini were the perfect final touch on the art-inspired wedding decor!

Abstract Santorini Wedding Inspiration

Bridal Beauty

Baby's Breath Flower Crown
A perfectly peach flower crown sat atop loose waves by Marianna Nomikou and a bronzed bridal look by Renia Bledaki.

Abstract Santorini Wedding Inspiration

Rock the Color Block Bouquet

Abstract Santorini Wedding InspirationThe bride wore a two-piece wedding dress by Atelier Zolotas and you KNOW we are here for the macramé details. And can we please get a closer look at that color-block bouquet?!

dried painted flower bouquet
UM, OKAY. Betty Flowers Santorini does it again with those textures and colors!

Abstract Santorini Wedding Inspiration

Abstract Santorini Wedding Inspiration

Texture + Light for an Art-Inspired Wedding Reception

Abstract Santorini Wedding Inspiration
Next up, the totally dreamy reception filled with lights, flowers, and texture.

Tulle and Candlelight Reception Table
How romantic is the tulle + candlelight combo?

Pink Place Setting

Abstract Santorini Wedding Inspiration

Abstract Santorini Wedding Inspiration

Yarn + Fairy Light Installation
Yarn and twinkle lights?! OKAY. It’s like mixing a favorite wall weaving with mood lighting—brilliant!

Abstract Santorini Wedding Inspiration

Terrazzo Wedding CakeFinally, Alexandra’s Cakes created two cakes that featured a painter’s palette of colors and designs.

Terrazzo Wedding Cake
Yes to terrazzo cakes!

Macramé Wedding Dress

Nothing like a Santorini sunset to end the day!

photography: Nisha Ravi // venue name: Akrorama Villa, Santorini, Cyclades, Greece // event design: Tie the Knot Santorini // planning: Tie the Knot Santorini // florals: Betty Flowers Santorini // wedding dress: Atelier Zolotas // hair stylist: Marianna Nomikou // makeup artist: Renia Bledaki // handmade details: Weddings & Whimsy Santorini // cake: Alexandra's Cakes // furniture rentals: Weddings & Whimsy Santorini // models: Zarna // lighting: Multimedia Events