May 13, 2010

Santorini Inspired Wedding

{Leave the passport at home and invite as many guests as you’d like – It’s a non-destination “destination” wedding! Take inspiration from the culture of a far off land and infuse it into your wedding plans. Your guests are sure to feel as if they’ve traveled across seas to be with you as you say your vows. Choose a destination that inspires you, or one you and your partner have visited. Or, simply choose a place that you’ve always dreamed of exploring and learning about. Take cues from the scenery, cuisine and atmosphere in order to create the feeling of a true destination wedding. Today’s post is the first in a series of three non-destination “destination” weddings.}

Santorini is a cluster of small islands in the southern Aegean Sea, and is a part of Greece. White buildings with bright blue rooftops are a trademark of the islands. Santorini is also known for having a flourishing wine industry. The blue waters of the Aegean Sea create a central lagoon, which is absolutely breathtaking and inspiring. A Santorini inspired wedding is the perfect choice for a laid back couple seeking a refreshing atmosphere for their nuptials.

Santorini Inspired Wedding

  • Drape thin white fabrics in your ceremony space to catch a breeze -- Brides

  • For hors d'oeuvres, create a warm Greek olive buffet with fresh breads and olive oil -- Martha Stewart

  • Meatballs with ouzo and mint could be served as appetizers or part of the main course -- Martha Stewart

  • A white invitation with clean lines and subtle blue waves mimics the beautiful Aegean Sea --

  • A bright blue dress in a light fabric is great for bridesmaids or guests of honor -- J.Crew

  • Choose a poolside venue for a relaxed and refreshing feel -- Kamari Beach Hotel, Santorini

  • A simple olive branch bouquet gives a nod to Greek culture -- Project Wedding

  • Dress the bride in a long flowing white gown, inspired by the attire of a Greek goddess -- Brides

  • Serve a wine that is made in Santorini, or pass bottles out to guests as favors -- Santo Wines

  • Image of Santorini via Wikipedia