Quite some time ago, I was stunned to receive an e-mail from Jaqueline from the EDE by Jaqueline, wedding planner from California with a fantastic idea; to host a photo shooting at the Maltese Hotel in Santorini and asking whether I would be interested in sharing a dress from my collection.
There were no second thoughts with this one. A romantic airy gown was selected for this shoot. A delicate lace body with a plunging neckline was the perfect match to a flowy A-line skirt.
Santorini is a dreamy destination for weddings. From boho chic to luxurious retreat weddings this place wraps perfect around every style and occasion. Popular for all the good reasons, I had no doubts that the outcome of the shooting will be simply-put breathtaking and I am incredibly happy to share the photos with you.
From EDE Jaqueline:
“Having a post card, picturesque wedding location is quintessential for every couple planning their nuptials. On top of the highest point on the island of Santorini, La Maltese Estate rises majestically above the village of Thira. We were so inspired by the sweeping views of the crisp, white architecture and blue dome churches. This is the ideal destination for a romantic setting and couples to say “I do.”
When partnering with Trynh Krajanowski of Trynh Photography, we wanted to showcase the rich history of the island while catering to the modern couple who dreams to wed here. The romantic wedding gown by Marianna Kastrinos (a Greek wedding dress designer) was the perfect attire for an island chic wedding. The top was form fitting with lace cap sleeves, and the bottom was flowing with layers of chiffon.
La Maltese Estate has a modern setting with their clean lines and newly renovated event space, but I wanted to highlight the island’s historic charm by blending in clay-like potted dishes and crystal clear glassware from White Lilac Rentals. Anything Ruth from Seniman Calligraphy touches turns to pure perfection, so we naturally wanted to feature her work. The timeless calligraphy on hand-dyed, cotton paper and silk runner from Tono + Co softened up the tablescape. Creative Candles matched the deep color of the Santorini blues. The gold edged cake by Alexandra Cakes was topped with a Grecian crown perfect for this affair. Vintage Rentals from Weddings & Whimsy accented the event design with their bar cart and adorable cake stand. As soon as the sun began to set, this was the ideal golden hour for beautiful photos. We finished off the evening with gorgeous sunset portraits with our Bride”