The love and connection between Irina and Vadim is enough to take one’s breath away, but add in the majestic beauty of Santorini Island, along with Irina’s timeless wedding gown and the simple, yet elegant details of the day, and our hearts go pitter-patter. Photographer, Uliana Rudich, captured such magical photos, we feel as though we are right there alongside the couple!
Santorini Island, located off the Southeast coast of Greece, boasts pristine white architecture and such a spellbinding atmosphere, that it is the type of wedding location some couples only dream of. The newlyweds, along with the wedding planners at Oniro Weddings, created a day that will be remembered for all of the years to come.
The ceremony was held at Santo Winery, which is one of the most sought-after venues in Santorini. It was here, surrounded by close family and friends, on a terrace atop the island with views of the Santorini volcano and the Aegean sea, that Irina and Vadim promised their eternal love to one another.
Irina and Vadim’s timeless wedding bands resting on their wedding cake, which is a replica of the pristine white church on Santorini Island.
Vadim takes a dip in the refreshing pool with his best man in order to unwind and prepare for the big day.
On the morning of the wedding, Irina prepared in a gorgeous, sun-soaked bedroom with a balcony overlooking the island, and Vadim unwound with a dip in the crystal clear pool. Irina wore a timeless, laced wedding gown and veil, paired with bedazzled, light pink flats. Her look was complete with tasteful make-up done by Uliana Rudich and a classic up-do by Marianna Nomikou. Irina looked the epitome of elegance and good taste, and Vadim’s outfit of a black suit, white button-down, peach bow tie, and brown leather shoes topped off their look.
A timeless shot of Irina’s Gucci perfume, peach pearl earrings, and veil captured by Uliana Rudich
Hairstylist, Marianna Nomikou, puts the finishing touches on Irina’s classic up-do while enjoying the morning sun coming in from the balcony.
A truly stunning shot captured by Uliana Rudich of Irina admiring her wedding gown one last time.
With make-up also done by Uliana Rudich, Irina is the true epitome of a beautiful bride.
Vadim and the guests anxiously await Irina’s entrance while enjoying the stunning views from Santo Winery.
With clear blue waters below, views of the caldera in the distance, and a warm, light breeze rippling through the ceremonial canopy, Irina made her way down the aisle. As Vadim was overcome with happiness at seeing his bride, there were musicians playing classic Greek music in the background and guests smiling ear to ear. Once the vows were said and the marriage was sealed with a kiss, Vadim popped the champagne!
After the wedding toast, guests threw peach-coloured petals as the couple made their exit and ventured into quiet areas of Santorini Island. It was here, with one of the most beautiful sunsets, rocky slopes, calm waters, and a lighthouse in the distance, that photographer, Uliana Rudich, captured moments between Irina and Vadim that emanated with happiness and love.
The happiness is truly radiating out of Vadim and Irina as Uliana Rudich captures their first few moments of newlyweds atop Santorini Island.
Vadim and Irina falling in love all over again as the sun dips into the Aegean Sea and sprays a sea of orange throughout the sky.
Once the photoshoot ended, the newlyweds rejoined their loved ones and celebrated on the terrace as the sun sizzled into the ocean. Everyone enjoyed an exhilarating evening of great music, delicious wedding cake, and energetic Greek dances!