Here we are again at Santorini, Greece. The land of clear blue waters and white sandstone buildings. After 20 years of long awaited courtship, Cristina and Rares are more than ready to tie the knot. They wanted it to be special, a totally different experience from any of the traditional Romanian weddings they knew. With that in mind, they contacted Greek Dream Planners 6 months before the wedding date and seeked their photographer, Trandafillis Ioannis‘ help in fulfilling their dream.
Their wedding took place at the Santorini Gem venue on the 24th of June 2017, where they surprised their family and friends with their breathtaking pictures taken. Cristina looked dazzling with her beautiful ancient Greek hair by their makeup artist and hair dresser Panos Antoniou. Her flowers were made by “Forget me not” Flowers in Oia – Santorini by the talented Spyros Rodolfos. The super fresh cream coated green ombre cake was made by the Pastry Shop “Glikaki” in Fira – Santorini .
The couples’ love story is something to share about. Cristina and Rares met 20 years ago on 24/06/1997. Ever since they have been together, Cristina was one of those brides that didn’t like the wedding concept in general and she was definitely not on board a traditional Romanian wedding. As the years passed, the thought of a wedding began to grow in Cristina’s mind, but the idea of having a wedding one of its kind still sticks. So on Rares’ birthday, she boldly took a step forward and said to her boyfriend “What do you think about getting married abroad?” surprisingly he totally agreed with that thought.
However, they both didn’t have an idea of where they would want to get married. They came up with a very creative solution. They got a map and blindfolded their eyes and pointed on a location on the world map. Their fingertip landed on Santorini. They also decided that they wouldn’t tell anyone about their wedding so no one would feel heart broken for their decision. The planning started and everything was ready within the few months. The photographer Giannis Triantafillis and his crew members did a fantastic job in capturing the couple’s love. Their hair and makeup artist Panos Antoniou made Cristina’s natural beauty glow. To top everything up was the beautiful flower arrangements made by our love supplier Spiros Rodolfos from “Forget me not” flowers.
With the beautiful background and lovely white and blue combination, the photos of Cristina and Rares were beautiful. Romantic sweet kisses without any interruption from guests, they were at ease and happy with their choice to elope somewhere for their best time of their life. What started off as a simple couple being together developed into something more, and they are absolutely thrilled, looking forward to their lives together.
Wedding Planners : Greek Dream Planners | Photography: Trandafillis Ioannis | Wedding Venue: Santorini Gem | Florist: Spyros Rodolfos “Forget me not” | Hair & Makeup artist: Panos Antoniou | Bakery: Glikaki