Where to start about the beautiful island of Santorini…
We flew to the island of Santorini in Greece in mid august, and even before we landed at Santorini airport, you could see just how beautiful this island really is. From the air you could see the vibrant blue waters of the coastline in wonderful partnership with the golden colours of the sunbaked land. We came to Santorini for a destination wedding, and booked to stay a few extra days either side of the wedding to make the most of the beautiful island, as well as celebrate richard’s birthday, that happened to be two days before the wedding.
Leaving the airport in a taxi through the busy streets that were teaming with tourists, we were wondering exactly what it would be like in Perissa, the seaside village that we were staying in.
Perissa was perfect. we arrived in our taxi to the Meltemi Village hotel and after taking care of our equipment and luggage, set out to explore the area.
We spent the next few days seeing the local area, finding picturesque photoshoot backdrops and eating amazing food, with the majority of our meals at Tranquilo restaurant at the seafront. It had the most amazing vegetarian and vegan food. we would have eaten here every meal it was that good!
Our hotel was a 5 minute walk to the beach and we made the most of it everyday. We did quite a bit of snorkelling its amazing the amount of beautiful creatures in the sea, when your sitting on the beach or paddling in the sea its easy to forget or not realise there is a whole other world within the deep waters.
Before the wedding we used the west side of the island for a pre wedding shoot, which was such a good choice of location as it even coincided with a beautifully warm and vibrant sunset.
On the wedding day the weather was exactly what was hoped for and it was a truly stunning day. the ceremony was wonderful and the evening was full of fun, love, laughter and a superb performance from local Greek dancers.
Santorini really is a perfect place for destination or elopement style weddings, with the atmosphere and surroundings to make your big day absolutely breathtaking.
We loved our time on the island and we really can’t wait to go back!
Here are some pictures of us together in santorini