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Santorini Destination Wedding at El Viento

January 22, 2024

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As a destination wedding photographer, I’ve been blessed to witness love stories unfold in some of the most breathtaking locations around the world. Yet, there’s something uniquely enchanting about Santorini, Greece. This May, I had the privilege of capturing Marissa and Scotty’s intimate Santorini destination wedding at the exquisite El Viento venue, a day that was nothing short of a Grecian fairy tale.

The Journey to Santorini

My adventure began a few days prior to the wedding, accompanied by my four-month-old son, husband, and mom. It was our third visit to both Greece and the island of Santorini, and each time, the island reveals new layers of its mesmerizing beauty. The vibrant blues of the sea, the iconic whitewashed buildings, and the warmth of the Greek sun – it’s a photographer’s paradise.

Exploring the Island’s Charms

On the wedding day, I embarked on a photographic journey with Marissa and Scotty, exploring some of Santorini’s hidden gems for their bridal portraits. The island, with its stunning landscapes and timeless architecture, provided the perfect canvas for their love story. Each photo captured the essence of their bond, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Aegean Sea.

A Ceremony at El Viento

As the day progressed, we arrived at El Viento, a venue that perfectly encapsulates the essence of Santorini. The ceremony was intimate, with only family and close friends, creating an atmosphere of warmth and love. The setting, perched atop a cliff with panoramic views of the sea, was like stepping into a dream.

The Bride’s Stunning Gown

Marissa’s choice of a lace fitted gown by Made With Love Bridal was a vision of elegance and style. The gown complemented her grace and added an extra layer of sophistication to the already stunning surroundings. As she walked down the aisle, there was a collective breath of awe from everyone present.

A Reception Crafted by Santorini’s Finest

The reception, meticulously put together by Santorini’s renowned wedding planners, Julia and Evita, was a testament to luxury and attention to detail. Chandelier centerpieces sparkled under the setting sun, and every touch reflected the couple’s personality and style. It was an evening of laughter, tears of joy, and dancing under the starlit sky.

A Day After to Remember

The festivities continued the day after with a private catamaran tour at sunset for the entire wedding party. It was an exhilarating experience to photograph and participate in this joyous occasion simultaneously. The sea’s calming presence and the camaraderie of the group made it an unforgettable experience.

Capturing Every Moment

Throughout this journey, my camera was my companion, capturing moments of joy, expressions of love, and the sheer beauty of Santorini. From the intimate glances exchanged by Marissa and Scotty to the grandeur of the landscapes, each photograph was a chapter in their love story.

Your Dream Wedding in Santorini

Marissa and Scotty’s wedding was a reminder of the power of love and the beauty it can unfold in the most magical of settings. If you’re dreaming of a destination wedding in Santorini or any other enchanting location, let Wild Love & Wanderlust be your storytellers.

Contact us to book coverage for your Santorini destination wedding. Let’s make your dream wedding a reality!

For a list of the incredible vendors that made this day happen, scroll to the bottom of this post!

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My heart and passion for this work is summed up by the act of service. From the first wedding I ever photographed to ones years later—I’ve yet to come down from the high of being part of a couple’s best day and putting it in digital form to look back on for a lifetime. I take my craft seriously, and that means serving you in all aspects on your wedding day, and the days leading up to it.

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