In the old days the groom used to “steal” the bride and they usually disappeared for days or even weeks before they sent word to announce their wedding. Times have changed and today elopement is an increasingly popular trend. More and more couples wish to avoid the stress and formal routine of a traditional wedding and choose to defy convention, forget the rest of the world and take their vows in a quiet private ceremony with few –if any– guests. The choice of the right place is therefore a decision of paramount importance.
Rhiannon and Lucas preferred a nice quiet ceremony to a stressful big affair, so eloping was the natural choice for them. The magical island of Santorini, Greece, held the promise of the wedding of their dreams. They exchanged their vows on a private terrace in Remezzo Villas, an old winery overlooking the caldera – a luxury venue ideal for a romantic elopement and for the best wedding photos one could hope for!
Jonathan and Keleen decided to elope in Greece and they chose St. John Hotel in Mykonos, the crown jewel of the Cyclades, for their romantic intimate wedding. The ceremony took place inside the hotel, at the church of St. John. The iconic windmills, the whitewashed chapels and houses, the cobblestone alleys and the azure seas and skies were the perfect setting for an absolutely perfect wedding!
Melissa and Juan traveled from Chicago to elope in Santorini. The long trip from the Windy City to the “Black Pearl of the Aegean” was the beginning of a beautiful adventure: an intimate wedding against the background of the sparkling Aegean Sea. Avant Garde, the hotel chosen by the couple, is a great venue. The ceremony was held on a private terrace overlooking the caldera on a glorious summer day. Yes, some dreams do come true!
Annie and David came all the way from the United States to elope in Greece. They chose Santorini, a spectacular volcanic island famous for its breathtaking sunsets and fascinating history and one of the top travel and wedding destinations in the world. The ceremony took place in Canaves Oia Suites, an incredible venue with panoramic views of the caldera and the Aegean Sea. An ideal setting for a wonderful elopement!
Eloping in Greece is the absolute adventure. Greece, with its mild climate, blue skies and warm, hospitable people is an ideal destination throughout the year; nature is always beautiful here, no matter what the season is. The magical sunsets of Santorini will take your breath away. You will fall in love with Paros as you walk hand in hand with your sweetheart on the narrow cobblestone roads. Mykonos will steal your heart away with its iconic windmills, golden beaches and cosmopolitan glamor. And Athens will definitely fascinate you with its timeless charm, rich cultural heritage and plethora of sights and attractions.
Christie and Ryan, a lovely American couple, found the perfect elopement destination: Santorini, one of the world’s most romantic islands. The venue they chose was Sophia Suites, a luxury boutique hotel perched on the caldera cliffs above the azure waters of the Aegean Sea. The wedding ceremony took place on a terrace under the bright Greek sun. A beautiful couple, an idyllic setting and great weather –what else could a wedding photographer wish for?
Connee and Meng had long been dreaming of eloping in Santorini, one of the top wedding destinations in Greece, and had to travel halfway across the world to make it happen. The nice and simple ceremony was held on a little terrace with a stunning view. Maria from Santo Weddings had created an elegant and romantic atmosphere with her decoration. Connee and Meng’s elopement day was unforgettable. And so were their wedding photos!
When Chanelle and Xavier, a beautiful couple from Miami, decided to tie the knot, they had something rather unconventional in mind: a boho style elopement. And they chose to elope in Santorini, which seems to be one of the best places in the world to elope! The refreshingly simple wedding ceremony took place on a charming little terrace bathed in golden sunlight. Everything turned out perfect. And the wedding photos are here to prove it!
When Valerie and Chad set off on a cruise that included the Greek islands, little did they know that they would return to Chicago married! It was a spur-of-the-moment decision: they instantly fell in love with the island of Santorini, the perfect place to elope. The wedding ceremony was held at Santa Irini wedding venue, on a little whitewashed terrace above the endless blue of the Aegean Sea, outside the cute little chapel. Who says impulsive decisions can’t be great?
Amy and Albert came all the way from the United States to get married in Athens, Greece. The traditional Jewish elopement ceremony took place in the Greek Jewish synagogue in the old center of the Greek capital, a fascinating city with a rich cultural life and thousands of years of history. I had the pleasure to cooperate with Stella and Moscha wedding planners, who organized everything impeccably. The result was a wonderful, unforgettable wedding.
Kelly and Stan came from the USA to Greece to elope in Santorini, a place of breathtaking beauty wrapped in the mystery of ancient myths. The bride and groom preparations took place in Dana Villas, an amazing hotel with magnificent views of the caldera and the Aegean Sea. The wedding ceremony was followed by wine tasting and a photoshoot at the most spectacular spots of the island. A dream wedding on a dream island!
Bilal and Cydney chose to elope in Mykonos, the legendary island of the winds. They actually got married barefoot on an idyllic solitary beach kissed by foam-crested waves and bathed in the dazzling Greek sunlight. The beautiful intimate ceremony was followed by a leisurely photoshoot in front of the iconic windmills and in the picturesque quarter of Little Venice that resulted in some amazing wedding photos.