santorini clifftop elopement

Intimate Clifftop Elopement in Santorini

Chic & Adventurous Vows Overlooking the Aegean Sea

Valentina of The Stars Inside traveled to the shores of Santorini to style this stunning editorial, spanning over the course of a two-day workshop for photographers led by Rebecca Carpenter Photography. An international team of wedding pros came together to make magic from sunset to sunrise, exploring the sights and sounds of the clifftop towns of Imerovigli and Oia.

This photoshoot was designed to inspire couples dreaming of having a luxurious intimate wedding or elopement in a breathtaking, exotic destination. Perfect for brides and grooms who value travel, privacy, and the authenticity of celebrating their love story in their own way.

The design concept was inspired by Greek myths and legends with motifs like feathers, golden arrows, and sea creatures all making their appearance in subtle ways. They brought the story to life through a natural yet contemporary color palette of earthy browns and beiges, rich shades of blue, and sparkling gold details. The floral design and cake details were chosen to mimic the flora of the sea, while the table settings were created to represent the variety of the volcanic landscapes in Santorini using a mix of textures like glass, terracotta, marble, silk, and velvet.

The décor was chosen to emphasize, complement, and embrace the beautiful surroundings, such as the window-shaped arch backdrop made to celebrate the views and sunsets on the incredible island. The accessories and outfits were chosen because of their Mediterranean, Grecian vibe—relaxed, timeless, and gently celestial—to pay homage to the gods and mythology of Ancient Greece. All of the imagery showcased discovery in a couple who chooses to fill their elopement with meaningful luxuries and plenty of time to breathe in the adventure.

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