Destination Wedding

something blue. a stylish inspiration shoot in santorini

26th October 2015 | Julia Braime

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A Styled Destination Shoot in Santorini by The Bridal Consultants (c) Nathan Wyatt Photography (44)

First up, we are so very sorry to be doing this to you on a chilly Monday afternoon! But oh, the pretty!

We’re sun seeking on the wedding blog today as we join Brides Up North Sponsor Lisa of The Bridal Consultants for a dreamy destination wedding styled shoot in Santorini.  Pinterest fingers at the ready destination brides (or those planning the most beautiful honeymoon, like, ever)!

Images by Nathan Wyatt Photography.

A Styled Destination Shoot in Santorini by The Bridal Consultants (c) Nathan Wyatt Photography (64)

lisa says: Santorini is one of the most highly desired wedding locations in the world, due to the exclusive selection of beautiful unique venues and the incredible views.  With our inspiration shoot I wanted to create something simple yet beautiful that any bride could recreate. I advise my Santorini brides not to ‘over design’ their wedding as the view is really the main attraction that guests will be focusing on.

We chose to host the shoot at the most popular venue on the island, Dana Villas. Nathan then took our model to some of the most scenic spots on the island to show the different landscapes and charming ancient villages this gorgeous destination has to offer for adventurous brides willing to stray off the beaten track.

A Styled Destination Shoot in Santorini by The Bridal Consultants (c) Nathan Wyatt Photography (40)

A Styled Destination Shoot in Santorini by The Bridal Consultants (c) Nathan Wyatt Photography (21)

The wedding dress was by the amazing Sarah Janks, I was so excited when we found it. It is clean and elegant with simple detail and a modern edge. It was also really exciting to use a relatively new designer to the UK. The dress had a tulle overlay with flower beading and lace which danced beautifully in the breeze. The veil which we planned to use for just a few shots was so effective it became one of the highlights of the shoot!

I wanted to keep the model’s hair simple and neat to make sure the attention was all on the dress, Helen Savva on hair and makeup knew exactly the look I was going for so I know I could leave her to it after sending her my ideas. We work with Helen on almost all of our weddings so I had complete faith that she could interpret my vision.

A Styled Destination Shoot in Santorini by The Bridal Consultants (c) Nathan Wyatt Photography (33)

A Styled Destination Shoot in Santorini by The Bridal Consultants (c) Nathan Wyatt Photography (24)

A Styled Destination Shoot in Santorini by The Bridal Consultants (c) Nathan Wyatt Photography (27)

The flowers by Wedding Wish were just perfect. Simple, stylish and beautiful! They provided a lovely contrast to the blank white canvas of Dana Villas. I wanted to include a range of soft blues, from the deep blue of the Aegean to soft pastel we gained with the Hydrangea.

A Styled Destination Shoot in Santorini by The Bridal Consultants (c) Nathan Wyatt Photography (46)

A Styled Destination Shoot in Santorini by The Bridal Consultants (c) Nathan Wyatt Photography (68)

The stationery was very simple and stylish in soft shades of blue. The table plan is one of my couples biggest concerns as most like to bring theirs along from home, I chose to use small cards that were easy to transport and then used a flower arrangement to display them in, very simple and effective.

A Styled Destination Shoot in Santorini by The Bridal Consultants (c) Nathan Wyatt Photography (39)

A Styled Destination Shoot in Santorini by The Bridal Consultants (c) Nathan Wyatt Photography (16)

A Styled Destination Shoot in Santorini by The Bridal Consultants (c) Nathan Wyatt Photography (6)

For the favours I went for something different, my couples like to get away from the norm and having a favour you can enjoy on the day is very popular right now and what’s better than a couple of delicious macaroons! Getting them in the right blue colour was a challenge and my decision to use one of my regular suppliers in the UK meant I had to take the macaroons in my hand luggage. Not something that I’d recommend for a stress free wedding experience… besides, there are lots of amazing bakers on the island that can make these for you.

I thought the blue drinks were a fun element that is easy to create, I always recommend my couples have a signature cocktail to serve to everyone after the ceremony! It’s a simple detail but incredibly effective and really delights the guests.

A Styled Destination Shoot in Santorini by The Bridal Consultants (c) Nathan Wyatt Photography (81)

A Styled Destination Shoot in Santorini by The Bridal Consultants (c) Nathan Wyatt Photography (86)

We introduced enough detail to give interest but made sure they complemented the view and not take away from it and think that these simple yet effective ideas can be copied by anyone.

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