Santorini Destination Wedding

Wedding

Greece was on my bucket list. We even talked of taking our honeymoon in Greece. We couldn’t afford it. So, when my good friend, a sommelier and traveller, decided to get married in Santorini, we couldn’t believe our luck. I was asked to do the bride’s hair and make-up and to do make-up for the wedding party. Of course, I said yes.

What an incredibly magical spot to wed!

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The Bride’s closest friends, family and her new step-daughter!

Getting ready with her bridal party.

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Enjoying the bridal suite at the El Greco in Santorini (Fira), Greece

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I brought my favourite products for the big day – tried and true – ready for the heat!

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Meanwhile, outside the day was shaping up to be incredibly idyllic. El Greco Resort, Santorini.

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At the wedding venue, Oceanides, with my lovely wife. Just a little over a year ago, we married in Toronto, Ontario.

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Delicious food and fresh local ingredients.

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Honey, sesame and cheese…

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By the time the ‘main’ course of whole grilled fish came to our table, we were so satisfied and full!

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Plates for breaking. Opa!

The bride’s hair and some behind the scenes NON-professional close-ups.

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The bride.

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Braids and twists were the inspiration for this Grecian look. Heat-proof hair was on the ‘must have’ list. 

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At the venue, the sea took center stage as the gorgeous backdrop for their vows.

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Our friendship goes back to 7th grade. She looked absolutely stunning, head to toe.

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A rose between two thorns.

The day after the wedding; the bride, Lindsay, was ready to relax on the beach. Tunic/beach coverup from Muska - Thira, Santorini.

The day after the wedding; the bride, Lindsay, was ready to relax on the beach. If only we all looked this fresh the day after ‘the big day’! Beach cover-up from Muska – Thira, Santorini.

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Getting ready for their close-ups. Olive branch head garlands.

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The flower girl looks on as her step-mom-to-be gets her make-up done.

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Finishing touches.

And… Opa! Here are the final photos of the stunning bride (and groom!)

Lindsay and Rob – Santorini wedding.

Lindsay and Rob – Santorini wedding.

Lindsay and Rob – Santorini wedding.

Lindsay and Rob – Santorini wedding.

Lindsay and Rob – Santorini wedding. Linds found a lovely local Nona to pose with.

Lindsay and Rob – Santorini wedding.

Lindsay and Rob – Santorini wedding.

Lindsay and Rob – Santorini wedding.

Lindsay and Rob – Santorini wedding.

Lindsay and Rob – Santorini wedding.

Lindsay and Rob – Santorini wedding.

This is clearly why people fly half way around the world to get married.  Stay tuned for photos from the Toronto reception. Coming soon…

Mama Mia Me

Indulge

“Mama Mia,

Here I go again. My my… ” Meryl Streep did look pretty awesome in the film, like a boho goddess. Damian Cooper: he’s enough to make me want an island romance (no offence, my love). And the island’s laid back, picturesque backdrop has been calling me since before the movie, and even before the live musical version hit Toronto, starring Camilla Scott, the former Canadian daytime talk show host (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0778926/). Seriously, look it up.

So I’m going. Finally.

Wrong island. Right vibe. But, there should definitely be singing.

We are heading to Greece to celebrate a wedding and I couldn’t be more excited. I cannot wait to see the island of Santorini in person and my wife and I have treated ourselves to a gorgeous hotel for our stay.

El Greco, Santorini.

El Greco, Santorini.

El Greco's Pool, Santorini.

El Greco’s Pool, Santorini.

Apparently I will look like this when I lounge by their pool.

Apparently I will look like this when I lounge by their pool.

A piece of paradise. I can't wait to get lost here.

A piece of paradise. I can’t wait to get lost here.

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Two days of wedding will get us geared up for a few more days of romance and heat.

Streetscape, Santorini.

Streetscape, Santorini.

What could be sweeter than the white buildings and turquoise of Greece, wine and olives and a killer wardrobe to make the whole thing feel like an editorial for some exotic travel magazine? We got a head start on our Santorini dreaming with our friends at YYZImports.com, while styling and being photographed for their Summer release of their collection. The colours were vivid and incredible. I could happily wear every outfit that we shot yesterday. Stay tuned for an inside peek of their gems and the behind the scenes shots from our day in the sun.

From Toronto to Greece,

Kisses and enjoy the sun!