A Chic Santorini Inspired Wedding

George and Alanna desired a wedding theme that was completely unique, and never done before. The couple was after something exciting and modern that would blow everyone away…

George proposed to Alanna while on the Greek island of Mykonos, so it was only natural that the couple would follow a romantic, Santorini-chic theme on their wedding day! Elements were accompanied by multitude of texture, shape, light and stunning florals, with Alanna specifically requesting an epic installation – and boy did the suppliers deliver!

One of our favourite elements from this wedding day was, without a doubt, the incredibly unique wedding dress! Here’s the inspiration process and behind-the-scenes, as narrated by the beautiful bride…

“Growing up, I had always dreamed of wearing a J’Aton gown. I wanted to steer away from anything very traditional and typically bridal with the dress and the entire wedding. During my first consultation with Jacob, we ran through aspects of dresses that I liked but never decided on one exact shape or style. One of the first things he mentioned to me was that he wanted to make my dress fashion, not bridal – and that was absolute magic to my ears. I wanted the dress to be sexy, unique, and a completely different shape than what people are used to seeing on brides. At my second fitting we got a loose idea of how we wanted the dress to be – at that stage Jacob said for the whole look to come together, I should cut my hair shorter for a spunkier look. My hair was past my bust at this stage, as I was growing it for the wedding. I had full trust in him so I did the big chop in Syndey with my amazing hairdresser Natalie Anne. We knew from the start that the dress would have a split as I had purchased my statement Jimmy Choo heels, that we wanted to show off. At the half-way mark, my dress was all silk lamé, and draped in the most stunning shapes and angles across my body, and had the big amazing volume at the bottom for my train. One night, before a fitting, I sent through an inspiration image to the boys. The next day, I arrived at the fitting to see that they had added the very same incredible beading to the upper half of my dress. I began to cry from excitement before I even put it on – it was a piece of art. One of my inspiration images I sent Jacob and Anthony at the beginning was a few Spanish brides with the mantilla, but I never knew how it would tie in with such a modern dress, as I wasn’t a huge fan of lace. The day before my wedding, the boys gave me the option of a plain veil, or of a stunning mantilla with matching beading to my dress that would make it more of an editorial look. As soon as I placed in on my head there was no doubt in my mind that it was the one.

Scroll below to see more shots of one of our favourite weddings, Fairies!

Photographer: Lost In Love Photography, Ceremony Venue: St Eustathios Greek Orthodox Church, Reception Venue:  Luminare South Melbourne, Cinematographer: Moon & Back, Wedding Planner: Styled By Coco, Entertainment: Rutherford Entertainment (SOCO duo), DJ Chase Down, Joe Salantiri (MC/Singer), Robert Muir (Saxophone), Nicholas Mamouzis (Toubeleki & Bouzouki), Bridal Dress & Veil Designer: J’Aton Couture, Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Bridal Jewellery: Givenchy, Engagement Ring: Jacque Fine Jewellery, Bridesmaid Dresses Designer: Shona Joy, Groom’s Suit: Harrolds, Groomsmen Suits: Prinzi Collections, Cake Designer: Splendid Servings Cake Design, Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Chic, Florist: Ascha Jolie Flowers, Hairdresser: Natalie Anne Hair, Makeup Artists: Karla Rocuzzo & Katarina Obucina

Featured Image: Lost In Love Photography

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