A BLUE AND WHITE WEDDING IN SANTORINI
Berna and Haldun are a beautiful couple from Turkey, who decided to come all the way to Greece and the magical island of Santorini to exchange vows of eternal love. Berna grew up in Izmir and Haldun in Istanbul, two cities with strong historical ties to Greece. Besides, the proximity of these two neighboring countries makes both Greeks and Turks to share common interests and tastes. So, Berna and Haldun’s love for Greece as well as the beauty of the infinity of the Aegean Sea viewed from the caldera of Santorini is what made them opt for this unique island as the place to have an unforgettable wedding experience.
What stroke me the most about the couple, after the e-mails we exchanged and after actually meeting them in person, was the kindness of both of them as well as Berna’s dedication to every single detail of the wedding, so that the outcome would be perfect. And indeed it was!
The navy blue colors of the decoration, the flowers and the marine wedding theme of the wedding favors matched perfectly the forms and the colors of the Cycladic architecture. After all, Haldun is an architect himself! On the other hand, the bride had a kind of timeless, classic beauty and style, which was made even more prominent by the bridal make-up and hairstyle. The first dance of the couple took place at the time of the famous Santorini sunset and when the night fell, the lighting effects created a wonderful atmosphere on their wedding venue.
A highlight of Berna and Haldun’s wedding was the hotel that they chose to stay, where the preparation of the couple also took place: Tsitouras Collection. This particular hotel is not only luxurious and elegant, but what really distinguishes it, is the collection of precious artifacts that Dimitris Tsitouras, a Greek art and history aficionado has managed to gather. According to the official website, this exclusive boutique hotel houses “an eclectic mix of paintings, sculpture and furniture” along with over 4,000 Santorinian artifacts, including an original Picasso worth half a million dollars. Besides, Tsitouras Collection is also the French consulate on the island.