A Stunning Sunset Wedding | Danielle and Andrew

Danielle and Andrew, a young couple from Australia recently working and living in the UK had falolen in love with Santorini while on vacation here and decided a year later to make their dream of a Santorini wedding a reality. With the professional wedding designing experience of Julia Nicolaou from Santorini Glam weddings the couple brought together friends and family from all over the world who traveled to our breathtaking island and the Dana Villas wedding venue to be part of their wedding ceremony.

 On a very hot day early in the afternoon the guests began to gather at Dana Villas and Wedding planner Julia Nicolaou had made sure to provide the guests with sun umbrellas to assure that they will all be protected from the intense heat of that day. The umbrellas soon became part of the decoration and scenery as most guests chose to use one along with Danielle and Andrew. International Wedding Photographer Nikos P. Gogas was the couple’s desired photographer and captured all the moments, the love and the happiness.

 Wedding planner: Santorini Glam Weddings
Photography by: Nikos P. Gogas – International Wedding Photographer

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Dannielle and Andrew’s Wedding in Santorini was featured in the World Famous Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Blog

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 Danielle and Andrew’s Story

Danielle and Andrew, our lovely couple, have known each other since they were 12 years old when they attended high school together in Brisbane, Australia. However, although they met on a daily basis and had many common friends their first heart-to-heart meeting took place on a Physics class excursion to the “Dreamworld” theme park outside of Brisbane. That day was when they formed a very close friendship but it took Andrew over a year to build up the courage to ask Danielle out on a date. Danielle of course said yes as she had been waiting for this moment for a long time and the date was set. After a small romantic visit to one of the cinemas in the Brisbane suburbs the lovely couple became inseparable and in the decade to follow their careers would take them together to Sydney and then the London, UK where their home is now.   It was whilst living in London that Andrew planned a weekend getaway to Paris. Andrew had planned to propose in Paris to Danielle but she suspected that he was up to something when he suggested for their evening in Paris a dinner at a vegetarian restaurant and then a romantic walk along the Seine River. And she was right….. On a beautiful clear Paris night under the moon and stars on the Pont des Artes, Andrew proposed to Danielle and together they marked this amazing moment in their lives by adding together their own padlock to the bridge railings.   Danielle and Andrew’s global travels had left them with friends spread throughout the world, so when they thought about where their wedding would be, they thought of their family and friends that would travel anyway so they said “Why not have our wedding abroad and invite everyone on vacation too?”   

One of their dreams was a summer vacation in the gorgeous Greek islands so when they started to look into the Aegean island for their wedding location they could not help but fall in love with the romantic and breathtaking Island of Santorini. Santorini is one of the most spectacular wedding destinations in the world with traditional white washed houses and romantic settlements perched on cliffs 1000 feet over the bright blue Aegean waters and in direct view of the sunsets that are renowned for their beauty.   Danielle and Andrew said: “This is it, our dream wedding destination”   Danielle and Andrew soon came in contact with wedding designer Julia Nicolaou from Santorini Glam Weddings. With years of experience in wedding planning, Julia guided Danielle and Andrew through the wedding planning process in order for their dream day to be exactly as they had imagined   Arriving in Santorini, Danielle and Andrew knew that their guests would all be arriving many days earlier to also spend their vacation in Santorini so they planned a series of daily events to thank everyone for being there, ranging from pool side BBQ’s, wine tasting in the island wineries to a day of yacht sailing within the caldera crater bay.   The lovely couple was blessed to have 50 friends and family members that traveled from all over the world, to the breathtaking island and the Dana Villas wedding venue, to be part of their wedding ceremony. On a very hot day early in the afternoon the guests began to gather at the Dana Villas Cliffside wedding venue and wedding planner Julia Nicolaou had made sure to provide the guests with personal sun umbrellas to assure that they would all be protected from the intense heat of that day. The umbrellas soon became part of the decoration and scenery as most guests chose to use one along with Danielle and Andrew.   On a beautiful Santorini day Andrew and Danielle were pronounced husband and wife in view of the breathtaking caldera scenery.   The two high school sweethearts look forward to a beautiful life together with common hopes and dreams for everything that future has in store for them.

Wedding planner: Santorini Glam Weddings
Photography by: Nikos P. Gogas – International Wedding Photographer

 A special thank you from Dana Villas to Andrew & Danielle, Julia Nicolaou from Santorini Glam Weddings and Professional photographer Nikos P. Gogas for allowing us to use some of the amazing photography taken that day.

Wedding planner: Santorini Glam Weddings
Photography by: Nikos P. Gogas – International Wedding Photographer

Following the wedding ceremony Danielle and Andrew accompanied by Photographer Nikos Gogas , the best men and brides maids walked to Fira town as part of their location photo tour where Niko took some amazing photos on the cliff side path connecting the Firostefani area to central Fira Town. The guests having left a little earlier had arrived at the Sphinx restaurant in central Fira where the Dinner reception was to take place and where Andrew and Danielle would complete their photo tour with Nikos

Wedding planner: Santorini Glam Weddings
Photography by: Nikos P. Gogas – International Wedding Photographer

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