September 29, 2015




Hello and welcome back! If you’re planning your pre-wedding photography session in Santorini, I have some pretty inspiration on the blog for you!


I hope the last few weeks have been as wonderful for you as they have for me – I’ve been on my travels again and photographing some fabulous weddings in the UK and destination weddings in Italy, all of which I’ll be sharing with you soon. Today however, we’re heading back to one of the most romantic islands in Europe, the gorgeous Greek isle of Santorini for an intimate dinner and romantic pre-wedding photoshoot I had at the stunning La Maltese, one of the most private hotels in Santorini.


I know I’m not the only one who loves idyllic Santorini and I’m always overjoyed to be asked to photograph weddings, engagements, elopements and even post-wedding sessions in Greece and the Greek Islands. So, when this lovely Greek couple asked me to join them for an afternoon before their wedding day to capture their private and romantic pre-wedding dinner, I couldn’t have been happier.


Santoweddings by MK organised their escape and styled an exquisite intimate table for two at the luxury boutique hotel La Maltese, which you’ll find tucked at the far end of the pretty village of Imerovigli. With the table set overlooking the caldera and the dreamy blue Aegean Sea that surrounds Santorini stretching away in the background, Panos and Maria could simply relax before their wedding day and enjoy each other’s company.


The colour palette for the event was inspired by the iconic Greek colours of blue and white with touches of gold and silver bringing added opulence to the look of the table. I loved the big hydrangeas on the couple’s table that Santoweddings by MK used and the sequined place mats caught the sun perfectly.


Talented American calligrapher Augusta Cole created a delightful stationery suite that is ideally suited to a wedding on Santorinithe colours, the relaxed calligraphy and the gorgeous golden embellishments are elegant, refined and absolutely fitting for a Greek destination wedding. I have to say that I loved the patterned envelope liner – such a wonderful finishing touch.


The blue and theme continues to the heavenly cake made for the couple by Santorini wedding cake maker Petranart. This single layer cake with striking blue icing and a classic design was finished to perfection with a crisp white hydrangea. Single layer cakes are so on trend at the moment and they’re perfect for smaller, intimate weddings.


La Maltese was indeed the perfect venue for this couple, as the beautiful bride to be certainly loves luxury. Her super pretty dress, sparkling shoes by Mascia Mandolesi and fantastic jewellery by Swarovski and Tiffany certainly attracted a lot of attention as we wandered around Imerovigli before returning to La Maltese where the couple were left alone to enjoy this most perfect pre-wedding dinner…


I adore these images and I hope you do too as they represent my photography style in so many ways. I love using natural light and capturing the couples I work with in a really editorial style. This is, to me, the perfect combination and results in truly stunning photographs that I know you’ll cherish for years to come.


It’s always a huge pleasure to be part of any wedding and I would be thrilled to be considered as your photographer for your wedding, elopement, engagement or post-wedding session in Greece. My husband is half Greek and we visit the Greek islands quite often every year, we just love it there!


As a destination wedding photographer, I’m used to working on weddings of all sizes and I really enjoy intimate weddings where I can really get to know you and your guests. Please contact me for more information on my destination wedding photography services. I’m also available as your Wedding Photographer in Italy, in the UK or anywhere else abroad! Take a look at my wedding gallery here


If you are planning in visiting Santorini soon or if you are travelling there on your honeymoon, take a look at this post on how to spend a Romantic Getaway in Santorini with tips on where to go, what to see and where to eat with your other half!


If you’re looking for your wedding photographer in Greece for your destination wedding or intimate wedding, get in touch with me here. In the meantime, why not keep in touch on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google+?


I’ll be back again soon and will be featuring an intimate destination wedding in Greece soon and I can promise you, it’s all kinds of beautiful…


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Photography – Roberta Facchini | Design, Planning & Flowers  – Santoweddings by MK | Venue – La Maltese, Santorini, Greece | Stationery – Augusta Cole | Bride’s Dress – BSB by Blue Santorini | Bride’s Shoes – Mascia Mandolesi | Ring – Tiffany | Earrings – Swarovski | Cake – Petranart


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  1. Santorini is such a beautiful destination & these are lovely x

  2. Meghan Fay says:

    Stunning! I especially love the table linen and stationery. AND could the light be any more gorgeous!!!?? I want to be there soaking up the sun :)

  3. Helga says:

    Stunning session! I can feel the warmth of the sun from every picture!

  4. So pretty! and what a wonderful location all perfectly captured.

  5. Natalie says:

    Beautiful photographs and a stunning location! Nx

  6. hayley says:

    gorgeous! I love the colour palette … and that light! amazing work x

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