Inspiration Board: Santorini Dreaming

Morning everyone! Or, should I say, kalimera, since I’m sunning myself in the Greek isles as we speak. Just me, a stack of books, the sea and a sunlounger (plus my lovely friend Michelle, of course). But before I left, I prepared this little slice of Greek inspiration for your Monday morning. I’ll actually be in Crete, which has quite a different vibe, but when I think of Greek inspiration, I picture the gorgeous rich sapphire of the roofs of Santorini (which is still on my dream travel list), and I think it would be gorgeous – used sparingly with acres of floaty whites and glitzy goldĀ – at a (big fat Greek) wedding. Add texture with that most Mediterranean of foliage, olive branches – formed into a simple bouquet, arranged in urns, or even spraypainted gold for opulent feature pieces. Use blue for details like glass goblets and chargers, and bridesmaids’ dresses if you can match the fabric (otheriwse go for more white or pale blue). Needless to say, this is a dream for any bride to dress – most designers now have at least one Grecian-inspired piece, and you can combine this with pretty gold sandals and hair accessories worthy of a goddess. Make sure to serve some of the wonderful Greek cuisine and break a few plates after shots of ouzo. Opa!

Top row (l-r): Santorini roofs (Style Scrapbook); sandal; Greek menu board; Greek isle-style letterpress invitation (Bespoke Letterpress Boutique)
Row 2: Grecian hairstyle from Gossip Girl; bridesmaids in Santorini blue; gold olive centrepiece (); place setting (Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations/Jill Thomas Photography); chair back (Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations/Jill Thomas Photography)
Row 3: Santorini wedding (Punam Bean); olive bouquet (Punam Bean); donkeys (J. Cogliandro); bride and groom (J. Cogliandro).

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