Planned elopement to Santorini – the ceremony

Wedding in Santorini, Saint Irini Chapel

This is seriously, a dream come true for me.

Why Greece? Some time at the start of our relationship we were talking about the places we would love to go some day and Santorini came up. Shortly after, LF gave me a framed jigsaw of Mickey and Minnie in Santorini and we kinda agreed that Santorini was going to be our honeymoon destination.

So when LF proposed in December last year (one day before the said doomsday – how romantic), I excitedly started to for plan our honeymoon, not wedding. Hahaha. Since we were hoping to have a small ceremony and were already set on traveling to Greece, holding our wedding ceremony in Santorini was an easy decision to make (plus there was a sale going on at Emirates!).


Our ceremony was held at (the courtyard) by the Chapel of Saint Irini overlooking the gorgeous Aegean Sea. In all my excitement, I actually did not notice the chapel on that day itself.

Wedding at Santorini, Chapel of Saint Irini, Aegean Sea

Our perfect wedding get up aka #OOTD (HA), not one we had planned for but through a series of (extremely) fortunate events. My dress and LF’s shirt was bought in Santorini (the white house), flowers picked from the backyard and bundled together by my parents, hat from Kamari and the veil handmade by the sweetest friend. 😀

Wedding in Santorini, Chapel of Saint Irini

Truly a day in white!

Wedding at Santorini, Chapel of Saint Irini

The ceremony was conducted in both Greek and English.

Wedding in Santorini, Chapel of Saint Irini

Exchanging of rings. As you can tell, I was extremely happy. Hahahaha.

Wedding in Santorini, Chapel of Saint Irini

You may now kiss the bride, if she manages to stop smiling. 😛

Wedding in Santorini, Chapel of Saint Irini

Signing of the papers. No turning back now as the pirate ship has left the dock and thus the victory sign. 😛

Wedding in Santorini, Chapel of Saint Irini

A shot with our guests and a toast to the newlyweds. Hurhur.

Wedding in Santorini, Chapel of Saint Irini

Wedding in Santorini, Chapel of Saint Irini

Wedding in Santorini, Chapel of Saint Irini

Ended the ceremony with a wedding lunch at Pyrgos where we did a second walk in. Pretty much like the Chinese weddings in Singapore where the couple would do a second walk in with a change of clothes, we did ours with a change of head piece (for me).

Wedding lunch in Santorini, Pyrgos

It was truly an amazing day for me, having my dream come true, everything falling into place perfectly, the gorgeous set up, having my family with me and most importantly, marrying my soulmate. I was actually tearing and mumbling to LF about how perfect everything was as we marched in to a song I can’t recall now. 🙂

On a side note, we hired a wedding photographer whom covered the ceremony plus an hour photoshoot at Oia, so photos in this post are from our official photographer. Excluding the one we engaged, we actually had 6 photographers – our guests. All of whom were so busy snapping that only our wedding coordinator clapped when we marched in. That said, I very much prefer the photographs to the sound of clapping. 😛


Wedding in Santorini, Chapel of Saint Irini

But at the beginning of creation God made them male and female.  

For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.  So they are no longer two, but one.  

Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.          

Mark 10:6-9

5 thoughts on “Planned elopement to Santorini – the ceremony”

  1. Wow!.. Your photos looks amazing and both of you look lovely, happy and relaxed. Congratulations on your wedding.
    I am a Singaporean. May I know if you had a legal marriage ceremony in Greece itself or was that a ceremonial only? How was the process like to legally register your marriage license in Greece? Can you share on certain contact details of event companies or photographers in Greece that made it such a beautiful success event for you? Thank you

    1. Thank you! 😀

      We got married in Greece legally with the help of Nikos from whom also provides photography services.

      The documentation required is quite simple if both your partner and yourself are Singaporeans. All you need is:
      – A copy of your passport
      – A translated copy of your birth certificate + certification by MFA
      – A translated copy of your single status doc (which can be obtain online) + certification by MFA

      Translation can be easily done at the Greek Embassy in Singapore. After which, our wedding planner helped to settle the legal process in Greece. Let me know if you have more questions. Happy to help. 🙂

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