Angela and Rhys say ‘I do’ with a view at romantic wedding in Santorini

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Posted by Kate | 15 October, 2019

From the beginning, Angela and Rhys’ love story was less than ordinary.

“We met in Las Vegas, possibly the least romantic place in the world, but we instantly knew it was forever,” Angie says.

Their connection was so powerful that they were engaged after just a year, with Rhys popping the question overlooking Monte Carlo bay during a holiday in the south of France. “It was the easiest yes I have ever answered,” Angie recalls.

The couple had a long engagement as they were moving back to Australia, while also planning their romantic wedding in Santorini, Greece.

“Just one month before our wedding day, my mum was diagnosed with bowel cancer and had to undergo surgery,” Angela says. “Against all odds we were able to get married in beautiful Santorini surrounded by our friends and family, including my recovering mum.”

The couple wed at Le Ciel Santorini, overlooking the ocean and the iconic blue rooftops.

Wedding planner Angie, who spent many late nights co-ordinating with vendors in Greece, says the day could not have been more perfect.

“We were blown away by the hospitality of the people and the wedding vendors,” she says.

“Many people commented that it was the most romantic, beautiful wedding that they had ever been to.”

Photos courtesy of Vangelis Photography.

“The saxophone player set the scene with romantic summer vibes,” Angie says of the outdoor ceremony. “When my dad walked me down the aisle, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.”

“The first time we saw the venue was the day before the wedding and it couldn’t have been more beautiful,” Angie says. “With the sun on our skin and a gentle breeze, we were married under a canopy of gorgeous flowers.”

“The photographer, Vangelis, is said to be the best on the island and many of the local vendors were only too pleased to have their work showcased by him,” the bride says.

With Angie’s mum’s illness, there were doubts about whether the destination wedding could go ahead. “The long distance to travel was a massive obstacle, and I seriously doubted the decision to marry abroad. But by God’s good graces our families were able to come together from Wales and Australia to bond and to celebrate.”

The couple’s two-tier red velvet naked cake was decorated with the same rustic-style blooms, including David Austin roses, that featured throughout the romantic wedding.

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Photos courtesy of Vangelis Photography.