Chrisandrea Philippou, 33, married Shaun Sandy, 34 in a ceremony at Dana Villas, Santorini, Greece,  followed by a reception at Theros Wave Bar, Santorini on 1 June 2015. She says:

"Both of us knew immediately that we wanted an intimate wedding abroad. We both have huge families but nonetheless we only wanted our closest family and friends to join us on our special day.

Being of half Greek heritage, Greece felt like the right place to get married. We wanted somewhere that would be both simple but memorable; Dana Villas fitted perfectly. 

We wanted a colour scheme that suited Santorini, so we worked with the islands natural colour palette of white and blue and decided to keep everything clean and understated.

I found our wedding planner on Pinterest. I started working on a wedding board tailored to Santorini weddings and she followed me. I researched her company and the rest is history!

We decided that we didn't want a formal sit down meal for our reception, we wanted our guests to relax and being by the beach meant we could have tailor-made Greek BBQ-meze dishes.

Our personalised wedding hashtag was written on a chalkboard at the reception. It was a great way for everyone to share images easily on Instagram.

My husband arranged Omar, the British soul singer, to perform our first dance. He sang There's Nothing Like This for our first dance, and It's so to get the party started. I had no idea, it was the ultimate surprise!" 

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