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Andrew & Georgia

are getting married in Santorini!


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  • Andrew

    THE GROOM

  • Mr. and Mrs.

  • Georgia

    THE BRIDE

Our Story

May, 2013

It was a sunny Sunday in May 2013 when Georgia was nagging for having to go to work on a Sunday. That was out of the ordinary and she wished for a relaxing and quiet Sunday but that was not the case for that day. It was mother’s day and she was asked to be at Georges restaurant to promote a special promo that she designed for all mother’s attending on the day.

On the other hand, on the same day, Andrew was also in a work mode at one of his shops somewhere at Balgowlah and was running late to join the family lunch in honor of his mother at Georges restaurant....and that’s when it all started. On a mother’s day at Georges restaurant where Georgia was not supposed to be at work on a Sunday and Andrew being late but managed to make it for his family Mother’s day lunch.

After our meeting on that day, it took us 2 weeks to finally find a time that suited us both to meet and go out. Our first dates were interesting, and were the type of dates where two very mature and independent people were discovering each other with amazing conversations about life, trips, dreams and visions, and treating their tastebuds with delicious wine and food.

It didn’t take us a long time to realize that these dates that had just started looked different than any other dates in the past. The dates became weekends at Georgia’s place in Marrickville and then weekends at Andrews’ place in Manly where the love, appreciation and respect for each other was growing rapidly and was bringing up to the surface wonderful unprecedented  feelings that we both felt for the first time.

We both knew where these dates were taking us in a very short time. There were taking us to an incredible life journey where we were blessed to live. These dates were creating a magical bond between us that were making our lives as singles less interesting and were becoming the inspiration for a future together and the motivation for a lifetime change. Suddenly our desire to spend more time together was a priority and our love became a necessity. We both knew that what was happening between us was the beginning for something major as everything else seemed minor and little.

Dec. 15

The Engagement

We got engaged on Sunday 15th December where Andrew took Georgia for a walk to a beautiful place and asked her to join paths in life. There was no surprise though as the journey had started from day one and the 15th of December was just another reason to celebrate the fact that they were so lucky to have actually met! The wedding in Santorini was also decided on the 15th December and we both look forward seeing you all there to celebrate once again the beginning of our common journey in life

Events

Drinks at Tango Bar

Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:00pm TANGO BAR

Andrew and Georgia will be already in Santorini and will be looking forward to start the celebrations on Thursday 28th August with drinks atTango Bar in Fira. Amazing views along with an extensive cocktail list and great music, Tango will definitely be the right way to start! We will be having a reserved area for all our guests on that night and all you have to do is show up any time from 11pm onwards. Don’t forget to mention at the door that you are there for Andrew and Georgia’s wedding celebrations!

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Traditional Santorinian Feast

Friday 29th August 2014 9:30pm Anogi Tavern

O n Friday 29th August we would like to invite you for a traditional Santorinian feast at Anogi tavern at Imerovigli square. Lambros and Chara the owners of Anogi will close the doors for the public from 9.30pm onwards and the entire restaurant will be exclusively booked for our guests! A traditional Santorinian menu especially designed only for our group will be offered on the night for the price of 40 euros per person including white and red Santorinian wine, beers and soft drinks. A traditional live band with local musicians from Santorini will play for us all night and local dancers dressed up with traditional Santorinian outfits will start up the party and invite you to dance with them! Don’t forget to RSVP and be there at 9.30pm.

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Saturday 30th August 2014 – take the day off!

We are almost there! One day prior to the wedding day and we thought to give you some free time and ourselves some rest before the big day. Please click here to go to the "WHAT TO DO" section and see our suggestions of things to do on the island that will help you plan your free day. Have fun!


Sunday 31st August 2014 – The Big Day!

The Greek orthodox ceremony

Sunday 31st August 2014 5:30pm The church of Anastasi at Imerovigli

The big day has arrived! The church of Anastasi at Imerovigli will be the place where we will be having our ceremony, starting at 5.30pm. Following the Greek customs, Andrew will arrive at the church first along with his friends and family, waiting for the bride. Georgia will be walking to the church with the escort of her dad on her side, family members and friends but also with the company of a small group of local musicians playing traditional wedding songs from Santorini. Click here to learn about the process and meaning of the Greek orthodox wedding ceremony.

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Sunset drinks at Santo Wines winery

Sunday 31st August 2014 6:30pm Santo Wines Winery

After the end of the ceremony, at 6.30pm please make your way, by walking a short walk, to imerovigli square (close to Anogi tavern) where our wedding guest buses will be waiting to take you for a ride! The buses will be there at 6.45, to transfer all our guests to Santo Wines Winery where you will enjoy the most incredible sunset along with Santorinian wines and local delicacies from 7.00pm till 8.30pm. The buses will be waiting at Santo wines parking area to pick you up at 8.30pm, after the end of the sunset drinks and drive you to the reception venue at Perivolos beach!

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The reception at Sea Side Restaurant


31st August 2014 9:30pm - Sea side restaurant Perivolos beach

The big party begins! Sea side restaurant at Perivolos beach is home to our wedding reception. A beautiful venue by the beach where Tasos Bacharidis, one of the most talented chefs of the island, is creating magic with his dishes! Find your seat at the floor plan, sit back and enjoy sea side’s amazing atmosphere and Georgia and Andrew will be there at 9.30pm to kick off the party! The reception will go on until early morning hours and you should be ready for a big night!

However, if anyone gets tired a bit earlier our wedding buses will be there to take you back to Imerovigli. We will be having one bus leaving at 2.00am and another one at 2.30am.No need to worry though… if you miss the bus and wish to stay longer (we bet you will) there are always taxis available to take you back to imerovigli!

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Gift Registry

As this is a destination wedding and we like to travel light, if you wish to show us your love with a gift we would appreciate a deposit at the following accounts:

Australia:
Commonwealth Bank
BSB:062189 , ACCOUNT NUMBER:10320785

Greece:
ALPHA BANK
ACCOUNT NUMBER : 330-002101-376203

What to do?

Santorini is simply magical and there are many things for you to do and enjoy your time. Depending on your mood Santorini can offer everything! Here are a few recommendations on what to do while you are on the island.

Go to Ammoudi for eating

A magical small port below Oia that can offer a swim below the caldera and taverns with fresh fish. Park your car and walk down to the port. After walking along the dust road at the very end of the port to reach the small beach with the cliffs, you will be rewarded with diving into the deep waters and swimming below the caldera, above the sea bottom chaos (here there are no sunbathing comforts etc). Then go to Sunset tavern for fresh fish and sea dishes and wait for the sunset. The sun vanishes behind Thirasia and from this spot you have the sunset with the longest duration! Ammoudi is a must see!

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Visit Akrotiri  

Nowhere in the world is there anything similar -and this year it opens to the public for the first time after six years. Visiting Akrotiri is like travelling in time. Walk around the streets and squares of a pre-historic city of 30.000 inhabitants(!), admire the elegant mansions and high finesse of the 17th century B.C.


 

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Go on an excursion with a boat

Choose packages that include visiting the Volcano and Thermal Springs. It will be an experience of a lifetime! There are several excursions for all budgets for you to choose and one thing is for sure:Having the view of Santorini while on board is surely an experience that you should no way miss!If you choose to go on a semiprivate excursion with a catamaran I highly recommend to book with Spyridakos yachts. They are simply the best!

Santorini Yachts Santorini Cruises Santorini Volcano Tours

The best spots for sunset

Although the sunset at the Oia Castle is the most famous on the island, it is surely not the only one –and not necessarily always the best! You can admire a spectacular sunset at Fira, Firostefani and Imerovigli (I recommend seeing it from Skaros in Imerovigli)! In order to get a different angle of the sunset having the whole of Santorini in the frame, you should go to Faros in Akrotiri, where you will be almost alone. Another option is to choose Profitis Ilias (Pyrgos), one of the highest spots of the island, or Vlihada beach, where you will be fascinated with the volcanic scenery changing colour nuances as the sun sets.



 

Swimming and beaches

I am sure you don’t want to miss a black sand beach which is a unique phenomenon worldwide! Santorini has beautiful beaches for you to swim and spend the whole day on relaxing day beds drinking cocktails and being served on the beach! Go to Perivolos and Perissa beach a 5km long black sand beach and choose one of the beach bars to sit, relax and enjoy your swim. I recommend Anemos beach bar at Perivolos, Wet stories beach bar at perissa and if you are in the mood for a bite you can go at Dychtia tavern (the nets) for Greek traditional food or at L’Opera Di Costa for the most delicious Italian on the beach! Another amazing beach you should visit is Vlychada. The scenery there is completely different where the white sand has created huge sculptures with amazing shapes the beach. Visit theros wave bar at Vlychada and stay till late and enjoy the sunset! Simply magical! If you wish to crab a bite at Vlychada then go to "To Psaraki"  taverna at Vlychada port. One of the best spots and the best sea food on the island!


Visit the wineries and taste the wine.

You can’t go back home without visiting one of the wineries to try the Santorinian wine! You will be fascinated by the history and the way the wineries are cultivated in the island and amazed how the volcanic ground can produce such uniqueness in grapes and flavours. We recommend you to visit the wine museum at Koutsogiannopoulos winery and live an amazing experience! If you want to see more then we recommend you book a wine tour with Vaios form wine tours Santorini. He will take you to a semi private tour with 8 more people and you will see 3 different wineries, have wine tasting in each one of these wineries and walk along the Santorinian vineyards.

Santorini Wine Tours Koutsogiannopoulos Wine Museum

Where to stay?

The best place for you to stay in Santorini will be a spot on the caldera. Our wedding will be at the church of Anastasi at Imerovigli village, and the traditional Santorinian party we are organizing on Friday 29th August will be also held at Imerovigli square. Therefore we highly recommend you to book a hotel around that area so you can have easy access to the church and activities and enjoy spectacular views of the Caldera cliffs.

Hotel Recommendations

Rocabella hotel

Special prices for our wedding guests. Email Savva and tell him that you are part of our group and he will assist accordingly.


Senses hotel

Special prices for our wedding guests. Email Katerina and tell her that you are part of our group and she will assist accordingly.


Dreaming view suites

Special prices for our wedding guests. Email Vasilis Koumoudis  and tell him that you are part of our group and he will assist accordingly.


Car Rentals

Spyridakos rent a car

For those who wish to explore the island and its beauties renting a car is the best way to do so.