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Hindu wedding in Santorini, Greece

A 4-day Hindu/Indian wedding in Santorini – Aashish and Divya

Hold on your hats ladies and gentleman as this extraordinary 4-day Indian wedding at the sun-soaked island of Santorini will thrill you.

Santorini cruise catamaran

Aashish and Divya’s Hindu wedding in Greece had it all. A private cruise at the emerald Mediterranean waters followed by a henna party and completed gloriously with both Hindu religious and civil ceremonies.

On day one of this love celebration, our couple along with their 70 guests coming all the way from England, India, America and Australia, enjoyed a catamaran private cruise in the majestic caldera. Surrounded by the dazzling colors of the Aegean Sea and the reddish cliffs above them, they relished their champagne along with light finger food and of course, some dives into the refreshing Aegean waters.  

 

A private cruise with catamaran in Santorini

The next day, was the time for the henna party. In Hindu weddings, Mehndi or henna party is considered one of the most vibrant and spiritual events. Akro in Akrotiri, Santorini, a secluded luxurious beach bar has been chosen for the occasion. This evening, the Sangeet also took place.

In this uttermost landscape next to azure waters and the black pebbled beach, Divya’s hands and feet started to be covered in elaborate patterns. Symbolizing luck, love, joy, success, and beauty it is believed that the deeper the color of mehndi on the bride, the happier the marriage will be for the couple.

Akro beach bar Santorini

 

Wedding dinner Akro venue Santorini

Wedding dinner Akro venue Santorini

 

Hindu religious wedding in Santorini, Greece

On the following day, the preparations for the religious ceremony had begun from the early morning. Santorini Gem, an astounding venue located in one of the highest points of the island overlooking the endless blue and the bright white architecture, was selected for the big event.

Aashish and Divya dare to go bold with their religious wedding decoration and the outcome was rewarding. Bright red and white colors dominate, lush bouquets of red roses lined the ceremony isle, which led to an artfully arranged wedding arch. The wedding chairs were adorned with matching red ribbons and you could sense that the whole venue design was inspired by the extravagant style of Indian culture. This is what makes a traditional Hindu wedding truly a blessing for the eyes.

The impressive baraat of the groom at the venue gave the first signal of the overall wedding attitude. Instead of a baraat with a white horse, groom arrived with a big car fully decorated with colorful flowers. Bride and groom in their traditional red and gold attires followed every Hindu wedding ritual. Full of symbolism and spirituality Indian wedding traditions are very engaging. Couple, friends and family were embarked on a whirlwind of moving emotions, fun and enjoyment.

Family seats under the Hindu Mandap and the ceremony starts off with the kanya daan.

Wedding lunch was held at the same venue with a luscious Hindu vegetarian menu satisfying the guests’ uraniscus. The ornaments of the table included a lavish centerpiece of vibrant flowers in red, dusty pink and yellow hues. The wedding lunch lasted until the first hints of dusk started to reclaim their space over the light blue Cycladic sky.

 

Caldera view from Santorini GEM

 

Mandap ready for Hindu wedding ceremony, Santorini GEM venue

 

Hindu wedding Mandap Santorini Greece

Hindu wedding Mandap Santorini Greece

 

The arrival of the groom baraat with dhol, Santorini island

 

Hindu wedding ceremony Santorini GEM terrace

Hindu wedding ceremony Santorini GEM terrace

 

 

 

Hindu wedding flower mandap

 

Bride's entrance Santorini GEM

Bride’s entrance Santorini GEM

 

 

Indian wedding ceremony at Santorini GEM terrace

Indian wedding ceremony at Santorini GEM terrace

 

 

Wedding dinner area, Santorini GEM venue

 

 

 

Pool area Santorini GEM wedding venue

Pool area Santorini GEM wedding venue

 

 

Caldera view wedding photo-shooting, Santorini island, Greece

Caldera view wedding photo-shooting, Santorini island, Greece

 

Caldera view wedding photo-shooting, Santorini island, Greece

Caldera view wedding photo-shooting, Santorini island, Greece

 

 

                   Civil wedding in private wedding venue, Santorini, Greece

On the last day of this exceptional celebration, the civil wedding of the couple was hosted in LeCiel. A wedding venue with an enormous terrace and a magnificent view of Santorini’s volcano. Under the lucent Greek sun, a refined wedding was about to begin. Unlike with the previous day, this time royalty white was penetrating into the whole venue decoration.

From arch’s blossoms to the personalized detail of sun umbrellas for the guests. Divya looked stunning in her dainty wedding dress and Aashish couldn’t stop smiling and admiring her. The melodic harp sounds created an impeccably romantic atmosphere. There, between lights, sounds, and flooding sentiments Aashish and Divya gave promises of eternal love.

 

LeCiel wedding venue terrace santorini Greece

LeCiel wedding venue terrace

 

LeCiel wedding venue terrace Santorini Greece

LeCiel wedding venue terrace

 

 

 

Ceremony at LeCiel wedding venue, Santorini

Wedding ceremony at LeCiel venue, Santorini

 

 

Wedding ceremony LeCiel Santorini

Wedding ceremony LeCiel Santorini

 

Cake cutting LeCiel wedding venue

 

Three layers of wedding cake

 

 

 

The day completed with a great reception, which turned into a party lasting until the early morning hours with bhangra dances!

Divya and Aashish’s Hindu wedding in Santorini, Greece, was an awe to tradition, spontaneity, and people who know how to really cherish those unique moments!

 

Sunset time LeCiel wedding venue terrace

Sunset time LeCiel wedding venue terrace

 

First dance at LeCiel wedding terrace, Santorini

 

                              

Santorini Caldera view

Wedding planning by “Wedding in Greece” https://www.weddingingreece.com/

Wedding photography by Eleni Dona wedding photographer  https://elenidona.com/