Hey dolls! How was your weekend? Mine has been pretty blah…it rained like crazy all weekend here. I would literally give one of my kidneys right now to be on an exotic island, lying poolside at a super fancy hotel with a bad ass cocktail (non alcoholic though I’m a lightweight) and my boo by my side.
Speaking off dream vacations, one of my dream places to visit is Santorini in Greece.
To just soak myself in the breathtaking views, picturesque architecture and stunning sunsets of the ancient Greek island! Wouldn’t that be the life?!
In that vein I headed down to Instagram to binge on Santorini vacation pics, shake off the gloominess of the rainy weekend and visualize my luxury island holiday. That’s where I came across the most gorgeous marriage proposals which had taken place on the stunning island.
Ooohhhh to get engaged in Santorini?! Now that’s a story only a lucky few who can tell.
I came across loads of couples who’d flown in from all over the world, starting their journeys to marital bliss with a super memorable proposal on the gorgeous island and now I’m sharing some with you…
Let’s kick it off…with our first Santorini marriage proposal.
1. Gurpreet and Gurleen.
Gurpeet reached out to proposal planners – The Proposers for his planned surprise engagement to his girlfriend Gurleen. How dope is that?! You can have someone plan you an uber romantic proposal…kinda like a wedding planner but for proposals.
Before sunset the couple headed to the private roof terrace of the Sophia Luxury Suites, which was decorated with candles, rose petals, lanterns and fresh flowers, which is where he dropped down on one knee to propose Gurleen.
And she said yes!
PLANNING CREDIT: The Proposers | Venue: Sophia Luxury Suites
2. Abiola & Tiger
Nigerian couple Abiola & Tiger’s Santorini engagement in 2015 went viral on wedding Instagram pages and pinterest boards right after the pictures were released. The glam couple had been on a 3 country vacay with Santorini being their final stop.
While there Abby scheduled a coupled up photo session, but little did she know that her boo was about to turn her simple photo shoot into the surprise of a lifetime!
Tiger’s nerves were transparent the day of the photo shoot, but Abby thought it was his reluctance to be in front of the camera.
She went into complete shock when she turned to see her man down on one knee with a stunning heart-shaped diamond ring and saying the words, “my heart belongs to you forever”.
The soon to be newlyweds finished off their memorable day with a private dinner overlooking the island.
3. Yanni and Loukia
New York based Yanni chose the island of Santorini as the destination for his proposal to the love of his life Loukia, because the couple had planned a summer vacation of Greek Island hopping. He says he chose Santorini because of the island’s breathtaking sunsets and it’s air of romance.
The proposal which was also on the couple’s anniversary of August 17, was put together by Studio Phosart who created the perfect romantic scenario for the romantic Santorini marriage proposal.
To pull off the surprise, Yanni told Loukia they had a reservation at a restaurant in Oia for their anniversary, he alongside the proposal planners had set up a couples photo shoot for them just before their “romantic anniversary” dinner.
The couple and the photographers had been to different locations around Oia for their photoshoot, at their final location, “The Castle at Oia”, with the Santorini sunset in perfect view and 4 musicians (who were in the middle of the crowd so Loukia couldn’t spot them) performing their song – Calvin Harris’ How Deep Is Your Love, Yanni took Loukia’s hand and led her to the heart made of candles and roses which had been set up right in the center of the castle.
The musicians then made their way out of the crowd and with the crowd cheering, Yanni dropped to one knee and asked her to marry him, a moment he describes as, “The best moment and feeling of his life.”
4. Jason & Kate
Toronto couple, Jason & Kate also had a surprise marriage proposal set up as a couples photoshoot. The Katikies Hotel was chosen as the location for this romantic proposal mainly because the amazing rooftop had a stunning view of the volcano and a pool which created the illusion of walking of water.
With the sunset in background, the breathtaking views, their favorite song playing as the lights of the pool bar sparkled, Jason went down on one knee and proposed to his love.
With the perfect combination of a beautiful scenery, the all white architecture and the stunning diamond engagement ring, how could Kate say no?!
5. Pierre & Kelsey
Greek event planner The Fairy Tellers put together Pierre & Kelsey’s Santorini Spring time wedding proposal, which went down earlier this year at the top of a cliff.
Kelsey thought the love of her life was taking her for a romantic picnic high up on the Santorini hills, but imagine her surprise when Pierre went down on one knee asking her to be his wife?!
6. Dru & Bhumee
Bride to be, Bhumee had always dreamed about visiting the Island of Santorini, so the love of her life Dru made it happen.
He planned a surprise trip to the Island, lying to his girlfriend they were going to France. It wasn’t until just before check in at the airport that Bhumee found out he was actually taking her on her dream holiday to Santorini.
Dru then took it a step further by springing a surprise proposal on his love.
According to event planners, The Fairy Tellers, Dru insisted on a private location that wasn’t swarming with tourists, he also wanted somewhere that was deep in nature. The heart carved rock in Caldera was the perfect location. With the stunning view of the volcano it was the most magical setting for him to ask an already surprise Bhumee for her hand in marriage.
7. George and Olivia
This proposal literally broke the internet in 2015. The actual proposal was put together by Groom to Be – George’s event planning company – Bold Productions. He painstakingly planned the entire proposal for 4 months.
For the big proposal day George rented out the entire Santorini Gem restaurant, overlooking the breathtaking sea and sunset that Santorini is famous for. He even invited her father to take part in their stunning Santorini sunset proposal.
To keep the surprise going for Olivia, the couple headed out to what Olivia thought was just a romantic dinner. They arrived at the restaurant and as they walked to their table, her father took out the blindfold which had earlier been given to him and said to Olivia “George has a surprise for you and I need to blindfold you.”
As they walked in to the center of the heart shaped candles, which had been set up earlier, he handed her over to George, who then took the blindfold off, when she saw the gorgeous decor and realised what was happening, they both held each other and began to cry.
Once they had both calmed down somewhat, he then got down on one knee as Alicia Keys’ “No One” played in the background and asked her to marry him.
How could a girl say no to that?!
PLANNING CREDIT: BOLD Productions (Event Planner & Production Company) | Studio Phosart (Photographer & Cinematographer), | Venue: Santorini Gem
These proposals have totally raised the bar! Such stunning engagements and we wish the happy couples a lifetime of happiness.