The cerulean waters of the Aegean Sea lap contentedly against the multicolored volcanic sands of Santorini’s beaches, which contrast in turn with the brilliant white walls and towers of this Greek island’s two main towns; Fira and Oia. Full of history, gustatory delights of the islands tavernas and vineyards, and the thrill of celebrating one of life's greatest moments on the brink a dormant volcano; Santorini paints a pretty picture and much more.

With its dramatic, 300-foot cliffs overlooking the sea, Santorini is the perfect setting for the infinity-edge pools you’ll find at the Mystique Santorini Resort in Oja. A 39-room resort is the perfect size for an intimate destination wedding, the freeform design of the resort blends seamlessly with the Santorini landscape, full of hidden balconies and patios for sunning, dining, or simply enjoying the endless views of the Cyclades.

The Iconic Santorini is a hillside resort with a twist: it’s built into an ancient volcanic cave in the lovely village of Imerovigli with shops and boutiques just a short walk from this boutique hotel. Classic Greek design permeates each of the Iconic’s suites, where guests can step from cool cave rooms into the brilliant Aegean sunshine on private balconies with jetted pools.If you want to fully immerse in the spirit of Santorini, plan a destination wedding at the Vedema Resort, located in the heart of the medieval village of Megalohori.

A ceremony and reception by the pool or beach terrace is the perfect setting for your Big Greek Wedding Weekend. Additionally, include treatments at the hotel’s Asian Spa and pre-or-post-wedding festivities at the Boutaris, Antoniou, or Gavalas wineries — three of Santorini's best.

> Written By: Bob Curley

Photography: Mystique, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini, Greece