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Maria A. · Getting married on 06/06/2021
Maria & Vasilios - Dream Greek Orthodox Wedding in Santorini
Stella and her team planned an unforgettable 3 day destination wedding for over 120 guests that was beyond our expectations in Santorini, Greece.
We are from the US, and we worked with Stella via email and Skype to pick wedding event venues including our welcome dinner event, sunset motor yacht cruise, church & reception venue (which we also stayed in), decide on a style, choose vendors, band, DJ, hair/makeup, decor etc. From the beginning, Stella took time to get to know us and listen to what we were looking for in a wedding, from that she made knowledgeable, customized, and thoughtful recommendations for everything. Because of this, Stella made the process extremely stress free and seamless on our end.
When we got to Santorini, Stella and her team handled everything from start to finish. She took care of us like we were family, and she completely took the stress off of us so we could enjoy our wedding week and be present in the moment. Stella also managed the process with the local priest at the Ypapantis Cathedral in Fira to have 2 Greek Orthodox Priests from the US as well as the Archbishop of Jerusalem perform our wedding service in his church. This was not an easy task, so we have great appreciation for her work on this.
On our wedding day there was extreme wind, but we were not worried and hardly noticed because Stella handled EVERYTHING! We put our full trust in her and the team and they gave us an unforgettable week that we and our guests will never forget. For anyone planning a destination wedding in Greece, we cannot recommend StellaAndMoscha enough. It is the best decision you will ever make.
We created a lasting friendship with Stella and her team & cannot wait to come back to Santorini and visit with them again.Sent on 04/26/2020
Ashley R. · Married on 04/09/2021
Stress free wedding during a pandemic
You'd think it would be stressful organising a wedding during a pandemic, well it wasn't but that wouldn't have been possible if Stella and Lydia weren't there to help guide us along the way. When we found Stella & Moshca to help plan our day was the best decision we made at the very start, i had no clue how to plan a wedding in Santorini and can see that it would have been a nightmare to do it on my own. Lydia helped us with a detailed schedule on what we needed to do and what she wanted from us within a 2 month period, and yes we planned our wedding in two months!
Im not the most creative person when planning decorations but with the mood board and honest opinions from Stella and Lydia we made a wonderful setting for the day and i wouldn't have changed a thing.
On the day i didn't have to lift a finger as it was all planned and catered for, Lydia was with me from earlier in the day until the last guest left.
A big thank you from both of us and also thanks for being so flexible in a challenging time.Sent on 11/02/2020
Georgia · Married on 09/07/2020
Baptism in Mytiline
Stella and her team helped us plan and coordinate our daughter's baptism and we could not be more thrilled with the experience. The partnership with Stella and her team was warm and caring, and the end result was exactly what we wanted. We appreciate and value all of their patience, efforts and the care that was put into making that day such a gorgeous and memorable experience!!!Sent on 12/08/2019
Oliver G. · Married on 01/10/2020
More than we could have wished for
Where do we begin.... We were due to get married in June 2020. We were recommended Stella and Moscha by a family friend and it all started with a Skype call with Stella. It was after that first call that we knew they were the wedding planning team we needed.
Little did we know that when we had our first meeting that the next 18 months would be as crazy as they have been. We unfortunately had to rearrange our wedding for October 2020, in which without the amazing team would have been impossible. Stella and her team were always at the end of emails and phone calls and assisted with our ever changing requests. They planned the best two day wedding experience that we could imagine with the ever changing government restrictions and the help in choosing venues, photographers, videographers down to the flowers and every small detail wouldn't have been the same without them all.
Planning a wedding during a pandemic was extremely stressful and at times frustrating, however throughout the whole process we were always made to feel at ease and that nothing was too much hassle.
Waking up at the venue on the day and seeing all the teams set about making it the day that had been discussed on emails and in calls was a huge relief and throughout the whole day we and our guests never had to worry about a single thing. Nothing was too much trouble.
During our planning and throughout the pandemic we never thought we would get our special day but we did and if your thinking about wedding planners in Santorini think only Stella and Moscha. THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS and we can't wait to head back to Greece to thank them in person.
Olly and OliviaSent on 11/09/2020
Lauren N. · Married on 09/18/2019
Our dream wedding became reality
I cannot say enough good things about Stella & Moscha wedding planning. We got married in Santorini and I thought planning a wedding from the US was going to be difficult. I was totally wrong and that is all because of the wedding planning. We worked mainly with Lydia and she was more helpful than we could have ever imagined. Our day was truly perfect, we have received so many compliments on everything and it is all because of Lydia and what she did. She took the stress off of us and had every detail of the day covered. From the beginning of the planning to the big day I cannot begin to express what a pleasure it was working with them. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone planning a wedding!Sent on 02/10/2020
Megan S. · Married on 07/09/2019
Hiring Stella was the best thing that we did for our wedding. As we began to try and plan our elopement by ourselves from the US we knew we needed help. Stella was kind, prompt and knew exactly what we wanted. We were more than thrilled with how our day turned out and we owe it all to Stella and her team!Sent on 08/17/2019
Brittany · Married on 06/23/2019
Destination Wedding Success!
Working with Stella and Mosha for our destination wedding in Santorini was absolutely the right decision. Lydia was organized, available and incredibly professional. Her and the entire team made themselves available whenever we needed help planing our dream wedding from across the world (California). We are so thankful for all they did to help my our wedding week absolutely perfect. You are in great hands with this team!Sent on 09/14/2019
Vanessa H. · Married on 05/03/2019
So happy we went with Stella & Moscha
My husband and I planned our wedding with the genius help of Dina from Stella and Moscha. Wedding planning is extremely overwhelming on its own, let alone doing it from another country. Dina eased our minds and listened to our ideas in order get our family and friends from the US to Santorini to enjoy one of the best days of our lives. We are forever grateful to them.Sent on 10/10/2019
Jin · Married on 04/21/2019
Gold standard wedding planners
Stella&Moscha is truly the GOLD standard for wedding planners. From our first interaction on Skype to the actual wedding day, everything was executed to perfection and the entire experience was amazing through and through. We are so grateful to have worked with the lovely Dina from Stella&Moscha. She was incredibly responsive, easy to talk to, professional, meticulous, and creative. Honestly, everything was spoon-fed to me over email and I did not have to do much at all for planning - super stress free. Dina did everything to make me feel relaxed and comfortable on my wedding day and I am so impressed with how everything came together. If you are thinking of having a wedding in Santorini, please do yourself a favor and plan it with Stella&Moscha.Sent on 05/23/2019
Jaclyn S. · Married on 03/09/2019
More like Greek family than wedding planner
We found Stella & Moscha online and from the very beginning knew that we were being not only taken care of, but guided by someone who truly cared about our wedding day and us. Skype calls to meet and greet, links/photos/insights to collaborate ideas and spreadsheets to help us maintain a grip on the deadlines, details, costs, dates, amounts, and everything that we initially felt terribly overwhelmed with. They took the lead, something we needed with our busy schedules, distance from the island, and general malaise and made sure everything was coordinated, people were paid, and vendors knew what we needed, where we needed them, and when. Lydia was our friend, employee, guidance counselor, bridesmaid, and legal counsel all in one. She lowered down choices, kept us in the loop and was negotiable and accommodating when we were a hurricane of ideas and a hot mess all in one. We were guided to the courthouse, given critical information, and generally felt like we made a family member as it was just 2 of us a very long way from home. It couldn't have happened without Lydia and Stella & Moscha. It was an event, a moment, that we couldn't have coordinated on our own, but memories we will cherish for a life time. Highly recommend her, the company, and their knowledge, experience, and love.Sent on 01/05/2020
Plamena · Married on 09/08/2018
My husband and I live in San Francisco. We had our wedding in September of this year. We had the luck to choose Stella and Moscha as our wedding planner. Words can't describe how incredibly thankful I am to their whole team, but more specifically Dina for everything they did for us. Our wedding was everything we hoped for and more. Dina was very responsive (even during the busy summer season) and made all of our wedding wishes come true. I was so impressed with how well run and organized everything was. Every vendor and person from their staff was on top of everything. If you are thinking about a wedding in Athens or the islands around don't think twice, just contact Stella and Moscha. Thank you again it was a pleasure working with you.Sent on 09/28/2018
Emma · Married on 08/14/2018
Our dream was to have destination wedding in Santorini, Greece. Stella and Moscha made our dream a reality. Especially planning from the United States, we really needed a reliable and trustworthy wedding planner. Working with Lydia, from Stella and Moscha, made our wedding day everything we envisioned and more. All of her suggestions for venue, hair/makeup, catering, flowers, transportation, photography etc...were spot on. She also coordinated a day before/grooms dinner event for all our guests. The day of the wedding, Lydia (and the rest of the Stella and Moshca team) took care of every single detail. We did not have to worry about ANYTHING. It was the most perfect day, and we cannot thank Lydia enough!Sent on 10/01/2018
Jessica · Married on 06/03/2018
I had the pleasure of working with Dina for the past 12 months for my wedding on June 3, 2018. My wedding was truly a dream come true! From the floral arrangements and decor, to the venue and food, everything was executed to perfection. I can't thank Dina and Stella & Moscha enough for making this entire process so easy and stress free. I never once felt overwhelmed. Dina is kind, professional and detail oriented, and her enthusiasm and excitement made the planning process a million times more fun. Even in stressful times, she remained calm and confident. She is everything you want in a wedding planner and more!Sent on 06/13/2018
Jen · Married on 05/15/2018
We worked with StellaAndMoscha for our wedding earlier this year and cannot express how incredibly happy we were (and still are!) with all they've done to make our day perfect. From our initial Skype meeting with Stella to the day of the event, our concerns and worries about having a destination wedding were put to ease. Everyone we talked to said planning a destination wedding was going to be tough. But, we will have to respectfully disagree. People had a tough time planning their wedding because they didn't have the team at StellaAndMoscha to help! We felt that the entire process of planning our wedding was incredibly easy because of them.
We worked primarily with Dina--who is, by far, THE BEST planner that has ever existed! She did absolutely everything she could to ensure that our needs were met--beginning 'til end. Any question or concern we emailed to her was answered within 24 hours of being sent. Dina made sure that all of our suggestions and requests for the big day were incorporated into the design and decor she had in her mind. Most importantly, she understood the vision that we had for our wedding from Day 1 and executed it perfectly. But, our absolute favorite thing about Dina was that she treated us as if we'd known each other forever. She truly is AMAZING! Because of her, we miss wedding planning!
Overall, I don't think you can find better wedding planners in Santorini. If you're looking for a memorable & enjoyable time planning your big day, you've got to work with the team at StellaAndMoscha... they're the best!Sent on 10/05/2018
April · Married on 09/01/2017
Words will not do justice to the amount of happiness we had in our experience with Dina at Stella and Moscha. Planning a wedding from thousands of miles away is enough stress to make you insane! If you are in this boat, believe me when I say you won't regret choosing Stella and Moscha to ease that stress. From the beginning intro email we received when we inquired their services to the first of many Skype calls with Dina, to the final moment 1.5 years later when we finally arrived in Santorini and met Dina in person - we truly couldn't have asked for more. Dina was in touch with us throughout the entire process, she politely kept us on task with all of the boxes that had to be checked. She gave the best recommendations for all of the vendors we used, literally the best! We got married September 1, 2017 at Rocabella Suites (which was also amazing by the way). Everyone deserves to have the best day of their life on their wedding day, thanks to Dina at Stella and Moscha not only did we have the best DAY, we had the best experience we could ever imagine. We miss her so much, she is truly THAT awesome! Everyone was so great, but Dina you truly made us the happiest couple ever! We couldn't thank you enough.Sent on 10/22/2017
Myra · Married on 07/02/2017
Me and my husband are from Seattle, WA. We decided to get married on the GORGEOUS island of Santorini in May of this year. Even though we were all the way across the globe, we could not ask for a better planner than Dina. She was AMAZING. She kept in constant contact with us & made sure we were meeting all the deadlines. She was incredibly patient with us. Our guest list was always changing but she always pulled through for us.Sent on 07/28/2017
We made our wedding a 3 day event.
For our first day, we had dinner at Ifestioni Restaurant (in the Aressana hotel) - recommended by Dina. The food, drinks, & staff were on top of it! It was the perfect place to welcome our guests. The bartender kept the drinks coming!
For our second day, Dina arranged a sunset cruise around the caldera. Our guests LOVED it. Watching the sunset from the schooner is something we will never forget. The boat also provided dinner, ouzo, & wine – again, everything was perfection!
The 3rd day was the wedding - We wanted to keep it simple & elegant – Dina delivered! From the make up & hair, photographer, décor, & reception – it was more than we could ever ask for.
We also had a reception back home for friends & family that couldn’t make it to Greece – it was miserable planning it by ourselves! We wished we could’ve hired Dina to help us!
Alexis A. · Married on 06/15/2017
I can't even begin to describe how wonderful our experience with the Stella and Moscha team was for the duration of our wedding planning process! We worked with Lydia Meritzi, and we could not be happier with the quality of her work! She made everything easy from the very beginning, from helping us to select the best vendors based on our budget and tastes, to managing our payment deadlines, to accommodating our ridiculous number of last minute requests. These last minute requests included everything from arranging a children's menu for our four-year-old niece/flowergirl (who changed her mind on her entree twice), to securing extra transportation from the church to the reception on the night before the ceremony.Sent on 07/25/2017
We had a small wedding with less than thirty guests, and Lydia designed the elegant, intimate ceremony and reception of our dreams. We did not have detailed ideas for the decor (all we told her was white flowers and lots of candles), but she took that simple idea and turned that into a reality that was far more romantic and lovelier than what we thought possible. She especially made our day perfect by managing the process of enabling my father, an Orthodox priest from a non-Greek diocese, to perform our wedding ceremony in Panagia Platsani. This was not an easy feat, so our appreciation for her work in this regard is particularly profound.
Besides everything that she did for us, Lydia is incredibly kind and personable. She is easy to talk to, and puts a lot of heart in her work. She genuinely cared for our happiness, and we are so thrilled that we were able to spend some time with her!
In short, if you are considering working with Stella and Moscha for your wedding in Santorini, DO NOT HESITATE! They are worth it-you will have the best experience of your life, and you will feel that nothing else could possibly compare to the beauty of your special day! We can't thank Lydia and Stella and Moscha enough for our wonderful wedding!
Sharon · Married on 06/04/2017
Hubby and I live in Australia but my family live in my home country of the UK. Coming from opposite sides of the globe, our wedding would be the first time that our families would meet and we wanted it to be special. We had chosen Santorini for our destination wedding but we had a problem. Neither of us knew how to plan a wedding nor were we familiar with the island and It was too far away for us to visit. We decided to speak to a wedding planner on the island, which is how we found Stella and Moscha (the business) - from whom we worked with Lydia and Dina.Sent on 08/08/2017
From the beginning, we felt listened to and looked after. Working to a transparent schedule, we understood what needed to be done by when. This was particularly handy when selecting a venue, which was challenging to do remotely. Lydia worked tirelessly for us though, providing plenty of options and going out of her way to see vendors face-to-face when the hectic tourist season made them difficult to reach.
For our ceremony we chose the beautiful Villa Irini and the reception was held at Theros Wave Bar. As we got nearer to the event we started working more regularly with Dina through the details such as flowers, decorations, make-up, menus, transfers etc. There was complete flexibility if we choose to organise items ourselves - which we did for photography and hair. The day itself far exceeded our expectations and will forever be remembered and treasured by us, and all of our guests. We are so grateful for all of the talent and effort that went into helping us bring our destination wedding to life. Doing it ourselves would've been a complete nightmare, and we wouldn't have been free to just enjoy the day.
If you're thinking of getting married in Greece, speak to Stella and Moscha - they deserve every one of their consistent 5 star ratings.
Elizabeth · Married on 05/31/2017
I HAD AN AMAZING WEDDING!!! I remember the time when we were scouting for a wedding planner in Santorini - our very criteria is to find the one whom we felt comfortable to work with... so we chose Lydia/Stella & Moscha.Sent on 07/31/2017
They have organized the best suppliers and vendors for my 3 wedding event namely:
Day 1 - Welcome Sunset Cruise (you must do this activity with your guests being in Santorini)
Day 2 - Wedding Day (God has blessed us with a rainbow colored sky during my wedding. This answers everyone's question why we chose Santorini. It was heaven! Jaw dropping!)
Day 3 - Farewell Beach Brunch (Perivolos is the best beach in Santorini)
My wishes were all well delivered while helping me decide on some details (it is easy to get lost with too many ideas online huh?!).
What I'm so grateful about is their assistance with consular matters to ensure that my mother & son is present. Best day ever!
All of these while helping us manage our budget. Another bonus is I gained new friends in the likes of Lydia and some of the other vendors/suppliers.
More power to Stella & Moscha team! Thank you for making couples like us so happy! Keep up the great job!
Sara D. · Married on 10/15/2016
We celebrated a traditional Greek wedding (incl. a Greek ceremony in the church) with around 60 guests and are extremely happy that our wedding planner Dina and Lydia from Stella & Moscha were at our side when planning our wedding and during our special day!!! As described on their webpage, Stella & Moscha indeed offer tailor-made wedding planning services, but their offer does not only consist of that. It consists of very well-organized employees with a lot of experience who are able to understand their clients’ needs!Sent on 01/01/2017
One year prior to our wedding, we visited Santorini and had a first meeting with Lydia who gave us from the beginning the feeling to be in the right hands. We then mainly worked with Dina, who was able to meet our individual needs at all time! We appreciated a lot her honesty. We particularly like to emphasize that we asked her several times to give us her personal opinion on different services between which we had to decide and she always came up with a clear and honest response, for which she also had a good explanation. We cannot thank Dina enough for everything that she did for us! She treated us very special, more than we would have expected. One main reason why we enjoyed our wedding without feeling stressed or being nervous, was the fact that Dina had everything under control. She guided us during that day very clever and she organized our wedding exactly the way we communicated it to her. For example, one of our main wishes was to have all guests on the dance floor and to create a cheerful and relaxed atmosphere. Dina recommended to us therefore to have a Greek dance group for one hour, which turned out to be a great idea.
Our wedding day will remain in our memory as the perfect day it was and we wish all the wedding planner of Stella & Moscha our best wishes. Hope you will make more couples as happy as we are!
Allison · Married on 08/19/2016
I can not thank Dina and Stella enough for everything that they did for us. From the first call we had, to fine tuning the small details of our wedding, everything was absolutely perfect. Living in the USA, we decided we wanted to get married on the Island of Skiathos, which was a little different than most weddings in the Greek Islands. We worked with Dina for most parts of the wedding, and she was absolutely incredible. Everything that we wanted and dreamed about became a reality, and all of our guests could not believe how incredible it all turned out.Sent on 08/27/2016
They took care of every single detail for us, and we were not stressed or concerned about anything before the wedding took place. They found the perfect venue, the perfect vendors, the perfect flowers, the perfect cake, great DJ and an amazing Greek Band. We can not thank them enough for everything they have done for us, and if anyone is ever going to get married in Greece, then they are the Wedding Planners that you need to use.
Katherine · Married on 07/23/2016
I recently returned from the lovely wedding of my daughter, Marilena Fallaris, on the island of Skiathos. The wedding planning services provided by Stella & Moscha were stellar. From beginning to end, the attention to detail, never ending patience, supreme relievers of stress, and bountiful good humor – made the process for my daughter significantly more manageable than it could ever have been. Marilena was working stateside on the wedding planning process – and was in constant contact with Lydia, one of the planners. Planning an overseas wedding along with having to coordinate/negotiate meetings that are doable for individuals separated by nearly 12,000 miles – is a lofty feat – but Stella & Moscha made it happen.Sent on 09/10/2016
Thank you again for making the Marilena’s wedding experience a seamless one.
~ Kathy (Seattle)
Marilena · Married on 07/23/2016
I CANNOT RECOMMEND STELLA & MOSCHA ENOUGH!!! We hired them for our wedding on the island of Skiathos. When looking for a wedding planner I interviewed many planners as I would be in the US and needed a planner in Greece. From my initial conversation with Stella, I knew I found my planner as I didn’t feel like I was being offered a “cookie-cutter” package for my wedding, but rather a customized one.Sent on 09/10/2016
For over a year I talked very frequently – almost on a daily basis – with Lydia, one of the planners. She was absolutely amazing – detail oriented, friendly, professional, caring, and always checking in to see how I was doing. I am a type A personality, and I probably asked too many questions, however Lydia always made me feel at ease to have open communication. Lydia quickly became my confidant
Our wedding had roughly 150 people from all over the world. It was a Greek-American wedding incorporating traditions from both cultures. My three planners – Stella, Lydia and Dina understood the varying cultures, made everyone feel at ease, guided them to their next destination, and answered all their questions. The day prior we started off with welcome drinks at Vromolimnos beach which went so smoothly and everyone had a blast!!
During the whole day of the wedding I was calm as I felt I had a safety net in Stella, Lydia and Dina – they were always there and friendly. It went smoothly and as a bride I can say I enjoyed my wedding from 9 am until 7am!! The attention to detail was beyond my expectations. From the decorations, photographer and videographer, food, music, and how we accomplished all we wanted during our wedding without being rushed – we LOVED our wedding and want to relive it all over again!! And all our guests raved about how fabulous and fun the wedding was- they want to relive it again too!
We didn’t just find amazing planners, we found friends for life!!
Dawn · Married on 06/16/2016
My husband and I celebrated our wedding on the ridiculously beautiful island of Santorini. It was a very small, intimate event with only 4 guests, but we wanted a private sunset dinner with cake afterwords, accompanied by music from a local bouzouki player. Even though this might seem simple (which was my goal), I still needed a lot of help making several important decisions. Dina and I coordinated everything online through Skype and e-mail for several months before the event, and I received a full checklist and planning schedule for all of my deposits, etc. This was all pre-organized for me, which was great. Despite the 7-hour time difference, Dina was always prompt with e-mail replies. Naturally, I was incredibly nervous about not being able to see any of my ceremony decor beforehand, but I could not have been more pleased with the way everything turned out and actually started crying when I finally saw it! Truly magical. Dina stayed close by until the very last stage of the evening had transpired, just in case I needed anything. She also gave my husband and I a handwritten 'Than You' card, which was incredibly sweet. You have to place an incredible amount of trust in your wedding planner when you are having a destination wedding, which is why I highly recommend using Stella & Moscha if you want to get married on any of the Greek Islands.Sent on 02/06/2017
Semjon · Married on 05/28/2016
If you are looking for a perfect wedding without any problems and hassle the solution is simple; do it through Stella&Moscha. From the very beginning the contact was nice and welcoming and it soon became clear we were in excellent hands.Sent on 08/23/2016
We worked most with Dina and she is truly the best! Everything was perfectly arranged and communicated. Very professional and it is clear the know what they are doing. Highly recommended and they will make your perfect day even more perfect!