A beautiful couple from Uk chose our beautiful Sicily to crown their dreams and their love. The cornerstone of the wedding was the beauty of Taormina and wedding planner of “Taormina Weddings” organized the event. The day was full of emotions; Karen is a beautiful woman, she has taken care of all her kids, her future husband, and every other detail. There were tears, laughter, candid and compelling emotions. Martin is a very romantic man, and they love each other so much. What a special day for this fantastic family!
Endless love and a day to remember – this was my day back in September when I had the opportunity to shoot the destination wedding of Samantha and Cristian in Paris. The couple and most of the guests made their way all the way from Peru for this celebration, a trip well worth though as the wedding was amazing.
Planned and curated by LaFete from Peru and executed by Shagri-La in Paris, it was kinda long distance partnership that worked. We did some things the other way around as the weather was turning, so we had to do the photo shoot before the wedding, I took the couple out for a tour around Paris, to catch some Parisian feels.
Thank you Samantha and Cristian, it was my absolute pleasure being your wedding photographer, and I look forward to seeing you one day.
The wedding story began with a fantastic sailing trip around the entire island and the Amalfi Coast that the lucky guests, who had come from the four corners of the world – Ethiopia, the United Kingdom, Asia and the United States –, enjoyed tremendously. It was a wonderful day in late May, the sun was shining sweetly on the crystal clear waters, and there was a light, refreshing breeze. Champagne, laughter and songs – and let’s not forget the amazing traditional Ethiopian wedding ululation! – Turned the tour into an amazing experience for everybody. A delicious dinner awaited us later in the picturesque town of Capri, where we had mouth-watering Italian pizza and exquisite wine.
The wedding ceremony took place in the open air, in the lush gardens of a majestic private villa. Ethiopian women are renowned for their beauty, and the stunningly beautiful bride was the living proof!
It was a pleasure and a privilege for me to work with Erin Lindeman, a wedding planner of international fame, who took care of everything and had organized the whole event expertly and reliably down to the last detail. The reception was held in the romantic environment of the garden, where the tables were arranged in a long straight line under the palm trees, while the elegant flower arrangements and the candles created a dreamy atmosphere. The fantastic mozzarella snacks prepared by a chef on the spot during the cocktail party, the superb food, and the Ethiopian music and traditional dances made the whole evening a unique experience for all of us.
Dear Alpha & Alpha, thank you so much for your trust and also for the opportunity to discover and enjoy the fascinating traditions of Ethiopia. May your journey together in life be as happy and beautiful as your perfect wedding day!
Photography by Thanasis Kaiafas
James & Laura chose Villa Regina Teodolinda to celebrate their destination wedding on Como Lake, Italy. This stunning villa is located in Laglio, just a few kilometers away from Milan & Como. Right here, movie star George Clooney bought the magnificent Villa Oleandra as a summer home! As a destination wedding photographer, I was excited when they booked me for their Lake Como wedding.
A very intimate civil ceremony was held on the terrace above the lake (What a breathtaking view!), followed by a reception on the garden. After that, we had a wonderful couple shooting among the beautiful gardens of the venue and a boat tour on the lake. Check out some of my favorite images from this Villa Regina Teodolinda wedding. If you’re interested in my documentary style of wedding photography, please get in touch to get more information about availability and prices.
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It’s hard –if not impossible– to visit Mykonos and not fall in love with it. And Kara and Anthony, a lovely, perfectly matched couple, were no exception to the rule! The legendary island of the winds, world famous both for its timeless Cycladic beauty and for its vibrant never-ending parties, has rightly won the title of one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece; no wonder it eventually evolved into one of the most popular wedding destinations as well.
Rarely have I come across a more relaxed, easygoing couple – or a more determined one, as they had been carefully planning their dream wedding for almost a year to make sure it would be exactly that. And it was. Because, you know what they say, when you want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it, as Paulo Coelho would assure you…So, Kara and Anthony’s wedding had it all: beauty and love, amazing friends and relatives eager to share their happiness, a breathtakingly beautiful landscape and, of course, glorious sunny weather!
The pre-wedding party included a sailing trip around the island, with lots of fun, dancing, and spectacular jumping into the crystal blue waters, and dinner at one of the best restaurants in Mykonos, Avli tou Thodori, which specializes in high quality traditional Greek cuisine. There was a nice breezy atmosphere at the preparation of the beautiful blonde bride, who was stunning in her exquisite lace wedding dress, while the bridesmaids looked very chic in their elegant blue dresses. The ceremony took place literally by the sea in Pasaji, where Caterina Vogli and her talented Mood Effects team had decorated the Jewish wedding canopy with fresh white, pink and pale yellow flowers. This was my first Jewish wedding, and I was impressed by the meaningful rituals and age-old customs such as the breaking of the glass and the chair dance at the reception. The day culminated in the wedding party, where an awesome saxophonist, a great singer and a fantastic DJ had the guests dancing all night long. The wedding celebrations went on the following day with another party at the beach restaurant Kuzina, which offers an eclectic menu inspired both by European and Eastern tastes.
The final chapter of this beautiful wedding story was written with the couple’s photoshoot at the windmills, the trademark of Mykonos. Dear Kara and Anthony, thank you so much for your trust and friendship. May the sun of love always shine upon your life!
Photography by Thanasis Kaiafas