Category Archives: Greece

Wedding in Ios Greece

Every single wedding that I have attended as professional wedding photographer reminds me why I should be immensely thankful for my job; for nothing compares to the emotional fulfilment you experience when you witness the joy and happiness of people gathered to celebrate the big day of a couple in love, especially when you know that your pictures will contribute to keeping these unique moments alive forever.

Kirby and Tey decided to tie the knot in Ios. Ios is one of the most popular Cycladic islands, famous both for its golden beaches and for its intense nightlife that has earned it the title of the best party island in Greece, if not in the whole Mediterranean. For Kirby and Tey’s guests partying started right from the very first day, during an awesome catamaran sailing trip, with lots of drinks, dance music and swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Aegean. The happy couple chose an original way to make promises of love and devotion to each other: they exchanged symbolical necklaces. It was one of the most beautiful and tender scenes I have ever seen.

The wedding was held in the Odysseas Elytis amphitheater, an ancient type open theater with great acoustics that the couple happens to have a very strong connection with. The ceremony harmoniously combined modern and traditional elements, the most striking of which were the exquisite lace wedding dress of the lovey bride and the traditional Ghana clothes of the groom’s parents. The wedding celebrations culminated in the VIP party, where the lucky guests –mostly young people, friends of the newlyweds from all over the world– had a fabulous time.

Dear Kirby & Tey, thank you so much for your trust and friendship. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you a wonderful life together.

Photography by Thanasis kaiafas

Elopement in Oia Santorini

I have always been utterly fascinated by elopements; it cannot be denied that there is something irresistibly romantic and touching about the concept of two people who are so deeply in love that they bravely decide to abandon old traditions and pledge their faith and devotion to each other without a noisy audience of well-meaning friends and relatives. There are no guests, no wild parties, no laboriously organized group events – and certainly no stress! The couple can relish the magic of these unique moments with no distractions. The only other person present is their wedding photographer, whose task is to capture these precious moments forever. That’s why his role takes on special importance: he is the witness who will narrate their story through his pictures…

Christie and Ryan, from the USA, chose the breathtakingly beautiful Greek island of Santorini for their private wedding ceremony. I sensed from the very first moment the incredibly strong bond between them; they were just perfect together! So I, the lucky photographer, had all the necessary ingredients for an amazing photoshoot recipe: a beautiful, wonderfully matched couple, powerful vibes of love in the air, glorious sunny weather, and a stunning Cycladic landscape.

The ceremony took place at a terrace of Sophia Suites overlooking the sparkling waters of the Aegean, with a spectacular unobstructed view of the caldera. The bride was simply beautiful in her elegant wedding dress, and her Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, and the bridegroom was very handsome in his classical blue suit. They exchanged their marital vows and then danced their first dance as husband and wife to the sweet music played by a harpist. Every single detail, including the exquisite decoration, the rich traditional menu, the two bears symbolizing the couple on the wedding cake, and the tiny bottle with the label “We Tied the Knot,” had been perfectly organized and coordinated by the talented team of Stella and Moscha.

Dear Christie and Ryan, it was a great honor and an even greater pleasure to be there and capture the unique moments of your wedding day. I honestly have no words to thank you enough for your trust. May the sun of love always shine upon you!

Photography by Thanasis Kaiafas

Keith & Lindsay Wedding in Corfu, Greece

Wedding in Corfu, Greece at 15/07/2016, of Keith and Lindsay. The story goes like this. Keith is from Scotland, and Lindsay is from Canada. They met in Australia and the decided to get married in Greece, and more specifically at the village Boukari in Corfu. The place that their wedding took place was Boukari Beach Restaurant, a fantastic place by the sea on the island of Corfu. Their best friends and family traveled from very far to help them with their wedding and enjoy with them this very special day.

Exclusive Santorini Weddding Photographer

Stefano and Valentina are from the beautiful Venice, Italy. When they decided to get married last year they initially thought to organize their wedding day in Venice. They thus went on holidays to Greece and discovered the beautiful Santorini Island. They immediately fell in love with it and changed their mind about their wedding location: it should be this fantastic island, with its breathtaking, panoramic views of the caldera.

Looking for the perfect venue, which could cater for their wedding party of around 30 guests, they thus found Grace Hotel, located in the romantic setting of Imerovigli in the northwest of the island. Grace is an exclusive boutique hotel perched above the world-famous Caldera with breathtaking views and sumptuous sunsets. Perfect for their Santorini exclusive wedding.

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Wedding in Costa Navarino – Greece

 

Every wedding, as a celebration of love that symbolizes a glorious new beginning, deserves to have a touch of fairytale. An enchanting venue, a dream wedding-gown, an atmosphere of magic… Not everybody opts for a destination wedding, but those who do, like Jennifer and Bryan, are ready to put in all the time and effort needed to create a one-in-a-lifetime experience both for themselves and for their guests. For if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well! The choice of the wedding venue couldn’t have been better: Costa Navarino, a superb luxury resort nested in a stunning landscape of lavender fields, olive and citrus groves and two signature golf courses next to the Ionian Sea coastline, was the ideal setting for a perfectly organized wedding.

The three-day celebrations started at the restaurant Flame at the Dunes Course clubhouse, in the extensive area of the hotel’s golf club. We all met there for a welcome drink and a friendly chat at the pre-wedding party, which began with live jazz music. A little later the music choices of the DJs set the place on fire, and the party took off like a rocket!

On the wedding day, the traditional preparations of the groom and the bride took place in the suites of Westin, where the atmosphere was relaxed and full of happy anticipation. The beautiful ceremony was held in the Church of Panagia Myrtidiotissa, Pylos, and the lovely sunshine matched the mood of everybody present. The bride looked like a nymph in her ethereal wedding dress, and the groom couldn’t have looked happier.

The reception was held in Pero, at the Romanos, a wonderful restaurant that enjoys unobstructed views of the scenic landscape and the emerald Ionian Sea. In this classy, stylish setting, with fabulous jazz music filling the air, the guests enjoyed the best quality food the local cuisine had to offer. And everybody was moved by the speeches of the two fathers and the newlyweds themselves. Then photos were shot both in the hotel premises and in the broader golf area.

When the wedding dinner was over, the party kept rocking at the Anax Lounge, with rousing music and a wedding photo booth, to culminate with Greek songs played by a bouzouki band and the famous tradition of breaking plates and carnation blossom showers. It was a great party, but not the last one! The beach party at Barbouni Bar by the sea, with more music and dancing, delicious snacks and games on the sand, was equally unbelievable.

The sweet couple deserved nothing less than a perfect wedding. May all of their days together be as sunny and happy as their wedding day!

Photography by Thanasis Kaiafas