Category Archives: Greece

Wedding in Paros, Greece

Rarely have I met a couple as kind and warm-hearted as Giorgos and Elefhteria. From the very first moment I had the feeling I had known them all my life. A really beautiful couple –inside and out!

When I met them on the island of Paros, the jewel of the Aegean, to discuss the details of their wedding plans with them, I was impressed by their genuinely relaxed, friendly manner. “Above all, let’s have a good time!” they told me. And that’s exactly what we did. All of us!

The good thing about couples with such a cool, easy-going attitude is that they help you decompress and de-stress, so you can give your 100% to achieve an ideal result.  This is one of the things that remind me how lucky I am to have a job that gives me the chance not only to do what I love but also to meet such great people.

Blue skies and calm seas greeted us on the wedding day –a day full of sunshine and the freshness of the Cycladic wind. The ceremony was beautiful in its simplicity and the wedding party rocked till dawn.

Giorgos and Eleftheria, I can’t thank you enough for these wonderful three days. I wish you a life as sunny and happy as your wedding day!

 

Photography by Thanasis Kaiafas

Santorini Japanese Wedding

I have always had a thing for Japanese culture. Everything about Japan attracts and fascinates me: the harmony and simplicity of its art and aesthetics, the wisdom and profoundness of its philosophy, the poetic photography of its films, the delicate musicality of its language, and the natural kindness of its people. So you can imagine my excitement when I found out that Misa and Kai, whose wedding I was to shoot in Santorini, actually had Japanese roots! The choice of Santorini did not come as a surprise to me, as I was well aware of the popularity of this magnificent volcanic island as a wedding destination – especially among couples from the Far East.

It is always a delight to work with such lovely and sweet-tempered couples; they bring out the best in me and make me wish to do my very best to ensure their wedding photos will make them smile every time they look at them.

Santorini Gem, on the hill near Santo Wines, gazing over the spectacular gulf of the caldera and the endless Aegean blue, was an ideal venue for Misa and Kai’s wedding ceremony. The peaceful, idyllic environment, bathed in the magical Greek light, provided the perfect backdrop for the celebration of their love.
Misa and Kai, I really want to thank you for honouring me with your trust and for allowing me to be part of the incredible experience of your wedding in Santorini!

Wedding in Chalkidiki – Greece

I have often wondered about the key to a perfect wedding. If there is a secret formula, some lucky couples seem to have it. And Sophia and Costas are definitely one of them. Because their wedding was absolutely splendid; and they managed to turn even an unfortunate weather change into a chance to add some more magic to an already fabulous experience.

Sophia and Costas live in Zurich, but their dream was to get married in Chalkidiki, Greece. The scenic beauty of a landscape that combines crystal blue seas and green mountains was the ideal natural background for some of the most amazing pictures I have taken as a wedding photographer so far. Naturally, the carefree atmosphere, the positive aura and the relaxed, unhurried attitude of this lovely couple helped a lot. Never before have I met such calm and easygoing people who never seem to lose their smile. How do they do it? It is still a mystery to me!

The warm sunny weather, the good mood of everybody present (which was contagious of course) and the impeccably planned wedding ceremony, enriched with music, dancing and tradition, ensured some more awesome shots.

The wedding party with the live Balkan music was terrific. The cheerful sounds of the trumpets and the clarinet filled the air and everybody danced and had a great time. Everything seemed to be perfect… and then, all of a sudden, it started to rain. Well, this could have ruined the party and the mood of any other newlyweds. But Sophia and Costas have a natural talent for happiness. So, they simply looked at each other, smiled, and… started dancing in the rain! It was a sight to remember –a living picture of love, joy, optimism and positivity! Take a look at the photos and you will see what I mean.

Sophia & Costas, thank you for choosing me as your wedding photographer. I wish you all the happiness in the world… and I know your marriage will be very, very happy. After all, rain on the wedding day is considered to be a sign of good luck, isn’t it?

Photography by Thanasis Kaiafas

Wedding in Alemagou, Mykonos – Greece

There were many reasons why I had been really looking forward to Alexis and Costas’ wedding. First of all, they are one of the loveliest couples I have met in the course of my work: they are sweet, generous and simple and they literally radiate kindness and love. Second, they had invested so much time and effort in preparing the wedding of their dreams that there was no way anything could go wrong. (You know, “when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it”…)

And third, the place they had chosen to celebrate the beginning of their new life together was the island of my heart, Mykonos. I’ve said it many times, but I can’t help saying it again: Mykonos, with its clear azure waters, its traditional white-washed little houses and windmills, and its unique crazy party atmosphere, is one of the best travel destinations worldwide and one of my favourite wedding destinations in Greece.

The happy couple travelled all the way from New York and their guests came from the four corners of the world. Everybody was determined to have a fabulous time; and we all did! It all started with a fantastic beach party in Platis Gialos, which was followed by the pre-wedding party at Belvedere Hotel and the epilogue was written with the wedding party at Alemagou.

The wedding day started ideally with a pool party. The groom had chosen a beautiful private villa in the area of Kanalia for his preparation –and his friends made sure it was as pleasant as possible– while the ritual of the bride’s preparation took place at the impressive Mykonos Grand Hotel. There were smiling faces all around and the atmosphere was charged with excitement and emotion.

The wedding ceremony took place in a charming little Cycladic chapel, Agios Sostis, where Alexis and Costas joined their lives together, surrounded by loving friends and relatives. The day culminated in the wedding reception at Alemagou with lots of fun, music and dancing. The perfect ending to a perfect day!

Alexis & Costas, thank you for letting me share your big day with you. I wish you a life like a fairytale. And these photos will always remind you of the day when your “happily ever after” started…

Photography by Thanasis Kaiafas

Elopement in Santorini, Greece

Adriana and JR have decided to elope in one of the most beautiful locations in the world: Santorini Island.

This fascinating Volcano island has many special venues with breathtaking view on the caldera and the best moment for the vows exchange is during the amazing sunset on a terrace in front of the caldera.

The two of them alone have promised eternal love to each other in the magical atmosphere of the golden hour. For their special day Adriana and Jr have absolutely wanted Livio Lacurre to capture their magic moments.

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