Santa Irene elopement in Santorini

Santa Irini Chapel – The most beautiful elopement venue in Santorini

What are the essential ingredients of a perfect elopement? That’s easy: you, your sweetheart, lots of vibes of love in the air, and an idyllic place of your choice. Oh, and your wedding photographer, who will witness this intimate celebration of love and narrate your unique story through pictures capturing the feeling and atmosphere of your big day forever!

Luke and Kelsie were aware of the importance of the place they would choose for their elopement. And they chose well. The volcanic island of Santorini (named after a chapel of Santa Irini at the time of the Crusades) is one of the most romantic places, and therefore one of the most popular wedding destinations, in the world. The combination of striking blue and luminous white in an extraordinary natural setting of rare beauty provides the ideal backdrop for any elopement.

And they couldn’t have found a more ideal venue than Santa Irini (Saint Irene), a charming little chapel overlooking the infinite blue of the Aegean Sea and the caldera, just a few minutes away from the traditional settlement of Fira (an alternative pronunciation of the ancient name Thira), the capital of the world famous Greek island.

The story of Kelsie and Luke, both from Knoxville, Tennessee, started to unfold in 2008 as a friendship, which blossomed into true love in 2014 and, after an unforgettable romantic proposal, brought them to Santorini, the brightest jewel of the Cyclades.

During their preparation, the bride and groom found time to write letters to each other, which they exchanged and read after the first look. The intimate and serene ceremony at a terrace with breathtaking, panoramic views was exactly what this sweet couple had dreamed of: simple but beautiful. And a mere look at them would be enough for anyone to see how deeply in love and perfectly matched they were. That’s why my camera lens fell in love with them!

The floral decoration and overall wedding planning by Tie The Knot in Santorini were impeccable. Kelsie and Luke exchanged vows, cut their wedding cake, and danced for the first time as a married couple on the private terrace against the background of a stunning seascape. And a sudden shower didn’t spoil their mood at all; after all, in most cultures, rain on your wedding day is believed to be a sign of good luck!

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Photography by Thanasis Kaiafas

Rock Wedding in Valdorcia

Albert and Nadine come from Germany and are two crazy rock people! I love crazy people, and I am their big fan!  I think that Borgo di Castel Vecchio is the right place for them. Here all is possible!!  You can relax, enjoy the view, swim in the beautiful pool and then singing, dancing in the night, scream on top of your lungs, laughing, joking. Yeah! It is rock! All rock!

Right here, in front of  Valdorcia panorama, they exchanged their “I do’s.”  All this is unique and special.

Wow! Tuscany is a fantastic place for a wedding, and I love so much shoot a Rock Wedding Valdorcia with crazy people!!

Rock Wedding Valdorcia Photographer:  Livio Lacurre Photography  Ceremony and dinner:  Borgo di Castel Vecchio    Wedding Planner:  ConAmore

 

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Shane O'Neill - July 3, 2019 - 4:09 pm

very cool set of images!

Josh - August 25, 2019 - 5:02 am

Very nice Wedding Photography. Your wedding is one of the most monumental events in your life.

Kathrin Dobmann - December 14, 2019 - 1:30 pm

It was such an amazing weddingday – full of love, laughs and happiness! We really enjoyed to organize this wedding for our lovely couple Nadine and Abert.

Portugal Vineyard Wedding Quinta de Sant´Ana

Beautiful Portugal Vineyard Wedding at a heart of Mafra town took our breath away as we photographed each moment of this glorious union. Winery weddings are classy: everyone knows that. Quinta de Sant´Ana in Gradil is one of our favorite rustic Wedding venues in Portugal. It incorporates everything: style, nature, authenticity, and love. It is always a pleasure to go back there and photograph the couple´s important life moments.
There are so many places for the perfect Vineyard Wedding in Portugal. And one of the most significant benefits is the most delicious wine to savor during a cocktail hour or before 🙂  This was one of the most beautiful Quinta de Sant´Ana weddings we photographed. The weather was perfect, the couple was deeply in love, and everyone just wished the best to the new husband and wife.
We met the couple a few months before their Portugal wedding. And it was only on the wedding day itself that we met in person. It still blows our mind that we have a job that allows us to create such incredible stories! We are the luckiest. The wedding day was flawless, indeed the most dreamy Gradil Autumn weather. We spent the morning getting ready with the girls, having happy banter, getting their hair and makeup done in the Venue´s room until it was time to head to the Vineyards for the ceremony.
During the cocktail hour guests relaxed with drinks by the raw bar, enjoyed some Portuguese Wine tasting, and admired the gorgeous Quinta de Sant´Ana Venue. The reception was full of dancing, laughing, and so much love! These two love each other so profoundly, and their handwritten vows, caring kindness to each other was enough to make anyone break down and cry.

Than you for allowing us to be your Quinta de Santana Wedding photographers! We wish you an abundance of happiness for the years to come.

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Shane O'Neill - July 3, 2019 - 4:15 pm

beautiful work!

Fabio Azanha - July 6, 2019 - 6:34 pm

Thank you Shane!

Jungfraujoch and Interlaken Switzerland

We traveled by train from Interlaken to the “Top of Europe” Jungfraujoch in Switzerland to do this amazing honeymoon photo session. It was a beautiful experience to be the photographer of this amazing couple!

jawad - July 2, 2019 - 7:47 am

It takes two people in love, one talented photographer and a few brilliant couple photoshoot ideas to create photos that your friends will envy.

Josh - August 5, 2019 - 12:32 am

Very Nice Blog with Great Pictures.