One of the most beautiful things about being invited to your friend’s wedding as the wedding photographer is that you get to live the entire day very close to the couple, living every moment with them. This August I traveled to Ptolemaida, an industrial city in mainland Greece, where I got to know both the couple and the area a lot better. By the way, I can’t wait to go back!
The day started off at George Hair Club where Maria was getting her hair and make-up done. After some champagne and a few make-up induced tears, the bride rushed off to her family’s house, where nearly the entire village of Olympiada was waiting for her, with live brass music, dance and treats. The wedding dress was rushed on and the traditional ceremonies began before we all ran off to the church.
Nikos was patiently waiting on the church steps with his wide smile, bouquet in hand. The ceremony took place at Agia Triada, a large, beautiful church in the centre of Ptolemaida. The priest united the couple, spoke some beautiful words and it’s love ever after. ❤
After an urban stroll through the city with the couple and the best man, we arrived at Flo Cafe Bar where the pedestrian street was filled with the guests. Music -by friends and the groom himself- and dance, drinks and laughs!
Enough said, I’ll let you see some of the highlights.