Tonia & Richie: wedding in Athens

Tonia and Richie, a lovely couple living in London, exchanged their vows in Agios Nikolaos church in Ilioupoli, Athens.
His English family joined her Greek family in a beautiful ceremony full of laughter and emotion.

Although it was an overall rainy day, we were rewarded with a break in the clouds at the end of the wedding and a lovely sunset.

Take a look at some of  beautiful couple’s wedding photos.

Alberto & Caterina’s Wedding

Alberto and Caterina’s love story could be something out of a Hollywood script. A young and beautiful Italian actress travels to Barcelona and meets a successful young lawyer. They fall in love and Caterina decides to take a bold step and move to Barcelona. Over time their love grows and the bond becomes stronger. During a trip to the USA, Alberto proposes to Caterina in a National Park and the rest is history! ❤

These two love birds took their vows at the beautiful church of Sant Feliu in Alella, a few kilometers from Barcelona. Friends and family from Spain and Italy joined them in celebration at the magnificent restaurant of Mas Coll, followed by a vivid party. The attention to detail and exquisite taste filled the entire evening with charm and elegance.

Take a look at the graceful Caterina and the handsome Alberto on their special day… as they lived happily ever after.

Nikos & Maria: The day after

You might remember the lovely couple, Nikos and Maria from their traditional wedding in an urban setting.

Well, the day after their wedding, they invited all their friends to brunch. Many of them had come from far away for the wedding and they might not be able to meet again soon, so this was a perfect opportunity for some good laughs and group shots before I got my private time to photograph the happy couple.

Nikos and Maria’s wedding

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.

Katerina & Stathis: Urban Wedding

Katerina and Stathis are a beautiful, harmonious couple who decided to tie the knot at the Athens City Hall, on a beautiful September morning, followed by a lunch reception at a nearby restaurant.

After a morning hair and make-up session with the bride at the couple’s home, I was shown the groom’s family house where he was getting dressed in the meantime. I was surprised to see that their families’ homes -and now their own home as well- were only a block away from each other. It turns out that as children they had grown up in the same neighbourhood, but didn’t actually meet until they had both finished school! I guess one way or another these twin souls were bound to cross each other’s path. 🙂

It didn’t take Stathis much time to get dressed and ready, so soon we were off to pick up the bride! Hugs, kisses, some happy tears and lots of wishes from the neighbours, and we’re headed downtown!

Thankfully the couple had arranged for a reserved parking spot a short walk from the City Hall, otherwise we would have been circling around the city centre for hours! It was just beautiful to see Katerina and Stathis all dressed-up and walking through the busy streets of downtown Athens on a Saturday morning!

It was a simple yet classy ceremony and reception with their families and loved ones, planned with love and care and great attention to detail. I’ll let you see for yourself!