An old proverb says that love it somthing you can never hide. Well said! Because Rebecca and Anthony wouldn’t be able to hide their love even if they tried! Add to that the fact that they are a stunningly beautiful and perfectly matched couple and you will see why shooting their wedding felt like photographing superstars and every moment spent with them was an amazing experience that I will never forget!
Rebecca and Anthony chose Santorini as their wedding destination, as Anthony had happened to visit this magical Greek island in the past and Rebecca just loved the idea of celebrating the beginning of their life together there. And beloved families and friends were thrilled to travel from all over the world to the jewel of the Aegean to witness one of the loveliest wedding stories of this summer.
The happy groom and the groomsmen got ready at Dana Villas, a wedding venue with a breathtaking view of the caldera and the infinite blue of the sea, where they enjoyed wine and relaxing moments before the ceremony. They were all very handsome and stylish in their black tuxedos and bow ties.
Rebecca and her bridesmaids had an equally great time at Imerovigli, drinking champagne, laughing and enjoying the unique view and the glorious sunshine. The wedding dress was a handmade ethereal lace creation of the famous designer Galia Lahav and the Badgley Mischka bridal shoes –a perfect match– were just fabulous!
The wedding ceremony was held at Le Ciel, an elegant luxury venue combining an idyllic natural setting with Mediterranean grandeur, on a romantic terrace wonderfully decorated by Paper Flowers. When Anthony saw Rebecca walking down the aisle on her father’s arm, he couldn’t hold back his tears. It was a very sweet and emotional moment when the bride’s dad gave her away and all the guests were deeply moved. It is always a priceless experience when you witness the happiness of a couple so much in love!
The wedding day continued with a photoshoot at some of my favourite locations in the most picturesque corners of Santorini, among dazzling white Cycladic houses and blue-domed churches against the backdrop of the volcanic landscape and the waters of the Aegean sparkling under the sun. Walking around the island with this amazing couple was a wonderful experience and together we created some of the greatest photos of their big day.
As the sun started going down, all the guests were waiting at Le Ciel for the wedding reception and the newlyweds’ first dance amidst impressive fireworks. When the couple arrived, everybody joined in and sang their first song. And the beautiful scene culminated when Rebecca, in Anthony’s arms, leaned backwards for the traditional kiss!
Dear Anthony and Rebecca, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your trust and for allowing me to be part of your unforgettable wedding in Santorini!