Milena & Yanni’s Destination Wedding on the island of Santorini
On 16 June 2012 Milena and Yanni decided to exchange vows of eternal love in front of the most romantic volcanic caldera of the world after leaving the spectacular New York City they live in for a destination wedding trip to Santorini, Greece. The picturesque island of Santorini and its unique aura was the perfect backdrop for a such a warm and friendly couple to share this once-in-lifetime experience and I feel so lucky that they chose me to be their wedding photographer on their special day!
The bride got prepared at Above Blue Suites in Imerovigli, while the groom’s preparation took place at La Maltese Estate Villa. The rings of the couple were made by the famous jewelery designers Tiffany & Co. Milena’s Pronovias dress and Manolo Blahnik shoes perfectly fitted her classic beauty and elegant style. The groom Yannis wore a black Giorgio Armani suit and Hugo Boss Shoes.
The wedding day started with the couple’s photosession at the iconic blue and white village of Oia, which was followed by the orthodox wedding ceremony at Anastasi Church in Imerovigli village. The bride arrived at the church accompanied by traditional musicians. The wedding reception took place at La Maltese wedding venue in Santorini, which is perched on one of the highest points of the caldera. The venue was beautifully decorated with cream roses, cream hydrangeas and white candles and offered unique views to the Aegean Sea, especially during the time that the sun disappears in it, creating an extraordinary color palette in the horizon.
In this particular wedding I had the pleasure to work with one of the best Greek cinematographers, Apos Goris of Urban Cinematography. The company is based in Thessaloniki and London, since Apos’s great skills have expanded its fame not only all over Greece, but also out of the Greek borders with international projects. I’m always very happy to cooperate with talented professionals and Urban Cinematography is a perfect example! You can see the wedding video highlights here.
Wedding planner : Shirley Chiarolanzio