Over the many years that I have the great pleasure to do what I love professionally, I have met many wonderful couples from all over the world. Building relationships with people, who most of them have only met you online, but trust you to document one of the most important days in their lives, is certainly the aspect of my professional life that I enjoy the most and feel grateful for. Sometimes though, the universe conspires and you meet people with whom you create strong bonds that withstand the test of time. People that you are proud to call friends despite the thousands of miles between you and them.
Ten years ago I was lucky to photograph Jen and Angelo’s wedding in Greece and meet two wonderful people and the most amazing families with whom we still remain in touch, even though they live in New York. Ten years later, Eleni, Jen’s sister, got married to Vasilis. And I could not be happier to be part of her Ktima 48 wedding in the Athens Riviera.
Lying on the southern edge of the urban landscape of Athens, the Athenian Riviera is a beautiful coastline with idyllic beaches, palm tree-lined promenades, and five-star resorts that brings out a sense of laid-back elegance and jet-set glamour. Having worked as an Athens wedding photographer in the best Athens wedding venues, I would certainly say that the experience of an Athens Riviera wedding is similar to the wedding experience in a Greek island such as Mykonos and Santorini.
Ktima 48 is a private, beachfront estate in the area of Anavyssos of the Athenian Riviera. Eleni & Vasilis hosted their Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony at the small chapel of Ktima 48, which is perfect for outdoor religious weddings. The ceremony was followed by alfresco wedding dining, perfectly styled and planned by the exquisite team of DeplanV, in the venue’s expansive outdoor area with the stunning views of the Saronic gulf that is suitable for weddings of up to 300 guests.