A few years ago Skopelos Island was not among the best-known Greek islands, such as Santorini or Mykonos. However, this certainly wasn’t due to lack of beauty; on the contrary its lush green vegetation (in fact it’s the greenest Mediterranean island) and its pristine beaches made Skopelos a well-kept secret among well-traveled people.
However, things changed in 2007, when the film adaptation of the famous musical Mamma Mia! was shot on Skopelos. Suddenly people started wondering what was the beautiful Greek island that served as the background of the film.Of course Skopelos also became a popular wedding destination, since many couples wanted to have a fairy-tale wedding and a big party afterwards exactly like the film.
Simone and John were one of those couples, who chose to come to Skopelos to get married, although they live in South Africa. Their wedding took place at the church Panagia of Pyrgos and the reception at a summer beach bar. The next-day sunset photos were shot at a beautiful location with three pine trees, which was also used as background for some scenes of the film. The place was very familiar for Simone and me since we both worked on the set of Mamma Mia, me as a backstage photographer and Simone as an extra. So, it’s no wonder that she picked me as her wedding photographer for her wedding in Skopelos! I really enjoyed shooting Simone and John’s wedding, because they were a fantastic couple to work with. I wish them to have all the happiness of the world in their lives!
Wedding Venue: Karyatis cocktail bar