Last June I had the great pleasure to be part of Essie and Jordan’s Santorini wedding in Imerovigli. What I enjoy the most in my job is working with couples that consider photography one of the most important aspects of their wedding day. Apart from being the epitome of the stylist duo, Essie and Jordan were such a couple. So I could’t have a better “recipe” for beautiful wedding photos!
After picking Santorini as their wedding destination, Essie and Jordan decided to have their wedding in Imerovigli and Rocabella hotel in particular. Located at the highest and most central part of the caldera, Imerovigli village has unobstructed views of the whole area, while many popular wedding venues are situated around the traditional settlement. That’s why a wedding in Imerovigli is a top choice between couples getting married in Santorini.
The wedding day started with the bride’s and groom’s “getting ready” photos and from the very first moment I could feel the chemistry between us. Essie wore the amazing “Patchouli” wedding dress by Galia Lahav, while Jordan wore a tuxedo by Baron Bancourt which he designed himself.
Both the ceremony and the reception took place at Rocabella Santorini, while the wedding design and decoration was taken care to the last detail by Wedding Wish Santorini. Between the ceremony and the reception we headed to Imerovigli village for portraits and I had the chance to use my new portable flash system ELB400 by Elinchrom. I’ve been using the previous model for many years and I completely trust the company, that’s why I accepted the proposal to become a brand ambassador.
Photographing the wedding of Essie and Jordan was certainly a wonderful experience. Hope you enjoy the photos as much as I do!
A FEW WORDS FROM THE BRIDE
I met Jordan 3 years ago at a holiday party in Chicago. He is a consultant born in Chicago, and raised in Iowa, and is a senior partner for the Fort Lauderdale/ Chicago based logistics company Louis Holdings. I am a Plastic Surgeon from London, England, who currently works for the Atlantic center of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery in Fort Lauderdale. When we met in 2013, I was halfway through a grueling surgical residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. From the moment we met for the first time, we talked, laughed and connected in the most special and unique way. Jordan is the most intelligent, loving, thoughtful and spiritual person I have ever met. He happens to be particularly athletic and handsome in addition. People say when you know, you know, and we are the proof. 7 months into dating Jordan got down on one knee and proposed to me on what was the most romantic day of my life…only to be topped by our gorgeous wedding.
We chose Santorini, because it is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth. Well located for our family and friends in Europe, and well worth the trip for our guests from the US and afar. The most special thing about our wedding was the people. Our nearest and dearest from all across the globe, together for 3 days. Many of our family members had never met before our wedding, and what a connection it was. Love, Laughter and happiness was in abundance throughout.
When Jordan proposed to me…. I decided the 2 most important things about our wedding. 1. I would choose my dream dress, and 2. we would choose the best photographer in Greece to capture the memories. Then I discovered Vangelis!! A true master who is not only skilled but passionate for his work. After he took time from his busy schedule to meet with us on a scorching day in Santorini 1 year before the wedding…we knew we had found our guy! When the wedding day came around not only did he meet our expectations, but FAR exceeded them. He gave us a priceless gift- breathtaking pictures which captured our dream wedding. I can’t wait to share these photos with my children, then my childrens children! Thank you Vangelis.
Τhe Wedding Highlights Video
Wedding Video by my associate videography team Wedvisions Studio