Mykonos island is often viewed as the typical must-visit destination along with Santorini when someone comes to Greece. Although I have found quite often certain popular travel destinations to be rather overrated, the emergence of Mykonos as one of the most cosmopolitan Greek islands is certainly justified.
Mykonos has always been eliciting all sorts of magnetism and fascination from me ever since I visited the island for the first time at a really young age and before even considering becoming a wedding photographer.
The main town is a picturesque maze of narrow streets and stunning Cycladic architecture with charming whitewashed buildings, many of which nowadays house boutiques and shops of some of the best-known fashion brands worldwide as well as stylish restaurants and bars. Mykonos definitely has a chic and elegant character, which along with the ravishing surroundings and the wonderful light constitutes a dream wedding location.
On the other hand, the nearby island of Delos, one of the most important historical and archaeological sites of ancient Greece, is a place of exceptional beauty and I strongly advise all couples who wish to get married in Mykonos to dedicate some of their time to pay a visit to Delos.
Genevieve and Nathan were one of those couples, who fell for the allure of the island and decided to come all the way to Greece for a unique destination wedding in Mykonos experience. The bride is Canadian and the groom English and they met on their holidays in Honduras. This multinational combination was also the main theme of their wedding, which was romantic and travel-inspired with a photo of the couple’s travels to a different country on every guest table.
The preparation of the bride took place in the Santa Marina resort bridal suite with the bridesmaids, while the groom got ready in the luxurious Villa Euridice of Mykonos Villa Crew. The wedding ceremony was conducted in the charming private chapel of Villa Euridice, which overlooks Mykonos town, while the wedding reception and the wedding party also took place in the premises of the villa. Villas are a popular wedding venue in Mykonos island. Villa Euridice in particular is decorated according to the simple and minimalistic forms of the decoration in traditional island houses, but it also includes works of art from Africa, since the owner is South African, thus making a very creative and unique blend.
After the wedding ceremony, we left quickly to get to Mykonos town for some on-location shots. Unfortunately, we only had 30 minutes for the photo shoot before sunset, which is the time with the best light, but thankfully we were able to make the most of it. My experience as a wedding photographer in Mykonos helped me very much, because I already knew all the best spots to get the couple to.