Santorini | Melanie & David
For those people that know me well, will be aware of my love for an old school VW Campervan and Beetle. So when Melanie and David told me they are having a 1970’s Beetle as their wedding car, I could not hide my excitement. Even more so when they told me they are having sunflowers for the wedding – I am not a big fan of flowers, but I adore sunflowers because for me they are happy flowers. Anyway – enough about me and my likes and dislikes… back to the couple and the wedding day!
Coming to Greece from the UK, Melanie and David chose Santorini for their wedding, after a special summer holiday to the island the year before. On the morning before the wedding we started the day with an early morning couple shoot on Vlychada beach – making most of the soft light whilst the sun was still hiding behind the rock formations. From there we made our way into Pyrgos, but along the way we stumbled upon a sunflower field! After speaking to the farmer, he kindly allowed us into the field to take a few photos – quite fitting to the theme of their wedding. Following our time in Pyrgos we all went home to relax and cool down before the afternoon.
We rejoined the couple at their apartments in Akrotiri where they were getting ready. Once everybody was ready, all the guests made their way into a bus, the bride into the Beetle and we drove in convoy to Imerovigli for the ceremony. Profitis Ilias is truly an amazing setting – although the church is no longer in use, the big space in front provides epic views to serve as a backdrop for a wedding ceremony. The bride made her entrance in the VW Bettle, decorated with sunflowers, escorted in by traditional Greek musicians. Their civil ceremony was short and sweet, and following all the congratulations and family photos we left for the restaurant in Fira for the evening reception. Very chilled, everybody was sitting chatting on the veranda, enjoying the cool breeze and enjoying the views and sunset. As ever, it was really special to get to know the two of them and their families, and we wish them a lifetime of happiness together!
Wedding Planning & Coordination: Nikos Sirigos
Preparation Venue: Aura Marina Aprtments
Ceremony Venue: Profitis Ilias, Imerovigli
Reception Venue: Sphinx Restaurant
Hair & Make-up: Kosta Savva
Wedding Cake: Alexandra’s Cakes
Wedding Dress: Romantica of Devon
Bride’s Shoes: LK Bennett
Groom’s Suit: Reiss