It was in August and it was my second time in Greece. To be honest, I wasn’t planning on going back to Greece again so soon. But you never know where your camera takes you when you are a photographer. Pelin contacted me about their elopement in Athens, Greece a couple months before their wedding. She is such a sweetheart. She is my idol bride! She was so relaxed, she didn’t worry much about the details… She just enjoyed her wedding day and had an awesome time!
Me and Busra from Dugme Film arrived in Athens one day before the wedding. We had our private taxi driver all the time, thanks to our couple! If you have been to Mediterranean region before, then you know how hot it is during August. First day in Athens, we had a chance to visit the city and shoot some details on a very hot day. We were basically all over the city taking detail shots, playing tourists from time to time. I have spent almost all of my life in Mediterranean region. I have seen the colors of this region in Turkey and in Greece many many times. But every time I shoot something, the colors make me fall in love again. There is something special about this region.
Later on that first day, I went to see the couple at their private beach welcome party. I shot some fun moments of the couple and their guests. I also had my first mini session with the couple.
The next day was the wedding day. Bride’s room was full of her friends. Oh my, these girls were so funny! They kept telling funny stories all day. Good times, good times! I love it when the laughter is all over the “getting ready” room. Wedding day schedules always being a bit crazy, I was hoping to spend more time shooting the couple but in the end we ended up having a very quick and windy session.
The wedding venue was The Island and was right next to Aegean Sea with such a beautiful view. The couple and their guests had an unforgettable day…
VENUE THE ISLAND ● WEDDING PLANNER JOANNA LOUKAKI WEDDINGS ● FLORIST RED BOX DAYS ● WEDDING GOWN JENNY PACKHAM ● GROOM’S SUIT BEYMEN ● HAIR STYLIST & MAKE-UP FRANTZESKA KOUKOULA ● DJ CAN HATIPOGLU ● VIDEOGRAPHY DUGME FILM ● HAIR ACCESSORIES PRONOVIAS ● BRIDE’S SHOES BETSEY JOHNSON ● GROOM’S SHOES TWEEN ● WEDDING CAKE ARIA FINE CATERING
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