Santa Marina Hotel, Mykonos | Greece
A three day wedding in the island of the winds
One of the most sought after wedding venues in Mykonos is the Santa Marina hotel. A venue proving to be at one of the finest spots in the ilsand. Mykonos is well known for being windy and during these days of the event, it was a lot. The light and color of this greek island though, makes it the perfect destination for a wedding! And what a wedding this one was. Italian finesse meets Greek-cypriot temperament. A great company of friends and a couple deeply in love!
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Day1 : Welcome pre wedding party in Galleraki bar, Mykonos
It started quietly with people enjoying the afternoon sun and some of Mykonos finest cocktails. Then the Cypriots started joining the party and what do you know, some minutes later the party was on fire! Everyone having fun and dancing non-stop. The youngsters gave quite the show impressing everyone with their dancing moves.
Day 2: A couple session in Mykonos most iconic spots
Having some time to spare the next day, I suggested to Luca and Artemis to have a short couple session, as it always is a good chance to get some beautiful casual photos of the two of them and familiarise with the camera. We walked around Mykonos hot-spots and luckily there were not too crowded. This photo shooting has an editorial style and is targeted to begin telling the couple’s love story.
Day 3: The wedding in Santa Marina Hotel
The day of the wedding, was really windy in Santa Marina. You have heard me already say that a lot by now, but you will understand why, later on! The fun and good mood of course was not affected a bit. I am so happy to be close to positive people like these two and their friends and family! During the bride’s preparation, I witnessed a cypriot custom called “Zosmata”. They put a red ribbon around the bride for 3 times to wish her prosperity and fertility. A very strong and emotional moment for the guests and the bride! The wedding ceremony was held at the church inside the hotel which was very picturesque. I couldn’t expect nothing less that the party to be wild as it was at the welcome event. I was not proven wrong! One of the most enjoyed weddings of this summer!
“My husband and I got married in Mykonos in September 2016. Elias was an easy choice for us as the quality of his photos from previous jobs he did (available on his website) was outstanding!
We met him a few months before the wedding in Athens and we immediately liked him. Great sense of humor, polite and very organised.
In Mykonos, we had three main events: the pre-wedding drinks, the couple (our) photo shoot session and the wedding day! Elias was fantastic in all three of them. So much fun to work with and extremely professional at the same time.
In a month’s time Elias delivered our wedding photos and guess what? The result was outstanding. Incredible photo quality capturing great moments from all three events!!!
Thank you so much for everything Elias! We truly enjoyed working with you.
Your amazing photos will always remind us what a beautiful journey that was!
Luca & Artemis”
Mykonos is great for destination weddings in the Greek islands!
Mykonos wedding planner: Greek Weddings | wedding venue: Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort, Mykonos