Santorini Wedding Photography
I don’t think its possible for anyone to understand the level of excitement that ran through me at the prospect of some Santorini Wedding Photography. As Rob and I made our way to Manchester airport at 3am on Wednesday, my mind was a wash with usual pre-wedding jitters and the photographic experience that awaited me. As the flight approached Santorini it quickly became obvious why this place is so popular for overseas visitors to marry here, from the air, the deep blue skies and sea and the famous white washed hillside villages were so inviting.
With the wedding only a day away, Rob and I wasted no time exploring the venues. Soaking in the 30 degree heat and looking forward to what was going to be a fascinating day ahead. On the Thursday morning of the wedding the Santorini weather took an unexpected turn, from cloud, to thunder, to blue skies and the occasional gust of a warm Agean wind. Despite this Stacey and the girls enjoyed their morning at Sensation Villa in Pyrgos with the usual mix of lashes, nails and hair. Joe had a few little surprises lined up for Stacey, one of which was her mode of transport from the Villa, a traditional Greek donkey! Its safe to say that the thought of it was worrying for Stacey, but as you will see she managed the journey with finese and glamour.
As Stacey meandered the streets astride her new favourite method of travel, Joe and bestmen, James and Tom, welcomed family and close friends to Santo Wines. Dodging the rainstorms we had time for a few images of the boys in the winery but before long it was time to seat the guests for the wedding. Stacey and the girls arrived and escorted by Stacey’s dad they made a wonderful entrance into the open air ceremony. Joe and Stacey became the new Mr & Mrs Caudwell against the backdrop of the volcanic coastline, what a picture perfect setting. Following the family portraits we stole them away for 20 minutes to create some more memories, soon enough the time for the Meze had arrived and the wedding party ate surrounded by the 180 degree view from the reception room.
As the sun began to set and following the laughter and tears of the speeches the day turned to a golden sunset and the opportunity for some more brief pictures before Stacey and the girls hit the dance floor and the generous open cocktail bar. With so many images captured Rob and I bid our farewells and retired as the drinks flowed and the bride and groom danced the night away. It was a real pleasure to be a part of this wedding, the laid back nature of everyone made for such a great time.
I hope that the following image story of Joe and Stacey’s Santorini Wedding Photography reminds you of what was an awesome experience and a truly beautiful wedding.