Mary and Louis had already been married a year before in Colombia but their dream wedding was a Greek island wedding. This is why Louis decided to choose the iconic island of Santorini, one of the most well-noted Cycladic islands, to surprise her and get married once again. This time with the spectacular Aegean Sea behind them. What Louis did not expect was that Mary already knew he had all these Santorini wedding plans. As a result, she had already reshaped her first wedding Juan Pablo Socarras gown, in order to be a Santorini match! And indeed, she was a real goddess!
They discovered me through Instagram and from the very first time, I adored them for the sincerity and kindness they showed. When we finally met, one day before the shoot, I advised them to express all the great feelings they share for each other and share with me their real relationship. They did so and this is why their gallery was a dream come true!
They chose Volcano View Hotel for their preparations, separately as tradition says. What I advice every couple is to choose a close to the ceremony preparation venue, so as they did. They chose Volcano View Hotel for the ceremony, too. Because of the time we saved, we decided to do a first look portrait session right before the ceremony. Strolling around the traditional Imerovigli Village, I created some magical portraits that will make them remember this special day forever.
Walking around the island, sharing some Ouzo shots, they danced on their favourite tunes. A few ‘portraits’ later, we returned to the ceremony venue. Although the ceremony wasn’t the biggest one, it was emotionally charged as the passion and love for each other was beyond any expectations. The dinner was out of a Disney fairytale as the view continued to be magnificent and the dreamy sunset continued to make Mary more and more happy. For sure, moments and memories she will never forget.
Photographer: Despina Kouloglou
Venue: Volcano View Hotel