Suzanne and Steve’s Clifftop Santorini Wedding
Venetsanos Winery Wedding Photography on Santorini in Greece
July brought a string of destination weddings across Europe, starting with Suzanne and Steve’s wedding on the beautiful Greek island of Santorini. A couple of weeks before the release of the sequel, this wedding had a subtle Mamma Mia thread running through it. From the look and feel of the location, to the ABBA lyrics in the ceremony, there was definite homage occurring.
From the airport I headed straight to the port of Ammoudi in the village of Oia, on the opposite corner of the island. There I boarded a boat with the couple and their small band of family and friends. We were given a tour of the caldera that shaped the island by Sunset Oia, complete with swimming opportunities and very tasty souvlaki. The trip ended with a ringside seat for an amazing sunset.
Santorini Wedding Photography
The next morning I headed to Villa Fabrica on the edge of the hilltop village of Pyrgos. This was Suzanne and Steve’s base for their time on Santorini. The bride had a circle of friends with her whilst her hair and make-up was prepared. Meanwhile, the groom headed off for lunch with a gaggle of guests, before returning with his son and Suzanne’s two sons to get suited and booted. With the World Cup in progress, a little football was enjoyed too. More on this later.
Once ready everybody gathered at Venetsanos Winery on a clifftop overlooking the caldera. Wedding co-ordinator Bobbie from Sand+Lace Events had arranged a beautiful setting for the ceremony and the meal. A friend conducted the ceremony, complete with aforementioned ABBA lyrics. This was followed immediately by speeches by the mother of the bride, sister of the groom and the couple’s children.