“…they are absolutely amazing!!!! You really have captured the day beautifully and we cannot thank you enough.”
I think a lot of couples would be pretty excited to have a beautiful Santorini Destination wedding. Priya and Satish found an incredible coastal wedding venue overlooking the Aegean sea and it was a spectacular day!
I met Priya & Satish whilst shooting Priya’s sisters wedding. So when they contacted me to see if I would be free to photograph their destination wedding in Santorini, I don’t think I could say yes fast enough! Judging from the previous wedding, I already knew it would be an awesome day.
If 2020 taught me anything it’s that the good times should be cherished and celebrated. I mean, I’ve always loved the buzz of being around a couple, their family and friends on such a special day, but a year of lockdowns has taken my appreciation to new heights I never thought possible. Driving home from my weddings with that buzzing feeling and on an emotional high at the end of the night is something I’ve dearly missed.
Take Priya and Satish. The most caring, fun loving couple who warm everyone around them. Their wedding day was always going to be awesome and thoroughly enjoyed by all! It was the best of times and I know their photographs have been ray of sunshine for them over the past crazy year.
Onto the day itself. To start with, are there any better places to get ready for your wedding than a suite overlooking the Augean sea? I began the day by heading to Fira and the Adamant suites to meet up with everyone. With the boys and girls within short walking distance I got to hang out with both sides of the wedding party on the same morning, which was lots of fun! Also, the portrait I made of Priya on the rooftop in her dress that morning is probably my most liked ever photo in Instagram! It was all just breathtaking!
The wedding itself took place at the stunning Santorini Gem, all overlooking that incredible Aegean blue sea again. After the ceremony followed celebration drinks and lots of hugs and handshakes, then we headed off to a nearby spot called the Heart of Santorini for a few photographs. A dream!
There was just such a great atmosphere from start to finish, some hilarious speeches from Satish’s groomsmen and in the end we were treated to one of those famous Santorini sunsets that are simply unreal.
The evening was just so much fun too, from the moment the fireworks went off to signal the start of the dancing, right up until Origi netted the winning goal for Liverpool in the champions league final! Satish is a HUGE fan of the reds so the partying definitely went up a gear when that went in!
To top it all off, Priya’s sister then FaceTimed with the breaking news that she’d just given birth to a beautiful baby boy – a few tears might have been shed at this point!! Special times.
I really don’t know how this wedding hasn’t ended up on the blog before now but looking back at it now is a real joy. Priya & Satish, I can’t thank you enough for asking me to be your Santorini destination photographer!! Thank you and enjoy the photos!
Are you planning a destination wedding in Santorini or anywhere else? If so, I’d love to hear from you. To check whether I have availability on your wedding date, contact me here.