This wedding from M and J Photography has ‘cool’ written all over it. The effortlessly beautiful Bride with her fuchsia lip that contrasts perfectly against the deep blue Aegean and bridesmaids dresses from Twobirds Bridesmaid. The groom with his dark locks and navy blue gingham shirt. And how about the absolutely serene setting?! It’s a wedding I want to live in over and over again and I’m going to do just that right here in the gallery.
From M and J Photography… London couple Chris and Vik decided to marry in Paros after falling in love with the Island over the course of various holidays there the last few years. Chris also has greek heritage so it seemed like the perfect choice. The week long celebration was a great opportunity for the couple to spend some quality time with friends and family from all over the world. Most of the guys hired quad bikes for the week, which allowed Chris to show them around some of the best spots on the Island and have great fun doing it!
The wedding day was a very relaxed but intimate affair. A short ceremony on a beautiful terrace overlooking the sea at the city hall was followed by a long and eventful dinner and drinks outdoors on the pretty fisherman’s dock in Naousa. An endless supply of deliciously fresh food was served by the restaurant, Barbarosa. Fun and games with sky lanterns finished off the evening beautifully, despite the wind causing them to start small fires on a nearby boat or two.
Photography: M and J Photography | Dress: David Fielden | Cake: Cake: Panayiotis Hamilothoris (Based on a design by Maggie Austin) | Stationery: Designed by Bride & Groom | Brides Shoes: Michael Kors | Rings: Independent Jewelers from Paros & London | Bridesmaids Dresses: Twobirds Bridesmaid (In 'Victoria Blue') | Grooms + Groomsmen's Attire: Ben Sherman | Groomsmen's Bow Ties: Mrs Bow Tie
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Is it just me or is Greece like the most beautiful country in the world? I mean, crystal blue waters and endless sunny skies doesn’t even begin to describe the pretty that is bursting from this European paradise, and when you throw in a wedding like this one captured by Vangelis Photography, it’s sort of off the charts lovely. I’m talking smiling faces, gorgeous backgrounds and a whole lot of happy. See it all in the full gallery.
From Vangelis Photography… A few years ago Skopelos Island was not among the best-known Greek islands, such as Santorini or Mykonos. However, this certainly wasnt due to lack of beauty; on the contrary its lush green vegetation (in fact its the greenest Mediterranean island) and its pristine beaches made Skopelos a well-kept secret among well-traveled people.
However, things changed in 2007, when the film adaptation of the famous musical Mamma Mia! was shot on Skopelos. Suddenly people started wondering what was the beautiful Greek island that served as the background of the film. Of course Skopelos also became a popular wedding destination, since many couples wanted to have a fairy-tale wedding and a big party afterwards exactly like the film.
Simone and John were one of those couples, who chose to come to Skopelos to get married, although they live in South Africa. Their wedding took place at a Greek-orthodox church and the reception at a summer beach bar. The next-day sunset photos were shot at a beautiful location with three pine trees, which was also used as background for some scenes of the film. The place was very familiar to Simone and me since we both worked on the set of Mamma Mia, me as a backstage photographer and Simone as an extra.
Photography: Vangelis Photography | Wedding Dress: Konstantinos Melis by Laskos | Reception Venue: Karyatis Cocktail Bar | Wedding Venue: Panagia of Pyrgos Church