It is impossible for a photographer to refuse an invitation to capture a Greek island wedding: the light, colors and symmetries of the islands combined with the big-hearted generosity of the locals create an inspiring atmosphere unlike any other. When Evdokia asked me to photograph her and George’s wedding on the romantic Cycladic island of Sifnos, I knew immediately that this was going to be a spectacular day and, indeed, so it was. The bride got prepared for her big day at Psaropoulou, a beautiful neoclassical building in Artemonas, which set the stage for the idyllic day to come. The bride was accompanied to the chapel by her father and a number of local musicians playing instruments, an island tradition.
The couple exchanged vows at The Church of Seven Martyrs within the Kastro of Sifnos, which is located on a magnificent rocky hilltop with views of white-washed village houses with colorful doors in the distance. The breath-taking ceremony location was most definitely matched by the reception venue, as well as Evdokia and George’s grand entrance: much to the surprise and delight of their guests, the couple arrived at Lazarou Beach in Platys Gialos via sea… hand-in-hand on an all-white fishing boat! They enjoyed dinner on a wooden-deck, artfully arranged to be reminiscent of a traditional taverna with light bulbs on strings romantically lighting up the area, followed by a celebration featuring a lot of dancing and playfulness.
The fireworks released into night sky topped off what can only be described as a perfect day that I had a pleasure to be part of in my capacity as a wedding photographer. While organizing a destination wedding from far away is no small feat, Evdokia and George succeeded in creating an experience that will not be forgotten anytime soon and that I was glad to contribute all my help and guidance to.
Wishing you the best of luck!
A short clip from a Wedding At Sifnos.