We arrived at Sophia’s house which is overlooking Itea’s harbor. There Sophia was getting ready in the company of her parents, her brother and her sister. The bride was a bit emotional but she was determined! So, she put on her wedding dress under the music of her favorite rock band, Led Zeppelin, with the help of her close friends! As always we were there to capture every detail; her wedding gown with a magnificent train –that would be the wedding dress tail-, her bridal shoes and of course her very impressive bridal veil. Finally, it was time for some group photos of Sophia with her family and friends.
Meanwhile Vasilis was a bit more relaxed… having chosen to get ready at a bungalow in Nafsika Beach Hotel. Just a few steps from the beach, Vasilis took the opportunity for a quick splash in the sea. Soon friends and the best man started to gather. The charming groom put on his shirt, bow tie and his classic black wedding suit with some help from his friends. We had a little bit of time of course to take some portraits of Vasilis looking dapper in his wedding suit around the hotel. After that, we were ready to leave for the church!
The location of the wedding ceremony was the Church of Metamorphosis tou Sotiros, the cathedral of Itea. Family and friends wanted to take photos with Vasilis, while he was waiting for his bride and of course we were there to take them! Also, we couldn’t leave the beautifully arranged refreshment table and all the beautiful details. The fresh lemonade, the ice cold water and the hand fans for the guest were perfect for a summer day! After a little while, Sophia arrived and she proceeded to meet Vasilis by the side of her dad.
After a first kiss, Sophia entered the church for the wedding ceremony holding the hand of Vasilis and her bridal bouquet of total white flowers. Four really sweet little bridesmaids were holding her long wedding veil.
After the beautiful wedding ceremony and the family photos we stole some moments with Vasilis and Sophia to take some beautiful photographs of the newlyweds around the city, next to the marina, in the car and even in the middle of the street! And then it was time to party!
Nafsika Beach Hotel venue space was romantically decorated with summery flower bouquets in rose and white tones. The lighting that was arranged by DJ Missirli was a perfect addition for a summer night. As the couple made their way to the venue spectacular floor sparklers guided their walk to the bridal table.
Just a moment after Vasilis and Sophia’s first dance as a married couple DJ Missirli, made everyone look up to the summer sky to enjoy a wonderful display of colorful fireworks. Sophia and Vasilis lost no time as they soon took on the dance floor for their first dance as a married couple. Immediately they invited everyone on the dance floor. DJ Missirli provided the music and everyone else, old and young, danced the night away until the early morning of the next day!
Itea proved to be a great place for a destination wedding!