Penelope + William

Penel and Will are no strangers to Santorini, they have visited the Greek Islands numerous times over the years. This time they would leave as husband and wife. They first shared with me their plans to get married in Santorini at their engagement party, which I photographed at their home in Melbourne seven months earlier. Penel asked if I would be willing to travel to Greece to shoot their wedding. Would I ever! No matter how many pictures you see of Santorini, you will be unprepared for its breathtaking beauty – the stark white architecture built amphitheatrically around the enormous caldera and set against the deep blue Aegean sea. It was obvious why they wanted to get married here. The word fairy-tale gets thrown around a bit too often but there is no better word to describe this wedding. The extravagant three-day event began with a welcome cruise on a traditional Greek schooner – sailing along the caldera, to the volcano and a dip in the hot sulphur springs. Mouth-watering Greek food, music and dancing until the orb of the sun dipped into the sea. The wedding took place at a lovely church in the village of Imerovigli, the highest point of the caldera and known as the “balcony to the Aegean”.  What more can I say? Two of the coolest people I know getting married in one of the most spectacular destinations on earth.

 

Event Planning: Stella and Moscha
Ceremony: Anastasi Church
Reception Location: La Maltese Estate, Imerovigli
Dress: Oglia-Loro Couture, Melbourne VIC
Music: Epefte Vathia Siopi, Giannis Poulopoulos