We’re back in 2017, refreshed and ready for a year filled with fine art weddings and beautiful moments to capture on film. Today we are reminiscing on this incredibly lovely intimate and glamorous Santorini elopement, designed by our friends at Santorini Glam Weddings.

The sunset cast a golden hue on everything the eye could see. We are a bit biased, of course, but we truthfully believe Greece is one of the most beautiful places on the entire world. The beauty of the sunset that night is a testament to the mesmerizing beauty of Santorini. Simple, yet elegant details adorned the table set for two, resulting in a clean, glamorous design. Can you image sharing a drink with your love overlooking the ocean with that view? It was remarkable to witness….

GLAMOROUS ELOPEMENT

Another element of this gorgeous shoot was the intimacy of an elopement for two. As Greece is a beloved destination for travels, holidays, and vacation, we often see our fair share of elopements. Santorini is one of the most easily recognizable places with the white walls, bright cerulean blue roof tops and ocean, and steep hills. This place lends itself to a awe-inspiring special moment for new couples and we loved showing that here.

This elopement was published on Wedding Chicks blog here

WEDDING DETAILS

Photography: Les Anagnou

Florals: Betty Flowers

Venue & Officiant: Cavo Tagoo

Rentals: Weddings & Whimsy

Rentals: White Lilac

Coordinators & Stylists: Santorini Glam Weddings

Favors & Details: Atelier Invitations

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Greek history and beauty all in one…

One of the reasons we dream of capturing romantic destination couples is because they don’t fit into one mold. Destination couples often fall victim to wanderlust, desire adventure, history, and the wonders of the world. This enchanting Greek church location from a bridal session from Boheme Workshops, filled with ancient crumbling walls and exhilarating Grecian history no doubt, felt equal parts ethereal and mysterious… the kind of mysterious that our couples love.

GREEK CHURCH WEDDING IDEAS

Here, with the focus on the opulent background, we love the look of simple, foraged materials for a bouquet. Created by the hands of Celsia Floral, this bunch of olive branches maintains balance and brings in nature in a organic way. The Alexandra Grecco long sleeve gown is flawless for those brides who want something more traditional, in a church for example, all the while remaining effortless, unfussy, and elegant. We loved how the sleeves felt traditional, but were sheer, therefore felt modern all at the same time.

Although churches can be on the dark side, they are filled with interesting and meaningful nooks and corners around every turn. Our favorite photographs are the images of the altar, where your imagination allows you to envision all of the other wonderful moments held at that same spot. We loved this shoot at Boheme Workshops as something completely different than outdoor sessions, immersed in nature. As Greece wedding photographers, we’re blessed with a myriad of locations and places that provide endless inspiration like these ancient churches.

WEDDING DETAILS

Photography: Les Anagnou Photography

Processing and Scans: Richard Photo Lab

Model: Marina

Gown: Alexandra Grecco via Costa Navarino

Workshop: Boheme Workshops

Creative Direction and Styling: Tahnee Sanders

Hair Pieces: Jannie Baltzer

Floral Design: Celsia Floral

Hair and Makeup: Frantzeska Koukoula

Ribbon: Stella Wolfe

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This beautiful couple dreamed of a simple and blissful wedding portrait session. Located at Sierra Forest Lake in Greece, we marveled at the myriad of scenes to choose from: lakefront, mountainous, and lush forestry. As Greece wedding photographers, we truly see the entire range of landscapes and this lovely area, smack in the middle of Greece itself, felt magical.

Rather than utilizing distracting styling elements, we decided to go with pieces that reflected the couple’s authentic style. The luxurious chesterfields were juxtaposed against the rugged tree line and the wintry evergreen trees were balanced by the romantic florals by Flower Style.

Perhaps our favorite images are the ones where the sweet bride is gazing into her husband’s eyes. The genuine and raw emotion there is why we do what we do…

WEDDING DETAILS

Photography: Les Anagnou

Floral Design: Flower Style

Stationery Design: Atelier Invitations

Bride’s Wedding Gown:  Orsalia Parthenis

 

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Can you believe your eyes at this insane beauty? The setting sun, the embellished Cinobi wedding gown, the fine art aesthetic of the day… all of it speaks directly to our film loving hearts. Meet Alex and Dimitri – two of the most beautiful individuals, wouldn’t you agree? We headed out to an ancient castle on the island of Methoni in Greece with the folks of Boheme Workshops last year and were left completely breathless.

LIKE A MERMAID

Beautiful Alex has her hair swept back, courtesy of brilliant hair and makeup artist Frantzeska Koukoula, and her natural beauty was magnified with a unique plum colored eye. We genuinely cannot put into words how impressed we were with the pale blue, embellished Cinobi gown… this lovely piece was even more impressive in person, if you can imagine that! Combining all of Alex’s bridal elements together, she truly looked like a mythical mermaid of sorts. We can’t leave handsome Dimitri out, though as we were loving his timeless look for a groom. His look was classic and complemented miss Alex perfectly.

Of course we are always all about “the light” and as you can see here… well, this late afternoon was nothing short of perfect. For our future couples who want a destination wedding in Greece, there will certainly be no shortage of expansive, stunning views and magical light.

We have to acknowledge our long-time film lab, Richard Photo Lab, as our scans always come out to perfection. One of the perks of fine art film photography is minimal editing and picturesque, almost painterly, images. Timeless, tangible, and forever beautiful…

Wedding Details

Photography: Les Anagnou Photographers

Processing and Scans: Richard Photo Lab

Creative Direction and Styling: Tahnee Sanders

Gown: Cinobi Cinobi

Suit: Zara

Floral Design: Celsia Floral

Hair & Makeup: Frantzeska Koukoula

Ribbon: Stella Wolfe

Location: Methoni Castle, Messinia, Greece.

Models: New Model Greece

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“Now at last they were beginning chapter one of the great stories no one on earth has ever read,

which goes on forever; in which every chapter is better than the one before.”

-C.S. Lewis

A quiet afternoon, a ripple or two in the waters, and a beautiful new couple ready to begin their lives together. We absolutely adore engagement sessions for many reasons, but mainly to get to know our couples. There are a myriad of resources for our upcoming brides to read about the specifics of an engagement session like the outfits and where to go, but truthfully the one most important thing to have prepared is yourselves. By opening up and allowing us to capture your true, genuine, and raw emotions for each other will result in the most honest images you can imagine.

SIMPLICITY

By refraining from the use of irrelevant details, we were able to convey the simple affection these two share for one another. We loved that they, too, envisioned more of a simple engagement session.

Here, our bride to be wears a neutral colored skirt with volume that added to the romantic feel. She added a touch of vibrance in the color of her top to play off of the tones of the water. Our handsome groom to be looked as classic as ever in navy and the two appeared to just melt together. These two were a photographer’s dream as they ventured out onto the (slightly muddy) riverbank with us for some epic photos!

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