Daniela and Yamen’s destination wedding in Greece was truly magical and I was so happy to be part of their story as their chosen photographer alongside my partner at Robin Ball Photography This was a wedding with two different locations, each reflecting an important aspect of the bride and groom’s life together. As the London-based couple originally hail from Syria, they wanted to combine London with an accessible Mediterranean destination which has a special connection for them so they could welcome friends and family from all over Europe.
The two-part wedding started with an elegant registry service at Hammersmith Town Hall in West London, attended by close family. Nearby Ravenscourt Park provided a beautiful backdrop for some gorgeous shots of the couple in particular our beautiful bride who rocked a stunning Sixties style wedding dress.
The main event, however, was an amazing destination wedding in Greece, which took place at beautiful Lake Vougliagmeni, just 30 minutes outside of Athens. The lake’s sparking green mineral waters and the surrounding, white volcanic cliffs made a dramatic and natural setting for this lively summer party which was filled with Syrian traditions, live musical performances and a whole lot of fun.
The wedding started at golden hour just as the sun was setting, and the softening light and fading sunshine gave everyone a warm glow. It was an absolute dream destination for our wedding photography. Tables were dressed with crisp white linens and decorated with olive branches and candles, trees were hung with strings of festoon lighting and over 150 guests attended to party the night away in the warm, pine-scented air.
Friends got involved and made lots of heartfelt speeches... which made everything feel so personal: from their wonderful barefoot celebrant to the DJs and the Syrian folk band, everyone danced the night away into the wee small hours. It was a true celebration of this incredible and much loved couple and a feast for the senses, with plenty of details to make our wedding pictures perfect for them. We have a lot of love for this gorgeous couple. Not only was it their dream wedding, but also our dream destination wedding to photograph! If you're planning a destination wedding... please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.
Andie Moore is a London based destination and lifestyle photographer writing about travel, hotels and destination weddings.