This is one of those things that you definitely tick off your bucket list, santorini wedding photography has definitely been on mine for a while. I first met Patricia & Fernando on skype a while back and we chatted about their day and instantly connected, they lead a fascinating life living in China. Their wedding was so intimate with just a handful of their closest family and friends joining them in idyllic Santorini for their Wedding. All made possible by a fantastic wedding planner – Maria from tie the knot santorini, as you can imagine organising a destination wedding in a foreign country can be daunting for many couples and what I’m learning is that having a planner is exactly the way to go. It also makes my job super easy on the day 🙂
I almost died on the spot when I saw Patricias stunning Vera Wang gown, luscious folds of fabric that were just so flattering on her – it was as if the dress was made for her and santorini. The only person more floored than me was of course Fernando himself, looking equally as dashing.
These two knew the photography was important to them from the get-go and trusted me completely, even starting their reception at quite a late hour so that I could photograph them at sunset! Now that’s a dream couple for a photographer. I had the tiniest rental car on the island so getting Patricias big gorgeous gown into the backseat along with Fernando was a little amusing! They married cliffside at Santo Winery overlooking the caldera on one of the islands trademark crystal-clear days. It really is impossible to take a bad photograph on this island! If you visit Santorini there is one restaurant I insist you eat at – the very restaurant where they held their reception. Seaside by Notos, tables on the sand and the most exotic and beautiful menu possible. They finished the evening with a little bit of a twist by releasing sky lanterns on the beach, I don’t think this day could have been more perfect. Santorini wedding photography can be a challenge, but I certainly hope I get to return.
Santorini wedding photography by Nisha Ravji. Available worldwide.