corfu wedding photographer
As a Corfu Wedding Photographer, I get to travel a lot. I was so happy when Chrissy and James asked me to photograph their wedding on the Greek island of Corfu. Corfu is slowly becoming a second home for me, I seem to be shooting more Corfu weddings than ever before.
I arrived on the island in the early hours of Wednesday morning and went to the villa to meet up with James. We drove to the two venues that were being used for the wedding the following day. First, we drove to the amazing Cavo Barbaro located in the village of Avlaki. Cavo Barbaro is situated right on the beach and has an open-air feel to it. The centerpiece of the venue is a massive stunning tree that gives plenty of shade from the sun. This was to be the ceremony venue.
We then drove to the best bar in Agios Stefanos (or Ag Stef as it’s known) called The Wave Barowned by Maria and her partner. This was the venue for the evening reception. Set in a tranquil bay right on the water, The Wave Bar was a perfect location for the evening. When I visited the day before the wedding the whole area of Kassiopi was experiencing a power cut. I’d only had 4 hours of sleep and no breakfast but Maria was a total lifesaver and rustled me up some food as everywhere else had stopped serving.
Greek Island Wedding Photographer – The Wedding DaySo it was now the day of the wedding. I arrived at the apartment at around 10 o’clock in the morning to document Chrissy and her bridal party getting ready. It was sunny and very hot, thank goodness for the air conditioning!
corfu wedding day
The atmosphere was really relaxed, as the bridal party got ready we all had a few glasses of bubbly, which went down very well in the heat of the day. Once we were all ready it was time for us all, minus the bride to jump on a minibus and make our way to Cavo Barbaro.
When we arrived most of the guests had already arrived as well as the celebrant my friend Sally Jane Peacock who was conducting the ceremony that day. After a few drinks, Chrissy arrived with her bridesmaids and made her way through the trees to meet James and the rest of the wedding party for the ceremony.
Now, this is certainly a first for me, a local cat decided that it was nice and cool under Chrissy’s wedding dress. With ninja-like stealth made its way under her dress with no one knowing. As the ceremony ended and James and Chrissy started to walk down the center for the confetti shot. The cat got a bit of a shock and hung on to the dress for dear life! It certainly gave us all a laugh. This could only ever happen to a corfu Wedding Photographer.
Food was served under the front veranda, a mixture of greek salad and meats followed by fresh fruit salad which was very yummy. After the food and speeches, we all made our way to The Wave Bar in style by boat!
We arrived greeted by Maria and her amazing team at The Wave Bar for the cutting of the cake and plenty of partying!. This was then followed by fireworks in the harbor.
why book me?
As a destination wedding photographer, I usually cater for English couples in countries such as Corfu and I often get asked why do couples fly you out to foreign countries to photograph their weddings? Well, there are a few reasons. The main reason is the majority of photographers you will find bundled in with a wedding package abroad will be average at best. You will be surprised at the number of couples that have contacted me to “fix” and re-edit photographs taken on foreign weddings by local photographers. Now don’t get me wrong there are some very talented photographers to be found on many of the Greek islands, but not knowing or being able to meet them in person beforehand is a gamble and if you have a problem with your images you may have a battle on your hands trying to get them fixed. As a UK-based destination wedding photographer, I will always meet up with my couples to discuss exactly what they are looking for and will then be available to answer any further questions that might arise leading up to the big day.
If you would like to discuss/book me as your Corfu wedding photographer please get in touch
Overall it was an amazing wedding that I will definitely not forget. Chrissy and James and their guests made me so welcome. I have made some really good friends and I look forward to returning next year for a few more weddings that I already have booked. If you like what you see and would like to book me as your Wedding Photographer then please get in touch
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