Ellyn and Michael’s Wedding Day
Last year I had the happiness to capture Ellyn and Mike’s wedding day, a lovely sun-soaked affair in Kinsterna Hotel, Monemvasia, Greece. Monemvasia, located in southern Greece is a romantic destination featuring a castle, picturesque cobblestone streets and a careless atmosphere – perfect for a wedding celebration if you ask me. Ellyn and Michael chose the Kinsterna Hotel for their wedding day, one of the most intricate and contemporary yet utterly classic wedding locations in the country. The architecture of Kinsterna Hotel features classic Tuscan inspired buildings yet has a contemporary glass design and the most glorious water lily pond in Greece! I wanted to make sure that their wedding gallery felt like magic.
I remember the first time we skyped before the wedding, Ellyn and Mike seemed radiating happiness and being completely smitten with each other. I was thrilled about it because photography-wise that meant tender and warm emotional portraits I love capturing. However, on the day of the wedding, I realized how in love these two were. While they were getting ready, both were anxious to be together again and meet in the church. You’d think that being together every day would make them bare the time until their wedding. But no, they were like two high school kids in love, barely keeping their hands from hugging all the time. They just could not wait to get married and start their common life together. A thing that left me with the sweetest memory of their wedding day was when –minutes before the entrance- they asked me what song to request for their cake cutting. I jumped in the opportunity and told them one of my favorites, Short Skirt Long Jacket by Cake! I will always remember this moment fondly!
Well, love is the kindness of the soul, being content with each other, the feeling that whatever the circumstance someone has your back. Ellyn and Mike had that and I’m so happy I was there to capture such a brilliant kind of love. Ellyn and Mike’s wedding in the Kinsterna Hotel was the dream. I sincerely wish everyone finds a love like this.