I have known Jono for years; ever since my husband and I have been together (14 years?!!!) as they went to university together in Sydney, Australia. He moved over to London a few months after we arrived and we have all remained close friends. So when he told us that he had asked his gorgeous girlfriend to marry him, my husband, our children and I couldn’t have been happier.
I was surprised to get a phone call late one evening where they asked me to be their wedding photographer… in Corfu, GREECE! Eeek!
We decided to make a family holiday out of going to Corfu and if you’re interested in our adventures, take a look here.
The day before the wedding, I met up with their wedding planner, Aris from Belli Momenti Weddings. Aris drove me around the island showing me a few fundamental areas with regards to the wedding. This just made me even more excited about what was to come.
On the morning of the wedding, I started my day with the lovely bride, her parents, and her bridesmaids who all made their way from Canada. The vibe at the start was quiet and relaxed however as the time passed and the excitement set in, there were jokes flying around and loads of FaceTiming friends and family who were unfortunately unable to make it over.
My wonderful second shooter, Mary, spend the morning with the groom, his family and his groomsmen…. my husband being one of them! When they were all ready, Mary, Jono and all the family and friends boarded coaches to take them to the ceremony site in Kalami. One of my favourite images is of the beautiful bride all ready to go watching everyone board into the coach below her balcony.
After a few quick pictures with the girls looking amazing, we too started our journey to the ceremony.
The ceremony itself was in the middle of a private fruit orchard. Aris had prepared a stunning flower backdrop. It was a very personal service and was really special for me as not only was I their wedding photographer but I was watching two close friends become husband and wife.
When the necessities were complete, the happy couple walked back up the isle with rice being thrown and shortly afterwards we headed off for a few couples pictures whilst the guests boarded a boat to cruise around the stunning bays of north eastern Corfu.
I love couples time. It allows the newlyweds to take a moment out for themselves and to really take in the fact that they just married! We didn’t have long together as we needed to board a speed boat so we could join the other guests. The speed boat ride was loads of fun and reminded me of my own wedding on Sydney Harbour.
It was such a nice moment seeing everyone cheer as out little speed boat got closer and closer.
The reception venue, The White House, was so lovingly decorated. So many white flowers with plenty of green foliage, an outdoor dance floor overlooking the sea and a fabulous outside bar.
The night started with loads of sparklers, dancing and music but soon everyone headed up to the terrace to enjoy some delicious Mediterranean food and some thoughtful and funny speeches. The night ended with everyone dancing for hours, two of the guests going for a late night swim and the party continuing at a nearby villa into the very early hours of the morning (well, the wedding didn’t end until about 2am!). Such an amazing day from start to finish. Congratulations to two of my favourites 🙂 xx