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Chinese Santorini Wedding Photography in Imerovigli village | Andromeda Villas Venue

Chinese Santorini Wedding Photography in Imerovigli village | Andromeda Villas Venue

Without doubt, Santorini is one of the most popular wedding destinations abroad for Chinese couples. But why do Chinese couples love it so much?

The real reason couples from Hong Kong choose Santorini to get married

Based on my experience, there are at least 2 factors that play role in that decision;

1. Wedding costs in HK are on the rise

A recent survey by Expedia Hong Kong has found that that 80 % of couples would rather host their dream wedding overseas rather than in Hong Kong. The China Daily Asia revealed that the average expense to host a wedding in HK is 265167 HKD! This true fact, forces engaged couples to seek alternative destinations abroad to get married.

2. The unbeatable scenery of the Greek Santorini

The island is well known for the unbeatable views that take your breath away. the whitewashed stone houses, the amazing churches with the blue domes and the spectacular sunsets. All these factors have made Greece and especially Santorini a dream for almost every Hong Kong couple. Furthermore, all of the couples that I have photographed in Greece, have admitted that their country, Hong Kong, cannot offer the fantastic views that Santorini does. For example, the unique background is an primary reason that they have chose to hold their wedding overseas.

The ceremony at Andromeda Villas venue

This was a real wedding ceremony led by an official celebrant of the Municipality of Thira. The groom and the bride joined their hands, read the vows, exchanged their rings. and eventually, officially pronounced “Husband and wife”. The ceremony took place in the village of Imerovigli. The venue that hosted the ceremony was Andromeda Villas. This elegant wedding venue is stunning! It’s centrally located and has an elevator to skip the steps of Caldera. Also, it features a large balcony with fantastic views of the Aegean sea. The architecture also follows the typical local style of the white colors.

The post wedding photo shoot

The ceremony followed by a 4-hour photo shoot in the most spectacular spots of the island. As an experienced wedding photographer of Asian couples, I carefully chose the locations to suit the Asian style of photography. Among others we visited Oia village, the traditional bay of Ammoudi, the surroundings area of the venue in Imerovigli and many more.

chinese asian groom waiting bride

Grooms always arrive first and wait for the bride.

chinese asian bride walking

The bride, Ng Doi Yee was walking with her head slightly bowed!

legal wedding- in santorini

The official celebrant warmly welcomed the couple and started the ceremony. The couple was so excited!

Ceremony at santorini andromeda villas venue wedding

The views from Andromeda villas venue were magnificent.

wedding rings exchange

The wedding rings are an important detail! The circle represents a form without beginning and end; which is a representation of eternity and love.

Wedding officiant pronounces husband wife in Santorini Photographer

Officially pronounced by the celebrant as Husband and Wife!

Bride groom drink champagne outdoor after wedding ceremony

Cold Champagne was offered right after the ceremony for a toast!

petals throwing santorini wedding ceremony photo

While the the Hong Kong Chinese couple was exiting the ceremony, the wedding planner and her assistant threw orchid petals in celebration the marriage.

Wedding Ceremony in Imerovigli village in Santorini

We continued the photo shoot by taking pictures in the venue and the suburbs of Imerovigli.

newly wed couple

The colors were beautiful, and the couple was so blissfully happy!

Professional wedding photographer in Imerovigli

I have to admit, this is absolutely one of my favorites! I love the blue sky and the clouds in the background of this gorgeous photograph!

Hong Kong Chinese Bride holding a bouquet in Santorini.

Bridal portraits are so fabulous and one of my favorite things!

top location to shoot a wedding in Santorini

After the ceremony, we headed to a more relaxed photo session visiting some of the hidden gems of the island.

creative wedding photography

The landscape of Santorini offers great opportunities for creative photography.

santorini blue domed church wedding

The blue domes are impressive and represent the the unique style of the Greek architecture. Chinese couples are really crazy about these churches!

beautiful Chinese Asian bride

The blue domed church, suited perfectly with the beauty of the bride!

couple holding hands newly wed

Ng Doi Yee & Hui Chung Yin were made for each other!

top bridal wedding photo outdoors

This is maybe one of my best outdoor bridal pics that I have taken in photography career. The scenery is breathtaking!

santorini steps in Oia

Walking up the steps in Santorini this is the awesome view you get!

romantic photography shoot in Oia

This fabulously romantic picture is magazine worthy!

oia wedding photographer

The capture of the iconic church in Oia with the blue bell tower made the bride’s photo rock!

Pre Wedding Outdoor Bridal portrait in Oia

One picture is worth a million memories! Who can deny that?

A blue domed church wedding captured by photographer oia

santorini oia wedding

We captured the final pictures next to the harming port, of Ammoudi, a few minutes before the arrival of a heavy rainstorm!

traditional port ammoudi

A wonderful day reached it’s end, the sun had already set and the storm was approaching quickly!

If you are getting married at Andromeda Villas and would like Studio Kristo to help capture the memories then don’t hesitate to drop us a mail!

Lot’s of love,

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