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.
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,