A Symbolic Santorini Wedding Captured in Time

A Symbolic Santorini Wedding Captured in Time

Photography is my passion and traveling adds more eyes to a photographer’s vision. I loved traveling and had been on a hectic travel schedule for work. I was on my way to my home in Santorini just having completed an assignment in Athens. Traveling keeps me going and my next assignment landed me in Firostefani, a small village in Greece. Firostefani lies close to the famous Caldera. I was given the opportunity to photograph a lovely wedding couple at the Sun Rocks Hotel there.

The Wedding

The couple; Sean, the groom and Sereena, the bride are US citizens. But they desired to perform a symbolic wedding with their respective families in Santorini. Considering it was symbolic wedding it was a tad bit funny, but the way and manner in which it were executed by a couple in question definitely oozed tons of class and a real passion for love and matrimony.

The participants

The groom, Sean was a wonderful guy with a smashing personality. When he first saw his bride all dressed-up and ready to be his forever he had that wonderful sparkle in his eyes, a sparkle that twinkled only passion and a deep love for his to-be wife. The bride had an excitement that was contagious and difficult to contain. She looked gorgeous in her stunning white bridal gown. Simple and classy, her gown had a Victorian edge that I tried to capture in my reels. The guests wore lovely bright color clothes, very brunch-like clothes. This flattered my photographs.

Weather and Location

The breezy and sunny morning made the wedding a perfect to shoot for me. The shots were beautifully clicked; the colors, the bride and groom wore enhanced, and the beauty of their skin tones along with constant natural kissing sunlight gave an unexplainable contrast to my photos. The breeze was cold, but the warmth of the sun, and the hearts on the verge of holy matrimony were creating a heavenly aura at the Sun Rocks Hotel in Firostefani.

high hills wedding shoes with green color

Sereena’s shoes!

sun rocks hotel simple table wedding decoration

Wedding Venue Firostefani Santorini

wedding dresses santorini

wedding preparations and notes

You ‘ve been with me through hurricanes. You ‘ve been with me through the best… And you suffered with me through all of the rest…

preparation of groom

groom sun rocks hotel firostefani

guest preperation wedding

The guests started worrying a bit since Sereena was late and Saun had already been waiting at the reception.

bridal preparation mirror

bridal preparation wedding tatoo

Bridal Preparation is by far my favorite part of a wedding

bride walking up steps

wedding guests welcoming bride with cameras and cell phones

The guests welcomed the bride by taking pictures with their cameras and cell phones.



Kristo’s thoughts

Although only symbolic in nature, this wedding was not short of any other wedding. In fact, I would say this symbolic wedding was a very beautiful and memorable wedding. What would more a photographer want? A lovely stunningly beautiful bride, a superbly handsome groom, a picturesque location and the backdrop of a blue and green sea as the icing on the wedding cake! It was a truly memorable wedding that has been caught in time forever.

3 thoughts on “A Symbolic Santorini Wedding Captured in Time

  1. Please , I need some information about your service .

    I want to get married in a symbolic ceremony in Santorini , really very simple .

    I was looking for some hotels in Oia ( my favorite place ) and found Armeni Luxury Villas.

    His bronze package includes up to 2 hours of service. This package I can shoot within the hotel and on the outskirts of Oia ( main landscapes of Oia) ?

    Another question , I’m having trouble finding the contact Celebrant Official of Santorini, as the ceremony will be very simple I would just like the celebrant and photographer ( his service ) you can help me with that?

    A wedding planner in my case is not necessary. Do you understand me?

    I will be very grateful if you can help me .


  2. Miss Maja Zubovic

    I was wondering what is your price to take my wedding photos
    Wedding ceremony will be at 18:00h at St. Irini, me my future husband,our best man and maid of honor.
    Are you available, how much picture will we get and what do i need more to know.
    Thank you

  3. Hello,

    Please consider this as a prelim inquiry.

    I would like to know if you can arrange some wedding gown( white) for my spouse and a tuxedos with a black bow tie/or any other suitable for wedding occasion for men for us to take some photos only. We need the dress just for an hour or so.

    We need to take some photographs wearing the dress and we would like to spend only an hours time or maximum 2 hours time for this.

    We can come down to your place or studio and take some outdoor or indoor photos, with the dress and the photos how much would you charge?

    Alternatively we will be staying at some Santorini Hotel, if you can send someone/photographer with the dresses so that we can wear take some sea side and beach photos or in a church our couple photo and finish the session in an hour/2 hours or so?

    What would be the charges ? What are the dresses to wear and how you will organize this and what is included in this cost?

    We are from India, and there on our wedding ceremony we normally wear Indian Ethnic design wear so this time my spouse expressed her desire if reasonable fees for this then we might dress up as Greeks and take some photos.

    We are already married for over 11 years with our lovely angel (daughter) of 10 years.

    Do let me know and suggest. So just treat this as taking some memorable photographs NOT as a wedding or anniversary so shall request for very reasonable cost if possible.

    NO other arrangements required.

    Looking forward for your proposal and cost and planning. Dates when we are planning to travel in Santorini would be 26th and 27th May.


    Sandip Roy

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