Joanna and Lee wanted their wedding somewhere magical. They couldn’t have made a better choice for the destination wedding in Mykonos than the stunning Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa near the island’s capital of Chora. Mykonos holds a special place in my heart as I have family on the island and know it well. I was delighted when the British couple asked me to photograph not only their Mykonos wedding but also their second wedding reception in Oxfordshire, held to celebrate with family and friends who could not travel to their first ceremony.
Chora is incredibly scenic and a joy to photograph. The landmark windmills and charming area of Little Venice are so atmospheric and look wonderful in photos. We were blessed with blue skies and sunshine, which made the backdrop of the whitewashed church and Agean Sea even more beautiful. The courtyard ceremony in front of the private chapel was quite touching, and the inclusion of Joanna’s young son made it as much a celebration of family as one of marriage. The luxurious Saint John hotel is one of the premier wedding venues on Mykonos, and the staff ensured the couple and their guests were able to relax and party long into the evening. It was the perfect way to start their new life as a family.