Any destination wedding photographer will tell you that shoot wedding photography in Cyprus is amazing. That’s one reason we also did Atela and Alexandros pre-wedding shoot in Cyprus, such great light and beautiful countryside.
Atela and Alexandros’s wedding was just stunning. They really embraced the Cypriot wedding traditions like the groom’s last shave (he is shaved in the presence of his family and friends), like the red scarf tied around the brides waist to symbolise fertility and during the ceremony, a Stefani (headband) is placed on the bride and grooms heads to symbolise god’s blessing.
Atela looked amazing in her wedding dress, which had a beautiful neckline, silvery shimmers and all-important pockets.
The traditional Cypriot ceremony was held in the old church of Agia Marina, in Anagiontas. The church is beautifully designed built with stones and surrounded by a neat wood pergola. It has a small bell tower. Outside it has a large tiled courtyard which was the perfect place for us to take some fantastic images.
Destination wedding photography is always a chance to work with the best light. Take a look at the light in this shot of Atela and Alexandros’s confetti moment just after the ceremony.
After the ceremony, Atela, Alexandros and all of their guests headed for Aelia Wellness Retreat just outside Nicosia for the wedding reception. An eco-resort designed as a wellness haven Aelia was the perfect venue for Adele and Alex’s wedding. The buildings of natural wood and stone set in stunning gardens with views across the beautiful Cyprus hills gave the wedding a dreamlike feel.
Atela and Alexandros were very thoughtful when planning their wedding. To help them to cope with the heat guests were each given parasols and there was a lemonade stand. We also loved the upside-down hanging flowers and the olive trees by the dining area giving the feel for Adele and Alexandros guests that they were dining in an olive grove.
One of the things we love best about shooting Cyprus wedding photography are the natural elements that are specific to Cyprus. Like the lavender, the olive trees, the cypress trees, the cactuses. Atela and Alexandros’s wedding didn’t need ‘dressing’ or to be ‘themed’ because Cyprus provided the most beautiful backdrop anyone could wish for.
A breathtakingly beautiful wedding full of elegance and style in a simply stunning setting. A Cyprus wedding photographers dream! Congratulations Atela and Alexandros for getting married and creating such an amazing wedding. And thanks for having us there. We loved it!
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