Wedding photography in Lefkada / Lefkas
wedding, baptism, lifestyle photography - Lefkada, Greece

Barefoot beach wedding with vibrant colors

Barefoot brides, this one is for you!

For months we’ve been dreaming about warmer days, barefoot weddings and the sound of crashing waves…
Last September heading to a beach wedding I passed by Avali Cantine and immediately fell in love with its vibes. That’s where this styled shoot got inspired by. When conceptualizing the shoot we wanted  to create an atmosphere that truly reflects the breathtaking environment and chill-out atmosphere of the location. The spirit of Avali Cantine comes  both from the pure nature and the owner, Nefeli, who surrounds guests with love, hospitality and soul food… it’s a relaxed, yet magical experience with the perfect backdrop of sun and sea.

After dreaming up all the elements of the style concept, we called up a few of  Your Lefkada Wedding team providers to wave their magic wands and turn our vision into a reality.

Lefkada is an ideal island for beach weddings and the boho style fits perfectly with the Ionian’s blue.  The colorful flowers were an exciting contrast to the lovely ‘Lefkada-blue’ sea and sand, while the stunning crop-topped wedding dress was just the right choice for this summery scenery. The hair and make-up were designed to give the bride an enhanced and natural look.

The gold cuttlery and pretty details of table setting created a stylish yet natural look. Mmmm and those finger foods! Tastes and serving were the art of culinary creativity, really!

The lovely couple is our real couple, marrying this summer as we wanted to see (as always) real emotions and joy on the pictures.
Enjoy!
       

location Avali beach, Avali Cantine, Lefkada Lefkas

styling Your Lefkada Wedding www.yourlefkadawedding.com

photo Lefkada photo & visual design Wedvision

drone Streamhouse

floral design Gourioti Flowers

tableware Giorgakis

sweets Candy Cakes

make-up Evi Giotopoulou

hair Maria Masoura

dress dent’elle

model Evi Toussi & Thomas Christodoulou

 

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Porto Katsiki with pretty pastels

Have you ever wondered why you love the beach so much?

From the sound of the waves, to the salty wind and the hot sun you can also forget the whole world…
When you are walking by the sea, enjoying the water and the sand under your feet, it’s hard to imagine there’s a world out there where you have to-do lists, noisy and busy days…but on the beach its only you and pureness of mother nature…
This is why a beach is a perfect location for an intimate wedding… even out of the main touristic season in Lefkada!

If you’re brainstorming beach wedding ideas you have many choices when it comes to the color palette. But now that spring has sprung, we have pretty pastels on the brain!

Pastels blend together to create a delicate, cohesive color scheme that complements a romantic wedding theme, from your bouquet to your sweet and beautiful meringue favors.

Have you ever wondered that this wedding couple could be you…

location Porto Katsiki, table at Avali Cantine, Lefkada Lefkas

styling Your Lefkada Wedding  www.yourlefkadawedding.com

photo Lefkada photo & visual design Wedvision

floral design Gourioti Flowers

tableware Giorgakis

sweets Candy Cakes

make-up Evi Giotopoulou

hair Maria Masoura

dress dent’elle

model Evi Toussi & Thomas Christodoulou

 

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Γάμος & Βαπτιση
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Randezvous of spring and winter

A late winter day’s evening… everything asleep… last days of mediterranean winter before spring gives us vivid colors and energy, the smell of fresh grass and the bird singing…

The randezvous of spring and winter is quiet yet warm… no winter lasts forever, lets enjoy its last minutes…

Location Lefkada Lefkas, Nikiana

Styling, props www.yourlefkadawedding.com

Photo Lefkada photo & visual design

flowers Gourioti Flowers

make-up Evi Giotopoulou

hair Maria Masoura

dress dent’elle

model Breanna Zavitsanou

 

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Γάμος & Βαπτιση
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Wedding in Lefkada with happiness bubbles

I wish I had time to write the story of each couple … of course it is on my eternal to-do list … at least I will not be bored in my retirement years. 🙂
 
I would like to write about all of them, because in our profession, meeting new people and listening their stories is one of the most interesting and beautiful parts of the job. On the wedding day, we see them being happy … but we don’t know the details of their journey that lead them to this significant moment in their lives … Each couple has an individual story and I believe it is very important to understand it, so from the photography point of view I can give them a more personal outcome.
 
The story of the Noemi and Dani is close to me. Whilst a big wedding offers more challenges and photography themes for a photojournalist, a two-person wedding where they simply follow their dream can be very intimate. Our wedding team gets more involved, filling the roles traditionaly taken by family and friends. The makeup artist and the hairdresser become the excited and emotional girlfriends as they help Noemi prepare, the wedding organiser takes the role of the mum, taking care of every detail… and the photographer… she has butterflies in her stomach, like the father, looking forward to Dani’s reaction for the first look at Noemi.
 
Noemi and Dani were childhood sweethearts, growing up together, standing side by side through good and bad for eleven years … as Noemi explainded to me ‘we are a small island in our world and Greece is a part of this small island. We have been traveling these last three years, just the two of us, exploring the Greek islands and paying attention only to each other. No stress and worries… just relaxing and enjoying the sea and the sun. We knew we wanted to keep the wedding day in this mood so that we could say afterwards, it was really OUR wedding. No fuss; only us and our emotions. ‘
 
Their travels and love of Greece led them to request an olive grove as their venue and as it is well known by you all,  you don’t have to ask me twice to go there 🙂 . As wedding fashions change you may tire of photos taken in olive groves but I will still escape to these quiet havens on the hillside to take photos there.  It is an eternal love for me; watching the light flow through the many small leaves of these ancient trees, where it seems to form an iridescent mist… the only sound is the rustle underfoot of the sundried yellow grass and of course the cicada’s song in the background … oh … how my mind wings away :)) …
 
Quoting Noemi as she described it to me so beautifully; ‘The olive grove reminds me of the past. An olive tree as it gets older, gets more rugged. It is a real survivor, incredibly strong, hard wood. Without wanting to over romanticise it, we felt that a pledge made here surrounded by these trees is a symbol of the solid, honest and very close relationship between us… 
Finally, I want to share with you about one of my personal favourite details of the day;  the wreath decoration with glass baubles made by Noemi with Daniel’s help. Seriously, I do not believe how it made it intact the 1500 km car journey from Hungary to Lefkada! 
 
Noemi saw a similar decoration and decided they could create a one themselves for their wedding dinner. During the autumn Dani cut off branches from the willow tree in their garden and Noemi wove them into a wreath. The night before their wedding they hung the glass bubbles on it together. It was a beautiful match to the simple, natural decoration of the wedding.
 
Like Noemi and Dani, these glass baubles had transformed from individual objects to a complete object; stronger and brighter together. It was wonderful to see how the setting sun coloured the hanging glass balls orange … it looked like happiness bubbles, whilst being a personal memento of home within their dream world … May your world be always such a happiness bubble, guys, you deserve it so much! You are so good! 
xx, Eszter

 

 

wedding organiser: Lefkas weddings, Claire Salisbury
photo: Lefkada photo & visual design, Eszter Molnar
venue: Panorama Villas
make-up: Evi Giotopoulou
hair: Maria Masoura

Spirit of spring in herb fields // styled shoot

“Better is a dinner of herbs where love is…”  Proverbs 15:17

At this time of year the hillsides flourish with green plants and herbs such as wild sage and thyme, their fragrant smells scenting the air as you walk by. Inspired by these colours and scents we decided to create a shoot that brings to life the spirit of spring in Greece, showcasing the romance of the rural side of the island of Lefkada we both love.

For our ideas, we couldn’t have chosen better than the herb fields of Agrothen in the hidden valley of Alexandros village. The setting of dinner for the two lovers was the rustic garden filled with rosemary and wild celery of the Theologos house close to the herb fields. Each element was selected to focus the details of the herbs as decoration as well as their more common use in our daily lives as culinary ingredients.

The Dent’elle dress emphasised the organic and soft sensation of our theme. This classic draped dress in natural pale blue fabric with a vintage lace underskirt allowed us to show you along with the other details, how colours and their complimentary shades can work for the modern romantic bride.

During the whole planning process and the photo shoot we felt really relaxed knowing that all participating vendors and creatives felt this mood, gave their soul in their work and resulting in all the elements coming together like the pieces of a puzzle. Thank you to all our participants for your ‘meraki’!

So this is our herb themed wedding tale…
                                                                          …once upon a time…

xx, Eszter & Claire

 

Rustic-glamour elopement in Lefkada

Have you ever heard the expression ‘eloping’?

The actual meaning of the word elope is when two lovers run away together with the intention of getting married. These days, when people refer to eloping, they usually mean a destination wedding where the only people present are the bride and groom (sometimes a couple of witnesses or some friends).

Eszter and Nikos, a Hungarian-Greek couple escaped to the hidden villa Neion in Alexandros, Lefkada to say their “I do’s”, where they brought their vision for an elegant rustic-glamour wedding to life.
 
I love the reason behind why they decided to elope: they spend long monthes far from each other as Nikos works abroad… but Eszter had the dream to have a personal and intimate elopme wedding before their big fat Greek wedding. There is something so idyllic and romantic about the thought of exchanging your vows surrounded by nature.
 
Imagine an intimate ceremony when they say their vows to each other and a reception with delicious home-made food… all of these with the stunning backdrop of Neion… simple, stylish and filled with love – it’s everything an elopement should be…
xx, Eszter
concept: Eszter Körmendi, Eszter Molnár
decoration: Alexandra Kourti, Apotypoma Lefkada, Eszter Körmendi
photos: Eszter Molnár, Péter Gyurcsák, www.lefkadaphoto.com
venue: Neion, Lefkada
cake: Aggeliki Kalamboka, Cookika
make-up: Evi Billis
hair: Maria Masoura
wedding dress: Pere Ági
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Ethereal palette of spring // styled shoot

Romance in the purest form infused with the charm of simplicityt and the ethereal palette of spring – our goal was to create a simple yet elegant feel to inspire any couple. Pavezzo Retreat completed our vision with its pure beauty and lovely ambience.

 

concept & photos: Lefkada photo& visual design, Eszter Molnar
decoration: Apotypoma Lefkada, Alexandra Kourti
venue: Pavezzo Country Retreat

Olive grove // styled shoot

A styled shooting with rustic touches is a surefire way to those couples’s heart who prefer to have a simple, but spectacular wedding. Many people associate olive-theme with Tuscany, even though its ambience can be connected to the whole Mediterranean region – also to Lefkas Lefkada or Parga. To fit Pavezzo Country Retreat’s rustic and elegant beauty we used natural textures and other organic details to express the niceness of this style.

Rose & berry //marsala inspired styled shoot

Lefkada with its amazing coasts is an absolutely gorgeous place and Pavezzo Country Retreat located in a small mountain village is a stunning backdrop for any wedding. With this marsala-inspired styled shooting we wanted to create an inspiration board for couples who would like to seal their love with rich romantic colors and a unique but timeless feel.