GEORGIE & STEVE’S GREEK ISLAND WEDDING
I’m sure every photographer dreams of the day you get that one enquiry that means you may get to travel to a dream destination with amazing people, so when Georgie emailed me about photographing her wedding in Corfu, Greece I quite literally jumped around like a crazy person. Not long after that, Georgie came over to Christchurch to meet me for a drink and sparks flew, I couldn’t even deal with what an utter gem she was! We chatted for hours and formed an instant friendship. Ben and I were already planning to travel to Europe around that time, so we added the Greek Island of Corfu to our itinerary, a place that we never would’ve thought to go, but that we now adore.
Georgie is from the UK and Steve is a dairy farmer from NZ. They met while Steve was traveling, I believe whilst wearing a rather interesting costume at a Rugby game. It didn’t take long for them to fall in love and for Georgie to find herself becoming a Kiwi gal and living at their beautiful spot on the West Coast (if you ever need a place to stay on the Coast, check out their Airbnb Cowshed 488 – it is AMAZING!). Georgie and Steve got engaged in Corfu, and it made total sense to marry their also, with their family and friends being split between NZ & the UK.
We spent 5 nights in Corfu, met some incredible souls and got to witness one of the MOST unreal wedding celebrations ever. Half of the guests had traveled from NZ and the other half from the UK. It was the perfect place to bring two families together and have a holiday at the same time. The day was styled at put together flawlessly, but at the same time, was one of the most relaxed events that I have ever photographed. The ceremony was held at Georgie’s family holiday home – which is literally my dream house. They built a platform on top of the pool so that they could be married looking out over the ocean, it was spectacular. They then boated (in style) around to a local Taverna where they held the reception and one helluva party (smashing plates and fireworks included)!
Georgie and Steve opted for their portrait session a couple of days after the wedding so we could head into Corfu Old Town (about an hour away) and it also meant they spent almost the entire wedding day with family and guests. Such a great idea!
I feel so incredibly grateful that fate somehow bought these two humans into our lives. It was such an honour traveling to shoot for them, and getting to meet their beautiful families.
Love you guys x