I have never visited Rhodes before, and I was given the chance to do it at the beginning of this summer thanks to Sarah, a talented painter/photographer from Britain, and Brent, an exceptional airplane pilot/photographer from the States. By the first time they set foot on the island, Rhodes held a special place in their heart,so that they decided to get married there.
Very soon I realised it was about two very special people who were much loved by everyone surrounding them. Their friend's devotion was so big that 200 people traveled from all over the globe in order to witness their very special occasion. I was even impressed by the fact that many locals where good friends with the couple and were geniunly excited about their wedding.
Preparations began early in the morning at an idyllic location at Pefki beach. Not long before midday, the groom made his way to the castle of Lindos, where he and the guests would have a few drinks in the magical gardens of Melenos boutique hotel, until the ceremony starts. The bride together with the bridesmaids rode donkeys all the way up to the hill through the narrow whitewashed streets of the ancient Acropolis. The ceremony was held by a friend, and it was one of the most touching I have ever witnessed. The day had just began and special events starting taking place one after the other. A refreshing cocktail party at the scenic veranda of the hotel, an amazing dinner which was full of surprises at a traditional taverna by the sea, and the most extraordinary party at a unique club located on the rock just above Lindos bay.
It was the longest wedding I have ever photographed, and I ought to share it with you in the longest blog post so far.
I would like to thank the filmmaker Vicky Antonara from One Day Production for our unique cooperation. My respect to DJ Chicken George for the unforgettable tunes he offered us that night. You can see Sarah's and Brent's work at yaggiphotography.com