Varkiza Greece Wedding + Island + Semi and David

I could use so many different words to describe Semi & David’s destination wedding. It was elegant, chic and just oh-so-pretty. Apart from the obvious stunning backdrop, Semi also planned all the wedding details herself and the end product was a true labour of love – and an exquisite one at that.

The day started with Semi getting ready in a room with a view at Divani Apollon Palace & Spa. I love Semi’s choice of Vera Wang dress which was teamed with a bespoke embroidered sash, accessories from Jenny Packham and a glittery pair of Louboutin shoes. The boys didn’t look too shabby either – David looked relaxed but dapper in a blue bow tie/trousers combo while the two best men’s turqouise green bow ties were a perfect match to the bridesmaids’ dresses.

I had visited the venue the day before but it really took my breath away when I arrived at Island and saw it all set up. It is such a perfect venue for a destination wedding with its chilled out atmosphere and jaw-dropping setting. Semi & David had chosen a full moon date for their wedding and it was just the icing on the cake, the sunset ceremony was quickly followed by the moon rising behind the hills – it was pure magic.

I could go on about it all day so maybe I should just shut up and let the pictures do the talking. Oh and do check back soon as I’ll be blogging their post-wedding shoot shortly (more pretties!).


Oh and when I said it was a full moon wedding, this is what I mean- here is a photo of the (epic) moon that night. It was massive!

  • Igor DembaAugust 10, 2012 - 8:52 AM

    Right on the love spot Shell! So freaking good!!ReplyCancel

  • KyleeAugust 10, 2012 - 10:23 AM

    Love it all Shella!! Amazing wedding and amazing pics xxReplyCancel

  • Kat de Sarigny via FacebookAugust 10, 2012 - 10:25 AM

    Stunning! So light and fresh!! Beautiful!!!! <3ReplyCancel

  • Marie ManAugust 10, 2012 - 10:33 AM

    Total Le Swoon Shell! Stunning wedding and photography…dreamy! xReplyCancel

  • AndriAugust 10, 2012 - 10:44 AM

    Such a beautiful wedding and stunning photos xReplyCancel

  • Kat HillAugust 10, 2012 - 10:59 AM

    Crazy beautiful, Shell! Love absolutely everything about it!!!ReplyCancel

  • DashaAugust 10, 2012 - 11:24 AM

    Oh my, Shella! Love this so much! What an amazing wedding to photograph and what a beautiful place! Love how you captured it! Brilliant))ReplyCancel

  • Tracy MorterAugust 10, 2012 - 2:27 PM

    What a stunning wedding! Amazing light.ReplyCancel

  • Marie DonnAugust 10, 2012 - 3:37 PM

    Oh my. Perfection.ReplyCancel

  • Denis AdonisAugust 10, 2012 - 8:58 PM

    I love this wedding, the colors are so beautiful, it look likes film. And you capture real emotional moments. Thank you very much for sharing, a big hug from Chile :)ReplyCancel

  • SemiAugust 10, 2012 - 9:20 PM

    Shella you are the best asset to any wedding… You have skills girl! xReplyCancel

  • HollyAugust 10, 2012 - 9:37 PM

    Amazing work! Such a beautiful wedding!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseyAugust 10, 2012 - 10:31 PM

    Incredible! I love her dress, and that lace table cloth and just WOW! What a great set!ReplyCancel

  • KyleAugust 11, 2012 - 4:52 AM

    These photos are an absolute dream, Shell. This couple has killer style and you captured it SO beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • sachin khonaAugust 11, 2012 - 5:20 AM

    Your weddings are always full of frickin WIN!ReplyCancel

  • RubénAugust 12, 2012 - 5:46 AM

    Amazing place, stunning photos over here!!ReplyCancel

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  • MilesAugust 12, 2012 - 11:18 AM

    Stunning photos! The color pallet used in the wedding is fabulous too. The full moon is just so lovely as well. What a perfect occasion!ReplyCancel

  • PJAugust 12, 2012 - 5:50 PM

    you capture everything…great work. Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • JESSIEAugust 12, 2012 - 7:41 PM

    You are amazing! I love this wedding!ReplyCancel

  • carolineAugust 12, 2012 - 8:34 PM

    wow, what an incredible location and gorgeous details! truly great photos!ReplyCancel

  • Heather KAugust 12, 2012 - 11:56 PM

    I adore how you noticed and captured every little (amazing!) detail. Incredible work!!ReplyCancel

  • JasonAugust 13, 2012 - 5:07 AM

    Oh wow. These details are freaking outrageous! What an amazingly beautiful wedding, so wonderfully captured. This is stunningly beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Neil DouglasAugust 13, 2012 - 10:07 AM

    Amazing Shell, your use of colour is breathtaking.ReplyCancel

  • LisaAugust 13, 2012 - 10:07 AM

    Wow! Just beautiful Shell. Stunning images, the couple must be over the moon.ReplyCancel

  • EllieAugust 13, 2012 - 1:15 PM

    Abso-flippin-lutely gorgeous :)ReplyCancel

  • adesignforwifeAugust 13, 2012 - 6:18 PM

    wowzers! These pictures are so beautiful, the colours really stand out. A phenomenal job (as always) and instantly recognisable as your photos. Bet they loved them!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra D. ParkerAugust 14, 2012 - 6:44 AM

    I just love love love this wedding… with bright colors all around and the food, ohh my GOD!!! so delicious….
    Great shots, my fave is that far island you shot!!!ReplyCancel

  • DominiqueAugust 14, 2012 - 11:45 AM

    Just catching up on your blog. Wow these are beautiful. I love the evening portraits and the first dance shots. Also, you captured so much emotion in the shots of the bride dancing with Dad!ReplyCancel

  • SarahAugust 17, 2012 - 11:50 AM

    Oh my World!!!! Semi I love & love & love your wedding pics, it is a brillant, amazing, fabulicious wedding :), you did a fabulous planningm,the location, pics are elegant and brillant. love everything about it.xxxxReplyCancel

  • Sara RAugust 24, 2012 - 10:20 AM

    Wow, just breathtaking photography Shell. I feel like I’ve been on holiday just looking at these! XxxReplyCancel

  • Becky MaleAugust 28, 2012 - 8:49 PM

    Brilliant. I love the ‘Here comes the bride’ heart the little girl is carrying. The colour of the bridesmaids dresses are beautiful. Wonderful photos ShellReplyCancel

  • Lem LynchSeptember 11, 2012 - 7:34 PM

    Beautiful photographs! Excellent use of natural light.ReplyCancel

  • Lina & Teo RaphaelSeptember 14, 2012 - 7:36 AM

    Fabulus Wedding, Lovely Couple, Amazing Pictures.ReplyCancel

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  • RenataSeptember 28, 2012 - 10:24 AM

    What a beautiful wedding and how skilfully captured! Any idea who did their stationery?ReplyCancel

  • Andre BSeptember 30, 2012 - 11:17 PM

    WOW! What a gorgeous wedding! These images are so beautiful from beginning to end!ReplyCancel

  • emmaOctober 1, 2012 - 7:35 PM

    Beautiful couple, beautiful photos! xxReplyCancel

  • CroozeJanuary 15, 2013 - 12:59 AM

    Great photos! Love the first shots with the inside / outside contrast!ReplyCancel

  • KevinJuly 4, 2013 - 9:03 PM

    Very beautiful photo’s. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • LisaJuly 27, 2013 - 11:06 PM

    Great work on the photography. Really nice.ReplyCancel

  • KarenAugust 1, 2013 - 3:10 PM

    Very beautiful photos. Glad I came across these. Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • CherylAugust 6, 2013 - 10:33 PM

    The lighting looks so nice and the photos are beautiful!ReplyCancel

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