When Felicity and Christopher wrote me about getting married in Santorini I was probably as excited as they were. Destination weddings and wedding photography in Santorini are so popular and holiday there is the dream of a lifetime. And, I understand why. But, you should know that Santorini is not only the blue rooftops in Oia and Fira, churches, spectacular views and sunsets, but much more what I didn’t imagine first. I got to know the island really well, its corners and hidden gems so it really grew into my heart after a week. And, Fliss and Chris had the biggest part of it. I found a hundred friends at their wedding and Chris and Fliss are truly a wonderful people. I’m really happy that I was able to be part of this wonderful journey with them in Santorini. This was the beginning of their journey as a family.
“We chose to get married in Santorini because we love holidays and travelling and it was the best excuse to get everyone on holiday together. When we saw that Theros Wave bar was offering a totally private beach location – it was a no brainer! We flew out to see it and fell in love with the island, the people, the food, the list goes on. Most of our family and friends turned the wedding into a week’s holiday.”
“We are still on cloud nine and cannot believe how wonderful our wedding day was. We feel so lucky to have had such an incredible day and wouldn’t have changed anything except if we could have slowed time to make the day last longer!”
Thank you for the wonderul team!
Catering: Spicy Bites, Santorini
Wedding Planner: Yana Batsrova @ Divine Weddings, Santorini
Ceremony venue: Venetsanos Winery
Reception venue: Theros Wave Bar
Bride & groom Accommodation: Vorenia Gallery Suites, Santorini
Videography: Rob & Tom @ Clarke & Palmer
Veil: A Brides World, Northampton
Bride’s blue Shoes: Roland Cartier
Engagement/wedding rings: Gavin Mack
Make up: Renia Bledaki, Santorini Make up
Hair: Marianna Nomikou, Santorini
Silk Flowers: The Blossom Shop, Woodford Halse , UK.
Beauty: Askari @ Askinology, London
Nails: The Beauty Suite, Staverton, UK
Invitations & place cards: Vanquish print, Northampton, UK
Groom Suit: Ted baker
Groom Shoes: Barkers Brogues
Groomsmen Ties: Swagger & Swoon: ties
Bridesmaid dresses: ASOS
Christopher and Felicity/Chris and Fliss (collectively known as Flistopher) met at work when Fliss was on her university placement working in the office at Two Seasons in Northampton. After a couple of years being friends, Chris moved to London and it was only then, once Fliss had finished that their friendship turned into a romance. Their first date was watching football, which they had no interest in whatsoever, it was just an excuse for Fliss to go to stay in Chris’s London pad!
Fastforward to December 2014 at which point the pair had been living together for a few years in their home town Northampton and had added two cats ‘Harry’ and ‘Bootsie’ to their household. Fliss and Chris went on an adventure to Sri Lanka and India to celebrate Christmas and New year. Little did she know, but Chris had another celebration in mind for Fliss… After the uneasy journey in and out of various security checkpoints in a number of airports, Chris couldn’t hide the ring any longer so proposed to Fliss on the first night under spectacular stars in the mountains of Sri Lanka. Security were sent up to the room after hearing screams from the lodge but of course these were happy screams as Fliss had finally got the pear shaped diamond ring she’d be nagging Chris for, for the last two years!
“It was a very special time for Chris and his stepfather Brendan. Chris was raised by Brendan after his father left the family when Chris was a young boy. A few months before the wedding, Chris decided to change his surname to Brendan’s which is ‘Read-Jones’ and also give himself a middle name ‘Peter’, in honor of his Grandpa. This absolutely floored Brendan and Peter with emotion when Chris told them. So being introduced as Mr and Mrs Read-Jones on the wedding day was very special indeed.”
“The most important things about our wedding was having great food, great drinks, great music and as many of our family and close friends as possible. Another extremely important thing was being able to have Chris’s grandpa Pete there: Pete is now 88 years young and him being able to fly out there was just wonderful.”