The civil wedding of Lucianna and Alex had probably everything a newlywed couple could ask for. Close people, strong feelings, tradition, summer weather and Mediterranean “kefi” cheerfulness.
The special day began at Limassol with the dressing of the groom and the bride in separate hotel rooms. Alex, accompanied by his groomsmen, adopted a simple yet impressive style by choosing a posh grey suit, Oxford-style brown shoes and Rayban sunglasses. The bride adopted a similar style too by wearing a rather simple wedding dress. Still, it was no less impressive than more elaborate wedding dresses. She was also happy to experience all the local rituals, including the traditional dances with the bride’s clothes inside a basket.
The wedding ceremony itself was quite minimal yet memorable. It took place at the city hall under the hot Cypriot sun. Lucianna arrived in an old black Mercedes Benz accompanied by her father. At the end of the short yet moving ceremony, a surprise awaited everybody as the couple had ordered free Rayban sunglasses, ice cream, sunscreen and even one use cameras for the guests.
Right afterwards our photographer had a photoshoot in Paphos with the newlyweds. The couple chose to be photographed in the trees of a forest. Right after that, they moved to a close beach for a shipwreck photoshoot in front of the sunset.
Meanwhile, the guests had already gathered at Hadjantonas winery for the reception. They sent their wishes to their couple by putting cards inside a wedding post box. A love sign in the shape of a heart was already in place waiting for the couple to take snapshots at. The fresh cocktails served were the perfect antidote to the heat of the day.
After the arrival of Alex and Lucianna the true celebration began. People enjoyed the traditional Cypriot and Greek music by dancing and breaking plates, while fireworks were bursting in the sky. The minimal setting of the wedding had just been replaced by an infinite crazy party meant to last all night long. And it was totally worth it.
November 15, 2018