Black 'n White

Kea Island, CYCLADES

From Kea with love.

This island exudes cosmopolitanism but at the same time feels familiar. It is very close to Athens but you feel like you are many miles away from the urban labyrinth. It wins you over with its simplicity and its unpretentious beauty. With its wild landscape, the windswept hilltops, its chapels and the exotic beaches. Its two landmarks – the outer drywalls and the forests of oak trees – make this island definitely to stand out. This time, the eternally beloved island of Kea became our base for a summer wedding adventure filled with light and smiles. Triggered by Giota’s and Giorgos’ wedding, I spent unforgettable days at this Cycladic island, continuously taking in images and captivating the couple’s unique moments.      

The sweet smile of George and the ginger hair of Giota blown by the wind as she came up the hill to Agios Symeon chapel accompanied by her father, are the first images I get from this wedding. An amazing flower bouquet with white lisanthus, yellow craspedias, grey & green eucalyptus leaves, dusty miller and hypericum, made a nice contrast with Giota’s summer ethereal wedding dress and matched totally with the colors of the landscape.

From windy blown chapel of Agios Symeon and its courtyard where the holy mystery took place one cool afternoon at the end of August, to Koundouros bay that “embraced” the ritual of the bride’s preparations, and from diving into the emerald waters of the closest beach to the evening walks at Chora’s slopes, this trip to Kea remains unforgettable. It was the best way to end the official summer season and to recharge my batteries for the upcoming autumn. Giota and Giorgos, thank you for your trust and the great cooperation we had. Let’s meet again at the island that won our hearts next summer!

Thumbnail photo by Anestis Papakonstantinou