Euripides & Mara | The Green Kiss
This time I could not have asked for more. I was called to film this wedding in one of the most sunny, warm and beautiful places in Greece. And one of my most favorite ones. Peloponnese and especially Sparta, with olive tree as its landmark, could not but offer lavishly its gifts and spare the most beautiful scenery for a summer wedding like the one of Euripides and Mara who got married in a romantic and boho & chic style.
As the film rolls and shots come one after the other, the silver and green glow of the olive trees spreads around and lights the faces of the two protagonists of the day. Euripides and Mara, like two children in a theme park with earthy colors, run, play and have fun, reminding us the innocent and carefree times, when man lived inside and around nature.
Vast olive groves – the characteristic silent power of this area – shadowy little spots with running waters, uncultivated fields, and a hand that opens to hug another one…a story that unraveled and filled my shots with innocence, tenderness and carefreeness reminding of our childhood years.
A pre wedding party the day before the wedding warmed everyone up while the wedding party itself was a nonstop revelry all way through the end. The lyrics of “I wanna hold your hand” that we listened during their first dance described with the best way the happiness and love shared by friends and relatives of the couple.
From the castles of Mystras, the stone-built houses of Mani, the rock that flirts with the sea, my wishes hiss and travel through the ruins and the rocky mountain tops of beloved old Greece. Evripides and Mara, may you live happily ever after!
Thumbnail photo by George Tsimbouksis