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A Cyprus Wedding

Panayiotis Hadjiapostolou
Hadjiapostolou photography

A beautiful resort tucked away among rolling hills and vineyards peeks out from behind majestic cypresses, bougainvilleas, Jacaranda trees, lush gardens and palms. An opulent, yet soft and serene vibe all around the shores of Pissouri Bay in Cyprus became the perfect grounds where the Founders of The Secret Owl Workshop and Splendid Events. Cyprus drew inspiration from the location and created an editorial shoot brimming with elegant details and coral peonies. Wishing to portray the feeling of sophistication and refined celebration for the modern bride and groom, the pebbled shore was softened with a billowing drape gazebo where delicate flatware and colorful fabrics added a quintessential summer feel. Artful details were designed into the paper goods that included a hand-drawn illustration of the resort itself. The bride began her preparations with a refined boudoir session before slipping into a stunning wedding gown by Berta, which was soft and feminine with a touch of drama. Butterflies were incorporated into the boudoir shoot, a nod to the day’s exuberance and to match the gorgeous butterfly slingbacks by Sophia Webster. The bride’s hair was delicately braided and pinned into an effortlessly romantic updo, and fairytale pieces by Naturae Design added to the charm and romantic mood. For the floral elements, the designers created pieces that felt gleeful and relaxed, feminine and timeless. The bouquet was finished with a blend of soft muted cream and blush ribbons. The portraits sessions followed smooth walks in the verdant gardens and long shoreline, with a gourmet buffet display filled with delicious sea-food treats, majestic big and smaller cakes and confections. As the light went down on the beach a lush installation of crystal chandeliers set a dreamy atmosphere with toasts in absolute style!

First, there was charm in every corner. A world that never stands still and people who never cease to be fascinating. That was reason enough for me to hang a camera on my shoulders wherever I went. Then came the thrill of movement, the study of life and light, and connections. Everything new, unexpected but oh so recognizable. Everything to be thought, imagined, done and experienced anew. A deep refreshing lungful of journeys. Cheer and the mad joy of Love. A constant party, in and out. How people came this far and keep on going is what drives me. That is why I became a wedding photographer.

I’m Panayiotis Hadjiapostolou, I shoot natural narrative imagery for couples who wish for a beautiful wedding and believe that marriage is a grand thing. When I’m not traveling to capture Love, you’ll find me living it in Cyprus, next to the girl of my life Simone, our two beautiful daughters Fay and Iria and our pupper, Pixie. I’ll ride my Vespa, plan my next big trip to the great outdoors. I won’t cease to insist that your wonderful stories, your craze, your traditions, your style and your big laughs deserve to be held onto. Welcome to my world, thank you for being here, take a peek, and say hello, I’d love to meet you!

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