ROMANTIC RUSTIC WEDDING INSPIRATION

MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SHOOT IN PATRAS, GREECE

An editorial shoot in Parparoussis winery.

The Mediterranean always excites fantasy since  not only it is native to lore, legend, culture and ancient history, but because it also happens to be one (if not the number one) of the most blessed, most graceful places on earth. When one considers the Mediterranean escape, their mind overflows with images of beaches, whitewashed adobes and ample sunlight.

Attempting to go deeper into what the Mediterranean way of life means, one cannot but fathom one of its most vital, most vigorous aspects… its luscious soil and well … gardens.

Think of ancient roots, tubers, succulent citrus fruit, viticulture, herbs, buds, shrubs, perennials, gray-green foliage,  boldly colored flowers used for perfume extraction … think of tile, hardscapes, brick, clay, patios, courtyards, low walls, overheads, a bit wheathered but breathing styles , stonework, urns and terra-cotta pots… think greens and yellows and oranges and fuchsias and purples and earthy tones.

I couldn’t help but embrace the urge to incorporate all these magical elements into a wedding editorial, inspired by and dedicated to the lush flora of the Mediterranean garden, which can host the most romantic weddings and can provide for great flexibility.

I truly adored my shoot location, the  Parparoussi Estate !!! With a family-sustained winery and amazing ornate details, reminding me of a past era, of well, warm-lit afternoons, when life was unruffled but at the same time, energetic, emotional and mannerly. My so talented friend Anais from La Fete worked miracles setting this fresh, tile-inspired table, with exquisite menus, invitations and treats. Embroidery and a magnificent candelabrum set on 1920’s mahogany buffet gave this shoot a distinct era air. Not to mentioned my peacock visitors … Nothing spells romantic love more than that, does it ?

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Planning/event styling/stationery: La Fête

Winery House: Ktima Parparoussi

Dress: Katia Delatolla

Shoes: Femme Fanatique

Cake: Sweet Talking

Flowers: aktypis flowers

Jewels: Prigipo

Hair: Antonis Houmouritis

Make up: Vasiliki Zorba

Styling: Elisavet Fakou

Model: Katya Tarabanko

Many thanks to  Nick Tsakanika for his Help.

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comments
  1. absolutelly stunning.

  2. Εξαιρετική δουλειά, όμορφη, προσεγμένη και κομψή. Συγχαρητήρια για το τελικό αποτέλεσμα. Οχι μονο δικαίωσε τον κόπο μας, αλλα ανέδειξε με τον ομορφότερο τροπο την προσπάθεια μας. Happy to work with you all.

  3. Ευχαριστούμε πολύ για τη βοήθεια σας! Τα λουλούδια ήταν απίθανα 🙂

  4. Πανεμορφη δουλεια!!!Ανυπομονω για την επομενη συνεργασια μας!!!

  5. Thank you so much Eleni 🙂 I am glad that you liked it.

  6. This is so beautiful! Congrats to all!

  7. Αναίς εγώ πρέπει να σε ευχαριστήσω! Πραγματικά μέσα σε μόνο λίγες ημέρες οργανώθηκε κάτι τόσο όμορφο χωρίς άγχος και πίεση μόνο με κέφι και τη χαρά της τέχνης μας. Είσαι καταπληκτικός επαγγελματίας και πολυ θετικός ανθρωπος. Ηταν μεγάλη μου χαρά που δουλεψαμε μαζι και ευχομαι και άλλα στο μέλλον. Νασαι καλα 🙂

  8. Σωτήρη,
    Σε ευχαριστώ πολύ για αυτη τη συνεργασία!! Μία σκέψη της στιγμής δημιούργησε ένα παραμύθι!! Είναι πανέμορφο να έχεις ωραίους συνεργάτες και να κάνεις μαζί τους μικρά θαύματα…

    This styled shooting is straight out of our dreams!

    Anais

  9. Βασιλική μου ευχαριστώ για όλα, ήταν πολύτιμη η συμμετοχή σου για αυτό το αποτέλεσμα, έχεις δίκιο 🙂 φοβερή ομάδα 😉

  10. Σωτηρη για μια ακομη φορα απεδειξες ποσο καλος φωτογραφος εισαι.φοβερη ομαδα και ευχαριστω για την συνεργασια.

  11. Σε ευχαριστώ Κωνσταντίνα μου 🙂

  12. Καταπληκτική δουλειά !!!
    Μας ταξίδεψες σε ενα παραμύθι..

  13. Σας ευχαριστώ πολύ! Εκτιμώ ιδιαίτερα την βοήθεια σας

  14. Πολύ όμορφη δουλειά! Συγχαρητήρια 🙂

  15. Thank you koumpare 🙂

  16. Sotiris great job! Amazing pics!

  17. Your comment gives me so strength to go on! Thank you so much my friend

  18. Great things are coming up Sotiris.Carry on the good work!!

  19. George what can i say… Your kind words means a lot for me.
    Thank you so much & look forward to work with you again!

  20. I have seen a lot of your work, I have worked with you, and you have been my weeding’s photographer, all these could make me easily think that I know what to expect from you. But everytime I see another work from your I realize that no, I certainly don’t, there is always more! And then there is some more. And this keeps happening on and on. This work is another example. An example of how someone can get better and better all the time without aiming to reach a certain point, only constant improvement. You are having me constantly impressed. Thank you for that Sotiris.

  21. Η θετική σου αύρα με γεμίζει κουράγιο καλέ μου φίλε. Love you too 🙂

  22. Εξαιρετική δουλειά Σωτήρη για ακόμη μια φορά.!!!! Πάντα βρίσκεις τον τρόπο να ξεχωρίζεις! I <3 YOU my friend

  23. I think i could n’t want more than what you said. Your words moved me and I am lucky that i have met you Meropi! You are a blessed and generous creature. You deserve the best!

  24. Sotiri, you are not simply to be characterized as a photographer. I believe that photography is just the means to express your unique artistic nature.. What you “see” through you lenses still amaze me, angles, colors, light, pure beauty that only a special and rare eye can catch. You are my favorite by far and I’m soooo lucky to have a piece of your art my own!

  25. Thank you Hara. Why not to try to wear a nice dress to have some pictures together! 🙂

  26. Incredible images,wonderful colors,and a great sense of romance! I love this project,it makes me wanna be dressed like a bride again just to have the opportunity to have some photos like these!!Such a great piece of work!!

  27. Αγαπημένη μου Δήμητρα σε ευχαριστώ από την καρδιά μου. Τα λόγια σου με συγκίνησαν! Να’σαι καλά

  28. Λένε πως μια εικόνα ίσον χίλιες λέξεις. Στην περίπτωσή σου, Σωτήρη, οι εικόνες σου δεν περιγράφονται μόνο με λέξεις αλλά με συναισθήματα, χρώματα, μυρωδιές, αναμνήσεις.Όπως πάντα, μας μαγεύεις!

  29. Thank you George! I hope that we have the chance to work together sometime this year 😉 Be well

  30. Exceptional work Sotiris! Well done!

  31. Σε ευχαριστώ καλέ μου φίλε!

  32. εξαιρετικη δουλεια φωτογραφιες που σε ταξιδευουν

  33. Dimitra thank you so much for supporting my work! It was my pleasure to cover your wedding day with Aggelos! I hope soon we’ll manage something special together again 🙂

  34. Sotiris and his magic wand….once again you travelled us in your amazing colorfull world that only you can create with your unic talent!!! Im blessed and thankfull i trusted you on my wedding day!! Looking forward for more wonderfull stories on your blog!

  35. Thank you Stelios. Your comments are always welcome

  36. Excellent work Sotiris, perfect use of natural light in a lovely location!!!

  37. Kostis, thank you my friend. Thank you for all the support and help to my new steps!

  38. So simple and so beautiful…!! everything perfectly combined.

  39. Γαρυφαλιά σε ευχαριστώ πολύ για την υποστήριξη και τα καλά σου λόγια. Νάσαι καλά!

  40. Καταπληκτική δουλειά! Για άλλη μια φορά μας ταξίδεψες με τις απίστευτες φωτογραφίες! Υπέροχες! Μπράβο Σωτήρη! Μπράβο!!!

  41. Thank you Setty! Your comment is much appreciated!

  42. Probably the most fresh of ideas to style a wedding, unlike most Mediterranean inspiration shoots that involve the Greek Isles ! Quite a scene really !!! Thumbs up !

  43. You just made my day 🙂 Thank you Margarita!

  44. The beauty in those pictures lies in the unique way that light embraces the colours and the structures creating ethereal imagery… almost breathtaking to look at!

  45. Thanks Strato, be well!

  46. Amazing work!!!

  47. thank you Jim, 🙂

  48. Great Sotiris !!!!!

  49. Ευχαριστώ πολύ Μελίνα μου.

  50. Πόσο όμορφες φωτογραφίες Σωτήρη…μπράβο!!! Γεμάτες χρώμα και φως….

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