When I was a kid, growing up in a small central Greece region, style and dreaming of perfect destinations was my escape, and through wedding photography, it became my way into the world. This lush villa Paradiso wedding in Mykonos, much like the majestic views from its four poolside terraces has “island wedding escape” written all over and pretty much sums up the phrase “heaven is a place on earth with you”. Shelly and Dave flew in their closest US and UK friends and rented Villa Paradiso for both the wedding and everyone’s stay. The villa comes with its own private chapel, a 17th-century church on the hill overlooking the sea. The 12 Events worked on the villa premises to create a magical welcome space by the pool and set a long table and lounge on the terrace. The gorgeously styled ceremony and dinner could not, of course, go without a Mykonos-style party, a crazy all-nighter with my fun-loving bride and groom dancing the night away next to quaint performers and top-notch DJs.