“One day, I am going to get married here…”
this is what Irena was thinking on her childhood summer days. She has lived much more in the US, than in Greece. Her family comes from Tyros, in Arcadia. In the north end of Zaritsi beach, where she used to swim as a kid, there is St. Christopher’s church. About 30 years later, a childhood dream came alive.
Brandon’s family flew from different cities of the US to Athens and then drove to Tyros. I met them all there on Friday, a day before the wedding.
We spent the afternoon together with the lovely couple, making images by some 3-century-old windmills, that is Irena’s favorite spot. At the same time, the two families were getting to know each during a small dinner.
The wedding day started early and finished late. The ceremony was at 16.00, so we had plenty of daylight to use as we made a walk by the sea, under a perfect overcast sky. Then, the couple met their families who were already at the reception at the “Balcony” with the most perfect view.
The night was full of emotion. Laughter, tears, hugs and kisses, and then partying until late.