Bride and groom watching the sun set during a beach wedding in Cyprus

A Destination Beach Wedding | Cyprus | Nat & Alex

Being asked to photograph a wedding in Cyprus was lucky. Being asked twice was a complete blessing. Or just plain jammy dodgerings. Two years ago I packed my suncream and headed for Neo Chorio for the wedding of Penny & Edward. Fast forward to 2017 and once again I’m in the Fiat 500 hire car heading North from Paphos airport for the wedding of Natalie & Alex.
Nat & Alex met in Chinatown in Soho, London. I love the story Nat told me on how they met: “I had been on an awful date, so had a friend rescue me and we decided to get Chinese food. Alex was walking past on his way back from a party and we locked eyes as we walked past each other. He still claims I winked at him which I highly doubt! Anyway, he stopped me and got my number and the rest is history!”
Fast forward to the proposal. “It was in The New Forest, and Alex nearly got knocked out and killed by a wild horse moments before!” Smooth moves Alex, smooth moves.
Fast forward yet again to their wedding day. Well, lets not forget the day before the wedding day. Two words: boat party! Pulling out of Latchi harbour with the tunes blazing and seeing the beautiful
landscape fall further away as we sail out to sea was nothing short of magical. Cue the beers and the inflatable swan!

Agios Minas Church | Souli Beach Hotel Wedding

 

The next day had an essence of deja vu for me. The Orthodox ceremony took place in Agios Minas Church. The same church I was in nearly exactly two years ago! In all of Cypus and I’m back at the same Church! The colourful decor takes your breath away. So did the bumpy ride up the hill from Latchi in the ‘chicken buses’. So called because they used to transport chickens around the island. After the ceremony we all headed to Souli Beach Hotel for loads of Greek food and Greek dancing. Of course there was going to be Greek dancing!
Here’s a selection of images from this incredible wedding..
Porto Latchi restaurant in Cyprus
Cyprus flag against sky on a boat
Legs and swimmers on a boat party in Cyprus
Inflatable swan in the sea at Cyprus destination wedding
Souli beach hotel wedding guests sunbathing on a boat
A quiet corner of Polis in Cyprus with Greek statue and yellow letterbox
Decorative doorway in Polis Cyprus
Locals notice board in Polis Cyprus
Cypriot lemons growing on a tree at Souli Beach hotel wedding venue
Swimming pool with inflatable swan at Souli Beach hotel wedding venue
Food available sign at Greek restaurant Souli Beach hotel wedding venue
Family wedding photos at bride's family home in Cyprus
Bride having her hair done before traditional Greek wedding ceremony
Sun loungers and palm trees at Souli beach Hotel wedding venue
Children playing catch with ball over the swimming pool at Souli beach hotel
Family dancing before traditional Greek wedding ceremony
Souli beach hotel wedding venue signage
Groomsmen outside Souli beach hotel wedding venue
Groomsmen wearing sunglasses  and suits outside Souli beach hotel wedding venue
Traditional Greek buses collecting guests from Souli Beach hotel wedding venue
Red and Green old Bedford bus outside Souli Beach hotel wedding venue
Groom wearing sunglasses in mirror of old bus
Greek men waiting for the bride outside church in Polis Cyprus
Bridesmaids with matching dresses and flowers standing by traditional bus
Interior of the decorative Agios Minas Church in Polis Cyprus
Traditional Greek ceremony in Agios Minas Church in Neo Chorio Cyprus
Orthodox Greek ceremony in Agios Minas Church in Neo Chorio Cyprus
Bride and Groom swap crowns during ceremony in Agios Minas Church in Cyprus
Traditional Greek headdress details worn by bride
Traditional Greek ceremony by Rabbi in Orthodox Church in cyprus
Bride and Groom laughing during Greek wedding ceremony in Cyprus
Bride and Groom exit Agios Minas Church before returning to Souli Beach Hotel Wedding
Bride and Groom portraits outside Agios Minas Church in Cyprus
Bride and Groom with wedding guests outside Agios Minas Church in Cyprus
Bride and Groom portraits outside small hillside chapel in Cyprus
Bride and Groom wedding portraits against Greek landscape in Cyprus
Bride and Groom wedding portraits against Greek landscape in Cyprus
Bride and Groom holding hands with veil blowing in wind during wedding portraits
Bride and Groom laughing on the beach during wedding portraits at Souli hotel in Cyprus
Wedding guests on the beach during wedding photos at Souli hotel in Cyprus
Boy paddling in sea as bride and groom smile at each other on beach in Cyprus
Destination photography at Souli beach hotel wedding venue in Cyprus
Bridal party throwing bouquets in the air on the beach in Latchi Cyprus
Traditional greek cuisine served to guests at Souli Beach Hotel Wedding venue
Sun setting and boy jumps off rocks at Souli beach hotel wedding venue in Cyprus
bride and groom silhouetted against the sunset at Souli beach hotel wedding venue
Emotional groom during speeches at Souli Beach Hotel wedding venue
Souli beach hotel wedding guests laughing and drinking winr
Shots glass and decorative rings on hand of guest at Souli beach hotel wedding venue
Greek bride dancing in colourful lights during Souli beach hotel wedding party
Traditional Greek dancing during Souli beach hotel wedding party
A guest wraps a tie around his head during Souli beach hotel wedding party
Groom and guests dancing during Souli beach hotel wedding party
Groom and bride dancing during Souli beach hotel wedding part
Groom with cigarette and bride dancing during Souli beach hotel wedding part
An older lady with shiny dress and necklace dancing during Souli beach hotel wedding part

Shout outs:

Make up artists: Nat did her own make up. Her friend Becky did her hair ( she was 8 months pregnant too!)
Florists: The amazing Flambouayia flowers in Polis. The most lovely and kind people, they were so helpful despite planning a wedding from another country!
Cake: Angeliki Cake Shop, Polis.
Catering Company: The Souli Beach Hotel – best hotel in Cyprus!
Entertainment: Charalambous Bouzouki Duo fixthemusic.com/charalambous-bouzouki-band-cyprus These guys got everyone up Greek dancing!
DJ Alex Georgiou looked after the rest of the play list. Both were incredible.
Cars/Transport: jackstaxicyprus.com

 

Thinking of having a destination wedding?  If you like the look of these Souli Beach Hotel wedding photos in Cyprus I’d love to hear more about you, your wedding day plans and what you want from your destination wedding photographer.