What places could better help commemorate and perpetuate your Greek wedding? There are two important archeological sites in Aigina; the pillar (kolonna) in Aegina town, and the Afaia Temple in Ag. Marina. The pillar is close to the sea, so you can easily combine it with a beach photo shoot, or with getting some pictures in Aegina town. The Afaia Temple is on a mountain, surrounded by pine trees and with a view of the Saronic gulf.
If you are getting married in St. Apostolos church at “Fanari tou Bouza”, the Bouza lighthouse makes for amazing pictures. It is surrounded by sea on three sides, and the sunset here is absolutely amazing. Even on a cloudy day, photographers love this place. There is simply no way to ruin this setting.
Aegina Town is full of perfect frames for your wedding pictures. Old style cafes and the neoclassical buildings in the harbor are gorgeous settings, and very typically Greek. Other great spots are in front of the tiny boats serving as floating fruit markets, and the traditional fishing boats out on the pier.
You can have your pictures shot at the beach in front of Irides, or at any of the other beautiful, sandy or rocky beaches in Aegina. There are great options all around the island. If you choose to have your pictures taken at the beach around sunset, we can assure you that magic will occur. The light and colors are unlike anything you’ve ever seen. It is also possible to do an additional shoot at the beach the day after the wedding (when a wedding dress and water actually makes a great combination).
Regardless of whether you have previously been married in a church, had a civil ceremony, or otherwise, a symbolic vow renewal is possible at Irides. It will be a memorable moment both for the two of you, and for the people around you. There are many reasons to renew your vows. Whether you want to throw the big wedding you couldn’t manage the first time, have an intimate gathering with the children that weren’t born when you first exchanged your vows, or just want to promise each other eternal love once more because it is still the most important thing in the world, we can host your vow renewal ceremony at Irides.
We can set up in our open outdoor space, or on the beach. No matter the spot, you will have the Mediterranean sea as a background, and the reception only steps away.
The valley of Eleona, is a mountain valley full of beautiful 1500-2000 year old olive trees. This scenery is magical, and famous brands such as Hermes have shot their ads here. If you want your pictures shot in nature, yet still in a meaningful historical place, this is perfect for you.
On walking distance from Irides, by the sea towards Souvala, you will find the beautiful St. Sotira church. It is a typically Greek little church; whitewashed with blue doors, and right on the water. The sunset here is amazing, and will transform your ceremony into a scene that no one will ever forget. The light is magical, and your photos will be as well.
You will find St. Apostolos a couple of minutes north of Aegina town. It is a beautiful little stone church next to the sea. Since it is really small, most ceremonies are held right outside the church, where you are surrounded by sea on three sides. In front of the church is an old whitewashed lighthouse, which makes for great photo opportunities.