Gold Coast Wedding Photographer, Tamika & Stavros
I commenced researching photographers as soon as we got engaged, however it was definitely no hard task to decide on a photographer as soon as we had viewed White Pearl Photography’s website. The photos were creative, artistic and flawlessly perfect. White Pearl Photography stood out from the rest by far, and we knew we couldn’t possibly have anyone else capture our wedding day. White Pearl have exceeded all expectations we could have possibly had, and our photos are better than anything we could have ever asked for. They captured the events and emotions from the day perfectly and most importantly, made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. I absolutely love our photos and we can’t thank them enough.
How we Met
Steve and I met in January 2005 when I commenced working at a seafood restaurant. I was the waitress and Steve was the chef. It wasn’t long before we started hanging out and then became joined at the hip! And as they say, the rest is history.
The proposal was the inspiration of a 7 month trip around the world. My (now husband), planned to take me around the world on the best holiday of my life and then propose to me mid-way through it. As he is of Greek heritage, he found it to be the perfect place to pop the question by going down on one knee at the ruins of an ancient Venetian castle, in the village of Oia, on the island of Santorini. We were overlooking the whole island and the massive water born volcano that consumed the horizon. The proposal was preceded by an amazing sunset dinner with a bottle of wine.
We had a 2 year engagement, so as you can imagine I had plenty of time to search for my perfect dress. I started looking as soon as we had returned from our backpacking trip in January 2009. I had tried on a few dresses before I came across my fairytale dress, but I knew it was the one when I tried it on.
The honeymoon was to be a true Mediterranean experience, spanning the European south coast from Spain, France and Italy. We landed in Madrid and hired a C-class Mercedes to take us on our journey through Europe. We made our way to the coastline, going through the beautiful Spanish Costa Brava before crossing into France where the glamor of the French Riviera was our scenery traveling through San Tropez, Cannes & Nice. We also stopped at Monaco before our entry into Italy. Once we reached the port City of Genoa, we left the coast and went inland to explore northern Italy stopping in the cities of Milan, Florence, Venice and Verona. It was inevitable that we would make our way back to the sea, we traveled then traveled south to drive stunning roads at the Amalfi Coast, not before spending a week end in Rome.