An invitation to be a bridesmaid is an honour like no other, and I have been lucky enough to be one on three occasions in my lifetime. As a three year old child for my aunty, 3 years ago for the best sister a girl could ask for, and 3 months ago for my beautiful friend. The latest is my focus today, and the focus is all on the bride and groom and their blissful Mediterranean Wedding in the stunning island of Santorini.
A handful of hotel guests scattered the poolside, the groomsmen and male guests sat casually at the bar with their ice-chilled Mythos, as the bridal party flurried in and out of the typically Greek, blue and white stained hotel rooms with garments, make-up and hair pins galore!
The bride was delicately laced into her beautiful sweetheart necked white lace dress, and a few words of encouragement were passed from friend to friend before the group departed for the ceremony.
The registrar who officiates all weddings in Santorini spoke energetically as the vows were read aloud, and the bride & groom professed their commitment and love for one another as the sun set over the sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea.
After the ceremony we sipped on champagne and looked out over the hilltops of Fira, whilst photographs were taken and onlookers gave applaud. A Greek banquet followed with speeches and toasts, and the men took to their whisky and cigars!
Eros, the Greek God of Love would agree that a truly magical Wedding took place on this day and the unity between these two good friends of mine is undeniable. I wish them a long and happy lifetime together and thank them for their friendship.