Wedding on Naxos at the Cyclades
Naxos is the island where my father comes from so it’s a big LOVE! Naxos is the biggest and the greenest island in the Cyclades. It has high mountains, fertile valleys, lush green gorges, stunning seascapes and traditional villages perched high on mountain tops, where the inhabitants still wear their traditional dress and live off the fruits of the land. Naxos is also home to beautiful old churches, monasteries and Venetian castles coexisting harmoniously with the Cycladic architecture.
When Amanda and Will asked me to capture their wedding I was more than excited! They arrived, with friends and relatives, from San Francisco and enjoyed days full of love, sun, sea, and laughter! On Naxos, at Agios Isidoros Adyssarou, where the wedding took place, there is a pre-Minoan olive tree, the age of which is estimated at 4,500-5,000 years old. It is a tree whose main trunk was “lost” over time, separated into many branches and now its diameter exceeds 29 meters!
A very special place for such a special wedding! After traveling all over the world, Amand and Will chose Naxos as their most favorite wedding location. No wonder why.
“The Olive tree is one of the most beloved, sacred trees and its place is firmly rooted in Ancient Greek tradition and mythology. Traditionally, the olive tree is a symbol of peace and friendship, this association began in ancient Greece, as early as the fifth century.”