Antiparos, Sunset Deseo
Our couples love strides beyond the oceans. It sparkled in Saint Tropez, continued in Paris, got serious in Mexico, became official in Zurich, and was celebrated in Antiparos!
Alex and Max are two of the most beautiful and genuine people we’ve met, and their weekend wedding on Antiparos is the kind that makes a photographer, guest or bystander dream for days. Their love strides beyond the oceans. As Alex’s best friend put it, it sparkled in Saint Tropez, continued in Paris, got serious in Mexico, became official in Zurich, and was celebrated in Antiparos. What could possibly come next? As their wedding photographers, we have to tell you it was certainly signature! With their people traveling from Mexico, China, Dżakarta, and the South of France to join they were greeted with a pack of surprises.
One: a boat trip to the islands blue grottos. Two: watermelion slices, endless diving and cruising in the sunset. Three: their pre-wedding Mexican Fiesta.
What did the couple gift their guests with? Well that would have to be the immensely talented DePlanV who staged an epic bash brimming with colorful papel picado banners, an utter feast for the senses, and the coolest vibes we’ve ever collected. What’s more, when Max announced that Alex was carrying the merry party boomed with huzzahs! We couldn’t help but get goosebumps the next day upon hearing the beautiful couple exchange their vows, how their family spoke about each of them and … we saved the best for last: Maxime’s father’s inspiring speech about Love that really played on our heartstrings.
Want to know why? Here it is:
Did you know that the ancient Greeks had 6 words for Love: the first one that I’d like to mention is Eros, or sexual passion -I don’t think I’m going to go any further on that. The second one is Philia, or deep friendship – this is very important. The third one is Ludus, or playful love- nothing better than chirping and winking and having fun with it. The fourth one : Agape or love for everyone- so nice to love and be loved by all. Pragma, or longstanding love- this all about making compromises to help the relationship overtime. And then please forgive my Greek but here it goes: Philautia- everyone know how to pronounce that right? Okay… Philautia, or love of the self. There are two types: one is the unhealthy variety associated with narcisism where you become self obsessed and focused on fame and fortune. The healthier version entails your wider capacity to love, the idea of self, that if you like yourself and are happy, you will have plenty of love to give to others.