My Santorini Dream Come True

I’ve always loved the idea of a destination wedding and prenuptial shoot abroad. I remember the first time I thought about it. It was during my foreign exchange program when I was visiting one of Spain’s palaces one weekend. I was staring at its grand ballroom and thinking to myself, wouldn’t it be nice to get married in a place like this? Or even just do a prenuptial shoot here? I quickly dismissed it as a fantasy of course. Doing something like that in Europe must be waaaaay too expensive. The logistics alone must be a headache. How would I know where to shoot? Do I need permits? Where do I get that? Where do I get suppliers? Should I fly in my own photographer, videographer, stylist and makeup team? Sigh. Too much of a hassle.

And then I chanced upon Sunrise Greece, a company that specializes in pre wedding photo shoots and intimate wedding ceremonies in Europe for people like me who live so far away and have no idea where or how to start. From Santorini, Mykonos, Athens and other places in Greece, Sunrise Greece have now expanded to include cities like Paris, Salzburg, Hallstatt and many more into their portfolio. Finally, my fantasy can now become a reality.

As I’ve said in my previous post, my Sunrise Greece experience started in Santorini. Having done my styling session already, it was straight to the shoot the next day. Our call time was at 5am. Pretty early but it’s okay. If this is what it takes to get the best shots, no way am I wasting this opportunity. Besides, I get to sit pretty in my chair anyway while Chris does all the work with my hair and make up. Time to do some magic! Lol.

Shooting around Santorini was a breeze mainly because Sunrise Greece knew the ins and outs of Europe well, all the more Santorini! They knew when the best time to shoot was and where to go to capture the most scenic views. I guess this is really the main advantage of working with a European team as opposed to bringing your own team. (This, and of course not having to worry about their meals, flights and accommodations while in Europe.) It was the most hassle-free experience ever. I didn’t have to worry about a single thing! Maybe this is why I look so serene in all my photos here, despite the fact that I’m standing on top of domes and at one point, atop a cliff overlooking the vast sea.

Styling, direction and photos by Sunrise Greece. (All taken with the most high tech and heavy Hasselblad 5D camera I’ve ever seen in my entire life by the way, hence the amazing details.)

82 Responses to “My Santorini Dream Come True”
  1. Lucy

    Santorini is an ideal place to visit for couples. We already booked and I hope our wedding ceremony and honeymoon will be amazing. Your photos are gorgeous btw. Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. rhosie

    Hello Camille, I seldom sent my comments here on your blog but I have never failed to read those. I’m one of your great follower and avid fan but this time I can’t resist to post a comment here. I thought your getting married soon :D but ofcourse we are all excited if it will happen soon. Anyways, your are stunning. Picture perfect either. Everything is beautiful. More Power to you Cams. Never stop to inspire us. Hope to meet you someday! <3 <3 <3

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    • Camille Co

      Promise to share my big day if and when it happens. Don’t you worry :) Thanks Rhosie!

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  3. Mia

    Hi Camille! The photos are breathe taking and so are you!! This set of wedding photos are really too lovely. I would like to take up a package with them as well. May I know who was the photographer for your photos? Are there a few photographers we can choose from?
    Thank you in advance!!

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    • Camille Co

      Hi Mia! The photographer is Amie who also owns the company. You’re in good hands with her! :)

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  4. Chantel :)

    Even if im busy im always updated Cam’s, when it come to your blog and ig post. Yeah i know that you found your prince charming, can you be my Bridesmaid in the future pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee………………………. :)

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  5. Maica

    I really really thought that your getting married! Way back from those times that I had seen your posts in IG’s and your tweets I was freaking out with my bff’s with that, “AHHH, Ate Cams is getting MARRIED!” And then I was that, “Ahhh whoever that man could be is so LUCKY! I hope he takes care of her well.”

    But then….

    BOOM.

    It was all false alarm.

    All of my dreams for you momentarily shattered. Lols. But anyways I still pray to God that maybe one of these days you find that Prince Charming of yours that you have been looking for. Or maybe you had found him already?

    I love your gowns by the way! Are you the one who’d designed them? They’re all awesome! :) I hope I became one of your brides too when it’s my turn to make that solemn promise with the love of my life in the altar. :) I’ll hunt you down. Lols. But seriously, YES! I want to be one of your brides in the near future! Just let me find him first then I’ll look for you na. Hahaha :))

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    • Camille Co

      The prince charming is on my IG every now and then :) You must’ve missed him. I made one of my gowns but I haven’t posted it here on my blog yet, coming soon!

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  6. Rainbowyong

    You have no idea how many times I been viewing ! and guess what? It won’t get bored…soooo beautiful! This prenup shoot inspired me!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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  7. Anne

    This is like a fairy tale come true Cams! Gosh, I was waiting for this post and bam it went live while I was away on vacation so don’t mind my series of comments on your next posts. Haha. :) I hope there’s more of this though especially of the one of you in the dress you designed.

    http://annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com

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  8. Stephanie

    YOU ARE A REAL LIFE PRINCESS—the new face of Mulan!!!

    Everything looks so perfect. Extremely happy for you and your fiancé! I feel very excited for you to start a new chapter of your life. You deserve all the happiness the world has to offer.

    More blog posts to come even if you’re married okay?! :)

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  9. gladz

    This makes me so emotional.

    I remembered 3 years ago, you had an interview and one question was that ‘How would you see yourself 5 (or was it 10?) years from now’ and your answer was that you see yourself being happily married. I remembered asking myself then if you’re gonna find yourself a husband in the next few years. Of course since you are pretty much a private person and never really posted anything regarding your love life unlike your friends, I thought you really have no boyfriend. I was really your fan back then and I never fail on commenting you almost all of your posts (*I remembered feeling so giddy when I see you replying :D You’re my girl crush and you are the one I wanna be but can never be*) and I never really thought of you getting married in the very near future. Life happened to me (**sucks!**) and I wasn’t that updated with your blogs anymore. But I still am updated bcs I am following your IG and I saw how you started getting rid of your bangs, how you started wearing and posting your photos in bikinis (*I remembered someone asking you back then why you weren’t posting any bikini pics and you answered that your parents are conservative and that the internet is not safe or smth*), how from blond or brown your hair became of different bold colors and now, how you’re getting married. It’s a shame that I never really had a chance to see you and hear your squeaky cutie voice in person.

    I am so happy for you Miss Cams. I wish for your happiness and happy ever after. Your fiance is so lucky to have you as a wife. And I know you feel lucky that he’s your husband. :) Stay in love.

    Ang haba na nito. Sorry naman. :D

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    • Camille Co

      Hi Gladz! Uy naman, this isn’t a marriage yet haha but I do feel the love. I know a lot of you have been wishing/hoping I’d find love and although I usually don’t share that part of my life so publicly, I’m happy I’m able to share some snippets with you now. :) Oh how time flies really. So many changes have happened (as you’ve pointed out, from no bikinis to lots of bikinis lol, from bangs to no bangs, etc.) but I’m happy my readers like you have remained supportive. <3

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  10. Emma

    Oh wow! Santorini! Who doesn’t dream of Santorini?! You are as stunning as Santorini Ms. Camille. Loving all the photos and all that you wore. <3 <3 <3
    **I'm glad to finally have met the pretty and stylish you! (The Nest Squad).** God bless!

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  11. Liezel

    Your gowns are the definition of simple yet elegant! 😍😍😍

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  12. CJ

    WOw! just wow! perfect view, such a perfect bride on the scene…

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  13. Chleo L

    Really beautiful shots and amazing gowns! Wish I had known about Sunrise Greece when I was in Europe last year. We could have squeezed in the prenup shoot in our trip. :)

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    • Camille Co

      Make a wedding shoot still! :) Who says it has to be a prenup shoot? :)

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  14. Jasmine Laurente

    Breathtaking! This is beyond beautiful ate camille!

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  15. Jeanette Patrick

    Very beautiful Camille! Santorini is soooo pretty. You’re dresses are so fabulous. Congratulations on your engagement! I’m sure you’re gonna have a wonderful wedding. :-)

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    • Camille Co

      I don’t know about engagements and weddings but thank you!

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  16. Lauren Espino

    Everything about every shot is absolutely dreamy!!! Plus Santorini is at the top of my to-go-to list!!!! Love, love, looove!

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    • Camille Co

      Thanks Lauren! Sunrise Greece captured every moment perfectly!

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  17. Elizabeth T.

    All of these photos are simply gorgeous and breathtaking, Camille! <3 :) I think it's every girl's fantasy to be able to have an unforgettable wedding photo shoot, since it only happens once in a lifetime, and I think you've definitely achieved it! Love all of these photos so much!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

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  18. happy

    Happy that you are getting married soon :) Congratulations! :)

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  19. Ralen Beatriz

    Wow! So you really are engaged to be married?? I’m so happy for you! The pictures (you, gowns, backdrops, scenes) are just divine! 😍😍😍

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    • Camille Co

      “If you like it then you should’ve put a ring on it” LOL

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  20. Arianna Tan

    I’m lost for words. This is stunning Ate Camille! <3 <3 <3 I can't wait for the day that you actually get married! <3

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  21. CHARLEANE

    All photos are amazing :) speechless ako. Napakaganda mo Camille. Bagay na bagay sayo lahat ng gown. Hope to see again someday :)

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  22. Gene M

    Wow Ms. Camille..sooobrang ganda!!! the wedding dress is such ♥ .. bagay na bagay!!!!☺☺☺
    The view..OMG perfection!!!

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  23. Clarissa

    huhuhuhu. Nakaka iyak sobrang gandaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!! Ang ganda ng lahat huhu, so happy for youuuu my favorite blogger *insert madaming puso*

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  24. Ohms

    wow!beautiful photos(lahat!) especially with the guy!hehe it seems you are posing for the Asia’s Next Top Model and you had to create the pose and emotions!Galing mo Cams!:)

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