The Beginning

May 7, 2016–the day my European fairytale officially started. We arrived in Santorini late at night, greeted by a team member of Sunrise Greece who assisted us all the way from check in to our hotel until we’re safely settled in for a good night’s rest. “See you tomorrow,” she said. “Eeep! Can’t wait!” I thought. Tomorrow is THE DAY I get to finally see Oia and its famous white, blue and yellow houses by the cliff. This is it!

By morning the next day, we made our way to the hotel Sunrise Greece arranged for us in Oia, Santorini, where we’re going to stay for the entire time we’re in Greece. I loved everything about our suite. In fact, I could’ve stayed there forever if it’s not for Santorini’s picture perfect spots tempting me every time I look out my suite’s window. Who would’ve thought I’d get to wake up to this view everyday for a few days? All thanks to Sunrise Greece who made sure we got a room with the best view. (Read: my very own jacuzzi and terrace facing the famous Santorini’s cliff side.)

After a few hours of walking around Oia with Sunrise Greece (more of that on a separate post), it was finally time for me to see the dresses Sunrise Greece pulled out for me for our fairytale shoot. Amie, who is in charge of styling, have been coordinating with me about the dresses prior to this trip so I already knew what she had in store for me. But of course, when I finally saw them in person, I still had butterflies in my stomach! 2 Vera Wang bridal gowns and 1 Monique Lhuillier bridal gown–ALL FOR ME. I kept staring at them and touching them, just admiring their beauty. Together with Chris, my hair and makeup artist arranged by Sunrise Greece for my entire fairytale experience, she helped me fit the gowns and made notes on where to alter the gowns so they’d fit me well for the shoot. A few pins here and there and voila! I felt like a true bride. Chris, Amie and I then talked about the hair and makeup for the 2 looks we were shooting around Santorini. AHHHHH! Surreal. This is it! This is really it.

…To be continued.

56 Responses to “The Beginning”
  1. Brielle

    Beautiful. Hi Ms. Camille!

    I’m planning to buy a travel camera soon. Any suggestions and tips? Hope to hear from you :)

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    • Camille Co

      If you want something light then try the Sony mirrorless cameras like A7r or A7s or A6000 :)

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  2. Justine

    Hi Camille the pictures are lovely!! Would u mind me asking where your bridal clothes are from?

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  3. Jena mae

    Im still so confused Ms Camille.;) is this for your own wedding or just a dress shoot?;) so good in keeping us guessing..;)

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  4. Jasmine Laurente

    I’ve always been a silent reader of your blog but I really have to comment now cause this is really beautiful, the view and of course you!

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    • Camille Co

      Glad this post made you want to leave a comment :) Thanks Jasmine!

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  5. Ohms

    Hi Cams! Backreading your blog! anyways, Greece is beautiful as you.!Thanks for sharing you phots (that I thought youre engaged!) ehehe

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  6. Bev

    Thank God I was able to visit your blog again..(through the other available pc)..i really hate it when they updated my pc to windows 11 and block all the other websites including your..;(
    anyways..i felt so excited..really really excited just by reading the intro above..i felt like it was me..lol..but i felt your excitement..i even felt a little nervous scrolling down the pictures.gosh its so magical..really serene.amazing.picture perfect…im out of words….

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    • Camille Co

      Hwwwwwaaaaaaaiiiiii! Why did they block us! Good thing you found a way still. Thanks Bev!

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  7. Jazzie

    almost everything is white (parang IG feed ko lang po. hehe) i super love it. and greece is so beautiful, as beautiful as you are po ate cams :) will stay tuned on your next post.

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  8. Elizabeth T.

    The views are absolutely breathtaking! :D I’ve always wanted to go to Santorini because it’s such a romantic city! And oh wow, the dresses are so beautiful! Love how dreamy this all looks, Camille! Can’t wait to see the rest of the shoot!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

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  9. marichelle sayaang

    very pretty Ms. Camille i thought you already have your post-nup when i saw your instagram… because it’s been a long time since i checked your blog. haha!

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  10. Maebs

    Oh my. So beautiful. Ive been waiting for this since forever 😊😊😊😊😊 greece is really beautiful.

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  11. MT

    Woooow Camille, you in that dress at the balcony door so beautiful, classy! Everything well done and came to perfection! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Shar

    Your Santorini pictures are my favorite, Camille!! Would you be able to link what products they used for your hair and makeup, and the brand for your red skirt outfit? Did they put a tanner on you, or was it your real tan from being by the beach? REALLY love the looks they gave you and the scenery!!

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    • Camille Co

      I got really tanned here in Santorini. My skirt is from River Island but bought it long long time ago. :) As for my makeup and hair for the shoot, I don’t know what they used on me. So sorry :(

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  13. Alex

    Hi miss camille. Would you mind if i ask what camera are you using? And what specific lens is? I admired all your pictures. Your so pretty 😊 thanks

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    • Camille Co

      Thanks Alex! Here I used my Canon 5D Mark III with 24-70mm f/2.8 lens :)

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  14. Kay

    Everything is so pretty!!!! I really do hope you made travel video while you’re here >_<

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  15. Pat

    Camille are you planning to maintain your unicorn hair hanggang wedding mo or change it? and also gagawa ka ba ng separate post about dun sa mismong wedding dress na ginawa mo for yourself? super bongga nun :) :) love you camsss :) :)

    btw what should i call you? ate camille, miss camille, cams, camiewamie, camsy. haha

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    • Camille Co

      I don’t know eh. I really don’t know. Watch out for it! :)

      Camille si good enough :)

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  16. jarelle

    OHMMYGOOSSSH Achi Camille!!! Love all your gowns.. Caan’t wait to see your own wedding sooon!

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  17. Bea

    AAAHHHH!!! So excited for the next blog posts about this. You made me fall in love with Santorini all over again after Sisterhood in Travelling Pants. <3

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  18. Torodi

    įœŸįš„åĨŊįžŽīŧŒi mean the scenery, hum ,person as well

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