Maria & Panagiotis

Nisyros is an island located in the southern Aegean and is a part of the Dodecanese group of islands. It also belongs to the group of ancient Southern Sporades, located west of Rhodes between Kos, Tilos and Astypalaia.

A place of wild beauty, as Nisyros was formed by volcanic eruptions. Mandraki is the capital and the harbour of the island, with its white houses built below the imposing rock where the Monastery of the Panagia Spiliani stands. The center of the island is a semi-active caldera created by the eruption that took place 24,000 years ago and covered the slopes of the island with a pumice layer thickness of 100 meters.

It was August 2016 and my friend Elli (hairstylist of the wedding) and I took the ferry to Nisiros, it took us about 4 hours to get to Nisiros from Rhodes, the weather was incredible, just the right amount of heat and a gentle breeze to cool us off.

Maria greeted us on the port and showed us the way to our charming town hotel! we immediately dropped off our makeup bags & tools and went for a stroll around Mandraki which is the capital of the island. 

The following day we took breakfast and headed to Melanopetra, the beautiful white marble house where the couple was staying. The ceremony was held in the monastery of Profitis Ilias on top of the volcanic area of nisiros, the view was etraodinary and the ceremony was beautiful and serene.

We were so sad to go because we became good friends with everyone and those moments we spent will be in our hearts forever.

Till next time Nisiros, Thank you Maria and Panagioti for 3 extraodinary days of fun and creativity!

All photos are by Magdalene Kourti. (



The wedding of Matoula and George in the island of Tilos

Tilos is located at the north west of Rhodes Island, surrounded by high and rocky mountains, steep coasts, beaches with transparent waters and caves.

My assistant and I took the ferry on a hot day of June 2014, I don't even remember when was the last time I was in Tilos island, when we arrived I was amazed by the wild beauty and the crystal clear waters.

Around 10 am we made it to our hotel room and went straight to meet the bride in her beautiful beach home! the wedding was in a few hours so we had a few hours to spare for lunch and a quick dive on the beach!

Matoulas wedding party will always be remembered, when everyone's work is done it's time to relax and have a few drinks. The most incredible part is that the wedding party was held in a deserted village up on a mountain viewing the entire island coast! Its called "Mikro Horio", in Greek: The small Village. They say what happens in the mikro horio, stays in the mikro horio haha! 

We stayed up all night till it was time to catch the ferry! Whan an unforgetable wedding, beautiful and kind couple <3

Thank you for the amazing experience Matoula and George! Tilos will always be remembered! Photos by Savvas Argyrou Photography

Tilos wedding Matoula and George