Behind every session of fabulous wedding photography in Nicosia there is a story: Long before the glamorous gowns and sharp suits are put on, and many months before the decorations go up, a labour of love begins. Two people start sharing and expressing themselves; they confront their vulnerabilities, reveal their histories, and uncover both joy and pain together. They take a profound gamble on the healing, enriching power of love and hope beyond hope that it will overcome all obstacles.
In the case of Eleni and Christos, I could see that this risky investment had paid off in immeasurable ways. I didn’t learn a great deal about them as people in the time we spent together, but sometimes art does indeed speak louder than words. I could see in the painstaking attention to detail Eleni had put into her paper decorations that theirs was a love intricate in its nuances and steadfast in its commitment.
As Eleni informed me, paper decorations and flowers (which she makes professionally for people here in Cyprus) have become something of a trend. It’s not hard to see why: While conventional flowers are doomed to wilt away, there is something timeless about paper art. Like photographs, it gives couples a tangible reminder of their beautiful wedding, one that they can carefully store away. A paper flower will hold its shape and scent for decades, allowing the bride and groom to breathe it in and relive every touching moment they shared during their big day. With the accompaniment of their fabulous wedding photography in Nicosia—images that preserve every smile and gaze—Eleni and Christos can use these small reminders as powerful emblems that will help carry their marriage through thick and thin.
As I moved with this couple from the stunning church of Apostolos Varnava to the nearby Thallasa Venue at Guvernor’s Beach, snapping pictures along the way, I could not help but reflect on love’s endless ability to endure and inspire. As so beautifully said in Corinthians 13:7, “Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful and endures through every circumstance.”