For some, marriage is the start of a fresh phase in their relationship; it’s the step that immediately follows courtship and cements commitment. For others, marriage is the act of putting words—and vows—to something that’s already grown as naturally and surely as the sun rises. It’s the start of another chapter in a story that’s already well into unfolding; a renewal as much as a beginning.
Such was the case for Samira and Tony, the radiant couple featured in this beautiful wedding photography in Paphos. They weren’t looking for love when it found them; they had no family plans, and they certainly weren’t visualizing their eventual destination—this emotional wedding at Coral Beach Hotel & Resort. They were just two young people wandering the world in search of their own inner truths, when fate brought them together. Upon their first unexpected meeting, they simply looked at one another, and suddenly, the mysterious wheels of the universe were set in motion. As Tony said in his vows to Samira, “It started with a glance, then a chance, that ended with a kiss… That was meant to be some fun, but turned into love.”
The bloom of this love only grew when Tony and Samira were blessed with another gift from fate: First a son was born, then a beautiful daughter arrived to make their family complete. Over the course of 17 wonderful years together, Samira and Tony built their lives and raised their two children, instilling them with the same spirit of kindness and generosity that they always showed one another.
With each new transition in their lives, they learned a little more about what real love is—and saw, more and more with each passing day, that what they shared was meant to last forever. Their love endured the challenges of managing a house and family with unyielding faith and commitment; in Samira’s words, no matter what happened, the bond they shared “only grew stronger.”
That’s what led to this emotional wedding at Coral Beach Hotel & Resort: The simple realization that, as the wise saying goes, the best thing to hold onto in life is each other… Because through it all, through every trial and every joy, your love has always been there to uplift you. And the one you share that love with isn’t just your partner; they’re “the part of your heart that you didn’t even know was missing.” For Samira and Tony, the rite of marriage was a celebration of two hearts already made whole.