This real couple decided to celebrate their engagement lovestory and use it as practice for their big day!
Fate lead them to the perfect place, at the perfect time where John met Emily for the first time. It was in 2013 when this Make-up and Hair Artist, Emily burst through the doors of Jon’s live music bar and took his breath away. It was certainly love of first sight! In that moment a whirlwind romance was ignited and an Ios love story began. Emily was taken by John’s home island and by the end of the European summer, they were already inseparable! After six year together, Jon proposed to Emily at the exact spot he took her to on their first date.
The Isle’s design for this romantic intimate engagement shoot was artfully curated around the picturesque locations on the island of Ios. The Isle designed a preserved botanical install inspired by Ios’ landscape which hung behind the bar at Ios Club. Emily and Jon enjoyed a glass of sparkling as they celebrated being in love and newly engaged. Emily wore two dresses from an Australian designer. Naturally, she chose to do her own hair and make-up. As she owns Emily Hill Artistry, a business based in both Ios and Perth. The shoot was perfectly executed by Australian photographers, Harley and Ainsley from Bulb Creative.
From the couple:
How was your engagement lovestory shoot experience with The Isle?
The Isle organised our engagement shoot capturing intimate moments at our most treasured locations on Ios. We were a bit nervous at the start but it ended up being heaps of fun. Harley and Ainsley from bulb creative made us feel so relaxed in front of the camera. It certainly felt like hanging out with friends. Georgie from the Isle had so many good ideas for locations. As well as unique shots around the island which we would have never thought of. We didn’t have to think about anything. She was so organised and we were blown away with how the photos turned out.
These images have been the perfect for us to use throughout our wedding stationery and on our wedding website. It was also great practice for us to be in front of the camera together before we get married. That is how we know now what to expect on the big day.
What are your wedding plans? Can you tell us more about it?
We are planning to get married in Ios in September 2022. We love Ios Club and have chosen that as our reception venue, the view is amazing and we love the unique layout.
The Isle will be doing the styling and floristry and we have hired the talented Greek photographers Fanis & Jenny from ‘Days Made of Love’. We will be having around ninety guests, a lot travelling from Australia and New Zealand so we will be making it a three-day event with welcome cocktails, wedding day and a recovery bbq. We will be showing our nearest and dearest our beloved island home so we will be focusing on good food, wine and having fun!
Creative Direction, Styling & Flowers, The Isle
Photography, Bulb Creative
Videography, Lewis Martin
Venue, Ios Club and Liostasi
Hair and Makeup, Emily Hill Artistry