Genna and Konrad, a beautiful couple from two different sides of the world met almost two years ago in Greece and fell in Love. In mid June earlier this year they returned to Greece and this time to Breathtaking Santorini to have their wedding overlooking the unique caldera. With the professional assistance of wedding planner Julia Nicolaou from Santorini Glam Weddings their family and close friends traveled to our beautiful island to honor the couple with their presence during this very special day in their lives. During Genna’s correspondence with Julia throughout the many months of preparations Genna had told Julia the amazing and funny story of how she met Konrad almost two years ago in Mykonos and how they fell in love.
We would like to thank Genna and Konrad for being kind enough to share their story with us.
Genna and Konrad’s amazing Story
It has been almost 2 years since I had planned a Surprise trip to Mykonos Island for my mother and me as a gift to celebrate her 60th birthday…..I could have never imagined what surprise fate had install for me on this trip.
We had ordered a bottle of Champagne and when the door opened the only thing I can remember was been drawn to an amazing smile…..Konrad’s amazing smile, a smile that I could not stop thinking of for the rest of the day.
During our meal later on that day at the hotel’s restaurant, Konrad (and his smile) happened also to be working at that time. I hadn’t discussed with my mother anything regarding what was on my mind and I had no idea that she had had one of those intuitions only Mothers can have and they… tend to show this intuition “only” at the time you would least expect it so naturally I could not believe my ears when suddenly I heard her asking from Konrad….
“Excuse me Sir, could you please come over here for just a minute?”
(……and so my embarrassment Begins)
Then she asked him if Mykonos is a safe island for me to go out on my own!!!!
(At that point I was wishing for the earth to open up and swallow me!!!)
…and just when I am thinking that there is no way this situation can become more embarrassing she asks Konrad if he would like to accompany me out on the town the next night!!!!
(Have you ever felt like dying from embarrassment???)
Even though I cannot recall a time in my life when I had been more embarrassed, deep inside I was very open to the idea and my mother had a very strong intuition that she could completely trust Konrad with me on a night out in crazy Mykonos town!
I did agree of course as Konrad handled the situation in style and made me feel very comfortable despite the way the “date request” had began and we arranged to meet the next evening and go out!
The next night was an amazing one, we went everywhere and got back to the hotel after 5.30am (this is actually early for Mykonos but for me this was crazy!!!!)
3 days later we left Mykonos and where on our way to Santorini but all I could think of and wanted was to stay in Mykonos and spend more time with Konrad! Then I decided to follow my heart’s desire and for the rest of our vacation we travelled back and forth to Mykonos from the other Aegean islands we had planned to visit. My sweet mother could not do anything else but follow me (well…this was her doing and let’s not forget the dinner embarrassment ) but unfortunately as much as I never wanted this vacation to end it was finally time to return to Australia no matter how much this broke my heart; there was no other way.
Konrad promised me he would visit me in Australia as soon as he could and as the gentleman he is he kept his promise and soon we were together again but on the other side of the world this time only for us both to be heartbroken again when it was his turn to leave me. We both new that what we had was so special and that nothing could keep us apart even though we were both from opposite sides of the planet and living completely different lives …. as soon as I got the chance…. off I was again on an airplane and very soon i was in Mykonos again to be with him.
This was the trip where he asked me to marry him!
He was so nervous and emotional and could not say the words so I eventually grabbed him and said…
“If you are going to ask me to marry you, JUST ASK ME!!!!!!
One year later we were back in the Greek islands to tie the knot and this time in the romantic and breathtaking island of Santorini where our wedding day (thanks’ to Julia) was so beautiful and magical; it was way beyond anything we could have expected and imagined…just like our love story and we have nothing but excitement for what other surprises the future may hold for us.
Decoration, Design and Details – Benita Hughes
Decoration, Design and Details – Benita Hughes