Magali Montori & Dan Callinan
Photography by Stefano Santucci
LOVERS, Magali Montori and Dan Callinan, are globe trotters with their own romantic Ios love story. Their connection sparked on a summer night out in Ios. Mags was out with her girlfriends, and Dan was playing darts with his friends at the local pub. The night flowed into the early hours of the morning, where the two chatted until sunrise. It is then that they knew something pretty special was developing.
Their love took them on an adventure around the globe, and Dan travelled to meet Mags whenever he could. By the end of the European summer, they had planned a trip to Peru to conquer the Machu Picchu trek and made their way to Argentina to meet Mags’ family. Then after months of travelling, they returned to the island where it all began.
These two magnetic souls were the perfect couple for the ‘LOVERS’ shoot. Mags’ passionate Argentinian flair with Australian sweetheart Dan, created an intense chemistry which was perfectly captured by Italian photographer Stefano Santucci.
The Isle’s inspiration for ‘LOVERS’ intimate wedding shoot was artfully curated around the picturesque window at Ios Club. The textural details of the floral installation were paired with soft, loose fabrics and layered with ornate napkins and tableware. Candles set the ambience of the space as the sun began to set and a storm loomed in the distance behind neighbouring islands. The temper of the sky created a dramatic setting for Santucci to capture. The cinematic shoot was perfectly executed as Dan and Mag’s electric chemistry amplified the aligning elements.
Tell us about your lifestyle together since you first met…
A constant learning and evolving adventure. Going from completely single to making two separate individual’s lives into one while traveling from place to place. Definitely a challenge but worth every second.
What is your secret to a successful relationship?
Total transparent honesty as well as investing your time in each other. Collect as many quality moments as possible.
What do you love most about each other?
We love each other in a very unconditional way. Always being open and honest with our emotions, supporting each other no matter what the situation is and embracing our mistakes to make our relationship stronger.
What’s a place that holds a special memory for you and your love story?
Definitely Ios, where we met and spent the most magical moments. Always good to go back to the island that brought us together.
Which song holds a special memory for you and your love story?
There’s so many that spark thoughts about each other!
Tell us about the Lovers shoot with The Isle…
So much fun! It was basically about being ourselves with each other and enjoying the moment.
“Falling in love is not rational. It's madness. A beautiful, wonderful moment of magnificent insanity."
- Bitter Sweet Love
― Michael Faucet
Creative Direction / The Isle
Styling & Flowers / The Isle
Photography / Stefano Santucci
Videography / Lewis Martin
Venue / Ios Club
Stationery / Valencia
Tableware / White Lilac Rentals
Candles and fabric / The Isle
Cake / Elsie for The Isle
Hair and Makeup / Emily Hill Artistry
Bridal gown / Natalie Rolt
Jewellery / Theros Jewellery
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The Isle is a bespoke planning, styling and design studio based in Ios, Greece and Perth, Australia, specialising in curating timeless destination weddings and elopements imbued with emotion and intimacy, to create unforgettable moments for couples and guests alike.