Gay Love in Athens – Eleni Dona
Gay Love in Athens

Jon & Steven

Gay Love in Athens


Step into the enchanting world of Jon and Steven, where love knows no bounds and every moment is a cherished memory. Join us as we journey through the vibrant streets of Athens, Greece, capturing the essence of their love story through the lens of a gay-friendly photographer. From their serendipitous meeting to a dreamy engagement shoot against the backdrop of the Parthenon, this tale is bound to warm your heart.

A Love Story Ignites

Picture this: Steven and Jon's love story begins amidst the swirling smoke of a cigar social in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In February 2020, Jon, escaping the winter chill of Washington, DC, stumbled upon Steven's captivating smile. What followed was a whirlwind of romance, with late-night calls and plans that bridged the miles between them.

Two men, a gay couple, standing together in front of a tree, smiling and enjoying each other's company.

Love Conquers All

As the world grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic, Jon and Steven found solace in each other's arms. Quarantining together in Fort Lauderdale, their bond grew stronger, paving the way for a future filled with shared dreams and endless possibilities. By September 2020, they made it official, with Jon relocating to Steven's side permanently.

A Proposal to Remember

Fast forward to June 2023, and Athens beckons with its timeless beauty. For Steven, the Parthenon holds a special place in his heart, evoking memories of childhood visits to its replica in Nashville, Tennessee. Jon, knowing this, orchestrates a magical proposal atop a rooftop bar, with the Acropolis as their witness. Amidst the breathtaking views, Steven says "yes" without hesitation.

Capturing Forever

The following day, Jon surprises Steven with a photoshoot to immortalize their engagement against the backdrop of Athens' ancient wonders. With every click of the camera, their love story unfolds, a testament to the power of love and the beauty of shared moments.

Two men, a gay couple, sitting closely together on a bench in a park.

From Engagement to Happily Ever After

In January 2024, surrounded by loved ones, Jon and Steven exchange vows, sealing their love in matrimony. As they embark on this new chapter together, their journey serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration for lovebirds everywhere.

Love shines brightest in the embrace of acceptance

As we bid farewell to Athens and the unforgettable moments shared by Jon and Steven, let us remember that love knows no boundaries. With a gay-friendly photographer by their side, their story is a testament to the beauty of love in all its forms, reminding us to cherish each moment and hold onto love's light, even in the darkest of times.

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