TRADITIONAL GREEK WEDDING GOES GLAM: Paula and Jason planned a stunning wedding extravaganza with all the glitz and glamour. And we've all seen "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", but if you haven't experienced the true joy of attending one, you are missing out! A Greek wedding is an event to truly remember. It starts with a traditional Greek wedding ceremony which is very serious and sacred. The ceremony is filled with symbolism and ancient traditions. And then followed by an amazing reception that goes well into the night with some of the wildest dancing you will ever see and where no guest is sitting down!!! This was exactly the experience Paula and Jason created for their huge guest list of friends and family.
During the ceremony and following Greek traditions, the bride and groom wear crowns. The bride and groom are literally seen as king and queen for the day! And this queen was totally on trend and incorporated multiple wedding dresses into her BIG day. And she didn’t just “SAY YES TO THE DRESS” but THREE! Yes, that’s no typo…. She wore 3 wedding dresses!!! TRIPLE the wedding dresses equal 3 times the WOW factor. And she totally did just that! Paula had a "that's the one" wedding dress moment...with more than one dress. So when this happens I suppose you buy them all. I mean who doesn’t what the chance to wear multiple gorgeous, sparkly dresses in the same evening? I say yes, please! She accessorized all 3 dresses with jewelry given to her from her father that were family heirlooms re-set specially for the day. The feature piece was her diamond necklace made from her departed mothers wedding ring <3
Beyond the attire, Paula and Jason wanted a romantic evening that melded modern elegant design with Old World traditions. The church’s grand vaulted ceilings and dramatic baroque columns provided the perfect backdrop for the elegant traditional Greek ceremony. After the ceremony the bride and groom were welcomed by a huge crowd and celebrated the night away with feasting, drinking and loads of dancing to the live band! The couple decided to transform the churches gymnasium/event space into a romantic getaway. This space was dark wood paneled and looks very dated but with the help of some talented vendors- the space was completely changed. White draping on the walls and ceilings with added blue up-lighting, centerpiece pin spots and chandeliers brought new life to the room. Flower arrangements included 1,200 roses. 3 foot tall glass centerpieces contained one white orchid inside each; accompanied by candles that decorated the tables gave the scenery a classy and refined look. The reception space was transformed into a sea of blue and gold.
Every detail, from the lush linens, sleek ice sculptures, candles to the overflowing floral arrangements, was pure perfection. The guests enjoyed an abundance of food, drinks and walked away with bags of goodies from the candy bar and a gift of a glass coaster set, and heart bottle cork. This BIG beautiful Greek wedding was truly unforgettably gorgeous!
Ceremony/Reception: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Event Coordinator: Kathy Piech-Lukas-Your Dream Day Café | Flowers: Floral V Designs
Cake: Ashley's Pastry Shop | Catering: Vertigo
Limousine: Emerald Limousine Service | Band: George Karris | DJ: All The Right Tunes
Ice Sculptures: Ramone Ice Sculptures | Décor Rentals: Prime Time, Ambience Events, Party Pleasers
Paper Goods: Paper Pod Designs | Dress Shops: Altar Bound Bridal & Kleinfeld Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Pinned Up