Photography | Life Story Photography—Amy and Jennifer
Video | Kent Mast Videography
Florist | Allium Floral Design & Event Styling
Ceremony Venue | Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
Reception Venue | Double Tree Reading
DJ | DJ Leonidas Marcantonis
Drapery | LEO Design Gallery
Elena and Pete’s wedding was our first opportunity to photograph a Greek Orthodox wedding and what a joy it was! The event was attended by hundreds of guests, with many traveling from Greece to see them wed. Their ceremony was full of meaningful traditions, the most beautiful being the Stefana, or crowning ceremony in which the priest places a pair of ornate crowns over the head of the bride and groom, symbolizing the nobility and honor of marriage, and their new roles together as king and queen of their household. Pete and Elena’s great love for each other was so evident throughout their day, from the touching moments of their first glance together to their first dance. After dinner, they led their guests in traditional Greek circle dancing that lasted late into the night. Keep an eye out for images with dollar bills strewn about the dance floor, another tradition by which guests and family contribute towards paying the live band. It was a magical day for a beautiful couple.
Congratulations, Elena & Pete, and best wishes for a long and beautiful life together!
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