AN ECLECTIC GREEK WEDDING
Jack and Alexandra married on 4th November 2017
The wedding ceremony was held at the Greek Orthodox Community of St George, Brisbane. Followed by the reception at Loft West End, Brisbane.
Jack and Alexandra wore Story of Stefania crowns during their Greek wedding ceremony.
Why did you choose this stefana for your wedding?
We chose the Ivory Berries Stefana because they had the most natural, authentic look to it.
What was your theme or colour palette that inspired your wedding:
Our theme was quite eclectic with colour themes of burgundy and navy.
Any special/unique details included in your wedding:
A special detail to our wedding was our wishing well, it was Jack’s late Grandfather’s bowls bag – he was the most excited about our wedding.
A unique detail was the wedding cake, a three tiered “cheese cake” comprising of three wheels of cheese (hard cheddar, brie and blue). This was cut up and displayed at the back of the dance floor with crackers, lavosh and various dried and fresh fruits for everyone to make their own cheeseboard.
Another special detail to our wedding was that Alexandra’s brother (a jazz saxophonist) composed and played a song with his partner (on double bass).
Lastly a special moment was when Jack jumped on the DJ decks!
About the wedding day…
After discussions of baptising our future children as Greek Orthodox, Jack decided he wanted to become Greek Orthodox to unify us as a family. A decision of marriage in the Greek Orthodox Church was a natural step from there. The knowledge gained from Catechism classes regarding traditions and symbolism of the service, cemented that this was the perfect decision for us as it reflected our strong family and traditional values. The majority of our guests had never attended a Greek Orthodox Ceremony before. Therefore we made pamphlets titled “So you’re going to sit through a Greek Orthodox Wedding: A practical guide to not falling asleep and figuring out just what exactly is going on during Jack and Alex’s nuptials”. This allowed our guests to be right there with us – the Church was filled with love.
Following on from our ceremony, we wanted our eclectic reception to feel like a warm and welcoming house party with too much food, drinks flowing and hours upon hours of dancing. After our first dance, the entire room joined us for Zorba – with only four people from 110 knowing how to Zorba, the result was a unique one, however, the energy was so electric it was unforgettable. The day in all was a beautiful celebration and a reflection of our life and love together in the most fun, meaningful, “us” way we could have dreamt of.
Thank you Jack and Alexandra for sharing your beautiful and unique wedding story and photos. It is an honour to have made your stefana and be part of your special day. In all your photos, we can definitely feel the love you have for each other! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness together.
Venue: Greek Orthodox Community of St George, Brisbane. Loft West End, Brisbane
Wedding dress: Jenny Packham
Grooms/groomsman’s suits: MJ Bale
Cake: Fromage The Cow
Flowers: Bella Bloom Co
Hair and Makeup: Elizabeth Crossley HMUA
Photography: Janneke Storm
Music: DJ Nu Cache, Andrew Saragossi (saxophone) and Helen Svoboda (double bass)