Hi, my name is Maria and I am a wife to Dimitri and mummy to Theodore. I am also the owner and creator of Story of Stefania. When I’m not doing my wifey/mummy duties, I am hand making personalised Greek wedding crowns.
Weddings and all things personalised are my passion! The romance and beauty of weddings inspire me every day! People often ask me, “So how did you get started with making stefana”? It all started because I wanted to add something personalised to the Greek wedding ceremony. The idea came to me that the stefana joining ribbon could be personalised with the bride and groom names and wedding date. It’s something that I had never seen before and I would want for my own wedding.
I believe personalised Greek wedding crowns are unique and are a new trend for our generation of Greek weddings.
I taught myself how to make stefana and before I knew it I began selling online to couples/koumbari (best man or maid of honour) from around the world! It is honestly so special getting to know the brides or koumbari purchasing Story of Stefania crowns. There are a lot of good people in this world and I am lucky to have such kind and appreciative customers! It is surreal when I see wedding photos of couples wearing the stefana I hand made.
Although I put so much effort and heart into each stefana order I make, my devotion is also to my family. My husband and son are my heart and soul, their love and support motivates me to make my dreams a reality and I can’t wait to share with you our exciting times ahead!
On my blog I will post about Story of Stefania [Real Weddings] and posts about events happening in my life as a Greek wife and mum.
Photo credit: Luke Greaves Photography