[Real Wedding] Story of Heath and Eleni

A RUSTIC ADELAIDE GREEK WEDDING

Heath and Eleni married on the 20th February 2016

Their wedding ceremony was held at St Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Church followed by the reception at the National Wine Centre of Australia.

Heath and Eleni wore Story of Stefania crowns during their Greek wedding ceremony.

Why did you choose this stefana for your wedding?

Eleni: I chose the White Berries stefana because they are unique and traditional with a modern take. The colour matched my wedding dress. Also this stefana reminded me of my parents’ and grandparent’s stefana, that they had used for their weddings.

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What was your theme or colour palette that inspired your wedding?

We wanted a natural/rustic theme for our wedding. We did not have a colour palette in mind. The bridesmaids wore dusk pink colour dresses and the groomsmen wore grey suits, these colours really complemented each other.
Our bouquets and buttonholes were white with green foliage. Which we integrated throughout the National Wine Centre, on the table centre pieces and behind the bridal table.
We wanted the look of our wedding to be simple, yet pretty with a romantic feel.

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Any special/unique details included in your wedding?

Special details in our wedding were by the family and friends that created personal touches to it throughout the day.
My cousin Nakita who is a graphic designer, designed all our wedding stationary; including our invitations, menus and table numbers.
A friend from work painted our wooden welcome board sign that greeted our guests into the reception.
And the lovely Maria, who I have known for a long time, made our beautiful stefana and decorated our wedding candles for the church ceremony.

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About the wedding day…

Our wedding was on a beautiful summer’s day. The temperature was perfect at 26 degrees. I got ready at my parents house while Heath got ready at our house.

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We had 200 guests celebrate our wedding day with us.

After the church ceremony, Heath and I with our bridal party went to a suburb called Bowden for our photos. We loved the industrial setting of Bowden for our photos. Heath and I then left the bridal party for some more photos at the Adelaide Botanical Gardens. There were so many beautiful photo locations as we were walking from the Adelaide Botanical Gardens to the reception at the National Wine Centre.

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I would describe our reception as a party! We had our entrée, speeches and first dance straight away, so we could dance and party for the rest of the night! Our first dance was to David Grey – This Year’s Love. The rest of the music consisted of a mixture of Greek and English. Everyone was on the dance floor which was great to see.

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____[thank you]___

Eleni and Heath thank you for allowing me to create the stefana and decorate the wedding candles for your beautiful Greek wedding. It was truly an honour to witness such a loving couple become husband and wife. I had tears in my eyes during your ceremony, I felt so privileged to have made something that is a part of your wedding day. Eleni, I will never forget the moment when you were walking down the aisle and the way Heath looked at you during the church ceremony, it was truly beautiful. I wish you both a life time of happiness and great love for each other.

Suppliers:

Venue: National Wine Centre of Australia
Wedding dress: Alexis George
Bridesmaids dresses: For the Love of Grace
Bridal Jewellery: Miss Martini
Groom and Groomsman’s suits: Beg Your Pardon
Cake: Heidelberg Cakes
Flowers: Louise Woodhouse Flowers
Hair and Makeup: Pipsqueak in Saigon and Millie Herd
Photography: Tomek Photography
Music: Entertainment Adelaide

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