AN ELEGANT AND TIMELESS GREEK WEDDING
Cameron and Kathryn married on the 11th June 2016
Their wedding ceremony was held at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, Thebarton, followed by the reception at Glen Ewin Estate.
Cameron and Kathryn wore Story of Stefania crowns during their Greek wedding ceremony.
Why did you choose this stefana for your wedding?
Kathryn: my auntie Eugenia Pantahos is the author of a beautiful book called Greek Life. We read in the book that stefana were traditionally made from orange blossom, intertwined and joined with a ribbon. We chose the ivory berries stefana with that inspiration in mind.
What was your theme or colour palette that inspired your wedding?
We didn’t really have one! We just chose things we liked as we went along!
We both love dark blue, so it was an easy choice for our bridesmaids to select a French navy dress from Review. Michael from Beg Your Pardon made a bespoke French navy suit for Cameron. He fitted our groomsman with grey suits, making sure all the fabrics worked well together.
Lilli-Anthus Floral Design worked with Kathryn and her mama; soft whites and silvery greens were chosen for the bouquets, church arrangements and guest tables, and deep reds were a special touch added to the bridal table.
Any special/unique details included in your wedding?
Our families are so important to us, so most of our special details relate to them!
Our first unique detail, is Kathryn’s engagement ring. It is a simple gold band with 11 diamonds to symbolise the coming together of our two families, 11 people all together.
Our siblings made up our bridal party and it was so much fun spending the day with them. Cameron’s three sisters were the bridesmaids and Kathryn’s twin brothers were the groomsmans.
Kathryn and her cousin James are born a day apart and have spent their lives celebrating milestones together, so James was an easy choice to be their Koumbaro.
Another unique detail was Kathryn’s “something borrowed”. Kathryn’s yiayia passed away five years before their wedding, so it was very special that Kathryn’s papou lent her one of yiayia’s special brooches. The brooch was pinned on Kathryn’s bouquet as a small reminder of yiayia throughout the day.
A special detail that we loved was that Cameron’s maternal grandmother Pat and his mother Julie made the top and middle layers of the wedding cake. These two layers made it all the way from Tasmania to Adelaide! Kathryn’s mother Lavina made the bottom layer of the cake.
Both of our families were intertwined into all of the wedding planning, decisions and celebrations and we are so lucky to have so many special memories.
About the wedding day…
We can describe it in one word – perfect! We just wanted to get married and everything on top of that was a gift. Father Diogenis and Father Con from Saint George Greek Church were so generous with their guidance and their ceremony was beautiful. We had an amazing wedding day with our closest family and friends, almost half of whom had travelled from interstate to be with us.
Thank you Kathryn and Cameron for allowing me to create the stefana and candles for your beautiful wedding. Kathryn you are such a kind and beautiful soul! It was lovely working and getting to know you. I love what I do because I get to meet such wonderful and unforgettable people like yourself. I wish you and Cameron a lifetime of love and happiness shared together.
Venue: Glen Ewin Estate
Wedding dress: Anastasia Bridal Couture
Bridesmaid dresses: Review
Bridal Jewellery: Roman and French
Groom/groomsman’s suits: Beg Your Pardon
Cake: decorated by Heidelberg Cakes
Flowers: Lilli-Anthus Floral Design
Hair and Makeup: Kathryn’s cousin Marie Kargiotis and Clip Joint
Photography: Klick Creative
Music: Nick Apostolou
Invitations: Kiki and Poppi