A CLASSIC ADELAIDE GREEK WEDDING
Nicholas and Angie married on the 5th November 2016
The wedding ceremony was held at the Greek Orthodox Church of Archangels Michael and Gabriel. Followed by the reception at Adelaide Pavilion with their 120 guests.
Nicholas and Angie wore Story of Stefania crowns during their Greek wedding ceremony.
Why did you choose this stefana for your wedding?
We wanted simple and elegant stefana that would also stand out in our photos. Maria created custom made stefana that had diamantés, pearls and Swarovski crystals to match the details on my wedding dress. The stefana caught the light perfectly during the church ceremony.
What was your theme or colour palette that inspired your wedding?
The colours we used throughout our wedding was white, black and gold which suited our classic theme.
The bridesmaid dresses were a soft pink colour that worked very well with the groomsman’s black classic suits. My bridal bouquet was all white with david austin roses and baby’s breath while the bridesmaids had white with a touch of soft pink in their bouquets. The groom and groomsman’s had a white rose and baby’s breath buttonholes.
Our wedding stationary added the gold element to our wedding; invitation, church ceremony booklet, table seating cards etc were all matching and set the tone for our classic and elegant wedding.
Any special/unique details included in your wedding?
A special detail included into our wedding was our bomboniere. Nick’s paternal family is from the Greek island of Rhodes. A tradition in Rhodes is to give pasteli (sesame sweet biscuit) when it is a joyous occasion, such as a wedding. Nick and I together with Nick’s parents and paternal grandparents made pasteli a few days before the wedding to give to wedding guests. The pasteli was included with the sugared almonds in an organza bag that was attached to the bomboniere. It was a very special day making pasteli as a family, continuing on traditions for our wedding.
Another special detail was that our personalised stefana were handmade by my sister, Maria. An important part of the wedding ceremony is the “Crowning” and we were excited to wear the crowns Maria had made just for us.
About the wedding day…
It was important to us to create a special day that represent us as a couple but also bringing our two families together.
We both got ready that wedding morning at our family homes. It was so special to leave for the church, from the houses we grew up in. A main highlight was having our Greek wedding ceremony at the same church Nicholas’s parents had married.
Once the church ceremony was completed and all our guests congratulated us, we went into the Adelaide CBD for our bridal photos. Taking photos at Adelaide iconic city spots, such as Adelaide Arcade, Adelaide Botanical Gardens and the Adelaide General Post Office was so fun. We loved our afternoon exploring Adelaide with our bridal party enjoying our special day.
The party got started straight away at our reception. There was a lot of Greek dancing and “kefi” that night! A highlight from our night was our first dance, local singer Anthony Gosti performed “All Of Me” by John Legend. Most important highlight was watching our family and friends celebrating, especially the guests that travelled from interstate made it truly special for us.
Thank you Nick and Angie for sharing your beautiful wedding story with us. I am truly honoured to be a part of your wedding and I am honestly a proud older sister. Watching my younger sister and her soulmate wearing stefana I had made was truly an unforgettable moment in my life. Your wedding was magical and a day that showcased your timeless love for one another.
Venue: Adelaide Pavilion
Wedding dress: Adelaide Bride and Blooms. Alterations made by couturist Sok Hoffman from Malachi Empire
Bridesmaids dresses: ASOS
Bridal Jewellery: Ronza George
Groom/groomsman’s suits: Peter Shearer
Flowers: Blooming Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Crazy Beautiful
Photography: Kim Stevens at Panache Photography
Music: Anthony Gosti from Prestige Entertainment
Bomboniere: Candles from Luna and Luxe