A big, fat Greek wedding, this was not. Bride and groom, Marie and Theodore, wanted to stay true to Greek traditions for their Big Day, but didn’t want to steer far from their personal tastes – elegant, simple and classic.

Combining these two distinct styles, Marie and Theodore created a beautiful wedding which managed to be tasteful with a distinctly Mediterranean flavour.

The ceremony was held at the St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Marrickville in front of 235 of the couple’s close friends and family. The weather on the day went from brilliant sunshine to sporadic rain, making the photography more challenging; however Eclipse Studios Photography made the most of the changing conditions and moved the wedding party between Sydney University and Martin Place, giving them a range of different backgrounds to work with.

The reception venue was Doltone House, Sylvania Waters which was styled in line with Marie’s brief – in black and white with touches of nude, champagne and crystal.

For their entrance into the venue, the couple wanted something extra special; so they worked with the DJ to develop their own personal music track. As they danced into the room, fireworks exploded and a Lebanese drummer, bongo player and bouziki player followed them in – an entrance, they say, that got everyone on the dance-floor immediately!

Marie’s highlight of the night came when Theodore surprised her with a gift – a puppy. This unexpected gift caused Marie to burst into tears from all the happiness of the day, backing up our strong belief that the way to a girl’s heart is with diamonds, wedding cake and baby animals.

Marie and Theodore agree that they’ve never laughed, smiled and danced so much in their entire lives and that the wedding was best day ever.

Posted in Classic, Real Weddings by wedded wonderland

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