Ahh, my first Greek wedding. What a cool experience! I spent a lot of time on Wikipedia and other corners of the internet trying to learn as much as I could about the traditions and what to expect at the ceremony, but there’s nothing like first hand experience.
The ceremony was at the Greek Orthodox Church in Cranston, Rhode Island and the ceremony was at the Providence Public Library. Amanda and I had such a good time with Andrea and Chris at this one! It was awesome to see the how important the family is, and to see the traditional elements of the ceremony like the crowns. The party at the Providence Public Library wasn’t too shabby, either! The Bluecube came along for the ride to this one and made itself at home at the bottom level of the library.
We took photos in the city in the surrounding area of the library. There were some stormy skies brewing around but we were able to sneak in all the photos before it did its thing. Andrea and Chris, having already done an engagement session, were pros and everything went really smoothly.
We did all the family photos inside the library since it’s so cool in there. I set up some lights and we went to town with the family combos.
Had a great time with Andrea, Chris, and their families at the first viewing. It’s so awesome to get back together when everything’s over and see the pictures for the first time. Thank you guys so much for having us, it was an awesome experience! Hope you love the photos!
Ceremony Venue: Church of the Annunciation
Reception Venue: Providence Public Library
Event Planning: Colleen Kimmel
Floral Design: Flowers by Semia
Cake/Dessert: Elizabeth Varr (friend of bride)
Band: Ta Pethia (Greek Band)
DJ: Peter Wildermuth
Hair: Femme Fatale Salon
Makeup: Salon KG
Officiant: Father Dean Panagos
Lighting/Rentals: Morins, Rentals Unlimited
Transportation: Rockstar Limos
Bride’s Dress: Lindee Daniels
Bridal Shop: Andria Bird Bridal, Newport RI
Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew
Groomsmen’s Attire: Canturberry’s