I love the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” It’s one of my all-time favorites. This was my first time ever photographing a Greek wedding. The bride is Greek and the groom is from Boston, so there was quite the difference between the two families. I really enjoyed getting to know Bill and his family. When I knocked on his hotel room door around 2:30 PM, he, his groomsmen and his dad were all getting their vests, ties, jackets and shoes on. The conversations I heard in a room full of men from Boston was definitely… ummm…different (smile).
My friend, Tara Mauldin, (I was her second shooter and assistant) went to the bride’s house where she was getting ready. (Check out her blog for more pictures of this wedding, coming soon.)
The ceremony took place at St. Nektarios Greek Church here in Charlotte, NC. I walked in and was super excited to get to photograph the inside of this place. I’m all about color and texture!
The poor groomsmen hanged in there while the weather outside was in the 90’s. It was a rough July day.
Bill has such beautiful nieces. I loved photographing them throughout the day.
Right before the ceremony, the bride and groom’s family all lined up. The lobby was filled chatter and laughter, mostly in Greek. Made me smile.
Everyone is waiting…
I caught the bride peeking out of the classroom window, waiting for the crowd in the lobby to clear.
Look at that ring…my, oh my.
The moment we were all waiting for…
The inside of the church had balconies all the way around it. I spent some time up there during the ceremony.
Mr. & Mrs….
And the ring again…
Man and Wife!
Again, she made me smile.
Then over to the Marriott City Center where cocktail hour was going on.
I love this photo below.
There was traditional Greek dancing and music. Everyone gathered in a circle, holding onto one another and dancing around the reception. It was so much fun!
No Windex, broken plates, or people spitting on the bride and groom, but I had a fantastic time shooting this wedding!
Congrats, Bill and Anna! Thanks for letting me be a part of your day! 😉 OPA!!!!