AND THE BRIDE WORE… A TOTALLY SWOON-WORTHY WATERCOLOUR WEDDING DRESS
Today I am so excited to share this Greek wedding with an alternative twist! I love the idea of getting married in a coloured wedding dress, which is just one of the reasons, I can’t wait for you to see this wedding. This bride went bold! You are going to love it!
Oh and I forgot to mention Kristina and Rory planned this amazing wedding in just 4 months!
“I couldn’t give myself too long because I would only procrastinate until the deadline felt real” She told us.
“We really wanted to throw a beautiful backyard wedding that had great food and lots of alcohol. My parent’s backyard is gorgeous and my mom has incredible taste, so I knew I could relax and be confident that with minimal decorations and good lighting the yard would look amazing. I wanted as much color and as many flowers as possible and the garden didn’t disappoint! Our colors for the wedding were just ‘colors of the sunset’” She continued.
“I saw my dress on Net-A-Porter, by Lela Rose, and immediately fell in love. It fit perfectly and looked amazing. I typically am drawn to more minimal styles and neutral colors and Rory loves colors and isn’t afraid of patterns- so this was really fun for me to surprise him by wearing such a bold dress (he assumed I was wearing white)” She added.
“My mom is an artist and I had her paint some watercolor backgrounds that matched my dress. I used those and designed the wedding invitations. Rory never knew they looked like my dress until he saw me at the top of the stairs.”
“I had often heard that people really don’t notice the little things that don’t go perfectly at weddings, so my attitude was to not stress about them in the first place. The day of, I was with my best friend and it was just so much fun spending time with her and my family. We didn’t have bridesmaids or groomsmen, we each just had our best friends as Matron of Honor and Best Man.”
“What made the day so extra special for me was being surrounded by family. We are Greek, so you can imagine a similar household to My Big Fat Greek Wedding. My aunt (and godmother) and I made Spanakopita while my brother made trays of Baklava. My dad made two of the cakes (we had a table of cakes) and we had Greek food catering that supplied the rest of the food, including a lamb on a spit!”
“So many moments made the day unique, from our first shots of Oozo after the ceremony, to Skyping with my grandmother in Ashland, to people making it a pool party half way through and jumping on a huge floaty swan. Rory made the entire playlist for the evening from Pre-ceremony through reception. The dinner playlist had Greek and soul music which turned to dancing music as the night went on. It was amazing. He’s a musician has the best taste in music so he knew what to play to make everyone want to dance.”
“We did a Greek custom where we wear silk flower crowns that are connected by a ribbon at the alter. My best friend said a few words in Greek while crossing the crowns over our head. We were able to use the same crowns my parent’s used 43 years ago that day. It was incredibly special.”
“We all drank and ate too much, I danced the whole time and we all stayed until after midnight and took a cab with our friends downtown where we finally got to our hotel room.”
“The next morning we slowly made our way back to my parents where my aunts and uncles made a huge breakfast and we all hung out and opened presents and then went back home and ordered pizza and tried to get over our insane hangover as a married couple.”