Being of Greek descent, I’ve been to more than my share of Greek weddings. This made today’s wedding even more enjoyable as I already knew where to stand for the best photos and how the ceremony and day was going to go. So to say I was looking forward to this wedding is an understatement.
I love tradition, it’s one of the many reasons I enjoy wedding photography, and Dimitra & Dionysios’ wedding did not disappoint!
The day started early with a blessing of the groom (Red scarf blessing) and traditional music and dancing that worked its way from inside the house to the backyard.
The bride’s house started off slow but quickly got into full swing with traditional music and before you knew it, everyone moved out to the front of the house and was dancing on the street, before moving onto the church.
The ceremony was at Saint Gerasimos Greek Orthodox Church, Leichhardt, and what seemed like a whole village turned up to see Dimitra & Dionysios get married on a extremely hot October long weekend.
After the ceremony, we took family portraits at Leichhardt Park, the same park where we did their engagement photos. Then we moved onto the Bridal Party Portraits as the couple had set aside lots of time before the reception.
During most weddings, you don’t have the luxury to spend 3 hours for the family and bridal party portraits. It’s normally a lot less and very rushed, usually only around 30 minutes – 1 hour, including travel time. So, it was good to be able to slow down and not rush.
Bridal portraits took place at Martin Place, using the sandstone buildings as our backdrop. Then we moved onto the Sydney Conservatory of Music. This worked extremely well, as the building looks like a castle from the outside and matched the elegance of Dionysios’ morning suit, which gave their photos a regal feel to them. You could imagine they were walking on the grounds of their estate.
After a short ride through the city and over the Anzac Bridge, it was onto the reception at Albert Palais Function Center in Leichhardt.
Blessing of the groom, Red scarf blessing
The nerves are gone, dancing with the Groom’s side of the family
Finishing touches with the bridesmaids
Stopping traffic, the bride dances with her parents before leaving for church
Martin Place was our first stop for bridal portraits, the sandstone buildings and large entry ways acted as our backdrop.
Happy times, goofing around and big laughs
Bridal portraits outside the Sydney Conservatory of Music.
Riding in the limo through the streets of Sydney
Bride & Groom first dance at the Albert Palais Function Center
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