Category Archives: Greek Wedding Photography and Video Birmingham

10 Oct

Greek Wedding Photography & Video at Alrewas Hayes // Angelique & Dan

Dan and Angelique married in a beautiful traditional Greek wedding at Church of the Holy Trinity and St. Lukes in Erdington followed by their wedding reception at the stunning Alrewas Hayes  We love this venue and all the pockets of photographic beauty it offer!

In the morning, we arrived at Angelique’s family home where her stunning Bridesmaids were getting ready. As Angelique was at Black Orchid Salon in Shfinal getting her hair fixed and makeup done by the talented Lily Moroney, we had the chance to capture her beautiful Watters Brides wedding dress from London Bride Couture. The bridesmaids wore dazzling rose gold sequin maxi dresses, big give away to the colour scheme. We took the girls into the garden and captured them all dolled up and ready to be their Brides girl-squad. Once Angelique arrived and put her dress on, the traditional Greek blessings began at home before our lovely bride set off to become a married woman. The blessings were carried out while the wonderful band Nostalgia played traditional greek music and songs.
 
The traditional Greek wedding ceremony was beautifully carried out. Dan and Angelique exchanged vows, wedding bands and more importantly the Stefana. These are pretty delicate crown like headbands connected with a piece of ribbon, which symbolises that they have become royalty in the house of God. After this lovely wedding ceremony, the guests waited outside the church for Dan and Angelique and they were met by an absolute explosion of confetti. We’ve seen confetti before, but nothing like this! We LOVED IT!
 
The couple later arrived at Alrewas Hayes where guests were mingling on the venue grounds, while swigging champagne and eating canopies and sweets from the sweet stand. Violinist Janine Heath entertained guests while the couple had formal photographs taken with guests. Our team managed to capture the beautiful reception decor while guests and the couple had their photographs. Their stunning cake matched the theme of the wedding and was created by Elite Cakes in Solihull. We got to try some at the end of the night! It was as delicious as it looked!
 
Guests were seated for their wedding breakfast before speeches began. Speeches were both funny and emotional, such a great capture. The couple cut their lovely tall wedding cake before taking to the floor for their first dance and what a beautiful first dance it was. They choreographed the entire dance and it looked magical, with twirls and lifts just like from a movie. we loved every moment of it! The dance floor finally opened and the party began. Nostalgia, the Greek wedding band, entertained the guests all night with traditional greek songs as well as a mix of english songs here and there.

This wedding was truly one to remember and we are so thankful to our lovely Bride and Groom Angelique and Dan, for choosing us to capture their stunning wedding celebrations.

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08 Oct

Greek Wedding Photography at St Johns Hotel, Solihull // Chris & Zoe

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Zoe and Chris married in a traditional Greek wedding at the Greek Orthodox Church, Holy Trinity and St. Lukes, in Erdington followed by their reception party at St. John’s Hotel in Solihull. Zoe got ready at home surrounded by her loved ones. We were greeted by her stunning wedding dress displayed on a mannequin. That’s a first for us! But we were able to capture it beautiful while Zoe had her hair and makeup done. The dress was in a princess style with a bardot neckline. It had lots of soft flowing tulle material and embellishement detail on the hem and waist. We couldn’t wait to capture portraits of Zoe wearing it.

As with any Greek wedding morning, there was lots of exciting hustle and bustle along with a lovely display of food. We love the morning buzz! Traditionally, Zoe’s family had a Greek band come to the house to play traditional songs while the morning blessings began.  This includes putting the finishing touches on the Bride, the Kapnistiri Merecha blessing and the red ribbon ceremony for both Bride and Groom at their respective family homes. After a few family portraits, we got the chance to have a little time with Zoe to capture some bridal portraits of her in her stunning wedding gown. 
 
Chris also got ready at home and had identical blessings carried out by his loved ones. The other half of our team were also greeted by lots of food and an exciting atmosphere. Chris was dressed by his loved ones and opted to wear a traditional Greek Groom’s outfit. We hadn’t see this before but we were chuffed to witness and capture our groom embracing his culture. After the blessing ceremonies, we took family portraits at the house before we all headed off to the Church. When Chris got to the church, he was presented with a bouquet of flowers, which traditionally is offered to his wife-to-be when she meets him at the alter. 
 
The wedding ceremony began and the couple exchanged their promises. Once the exchange of the Stefanas were complete the couple were officially newlyweds. Once we got outside the church, the couple were met with an explosion of confetti to congratulate them on their new journey into marriage. 
 
Guests made their way to the wedding reception venue and awaited their newly married couple. Once Chris and Zoe made their entrance and guests began their three course meal, we took the couple out into a nearby park and captured a couples photoshoot session. Luckily, the sun was out for us and created beautiful light and haze, which made for stunning photos and footage. 
 
Once the couple went back into the venue, they headed straight for the dance floor to have their first dance. This lead onto the dance floor opening and lots of couples and loved ones joining them for a dance. The party went on for a while before the cake cutting ceremony. Once the cake had been cut, the partied continued before the Bride and Groom took centre stage one more time for the traditional money dance. 
 
To finish of the wedding celebrations, we took the couple out one more time to capture some closing portrait shots. We love capturing greek weddings and it was an absolute pleasure to be part of your special day. Thank you Chris and Zoe. 

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