I love a Greek wedding.
First, there’s the dancing – it seems, every guest is blessed with this ability to dance their socks off, from the toddlers through to the golden oldies.
Then, there’s the sense of community. It’s profound and so wonderfully strong.
And let’s not forget those ridiculously addictive short-bread biscuits that leave you with the icing sugar moustache. So good. So worth the icing-sugar moustache afterwards.
But what I love most about a Greek wedding is the warmest of warm welcomes I always receive. I always, always walk away feeling like family.
By the time their wedding day arrived, Katerina and Yianni felt like old friends. Just last July, I had captured the amazing Brisbane CBD winter wedding of Katerina’s brother Yianni, and his wife, Chrissy. A few months later, when the days were warmer and longer, I met Katerina and Yianni again in the City Botanic Gardens for their engagement shoot where they strolled amongst the fig trees and chased the last light of the day.
Their wedding came about at lightning speed. Contrary to it’s reputation for electrical storms and a humidity that makes my hair turn into a fright wig, this February day was mild, breezy and beautifully sunlit. Day gave way to night, with incredible clouds rising on the horizon making the perfect backdrop for what was a stunning night-time portrait for the newlyweds.
Thanks to the fantastic staff at Avenue Sixty-Four, Wynnum, who helped the day run so smoothly and for Bek, my personal buggy driver who navigated the course like a pro and allowed me to focus on capturing this awesome day.
Yianni and Katerina - and to your wonderful family and friends who made me feel like one of the family – this is your story x