HOUSTON GREEK ORTHODOX WEDDING
Stacie and Matthew were married in the newly renovated Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Houston, Texas. This was an extra special wedding to photograph because I grew up going to church with Stacie and her family. We used to play in the church basketball tournaments together, and we both went to Texas A&M. Stacie and Matthew were the very first couple to be married in the new cathedral, and it was an absolutely gorgeous wedding day from beginning to end!
Stacie showed me a photo of her wedding dress one day after church, so I couldn’t wait to finally see her wear it! Stacie was such a stunning bride, and one of my favorite parts of the day was watching her walk down the aisle with her dad. She had a huge smile on her face and she met her groom at the altar. The ceremony was gorgeous, and to make it even more meaningful, Matthew’s dad was one of the priests. He crowned them with the stefana, or Greek wedding crowns, which in part symbolize the honor and glory that is being given to the couple by God. (I still remember when Alex and I were standing at the altar getting married in August 2016; time flies!)
A NIGHT FILLED WITH GREEK DANCING
Once at the reception, there were beautiful floral arrangements on the tables and a dessert display overflowing with baklava and sweets. The night started with a delicious meal by Charlie’s Catering and some heartfelt toasts given by the wedding party. Then it was time for the party to get started! It was fun seeing familiar faces on the dance floor as soon as the Greek dancing started! Stacie and Matthew Greek danced the night away with all of their closest friends and family, and we were there to capture it all- from traditional line dancing to the classic Zeibekiko.
At the end of the night, guests were surprised with late night dessert (featuring Bluebell ice cream!), and then Stacie and Matthew rode away in style inside an old time Rolls Royce. Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Milanese! It was such an honor being a part of your big day!
Thank you to all of the wonderful wedding vendors!
Venue: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Hair and Makeup: Maria Stratigis
Catering: Charlie’s Catering
Florist: Mary Gregory
Dress: Whittington Bridal
DJ: John Papasideris
Videographer: Jimmy Stamos
Photography: Kati Hewitt Photography