Who: Rachel + George
Where: The Greek Orthodox Church
Q: Describe your wedding day in five words?
Colourful, Traditional, Joyful, Celebration, Fun!
Q: What was the highlight?
Seeing George for the first time on the big day when I walked up to stand up next to him at the altar. Also, walking into our reception seeing the beautiful, colourful flowers and amazing fairylight-lit roof that took my breath away (having spent so long organising it).
Q: Funniest moment?
Our MC’s James and James were absolutely hilarious, they had us in stitches all night. They really added to the overall mood of fun at our wedding and because they were my cousins they really added a personal touch. I think it made everyone at ease and set the tone for the night to be one of happiness and laughter – something really important to George and I.
Q: How did you feel throughout the day?
Unbelievably happy, everything I had spent so much time looking forward to was finally here and I couldn’t have asked for more of a perfect day.
Q: What did you love about your wedding photographs?
It was slightly overcast when we went out to our location shoot between the ceremony and reception so Andrew took really some very “moody” photographs which turned out amazingly. He really captured the details of my gown, special moments with my parents and took some amazing pictures of our flower girls and boys. He and Anna also knew exactly which moments were most important and captured them beautifully. It made it very hard to only pick a handful of favourites for our album.
Q: Do you have any advice for brides-to-be?
Try not to take it all so seriously.
Q: If you could change anything, would you?
Not a thing.
Q: Why did you choose Andrew as your photographer?
Andrew is a friend of both of our families and has photographed many of our friends weddings. We love his work, it was the easiest decision we had to make for our wedding.
Q: Is there one photograph that sums up the day for you?
If I had to pick one, it would be of George picking me up with a huge smile on his face outside of the church just after the ceremony, where we were surrounded by our family and friends.
Q: Best advice you’ve been given about love and marriage?
Be kind to one another. Always.
Q: When did you know he was THE ONE?
George and I dated for a long time before he popped the question. There wasn’t one particular moment when I thought to myself “this is it”, I think the longer you spend with someone, the more you grow to love them. I definitely knew we were compatible pretty early on. We balance each other out, though we are both pretty crazy. It is fun being around each other, which I think is one of the most important aspects of a relationship. We share a special sense of humour that only we understand.
Q: What was his speech like?
I could tell that he started off being quite nervous, but once he started telling everyone a hilarious story about when he first met my slightly overprotective dad, he definitely was more at ease. The serious parts of his speech had me in tears; he really is a softie.
Q: You chose to have a large wedding with lots of guests – why did you decide to do that rather than a small wedding?
It was really important to our families to have everyone there. We are usually pretty lowkey people ourselves, but we did the traditional large wedding more for the sake of our families than ourselves. It actually ended up being a great day having all our friends and relatives around us to celebrate. I wouldn’t do it any differently if I had my time again.
Q: Apparently there was some drama around the time you were both about to say your vows? Can you share what that was?
The Greek church was very hot (being November) and being so full and I think George was a little nervous and hadn’t had a sensible breakfast. All these things lead to him being a little weak at the knees up at the altar. He came good after a few minutes, everyone was cheering for him. I didn’t quite know what to do so I had a fit of nervous giggles. And then it turned out to be great material for our MC’s at the reception.
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