Greece wedding photography (part 3)

designer apparelCarol's stunning Kenneth Poole wedding dress, with Badgley Mischka "Randee" shoes.

girls namesAll of Carol's single girl friends wrote their names on the bottoms of Carol's shoes---custom dictates that the first to rub off will be the next to marry!

careful with that dressLove Carol's expression as a helper hangs the dress for her

earrrings

greeting guestsMeanwhile, Pete was prepping in his apartment nearby while family arrived to wish him well. Photo by Matt.

bride

waiting gamePhoto by Matt

shoe ceremonyAnother custom: Some of Pete's male relatives/friends delivered Carol's shoes and helped her put them on. She pretended they didn't fit, so they had to stuff them with money!

euro dollars

wedding gown

tighten a tieImage by Matt

shavingPete allowed his cousins and male friends to help him shave, in accordance with tradition. Image by Matt.

bride and bouquet

wedding gown and shoes

wedding paradeMatt had the good fortune of accompanying Pete with half the wedding party through the street to the church.

wedding parade 2Heads were turned, to say the least

Meet me at the churchOnce at the church, there was a traditional "tug of war" as the bride made her way up the steps slowly, trying to get Pete to meet her halfway.

paparazziLOL

Met(Pete conceded one step forward)

preveza church

interior churchcouple at altarringsgreek orthodox ceremonycircletI think they might have pulled a hair putting Carol's stefana on!

flower girlsPhoto by Matt

wiping faceCarol's sister Michelle being a dutiful attendant

throwing rice

emotionPete's mom

newlyweds

couple and groom

bride black and white

church image

destination wedding

cutting

margarona royalThe reception was held at the Margarona Royal Hotel in Preveza

greek dancesImage by Matt

celebrationImage by Matt

hot

greek dancingImage by Matt

first dance

Congratulations Carol & Pete! What a ride!

Greece Wedding Photos (part 2)

I know, I know. Who needs excuse to head to Greece for a party?  Pete (a first-gen Greek American), and Carol certainly didn't think twice, and were the talk of Preveza, the town where they wed in late July.We took a bajillion awesome images that I am very proud of, so in an effort to prevent a blog-crushing image-heavy post, this is the second of three blog installments regarding Carol & Pete's wedding!Map

Passport invitationThe passport-style wedding invitations were produced by Kate, a British invitation designer.

lefkada beachA few days before the wedding, Carol and Pete treated their guests to a boat tour of some nearby islands, including Lefkada. Isn't that beach just stunning?? Where does the sky end and the sea begin?

beach funCarol

water salutePete. I think I made a similar gesture when I got in the water, too!

water anticsA guest tries to mount "Fudgie" the inflatable whale...and fails.

water gamesCarol & Pete and one of Pete's cousins horsing around in the water. Photo by Matt

Greek glendiPete's family also hosted a lamb roast "glendi" as a type of rehearsal dinner the evening before the wedding.

roast lamb

Greek cuisinePhoto by Matt

Greek dancing

Stay tune for Part Two, coming VERY soon!