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Traditional Greek Wedding in Noosa

1st June 2014

They were just two ex-pats living it up in London – she had been there six weeks, while he was a local inhabitant of six years – when a mutual Australian friend came to visit. Over a restaurant dinner, sparks flew, and the rest is history! Four short years later, they were walking down the aisle at the oh-so-lovely Hidden Grove, Noosa. 

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Anita’s Greek heritage was prevalent in their ceremony, with plenty of tradition, just going to show that you can have the best of both worlds. A Greek Orthodox, or really any, religious beach wedding is not against the rules at all anymore, and we love that! A Noosa restaurant reception followed.

The family business is olive farming, so there was a strong olive theme throughout the wedding right from the start, when they sent out their calico-printed invitation, wrapped around the pot of baby olive trees! Adorable! They also gave jars of olives for the wedding favour. 

This is a simply beautiful wedding with gorgeous ceremony decorations by Splash Events.

All of my nieces and nephews were either candle holders or flower girls, they each played a part

The string quartet was also a really nice touch”

Both of my parents walked me down the aisle

We had a greek orthodox ceremony and during the service the priest makes you sip wine from a cup – our priest didn’t realise that he had poured a lot into my mouth and i couldn’t swallow any more red wine, consequntly it spilled out of my mouth and onto my dress. The priest said that because this had happened our first born child will be a boy!”

We had our bridal party photos taken in Noosa national park and Noosa Main Beach

One of the reasons that we chose Berardos is because guests can choose what they want to eat – we chose the entrees and three mains, and guests chose from thoseBerardo’s is known for its fresh seafood so we had plenty of that!

 

Wedding Secrets Revealed

Biggest splurge: The Bride’s Father’s custom-made suit!

Best bargain: The flowergirls’ posies were a DIY project, made from artificial peonies found online

Bridal gown: Designed and made by Svetlana Martynova (Gold Coast, 0401027089) – she was amazing, she also made my birdscage and flower; Material was from Selective Fine Fabrics

(Brisbane)

Accessories: Earrings from Wedding Bling   

Shoes: Zu

Bridesmaid dresses: Charlie Brown

Bridesmaids’ accessories: Thousand Island Dressing

Groom’s suit and shoes: Zenetti

Groomsmens’ suits and shoes: Ted Baker

DIY: Cake was made by a family friend, flower girl posies, all decorations at the ceremony site and the wedding, bombonnieres (we had alternate old school tule with sugar-coated almonds and a jar of family olives), stationery

Number of Guests: 74

Budget: $25,000, both sets of parents chipped in.

 

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Decorators: Splash Events

Venue: Berardo’s / Photographer: Artography / Florist: Flax Flower / Makeup Artist: Tara Monroe / Hair Stylist: Freelance Cath / Ceremony Entertainment: Offenbach Strings/ Reception Entertainment: Noosa DJs

  • Doralyse

    Hi, does anyone know who the priest is or their contact info?