Let me start by saying the Greeks know how to celebrate! They seriously have a rollicking good time at their parties- there’s dancing and dancing and more dancing and lots of hugging and smiling and laughing. Viki and Niko’s wedding certainly had all of the above, plus a substantial dose of very chic style.
After leaving the church amidst rice and confetti and diving for cover in the limo, the champagne was opened as the bridal party left for their portraits.
The crew stopped off at Faneuil Hall to enjoy the beautiful architecture and the fabulous winter decorations.
I adore Viki’s style- she looked like she stepped out of a painting of a greek goddess, with some very modern touches. Her Vera Wang dress was bejeweled at the neckline and had layers of light tulle. The back was accented with several little bows. She completed her look with stunning pieces of crystal jewelry, a very chic veil and a furry wintery wrap.
As it was just after Christmas, holiday lights draped the trees, there were wreaths decorating the buildings, and they even had a beautiful Christmas tree in the Quincy Market courtyard.
I think this image totally captures the spirit of the day. I love how the world continues to move and hussle and bustle, but Viki and Niko are in their own world and time has stopped for them.
Showing off the beauty of Boston’s light display. Simply magical.
After the portraits, we walked around the corner to 60 State Street– where Longwood Events‘ State Room is on the 38th floor. This, of course, translates into spectacular views. Above the city, Viki and Niko made their entrance into their first dance. The guests honored the romance of the moment and gave them some time to enjoy it.
Then everyone gathered around them and began showering Viki and Niko with money. So very fun.
Soon after, the Best Man took the floor to give his toast.
He brought down the house with laughs.
Then Viki’s sister and her koumbara both gave their toasts. They brought down the house with tears of joy and love.
Viki and her twin sister after the toast.
Viki took the dance floor again; this time with her father. I am totally enamored by his smile.
The Greek dancing got underway. Everyone was in such a good mood.
At one point, a spontaneous performance occurred. Niko took the stage and put on a dance for Viki. Viki soon took her turn.Then others followed to dance in honor of the bride and groom.
Remember that view of Boston I mentioned? The windows in the State Room are amazing, but with everything going on, it is easy for a bride and groom not to experience their surroundings. However, Viki and Niko paused for a moment to take it all in and to enjoy being with each other.
Many thanks to all of the people who helped make Viki and Niko’s wedding day so very special:
Father Cleopas and Mrs. Pangiota at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Stuart Horwitz and Joslin Carroll and their team at the State Room
For the bridal party’s look:
Hair: Ana Meleger of Jesamondo Salon and Spa
Make-up: Dani Wagener
Wedding gown designer: Patricia at Vera Wang
Flower girl dresses: Shanna at Fairy Wonderful
Groom’s attire: Armani
Ringbearer’s tuxedos: Classic Tuxedo on Newbury Street
For tantalizing all of the senses:
Floral Design: Lee Hopwood from Merriweathers
Lighting Design: The State Room
Ceremony Musicians: organist Dimitri Yiannacopoulos
DJ: Kosta Blathras
Caterer and wedding cake: The State Room
Invitations: Heath from MasterLabPhoto.com
Additional printed materials: Tara Vaccaro Gudmundsen
Limo: Rene Doherty from Black Tie Limousine
And many thanks to Generations Cinematories for helping us document the day. Naomi, Jack, Lauren and Jean- it was great working by your sides.
And of course, much gratitude to Viki and Niko for choosing us to photograph your day. We had an amazing time. It has been such fun getting to know you and celebrate with you.