What do you get when you mix a family of Italians and a family of Greeks celebrating a wedding? Great food, yes. And also full on Mediterranean zest for life, which translates to one helluva good time. And so it was when Loula married Massimo.

It started with a ceremony at Boston’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Lovin’ the look in Massimo’s eyes.

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You have to check out the beauty of this place- so vibrant and colorful- with stunning crystal chandeliers, an amazing space for a wedding.

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And the lights are kept pretty low, so there is a romantic ambiance and warmth as well.

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The ceremony was presided over by his and hers officiants, aka a representative from both Loula’s and Massimo’s faiths, making the service doubly official.

The newlyweds….

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We dashed off to the State Room for their reception. Loula and Massimo added beautiful touches, such as custom designed menus and table numbers, as well as elegant floral arrangements, making the already elegant venue truly shine.

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Their first dance, surrounded by their guests, with the city lights in the background.

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As is customary in the Greek tradition, this dance becomes a money dance. This young man is helping the couple start their lives with good fortune.

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And sharing a different kind of fortune.


Some guests watched (and cheered) from the upper gallery as the party got started.

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Dancing got underway quickly, first with modern music.

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Then with Greek tunes. Loula’s dad with a few great moves.

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During the evening, toasts and merriment prevailed. Our bride…

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and our groom definitely had a good time.

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Oh, and did I mention that Loula changed into a party dress later in the evening? So cute and fun, complete with the perfect shoes.

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Lovin’ this look on Loula. Beautiful!

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What a crazy night! Really. Everyone knew how to have a good time.

Congrats to the professionals who helped make their day so special:
Getting ready venue: Boston Harbor Hotel
Ceremony site: Father Cleopas from the Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Officiant: Father Tom
Reception site: Venessa Hoyle from the State Room
Cake: Claudio of Modern Pastry
Floral design: Kerranne of Les Fleurs
Ice Sculptures: Brookline Ice & Coal
Cinematographers: Naomi, Jack and Lauren from Generations Cinemastories

For ladies’ looks:
Hair: Shelly of Dellaria
Make-up: Luiz Filho of Luz Beauty
Wedding gown designer: Claire Pettibone; and Shelly from Sewly Yours
Party dress designer: Lazaro; and Maria from Cristina’s
Bridesmaid dresses: Jim Hjelm at Cristina’s

Want more from Loula and Massimo? Check out their engagement session, their sneak peek and their slideshow.