January 29, 2019

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Posted in: WEDDINGS

Ashley Nicole Events Patricia and willThis past October, Patricia and Will said I Do in front of their closest friends and family in their own version of  “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” Patricia and Will met on the job and worked closely together as friends for quite a long time. Not until their work project was complete, Will confessed that he did indeed have a crush on Patricia. They began dating and the rest is history.

The Process

Patricia, a very well organized person however, she knew logistically, she could not manage all of the wedding day details. Smart lady! She reached out to have a guiding hand in making her vision come to life. What a stunning vision it was.

The Details

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The First Look

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The Ceremony

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If you have ever attended an Orthodox wedding, you know that it is a very long and intense ceremony. Plan for at least an hour. I can say all of this, because I got married in the Orthodox church. Orthodox wedding ceremonies are some of the most beautiful ceremonies steeped in rich history and tradition. The churches are regal and have stunning hand painted icons gracing the walls. However, if not fully prepared, much can come as a surprise.

Will was as well prepared as he could be for the life changing experience. However, little did he know, it was going to get hot and he would be standing holding a giant candle inches from his face. He needed a glass of water before he officially went down. While it stinks that it happened, it can make for some funny memories.

The Reception

How gorgeous is their wedding reception? I could not have been more pleased with this wedding and everyone had a fantastic time.

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The Fun Stuff

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If you are in the mood for another office romance turned luxury wedding, check out Kelly’s story! However, if you looking at why you should consider hiring a planner, click here to find out some tips.

Thank you, Patricia and Will for allowing me to be apart of your special day. I had a blast and wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness!


Vendor Love

Planning: Ashley Nicole Events Inc
Ceremony Venue: St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church
Reception Venue: Bridgeport Art Center, Skyline Loft
Photographer: Cathy & David Phototographers
Florist: Summit Street Blooms
Catering: Catered By Design
Late Night Snack: Tortorices Pizza
Invitations/Day of Printing: Minted
Bakery: Oak Mill Bakery
DJ: Sounds of Greece
Lighting: Art of Imagination
Transportation: M&M Limousine
Hotel: W Chicago City Center
Hair/Makeup: Total Image Bridal
Bridal Fashion: Bella Bianca
Groom’s Fashion: Black Tux

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