Renee & Nikos

Renee & Nikos

“The most treasured heirlooms are the sweet memories of family”

From my first meeting with Renee and Nick, I understood that whilst this was a union of two beautiful people, it was also a coming together of families and different nationalities. Currently residing in Texas, the groom was returning to his Greek heritage with his wife and her American family. Shaded by trees, the ceremony took place outside the Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church at Anatolia College in Thessaloniki. The natural greenery was complemented by artistic arrangements, popped with flashes of blue to compliment the groom's attire.

As the wedding coordinator, I was given four months to make preparations for the big day, which involved hosting 150 Greek guests and welcoming 25 people from the US. The reception was held at the five star Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki. As part of my service I always like to offer guests traditional Greek snacks on arrival, however, I also added M and M’s to make our American friends feel at home.

Favourite Moment: As a lover of sentiment, I was touched by the adornment on the bride's bouquet. Her posy of white roses, bound with blue satin and trimmed with a piece of jewellery passed down from the groom's grandmother.

Photography: George Kostopoulos Photography