Glamorous and stylish weddings like the one you are about to see are what makes me love my job so much! The romantic wedding of Hope and Mario in Athens, captured by Alex Stabasopoulos will most definitely take your breath. From the second I spotted the bride’s stunning Inbal Dror gown, an amazing mermaid style dress with ivory lace and tulle adored with pearls and crystals… I was in love!
The lovely bride shared with us a poem, written by a dear friend of hers captured their story in the most beautiful way! “It was April 15, a beautiful Spring Day, Also the weekend, of Hope’s birthday. She had no idea what the weekend would hold, Nor the adventure, Mario would have her unfold. First stop on her hunt, she went to salon, He gave her an envelope, and sent her along. But before she went, he left her with this:”I need one thing, whatever you do, please don’t call me, unless you have-HAVE to”. Off she went in a North direction, to Lake Wilcox, their picnics’ inception. Out of her car in search for the clues.Hidden behind a sign, protected by goose. She conquered the bag, thinking that must be all, How wrong she was, she was sent to the mall. In the store they waited, upon her to get. And than rolled out, a new luggage set. In the pocket she found, a picture not faken. He said, “do you remember where this photo was taken?” “Go home, Pack your bags”, with itinerary shown. She was off to the isle, of poutine and Francophone. So Hope in a fluster, but to travel not shy. Lucky for her, she owns a park & fly. At the airport, thought Mario she’d find. Instead at checkout, another envelope of kind. There she went again, hunting a new city Not too far away, Mario sat pretty. At a hotel, where they once caught zzz’s. Place D’Armes await her fiance-to-be. The room with balloons, streamers and decor. Happy Birthday they read, “how sweet Mi Amore” She thought to herself, this must be it. But clearly, wrong, quite opposite. 48 hrs of clues, were still to come. Before Mario would ask Hope, to be his forever one. Inside the room, she continued and found. 5 balloons and 5 boxes, she would soon get around. There were some rules, Mario put into play. Hope was to pop, 2 balloons per day. Inside each balloon, a number to hatch. With that she could open, the box that would match. So Mario continued to fool her with. Numerous lotions, potions and shopping gifts. “What’s going on”, she kept the hunch to herself. Until that last day before they checked out. One balloon left, to end the race. Inside she found, a beautiful necklace. That was it, she called off the hunch, Before coming home, they took a walk out to brunch. In Old Montreal, on April 15. They walked through a park where Mario got on one knee. What did he say, none remember. Because in that moment, only their hearts can treasure. The hunt is over and the adventure starts. Between Amores and Best Friends, forever in their hearts.”