Today we will transfer you to Chicago, where Alexandra and John celebrated their love with an ultra-luxurious wedding. The couple wanted to create a wedding with neutral colors and shiny, elegant details. They chose a beautiful place for their reception and with the help of their wedding planner, Maria Petridis at Northern Greenhouses Floral & Event Design, they decorated it with beige details, impressive floral designs, many candles and gold touches. Get ready to get inspired by the following images, captured by George Kossieris!
The bride shared with us : “John and I met on April 7, 2013, my 22nd birthday, at a bar in downtown Chicago. John showed up to my party with a mutual friend and the rest was history. Four years later, on April 22, 2017, John proposed to me at the same place we shared many of our first few dates and just shy of one year at 364 days we got married on April 21, 2018; I guess you can say that April is kind of our month!”
“Wedding planning was fun and simple, John grew up with three older sister and I grew up with two older brothers, so this made us more understanding towards one another. We chose to get married at St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago and followed our reception plans at Concorde Banquets. John and I had no issue picking both the church and reception, St. Andrew’s is the church John and his family have attended his entire life and is were all three of his sisters were married as well. Concorde Banquets won us over by the delish food and impeccable service by staff and owner.”
“My favorite part of my wedding was my dress, Vera Wang’s Vivianna gown, took my breath away from the moment I put it on. The high neck and fitted silhouette made it seem as though the dress was made for me. Overall the best moments from my wedding were definitely shared on the dance floor, our family and friends spent most of the night dancing with us in the traditional Greek dances as well as the top hits of the season. All of these moments were caught on camera by our fantastic photographers and videographers from George Kossieris and his crew. I knew I needed to have them after seeing their amazing work from a few of my friends, so we flew them in from Greece and had an incredible experience with them.”
“When meeting with a wedding planner I had no doubt in my mind that I would work with Maria Petridis at Northern Greenhouse. Maria has known me since I was a little girl and knew that neutral colors would be exactly what I was looking for. Working with Northern GreenHouse and Concorde Banquets gave me the opportunity to create the perfect environment for our wedding.”
“The only advice I have for brides planning their weddings now is to just have fun and remember it’s just one day so do not overwhelm yourself and try and actually enjoy the process.”