After I met with Angela and George for their engagement session photography in Boston we all dined together at the Red Fez nearby the spot where they met. We spent the evening talking about Greek food, their upcoming wedding, and life. With only one month to go before their wedding, it was exciting to see so many pieces assembling for the greatest day of their lives. Of course, I love the chance to relax with my clients and get to know each other and adding great food and drink to the table makes the experience that much better.

I was exited to spend the day with Angela and George but I had no idea what an incredible day was in store. This page could not possibly contain the entire summation of richness in imagery that the day presented. It was difficult to choose which photos to fit on this page.

I was joined by sharp shooter Jaime Connolly who brought her personality and photographic eye to the day’s proceedings. I am grateful that she lent her talent for the day.

The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Dracut, MA set the scene for the rich imagery for Angela and George’s ceremony. The interior of the church is ornamented by rich detail.

Shot by Jaime Connolly
Shot by Jaime Connolly

Jaime met George and the guys at a private residence where they prepared for the days events.

Shots by Jaime Connolly

Shots by Jaime Connolly

Shot by Jaime Connolly

As the rain continued, George and his Koumbaro, Elias, paused for a moment outside. In the Greek wedding, the Koumbaro (similar in some respects to “the best man”) serves a special honor in the ceremony and in the couple’s lives.

Shot by Jaime Connolly

Shot by Jaime Connolly

Shot by Jaime Connolly

Meanwhile, I met Angela and the Wyndham Andover Hotel where she and her bridesmaids were also preparing for the day’s events.

I found a shiny glass table top where the reflection of the shoes helped create a nice detail shot.

Angela’s father, Duke, sent her a handwritten note on a scrap of material from his shirt. The blue material was pinned under her dress.

Angela told me she was obsessed with her flowers. Her fondness of them is not misplaced. The bouquet was simply beautiful and carried her color theme.

Angela pins her mother, Charlene’s, corsage before the wedding.

Charlene and Duke pause for a moment with Angela before we leave the hotel.

Our trip to the front door is briefly interrupted by a stop at the bar.

Angela’s ride arrives in style.

Jaime and the guys converge on the church where I had followed Angela and her father in the Rolls Royce.

Shots by Jaime Connolly

As the culmination of the day’s anticipation reaches its climax, Angela steps out of the limousine, beaming and radiant. One can’t help but notice that she is not the only one beaming today.

The lights are lit. The presence of God and many witnesses surround the joy of the coming moments.

Our sweet flower girl was a bit timid facing so many eyes watching down the aisle.

Shot by Jaime Connolly

Alas, nothing that a loving, guiding hand cannot resolve.

Duke returns to the back of the church to escort his daughter down the aisle.

George watches his bride ushered down the aisle coming to meet him and be joined with him in holy matrimony.

George and Angela’s eyes meet.

With respect and gratitude, George honors the man who gives away his daughter to be his bride.

Our lenses could scarcely take in the breadth of the church’s visual story. Fortunately, Jaime had brought an ultra-wide lens whose perspective helped paint a picture of the setting.

Shot by Jaime Connolly

In accordance with Greek tradition, George’s Kourmbaro exchanges the rings on their hands three times to remind us of the Father, Son, and Holy spirit.

‘The marriage crowns are placed on their heads and exchanged three times also.

Angela turns her head for a brief moment, never escaping the gaze of the other man who loves her.

Shot by Jaime Connolly

 They drink from a common cup.

The Dance of Isaiah brings the bride and groom three times around the altar, lead by the hand of the priest and closely followed by the Koumbaro who holds the tie that binds their wedding crowns together.

The Atkinson Country Club never disappoints.

 

The rain did not stop Angela and George from spending a few first moments outside together as husband and wife.

In keeping with tradition, guests shower the newlywed couple with blessings (and money).

Left shot by Jaime Connolly

It’s official 🙂

A fine spread of Greek pastry treats guests after dinner. Angela insisted I take some home. She did not have a difficult time convincing me 😉

Angela and George escape for an intimate moment together.

The hora.

The shower of blessings (and money) continue as George shares a dance with his mother, and Angela with her father.

  
The “Scotch Dance”.
Shot by Jaime Connolly

Angela. George. This page and words cannot quite fully describe the experience of your wedding. It was my honor to be present and spend the day with you. Thank you for letting me tell your story. More to come!

-Ron

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  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    I was unable to attend but seeing these pictures makes me feel like I was sitting in the front row. So beautiful from beginning to end. All I can truly say is Beautiful

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