Most of us have seen the film ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ but thankfully Anna and Peter’s wedding may have had all of the fun, but none of the calamities of the film!
It was my first time as a Greek Wedding Photographer and I was really looking forward to it. As you may have gathered from my blog and wedding photographs, I’m not your stereotypical London wedding photographer who likes to spend ages getting people to pose for cheesy snapshots that really don’t capture the essence of either the people involved or the wedding itself.
When Anna and Peter contacted me I knew that this wedding would be down to earth, fun and stress-free and that is exactly what it was. There was a little bit of drama beforehand, more for the couple than for me as the original Greek wedding photographer they had booked was taken ill at the last minute and asked me to step in. Normally I like to be given at least 6 – 12 months notice and to have several meetings with the couple before the wedding day, but in this case I only had chance to meet them the day before.
Nevertheless I liked Anna and Peter straight away and could tell that this was going to be an unforgettable Greek wedding with a couple who were clearly besotted with each other.
The wedding ceremony was held at the Greek Orthodox Church of St John the Baptist in Hornsey, North London whilst the celebrations were held at the Regency Banqueting Suite in Tottenham.
Despite the London traffic causing the wedding to be delayed by an hour, the couple and guests were relaxed and happy and I discovered that a Greek wedding is a beautifully traditional service which offered so many opportunities for me as their Greek wedding photographer to capture some truly intimate and spontaneous moments.
The celebrations in the Regency Banqueting Suite gave everyone the chance to let their hair down to the sounds of a most fantastic 7 piece Greek Band called Diastello; London’s premier Greek band who got everyone dancing and enjoying the moment, even I couldn’t resist drumming my feet to the music!
It may have been my first shot as Greek wedding photographer but I hope it won’t be my last so if you are planning your own Greek wedding, do give me a call.