When I think back on to Ellie and Bryan’s late July wedding, I remember everyone smiling, lots of hugs, dancing, and this joyous love-filled energy that completely surrounded them. It was a very special celebration for two special people, and it was such an honor to play a role in their big day!
Ellie and Bryan chose to surround themselves with their nearest and dearest family and friends during the weekend of their celebration. Ellie and her bridesmaids had a slumber party the night before the wedding at her mother’s home. She wisely chose to use a party room in her mother’s building as the location for the ladies to get their hair and makeup done. It was the perfect space for everyone to mingle, have a little breakfast and get dolled up by the stylists, Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists, Anjelica Bannos and United Hairlines Salon! Colin Lyons Photography was there throughout the day to capture all the special moments.
Meanwhile, Bryan and his groomsmen gathered at their hotel to relax and get ready. Bryan chose to have his Dad by his side throughout the day, making him his Best Man!
With the help of her bridesmaids, Ellie slipped into her stunning gown and made her way to the church to marry her groom. She was absolutely radiant, and so excited!!
Ellie and Bryan chose to honor Ellie’s Greek heritage by having a traditional Greek Orthodox ceremony in Ellie’s gorgeous hometown church. It made for an incredibly sweet moment when the bride and groom saw one another for the first time as Ellie walked down the aisle!
After their ceremony, Ellie and Bryan wanted to be sure and greet everyone who had attended. Instead of a traditional receiving line, the newlyweds made their way back to the front of the church to excuse their guests row by row. It turned out to be a very efficient process, and gave the couple the opportunity to receive tons of love from their guests!
Before long, guests made their way to Concorde Banquets for the cocktail hour and reception. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, and Colin Lyons Photography was able to utilize the sunshine and blue skies for some gorgeous photos!
When it was time for dinner, everyone made their way down the stairs to the main banquet hall. They were able to pick up their escort cards, and see a beautiful display of family wedding photos along the way.
Style Matters DJs set the tone with great music as guests made their way into the room. The hall looked beautiful, with it’s lovely white draping and pink uplighting. The gorgeous florals were artfully created by Phillip’s Flowers, while the stunning (and delectable) cake was made by the talented chef at Concorde Banquets!
Ellie and Bryan were welcomed into their reception with tremendous cheer! They immediately made their way to cut their cake, and share their first dance as husband and wife.
Everyone enjoyed their delicious dinners, delightful Greek desserts, and heartfelt toasts! When the dance floor was opened, it took no time for guests to get up and dance the night away, especially when Style Matters DJs played some traditional Greek tunes!
Colin Lyons Photography also had a photobooth setup, which added to the night’s fun festivities! As you can see, everyone had a blast (especially while sporting that unicorn mask!).
Ellie and Bryan, from the moment I met you, I could tell that the love between you flows deep and strong! The joyous energy that surrounded you on your wedding day was an absolute testimony to that. My heart is full as I look back and see all the love that was aimed at you that day, and I feel so grateful to have been a part of it all! Many blessing on you both as you make your way through this adventure of life together!