Jennifer and Niko were married at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Elmhurst and celebrated their reception at The Empress Banquets in Addison. Their colors were shades of purple and silver and flowers included roses, hydrangea, stock, tulips, orchids and callas.
For the personal flowers, Jennifer’s bouquet was a mix of purple with white and flowers included callas, roses, stock, and tulips. The bridesmaids carried a smaller version of her bouquet with no white flowers. The corsages and bouts were made with callas, roses and orchids and the mini flower girl had a mini floral wand and orchid wreath. The moms also had a bunch of petals to toss at the couple at the ceremony (this is a Greek tradition that is very fun to watch!)
For the ceremony, in addition to the mother petals, we did 2 altarpieces for display on the ornate altar which were later reused at the reception. These altarpieces had hydrangea, stock, larkspur, orchids, curly willow branches, roses, and Trachellium. We also hung hydrangea from every third pew with silver organza ribbon and I painted a monogrammed aisle runner for the aisle.
For the reception, I moved the altarpieces onto the seating chart and gift tables for emphasis. We also had a bunch of accent pieces on the bar, guest book table, seating chart table, highboy table, sweets table and head table. For the centerpieces, we did two styles: Style 1 was a trio of submerged flowers in cylinders with floating candles at top and Style 2 was a trio of cylinder vases filled with clusters of flowers. The venue made them look even better by shining spotlights on them for emphasis.
I loved working with Jennifer and Niko to make their big day flowers spectacular! I hope they have a wonderful marriage and an awesome long honeymoon in Greece next month!
Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Stathopoulos!