Every event has its unique story, My first Greek Wedding Photography of Angelica & Trevor Kroesch was not the exception. Their ordeal started when their close friend and photographer, scheduled to capture their nuptials, had a medical emergency that put him in a hospital. Eventually they found another photographer but, against all odds, this photographer also had an unexpected family emergency and, 2 days before the grand day, he called to inform he was not able to be at the event. Angelica started a search for a replacement, my friend Kristine Ko of KK Creative Studios was booked already but she kindly refer Angelica to me.
On August 18, 2012, I walked to this event without knowing the groom, bride nor any of the bridal party… It was very unusual for me, since I always like to chat and get to know my clients prior to the event….Because everything was scheduled so quickly, I had not much information to go from, except the place where the bride will be getting ready.
After a quick introductions, my assistant, 2nd shooter and I started to capture this unforgettable day for Angelica & Trevor Kroesch.
Bride preparations started at the prestigious WESTIN Located at 191 North Los Robles. Pasadena, CA 91101. (By the way, the original room had a flood, we were relocated to the spa… a very challenging location due to its background and lighting… we love challenges thou )
The ceremony was held at the beautiful Saint Sophia Greek orthodox Cathedral Located at 1324 South Normandie Ave. Los Angeles, CA 9006.
The couple is crowned with stefana, wreaths that are linked together by a white ribbon to symbolize unity and that the couple now rules their own kingdom — you really are a queen for the day! The couple is now officially wed.
The priest blesses the rings three times. Then the Koumbaro or Koumbara exchanges rings that are placed on the bride and groom’s right ring fingers.
The bride and groom sip wine from a common cup and the newly married pair walks around the sacrament table, or altar, three times — their first steps as a married couple. The priest leads, holding the bible to symbolize their commitment to God
Now some formal poses with the bridal party + family members
May God always bless this union providing a path of infinite happiness and prosperity
What better place for a reception of this magnitud than the awesome NOOR Restaurant & Ballroom, Chosen Pasadena Weekly’s Best Wedding Location & Banquet Hall for 2011. 260 East Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91101
After Angelica & Trevor have went through many bumps into preparing for their wedding, . I was just so ecstatic that everything went well and now celebrating.
Everybody was having fun …
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