Life is all about finding the right balance. For Alex and Leo, that meant pulling off an intimate Greek wedding with under 120 guests – “not an easy feat, but we got there”, says Alex who described their theme as Gatsby Meets The Godfather. “The reception venue Farm Vigano, set the tone in terms of its modern Italian elegance. We just added touches of vintage and art deco. Scented candles in coloured glassware and seven stem candelabras. It was a pyromaniacs dream!”
As well they included self portraits by Melbourne artist Nanami Cowdroy on their bonbonnierie and some good old Greek traditions, including a ceremony of the crowns to symbolise the nobility of marriage. “The most fun tradition though is the Greek dancing and drinking glasses of scotch off the dance floor using no hands. A masterful art”, says Alex, who wore a masterpiece she had created by Jane Hill Bridal.
The detail of the dress was incredible and took over six months to make. Unfortunately Jane passed away during the making of the dress. She was such an amazing and talented lady.” If only she could have been there to see the look on Leo’s face when Alex first appeared at the end of the aisle.
CREDITS Photos Dan O? Day Photography // Bridal gown Jane Hill Bridal // Shoes Aperlai Paris // Flowers Art Stems on Lygon // Rings George Karvounis // Bridesmaids dresses Ellery // Grooms shoes Bally // Ties Strand Hatters // Ceremony Greek Orthodox Church of ‘The Annunciation Of Our Lady?, VIC // Reception and catering Farm Vigano, VIC // Cake One Sweet Girl // Decorations Palace Props, Kitsch Kandles, The Vintage Kitchen, Letter Lights and PaperTen via Etsy // Bonbonnierie PengWorkshop, TodoPapel and LisasCraftShoppe all via Etsy // Illustrations Nanami Cowdroy // Stationery Alexandra Antoniou // Music Baker Boys Band // Hair Shibui Hair // Makeup Ruby Sunrise Makeup // Transport Carwood Wedding Hire