The last time I saw Niko and Filitsa we had just had a giant snowstorm and temperatures were well below freezing. Fast forward to their wedding day just a week and a half ago and we were met with one of the hottest days on record! Despite the crazy heat, these two remained cool and calm amidst the wedding day frenzy and I had so much fun spending the day with them. It was a perfect wedding to kick off my 2018 season with. Two amazing people were surrounded by so much love from their family and friends and I am so happy I was there to capture it all. After a beautiful mass at St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church led by Niko’s father, the newlyweds headed over to the Grand Ballroom at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown to dance the night away. And I mean these guys could really really dance!! Enjoy the photos below :)
The day started at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, where the girls were pampered in the bridal rotunda and the guys hung out watching the soccer match.
We headed over to Franklin square for a touching first look and some bridal party photos. Then we hopped into the Limo bus and made our way over to St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church for the wedding ceremony.
The ceremony was extra special as it was presided over by Niko’s father.
We made a quick stop at the Thorndon Park Rose Garden to take advantage of the roses in full bloom.
Then it was off to the ballroom to party the night away!
Last month I headed over to the Marriott Syracuse Downtown to photograph this gorgeous wedding reception. Meher and Danial were married in Pakistan, but of course they wanted to celebrate their marriage with their friends and family here in Syracuse as well. The reception was absolutely stunning. The already grand ballroom was made even more magnificent by cherry blossom centerpieces thanks to Elegant Affairs Inc. It was my first time shooting at this venue since it opened and I'm excited that I'll be back a few times this season.
I had the chance to do a few portraits with Meher and Danial right in the ballroom and I took advantage of the natural light let in by the enormous windows. After portraits it was time for them to mingle with their guests, enjoy a victory by Michigan in the march madness playoffs, and then celebrate the night away. Enjoy the photos :).