Leslie & Paul’s Greek Weddings is our Real brides & Weddings feature today. Enjoy this colorful traditional Jewish wedding with a modern flair. Brides & Weddings had an opportunity to interview the bride and here is what she had to say about her modern Greek wedding.
Paul & I met at home during spring break through a mutual friend. We were attending the same college but had not met yet – we started hanging out when we got back to school and the rest is history. We did 1 year long distance and have been together almost 6 years now.
When I was on a family vacation in Maui, Hawaii, Paul had secretly planned to fly out (with some help from my sister). He insisted I send a photo of the sunset one evening, so my sister and I went out to take one – when I turned around, Paul was right there – he lead me out to the beach and proposed.
Brides & Weddings: Describe the dress you chose and the moment you knew it was the one.
Strapless, Pearl/Bead/Sequence/lace embellished drop waist ballgown with a corset back – a Maggie Sottero gown.
It was the third one I had tried – I really liked it but I had previously seen another dress at a wedding show that was at another store – so we went to the other store but I quickly realized the other dress was the one. So we went back and I put it on again with the veil – I felt like a princess / bride and my mom cried and I knew it was the right one!
Brides & Weddings: What was your favorite details?
Anything to do with the Jewish wedding highlights – ie – Chuppah, Kippahs, Rabbi, Hora, Smashing the Glass, Ketubah, etc.
Brides & Weddings: Any advice for other brides?
Enjoy the moment – it FLIES by! Don’t sweat the small stuff – generally there is always a way to fix a hiccup! Everything will be great if you just relax!
Photographer: Stephanie Walls Photography//Floral Designer: Distinctive Design Florist//Cake Designer:Hoffman’s Bakery//Bakery:lady yum//DJ: Magnolia Rhapsody//Dress Store: New Beginnings Bridal Studio//Makeup Artist: OffWhite Makeup and Beauty//Reception Venue: The Bellevue Club