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Sara & Aleko | Saint Sophia Greek wedding | Washington, DC

I met Sara and Aleko at an APW book signing and we've been rocking ever since.  Sara was incredibly awesome in writing me a review before I even photographed her, so of course I had to pull out all the stops for her wedding.  But the stops, my friends, were pulled for me.  Because, seriously.  This was my first time photographing a Greek wedding and it was cuh-razy.  In fact, I'm a little upset because a) it's too late for me to have a Greek wedding and b) none of my relatives would have a prayer of pulling off these dances.  Yeah, and then they broke plates on the dance floor.  Y'all, Sara and Aleko: epic greek dancing in washington dc They got ready in their apartment near Eastern Market and Sara's best lady's apartment, directly downstairs. getting ready at homewashington dc weddinggetting ready at home in washington dc First look on the balcony! first look on washington dc rooftopfirst look in washington dc Your first glimpse at what these folks are really like.  Yes, they are fake slapping each other during their first look. bride and groom fake fighting Dayum lady! beautiful bride in washington dcgroom outside the church in washington dcsaint sophia greek orthodox church Many thanks to the always fabulous Ayesha Ahmad for coming out to shoot this one with me. bride with her dad before she walks down the aislesaint sophia greek orthodox church wedding They don't call it a cathedral for nothing. wedding at saint sophia greek orthodox churchwashington dc greek wedding photography saint sophia greek orthodox church wedding photographersaint sophia greek orthodox church wedding photographygreek orthodox wedding photography walking around the table at saint sophia greek orthodox churchleaving the altar at saint sophia greek orthodox churchhugs at saint sophia greek orthodox churchfather of the groom greeting guests at saint sophia greek orthodox churchtaking shots outside kellari taverna We did bride and groom portraits half a block down from their reception at Kellari Greek Taverna on K Street.  Truth is, I love shooting in urban areas.  Sara and Aleko look like they're about to own Washington.  Cuz they are. washington dc wedding photography by amber wilkiewedding photography on k streetcrossing the street in bridal attirekellari greek taverna wedding photographywedding photography at kellari tavernareading vows at washington dc restaurantwashington dc wedding in a restaurantfirst dance in washington dc greek restaurantfirst dance at kellari greek taverna First dance over, it was time for everybody to get their groove on, Greek-style.  This includes choreographed dancing in circles, holding napkins between hands, foot slapping and throwing money.  I learned it's traditional to throw money at the bride and groom or their family if you want to dance with them.  By the end of this, the ground was covered in bills.  It. was. awesome. throwing money during washington dc greek weddinggreek dancing at weddinggreek dancing at washington dc wedding And then they started breaking plates. breaking plates at washington dc wedding"drunken man dance"groom dancing at washington dc greek weddingcrazy dance party at washington dc greek weddingbride and her mom dancing at greek weddinghugging after the drunken man dance at washington dc greek weddingdance party madness at greek wedding in dckellari tavern closed for private event This guy is so so so great.  This is where my I-want-a-Greek wedding falls apart.  No one in my family can do this. crazy greek dancing in washington dcwashington dc greek weddingdance party to end all dance parties in washington dc This happened as I was leaving. taking shots at a greek wedding Congratulations, Sara & Aleko! Sara & Aleko's sweet vendor team: Ceremony: Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church Reception and catering: Kellari Taverna DJ: Tommy Gatz Florist: Surroundings Floral Sara's ridiculously stunning dress: Betsy Robinson, Baltimore Aleko's suit: Nordstrom Cupcakes: Hello Cupcake (also the site of part of their engagement session!)

facebook comments:

Tina TabibiSeptember 21, 2012 - 9:44 am

The reception photos rock! They definitely had a good time!

Eleni Mekrizis PapgianniSeptember 21, 2012 - 1:37 pm


nickSeptember 21, 2012 - 3:04 pm

wow that first portrait of her is so perfect!

bryanSeptember 21, 2012 - 3:31 pm

orthodox ceremonies are my favorite 🙂

PJSeptember 21, 2012 - 4:14 pm

looks like so fun wedding and great work Amber…

AnjaSeptember 22, 2012 - 5:52 pm

Looks like it’s been a hell of a party! I love your way of telling the story of their day. So many beautiful moments!

Carole Bishop FitzgeraldSeptember 23, 2012 - 12:34 am

One proud mama……..Opa!

DennisSeptember 23, 2012 - 2:44 am

The reception photos are incredible. Stellar work capturing the emotions.

Jonathan DavidSeptember 23, 2012 - 7:43 am

Wow – I love those reception shots! Looks like so much fun!

JohannaSeptember 23, 2012 - 2:11 pm

Amber and Ayesha, power duo! 🙂 Looks like a wedding I would totally like to attend, so much fun in this set!

Tracy MorterSeptember 23, 2012 - 6:27 pm

What a fun day and you’ve captured it perfectly!

Nick EvansSeptember 23, 2012 - 10:00 pm

Superbly captured! That dancefloor looks FUN!

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