The best moments are the ones you frame, but the difficult ones matter, too. In our real weddings series, we ask couples to share their wedding highs and lows.
Mike & Maria
From Baltimore, MD
Married May 11, 2019, Baltimore, MD
BEST WEDDING MOMENT
Being Greek Orthodox, our ceremony was the same as our parents’ ceremonies over 30 years ago. It’s a wonderful tradition, getting married in the church and listening to the same prayers as our parents did. It gave us all the feels.
Our first look was also truly special. It wasn’t a perfect sunny day outside—it was overcast and chilly—but our first look was private and intimate.
“Our first look was truly special—private and intimate.”
WORST WEDDING MOMENT
Figuring out the guest list. We’re both Greek, and Mike is half Italian, so this was a struggle. This was a nonstop conversation up until the day before the wedding, with strong opinions coming in from both sides of the family. Some might think 270 people is a large wedding, but for a Greek wedding it’s small.
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Photographer: Michael Stavrinos Photography; Wedding Planner: Lisa Gaskarth / Union3 Event Productions; Venue: American Visionary Art Museum; Caterer: Rouge Fine Catering; Florist: Sophie Felts Floral Design.