The weather was perfect for Christalla and Chris’ wedding at Orsett Hall, so Chris sat outside in the sunshine while his koumbaro performed the traditional wedding-day shave. At the end of his preparations, the groom looked as smooth as James Bond in his black dinner jacket, flanked by his groomsmen as they made their way to the church. While one team was busy at Chris’ house, another was at Christalla’s, photographing her preparations which included the stolisma that is customary at a Greek Cypriot wedding. It wasn’t immediately apparent on the day but, looking back at the photos during editing, it is surprising how similar the three beautiful sisters look!
Following a Greek-Cypriot ceremony at St Demetrios Orthodox Church in Edmonton, where Father John and Father Evangelos graciously allowed us to photograph the wedding, everyone departed for the Orsett Hall wedding reception. The private gardens looked gorgeous in the sunshine, and we made the most of the setting to capture portraits of the newlyweds and group shots with their family and friends. Although the events team had done a stellar job with the decorations in The Pavilion, they paled in comparison to the joy the newlyweds radiated.