On what may end up being the coldest day on record for May 15th, these two lovebirds said I Do at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Akron, Ohio. I still can’t believe it was snowing when I went in to the church to photograph the wedding but it was. Not only was it snowing but the wind was whipping so firecely that the wind chill was in 20s! Never a dull weather moment in Ohio!
Their ceremony was absolutely perfect and I always adore photographing greek weddings because I get to stand on the altar which is something that’s typically forbidden for other ceremonies. The traditions are so fascinating to me and the whole ritual is so beautiful. Beyond that, I’ve yet to meet a Greek Orthodox church that isn’t beautiful.
After the wedding we stopped near Nesmith Lake for some quick photos (it was still cold but the sun came out and it stopped snowing!) before heading over to Prime 93. Their reception was held in the bar area and it was really relaxed and perfect. I really loved how low-key they kept the reception yet held onto the things that make it a wedding reception – they still cut the cake and had dancing but it wasn’t super formal and everyone seemed to be delighted there. Michael Sonata provided the music that had a Frank Sinatra flair and he was perfection!
Overall it was a fantastic afternoon and I thank you both so much for trusting me with your special day! Congratulations!