We met one day at a tennis cardio class, so we joke our relationship formed through “The Game of Love”! Our friendship formed from there, to dating (for 8 years), engaged to husband and wife!
How did he propose?
We always set time to have Christmas celebration as just the two of us to open each other’s gifts. He presented me with a large box, I opened it to find another wrapped box. I continued to open box after box until I got to a ring box. He got down on one knead asked me to be his wife. It was perfect!
How did you choose your venue?
Alexander is Greek Orthodox, and my best friend’s husband is the priest here in Lexington. Naturally I wanted “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” for the ceremony. Reception, we met Linda at the Hilary J. Boone Center and she was amazing. Alex and my parents graduated from UK and Hilary Boone was tennis player at the university. We knew this was it.
What elements were most important for your wedding day to you?
I chose a reception venue that was more of a one stop shop. My dress. Wonderful food. Seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces. Knowing everyone truly had a good time. Capturing the moment through picture and video. Our first look so that way we could focus on just each other. And the Greek ceremony was so special.
What advice would you give to other brides?
If you don’t want to hire a wedding planner a “day of coordinator” is a life saver! Your day will flow and your family can focus on the enjoyment of the day vs the little stresses. Breath! Take it all in! If there are specific photos you want prepare a list ahead of time for your photographer.
Photographer: Veronica Sparrow Photography
Ceremony Venue: Holy Mother Queen of All Greek Orthodox Church
Reception Venue: Hilary J. Boone Center
Men’s Attire: JoS A. Bank
Wedding Resource Center: Simply Love Studio
Month Of Coordinator: Doug Smith Designs + Events
Caterer: Hilary J. Boone Center
Wedding Cake: Tinker’s Cake Shop
DJ: Soundwave Mobile DJ
Invitations: L.V. Harkness
Florals: Great Expectations KY
Rentals: Purdon’s Rental & Sales
Hair: Indigo Salon
Makeup: Victoria Bottorff
Videographer: Britney the Director
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Athenian Grill
Bridal Show Attended: Bridal Bliss Classic
Registry: Bed Bath and Beyond and L.V. Harkness,
Engagement Ring: Rivard Fine Jewelry
Wedding Bands: Rivard Fine Jewelry
Bridal Wedding Day Jewelry: Kendra Scott
Lighting: Soundwave Mobile DJ
Alterations: The Needle’s Eye Alterations