This was the day for which George had been waiting.
For many people, 12 years is a long time to wait, but George is a patient man.
And good things come to those who wait!
Steff had finally said it was time, and suddenly their big day was upon them. In order to make the most of their day, Steff and George were surrounded by their kids, extended family and friends throughout the day and long into the night.
George’s day began getting ready at the home of his brother and Best-Man, Elias. The kids were there, bringing love, laughter and a good time with them. There were plenty of family and friends around to make sure George got through the morning as smoothly as possible. Plus, this was a big chance to celebrate!
Finally the boys had George all ready and organised, the clouds were clearing and it was into the limo for more partying on the way into the church.
Meanwhile, Steff & the girls were all getting ready at the family home. The place was a hive of activity. Hair. Makeup. Dresses. Shoes. Fix hair. Fix makup. Fix Button. Fix Tiara. Stay clean. Don’t get dirty. Play games on mobile phones. That was just the Flower Girls.
For Steff, Matron of Honour Gina, the Bridesmaids and the Flower Girls, the morning was a blur. There was plenty of family and friends around to make sure everything was under control. At some stage the Page Boys had arrived, and being that the Flower Girls were ready, the kids kept themselves entertained meaning Steff’s own preparation could be finalised.
Time flew, and just before it was cut too fine, we snuck in a few photos, catching Steff looking beautifully radiant. Then it outside where another Limo was ready, waiting to transport the whole party to the church.
George had arrived at St Nicholas Orthodox Church on time, ready and eager to get the procedings underway. There were all the usual questions – “Where are the rings?” “Is she on her way?” “Can they go around the block again?” – but Elias had it all organised, and George was hustled into the church to await the arrival of his bride.
Steff’s twin brother had been on hand all morning, bringing plenty of coffee, snacks and humour, and again he was on hand again to lead Steff down the aisle.
The on-again, off -gain weather that had been threatening and then clearing, had finally given way and it started to rain whilst the ceremony was happening. Once the ceremony was over, the rain had stopped again, but the heavy cloud cover remained. Despite the risk, we decided to head to Fitzroy Gardens to shoot some portraits and family shots for as long as the weather held off.
With a few short moments of the arriving at Fitzroy Gardens, the weather broke and rain came bucketing down. It was a rapid change of plans, and a very wet run back to the car. A quick dash around to the Casino allowed us to get some more portraits of Steff & George, the kids, the families and their friends. Steff & George braved the cold to get some gorgeous shots outside, before heading inside to rejoin everyone else for some fast refreshments and a few more photos.
Night had fallen along with the rain, and it was another Limo ride for the entire party off to Aurora Receptions. Now the celebrations were really about to begin. The formalities were out of the way and it was time to let down the hair!
Music and dance featured prominently throughout the night, as the couple’s Lebanese and Greek heritage came to the fore. With the festivities in full swing, it became apparent that it wasn’t just George who had been waiting such a long time for this night to come around and the celebrations continued long into the early hours of morn!
This article was written by Ash