Happily ever after: Nicole and Kosta’s fairytale wedding in Adelaide

Content Team
Updated on: March 16, 2022

Nicole Cowie got the fairytale wedding she had always dreamed of when she walked down the aisle to marry Kosta Marinos.

“I never thought the day would turn out as incredible as the picture I had imagined to be, but it was that and more,” Nicole, 32, says.

The big day began with a morning of pampering for the bridal party before the Greek tradition of plate smashing and Cypriot custom of the red scarf blessing.

Nicole and Kosta, 32, from Adelaide, wed at The Church of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel – where they were both christened – on November 11, 2015 in front of 195 guests.

“The church was decorated with beautiful stands with suspended flowers hanging from them. After the ceremony I had some school students of mine (The Ukeladies) singing songs outside of the church,” teacher Nicole says.

Celebrations continued at the National Wine Centre of Australia, with guests entertained by a harpist and treated to ice-cream and coffee carts.

Dramatic floral arrangements dominated the venue styling, including floral lanterns and a huge floral chandelier over the dance floor. “Gina from Laavish Flower Studio created the most beautiful wonderland for us,” smiles Nicole.

The bride says there is nothing she would change about her fairytale wedding.

“I had what I believe to be the best suppliers that Adelaide has to offer, they were all so amazing at what they do and they all came together to create what my guests said was the best wedding they have ever been to,” she says.

Photos courtesy of B Captured by Ky Luu.




The bride travelled in style thanks to Classic Jags.

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Nicole wore a gown fit for a princess and Kosta suited up in classic black by Peter Shearer Menswear.








“My favourite photo location was St Marks College which has a huge beautiful tree with a stunning wooden swing hanging from it,” Nicole says.

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“Our bomboniere was acrylic, magnetic photo frames for the photobooth provided by In the Booth. They started off as name settings and a thank-you but guests could take that out and put a photo from the booth into the frame,” explains Nicole.


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“The wedding cake by How Sweet It Is was personalised with each layer hand-painted and telling the story of our lives together,” Nicole says.



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Featured Suppliers:

Bomboniere Bomboniere: In The Booth

Brides Accessories Brides Accessories: Miss Martini

Brides Gown Brides Gown: Princess Collection

Brides Shoes Brides Shoes: Zu Shoes

Bridesmaid Shoes Bridesmaid Shoes: Novo Shoes

Bridesmaids Accessories Bridesmaids Accessories: Miss Martini

Bridesmaids Dresses Bridesmaids Dresses: Princess Collection

Celebrant Celebrant: Bishop Chrysostom Hatzygeorgiou

Ceremony Venue Ceremony Venue: The Church of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel

Entertainment Entertainment: Entertainment Adelaide , Emma Horwood Harpist , Jim Mountzouris

Flowergirl Dress Flowergirl Dress: Parthenon Emporium

Flowers Flowers: Laavish Flower Studio

Grooms Attire Grooms Attire: Gibson , Peter Shearer Menswear & Suit Hire

Grooms Shoes Grooms Shoes: Zu Shoes

Groomsmen Attire Groomsmen Attire: Oxford

Groomsmen Shoes Groomsmen Shoes: Zu Shoes

Hair Hair: Vegas Hair and Beauty

Honeymoon Honeymoon: Bora Bora

Invitations Invitations: Bluebelle Studio

Lolly Buffet Lolly Buffet: BerryPop , Caprezza Coffee Cart , Copenhagen Vintage Ice Cream Cart

Makeup Makeup: Vegas Hair and Beauty

Pageboy Attire Pageboy Attire: Bardot Kids

Photographer Photographer: B Captured by Ky Luu

Reception Venue Reception Venue: National Wine Centre of Australia

Rings Rings: Cerrone

Transport Transport: Classic Jags

Venue Decor Venue Decor: Laavish Flower Studio

Wedding Night Venue Wedding Night Venue: The Playford