A first kiss wasn’t quite the spark to ignite a relationship between Eleni Demetriou and Gregory Kalligeros, but after remaining friends, they later decided to give things a go.
“We kept it on the down low for a while of course,” says Eleni, who shares mutual friends with Greg. “But being in a relationship with my best friend ended up being the best feeling in the world.”
They were married with a modern vintage wedding on July 5, 2014 at St George Greek Orthodox Church, South Brisbane, followed by a reception at The Greek Club. “Our wedding day was the best day of our lives filled with love, laughter, lots of crazy fun memories,” smiles Eleni, who wore a Steven Khalil gown. “My mum, aunty, sister and I absolutely fell in love with Steven. He took time to get to know all of us – he even asked my mum and aunty about their vintage wedding dresses.”
Eleni says while her hubby Greg considers himself a “tough guy”, she knows underneath that’s all for show. “My family have come to love him the way I do for his charming ways,” praises Eleni. “He never ceases to surprise me with his gentleness and sensitivity.”
The pair honeymooned in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Paris.
Photos courtesy of Porfyri Photography.
Eleni’s stunning bridesmaids dresses were by Jane Katsoufros.
Eleni says she and Greg are very happy with the wedding photos which “portrayed exactly how we felt on the day”.
“Don’t stress too much, everything falls into place on the day,” Eleni says to brides to be.
The couple’s impressive four-tier wedding cake was by Frosted Indulgence.
Video by Sipka Media
Bomboniere: Prayer ropes / Brides Accessories: Paula Hall Designs / Brides Gown: Steven Khalil / Brides Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bridesmaid Shoes: Shoes of Prey / Bridesmaids Accessories: Nomiki Glynatsis / Bridesmaids Dresses: Jane Katsoufros / Cake: Frosted Indulgence / Celebrant: Father Anastasios Bouzikis, Father Stavros Psaromati, Father Dimitri Tsakas / Ceremony Venue: St George Greek Orthodox Church / Entertainment: Jordy Gee - DJ, Kosma Kastrissios, Mihali Georgiou / Flowergirl Dress: Jane Katsoufros / Flowers: Bloomberry / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: Germanicos Bespoke Tailors / Grooms Shoes: Elio Moda / Groomsmen Attire: Uberstone / Groomsmen Shoes: Antoine and Stanley / Hair: Pia Lane Hair / Honeymoon: Europe / Invitations: Weddings by Diane Khoury / Makeup: Blush Makeup Artistry by Mandi Anastasas / Pageboy Attire: Indie Kids by Industrie / Photographer: Andrew Porfyri / Reception Venue: The Greek Club / Rings: Kosta Gold & Diamonds / Transport: Tic Tac Tours & Premier Limousines / Venue Decor: Bloomberry, Styled Events / Videographer: Sipka Media / Wedding Night Accommodation: Emporium Hotel