Stephanie and Nik Featured in the Limelight | St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf and Spa Resort | Tarpon Springs, FL Wedding Photography

Stephanie and Nik's wedding day was elegant and colorful, and both traditional and modern at the same time!  The couple chose to honor their marriage with a traditional wedding ceremony at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Tarpon Springs!  The Greek wedding ceremony is a beautiful thing to witness.  The most noticeable difference is that the bride and groom are silent during the service and do not exchange vows with each other.  Instead they are joined together through the prayers of the priest and by witness of the congregation before God through meaningful and symbolic traditions.  The most beautiful elements are when the bride and groom have crowns placed on their heads to symbolize the blessings on the new couple and when the bride and groom engage in a procession around the altar lead by the priest while hymns are being sung.   The ceremony closes with a first kiss and the bride and groom are sent on their way for a happy and blessed life!  Stephanie and Nik's ceremony had all the tradition, but also had a few really sweet moments between the couple.  Since they do not speak during the ceremony, the couple exchanged a few sweet glances that seemed to let each other know that they were so happy to be there and to be getting married!  I loved capturing these sweet moments!  Once married that newlyweds departed down the stairs of the church to rose petals being tossed by their guests and then they were off to celebrate!  Once we arrived to Innisbrook we had just a few minutes to work with the last bit of day light and the beautiful sun light!  I love how these moments turned out for this awesome couple!  Stephanie and Nik wanted their reception to be colorful, bold and modern and the hall at Innisbrook was magical!  Everywhere I looked there were flowers, candles, and drapery in stunning tones of purple, orange, and pink and so many gold accents and candles that it felt like the whole room was glowing!  This amazing couple was wonderful to work with for both their engagement session and wedding day!  Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Karamountzos!  

Lead Photographer | Sarah McDonald
Associate Photographer | Erica Csatlos 

Band | Ellada
DJ | Kima Entertainment
Bridesmaid Dresses | Bella Bridesmaids
Cake | Innisbrook
Caterer | Innisbrook
Ceremony Location | St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Event Planner | Sandy Rule Events
Florist and Event Design | conceptBAIT
Hair Stylist | Belanova
Invitations | Carlton Crafts
Make-up Artist | Gabi Diep and Nicole Kassey
Reception Venue | Innisbrook
Videographer | Voila Cinematic
Wedding Gown | Solutions Bridal | Kenneth Poole 

 

Wedding | Bride | Groom | Avila | Tampa | Florida