10.26.2011

wedding wednesday - aris + al.


happy wedding wednesday! today is a special post dedicated to my friends aris + al's wedding. i was lucky enough to be a bridesmaid and i had so much fun helping them celebrate their big day. aris + al had a gorgeous traditional greek orthodox ceremony and it was wonderful to have a spot up on the alter to see the priest do his thing. the ceremony was filled with symbolic gestures--which the priest explained at the end. after the ceremony we moved onto the reception (after a champagne filled limo ride...) and the rest of the evening was filled with Greek dancing, fantastic food, tears and a lot of smiles. it was the first wedding i was ever apart of and i loved every minute of it! 
aris + al had an incredible sweets table (it went on forever!) and they gave guests huge candy apples as favors! their playlist was ahhhmazing and i am considering 'borrowing' a few songs for our wedding next year.

congratulations to al + aris and thank you again for letting me apart of your special day! 


opa!

xo,
jillian


ps i am sharing my top ten posts over on project gadabout!! 

20 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous wedding! Congrats to your friend!

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  2. Aw what a beautiful wedding, so special to be a part of it!

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  3. I ADORE Greek culture! I'm sure the wedding was TONS of fun!

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  4. Looks like a fantastic time!

    http://chicgeekery.blogspot.com/

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  5. That seriously looks like it was a fabulous time!

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  6. Beautiful!! Everyone is so happy! Congrats to Aris and Al!! :0

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  7. How fun! Beautiful couple! I love going to weddings. Everyone is so happy.

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  8. Looks like a super fun wedding and you looked gorgeous!! :)

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  9. Looks like such a fun wedding...love the dancing photos. And you look beautiful Jillian! Just wait till your wedding!!!! xo

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  10. Congrats to them!!! Looks like so much fun...especially being Greek and all :) xoxoxo brynn

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  11. Looks like such a fun night! You look beautiful :)

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  12. How fun! Looks like a great wedding :) xoxo eliza

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  13. You & H look so adorable in that photo - I love that he is wearing a bow tie (was that your doing or would he just naturally wear a bow tie on his own? I'm curious!). What a lovely wedding - congrats to them!

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  14. Oh, I love this-my family's big Greek weddings are always so much fun, but it's that first step as husband and wife that always makes me tear up!

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  15. Their wedding looks amazing! I love going to traditional weddings- I feel like you learn so much about a culture by how they choose to celebrate a marriage!

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  16. please tell me there were plates smashed... because i've long dreamed of smashing some plates! :)

    although after saying that, im suddenly doubting myself. is that greek or jewish? dang it.

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  17. Gorgeous bride! I love her bouquet!!

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mucho thanks for the blog love! xo