A Traditional Greek Orthodox Wedding in Arlington, Texas

I recently heard from Angela about some exciting news in her life, which reminded me that her wedding from nearly 2 years ago was never shared on the blog! And what a sweet intimate wedding it was.  Mike and Angela got married at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in keeping with Angela’s Greek heritage.  It was my first time to photograph a traditional Greek Orthodox Wedding, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!  The ceremony was filled with layers of  beautiful symbolism and the dancing at the reception had me wanting to join in!  

Enjoy the images from their special day.

Mike made quite the dashing groom!

Angela found her dress at a boutique in her home state of Minnesota, and it looked perfect on her!

Pam's Ribbons and Roses did a wonderful job on the floral. I was especially in love with Angela's bouquet. How can you feel anything but happy looking at these vivid colors and gorgeous peonies??

When I entered the sanctuary for the first time, I felt like I needed to whisper as I stood in awe of the architecture, chandeliers, and art work depicting centuries of history.

The solemn ceremony was all Greek to me...literally! The entire ceremony was conducted by the priest in Greek.  While I couldn't understand the words, the looks and smiles between Angela and Mike unmistakably spelled out their love for each other.  

After the ceremony, everyone headed to the Rolling Hills Country Club in Arlington for a lively reception.  Guests were treated to a yummy cake from Cooper Street Bakery and delicious Greek wedding cookies made by Angela's mom!

Dancers formed a huge circle on the dance floor and celebrated the newlyweds.  

Outside, rain drizzled on and off throughout the evening. A little break afforded us the chance to dash outside and get a final photo with this epic sunset.  I think this might be one of the best sunsets of all times.  Perfect for a wedding day, wouldn't you say?