The only word fit to describe the Amanda and Jerry’s New Years Eve wedding is Regal. We felt like we were surrounded by royalty. The bridesmaids were in stunning black trumpet Bari Jay gowns, all with perfect hair and makeup. The gentlemen were classic in black and white. But the bride…..oh the bride stole the show. Amanda looked absolutely exquisite in her luxurious gown by Austin Scott for Kenneth Pool. Her Maria Elena headpiece could very well have been cut for a princess and her Gianvito Rossi shoes…gasp….were gorgeous! Lizette Zlogar of Choppers Salon did her makeup which as I was went through the photos noticed was still perfect from morning until late in the evening.
We travelled to a park full of trees for photos before the ceremony and the snowfall was just perfect. It was really cold. Freezing in fact, but everyone in the bridal party were so happy to run out there for Amanda and allow her the perfect winter wedding photos just like she had imagined.
The church was adorned with amazing florals, huge painted trees with hanging votives and crystals and candles everywhere. We were in awe at the beauty of a traditional Green Orthodox Ceremony. It was breathtaking and the congregation was so warm and inviting. The maid of honor, Pamela, and the Koumbara, Maria (forgive me if this is the wrong use of the word, but I’m really trying!) were amazingly wonderful and helped us with every step of the ceremony (mostly in Greek) so we were in the right spots at the right time. It was so kind of them!
On to Drury Lane from there. Guests were greeted by a piano player for cocktail hour while the room was prepped with gorgeous florals and trees on the tables that almost reached the ceiling. The uplighting on the walls and the candlelight on the tables made for the perfect ambience for the perfect evening.
The lobby also contained THE COOLEST, place card board ever! Julie Hanan Design created this amazing photo place card board that contained peoples names on one side, table number on the other, and the photo was underneath as well. Julie did the invitations as well. She is truly truly talented and we just LOVE all of her work! John Grammatis of clubdj.com was the perfect master of ceremonies and made sure that in between visits to the Martini Luge Ice Scupture, and the Photo Booth, there was plenty of fun on the dance floor as well.
Thank you to the entire Mertes and Georgantas families for being so sweet and fun!
To Mrs. Maria Georgantas, who planned this exquisite event, and who is the most wonderful soul…we just love you. The vision that you and Amanda had for the wedding, and made become a real life fairytale wedding, was no simple task, and you handled it with perfect grace. Thank you for allowing us into your family, and your community. We truly felt welcome and were honored to be a part.
To Amanda and Jerry…this has been a journey for us as well with you and we are soo convinced that you were definitely meant for eachother. Congratulations and Happy New Year…The Best is yet to Come!!! xoxo A&M
Invitations & Photo Place Card Board: Julie Hanan Design (www.juliehanandesign.com)
Hair: Danielle Garcia (divassalonspa.com)
Makeup: Lizette Zlogar (chopperssalon.com)
Caterer: Drury Lane (drurylane.com)
Floral Design: Yanni Design Studio (yannidesignstudio.com)
Baker: Cocoa Bean Fine Desserts (cocoabeangeneva.com)
DJ: John Grammatis (clubdj.com)
Dress: Austin Scott for Kenneth Pool (kennethpool.com)
Jewelry: Simon G
Bridesmaids Gowns: Bari Jay
Headpiece: Maria Elena
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi