Modern & Glam, Greek Orthodox, White Wedding With Hints of Charcoal & Purple: Nathan & Rochelle
When real bride Rochelle got in touch to ask if I would feature her wedding, I jumped at the chance. This modern glam wedding incorporates a gorgeous colour palette using white, charcoal and purple and has a wonderful juxtaposition of a Greek Orthodox ceremony followed by a sleek and elegant city reception.
Rochelle looked amazing in her beautiful Jason Grech gown and Nathan very dapper in his black tie attire – and I just love the charcoal bridesmaid dresses. All so classy!
Words by Rochelle. Images by Eye to Eye Photography.
Every bridal gown I’ve ever seen at a wedding that had made my jaw drop was a Jason Grech design, so I knew that as soon as it was my turn, I’d know exactly which designer to turn to! All of his pieces are so elegant and classic, and when I saw my gown – I knew it was the one.
I couldn’t believe how well it fit me even before alterations, and because it was silk, it was so comfortable to wear all day. It also had gorgeous embellished detailings down the sides which matched with a stunning Capulet that could be removed. So comfortable and functional!
We went with a local family friend for our florist- Kitsa. We wanted to keep them quite simple and elegant so we went for white roses in our bridal bouquets and a gorgeous breed of hydrangeas on the tables at our reception.
Nathan comes from a traditional Greek family, so it was a given that we incorporate his family’s traditions into the ceremony – hence why we chose a Greek Orthodox Church. However, I still wanted to inject some modernity and a bit more glamour into the event.
This is largely why we chose Crown as our venue space (amidst the fact that our proposal took place there.) The views from our reception venue were absolutely stunning and we loved the fact that it overlooked the skyline of the city. There was also plenty of space for all of our Greek guests!
We were heavily guided by Nathan’s Greek Orthodox background however I also knew that I wanted something that was still quite glamorous and elegant as well. Colours were white with a hint of charcoal and purple which I think worked beautifully in the Winter.
My Father walked me down the aisle.
Our wedding photographers Eye to Eye are so amazing at capturing natural shots! Not only are their photographs such a gorgeous illustration of the day, but the photographers seemingly blend into the occassion so well, and their use of lighting is so soft and romantic.
We had a delicious selection of macaroons that were made by a family friend as wedding favours and our wedding cake was a three tiered vanilla sponge with gold foiling on the outside, it was stunning! We wanted something simple but with some glam – so this was perfect.
Our wedding decor was influenced by all of our beautiful flowers and the stunning venue.
If I could pass on any advice to future brides I would say… Embrace your partners cultural and religious traditions if there are any. I know these issues can sometimes cause friction between couples during the wedding planning process, but it’s so important to both compensate. Our family isn’t religious so I was happy to adopt Nathan’s traditions and the result was absolutely beautiful.
wedding credits / photographer: eye to eye / wedding venue: crown towers / brides dress: / jason grech / grooms suit: soho workshop / brides shoes: nine west / grooms shoes: / bridesmaid dresses: swish / bridesmaid shoes: nine west / hair & makeup: martina & hue’s hair / florist: kitsa ‘s flowers / wedding cake: ab fab cakes / videography: a2 films / stationery: adorn wedding invitations