August 15, 2012 at 4:05 PM
"One of the most unique pieces of this wedding was that the ceremony took place in a Greek Orthodox Church..."
The Hitching Post
Jessie is a designer of boutique weddings and special events in Santa Fe. She has a serious case of creative ADD and is a whiz with a glue gun.
Sometimes, after a wedding I get the blues. I think this happens with any project or big event. When it’s over, you miss the planning and the camaraderie that comes along with it. For me, the connection that develops with the family is one of the best parts of the planning process. This was the case with Maggie and Kosta’s wedding. I had so much fun getting to know them and becoming part of the family. As an event designer, I so treasure the privilege to be part of someone’s very personal day.
….Ok, enough of that sap. Let’s get to the goodies!
Photographer extraordinaire, Ginger Russell captured some major beauty on Maggie and Kosta’s wedding day. Hellooo Grace Kelly incarnate, right?!? Maggie is gorgeous even without make-up, but Jess Evans rocked her wedding day beauty with custom hair and make-up.
Before I met Kosta, and had only seen a picture, I thought he was going to be very serious and mysterious. I was nervous to meet him, but it turns out he is the most lovable and hilarious guy! He and Maggie are a such a handsome couple and so much fun to be around!
One of the most unique pieces of this wedding was that the ceremony took place in a Greek Orthodox Church, specifically St. Elias Church in Eldorado. Kosta is from Greece and Maggie converted to Greek Orthodox to be married in this church. Now, I go crazy over ceremonies steeped with tradition, and this one took the cake!
The inside of the church is decked out in amazing gilded iconography; it is truly a sight to behold! (You can actually behold this sight on Thursdays from 11a.m. to 1 p.m., when they are open for iconography viewing. Get your buns over there!)
Maggie and I hit it off right away when she requested that some elements be “a little out of the box” so to speak. Instead of carrying flowering bouquets the bridesmaids carried hand-dipped beeswax candles that we adorned with a Kraft paper wax catcher and a sprig of Blue Thistle and Crespedia.
Oh my, gorgeous! Now hang on to your hose-panties because the cocktail hour had some fun surprises and the reception was beautiful….be back soon with more pictures!