My brother, Solos, and sister-in-law, Lucy, got married on September 18th 2016 on a gloriously sunny late summer’s day and now we have all the professional pictures, I wanted to share this special day with you all.

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What a moving day it was too.. full of love and laughter (my brother cried several times in church, setting us all off) and it so rare yet wonderful to get together with old friends and extended family from all over the world, so we could celebrate with this very special couple.

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The ceremony was held at the Greek Orthodox Church in Leeds, the magnificently ornate church we’ve been attending since my brother and I were young (I’ve lost count of all the Saturdays spent there as children at Greek school); it’s also where my husband, Peter, and I got married in 2006. Happy memories!

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What a beautiful bride Lucy made and look at my dapper brother, Solos!

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I’m so proud of them both.

Happy couple getting married at Greek Orthodox Church in Leeds

Solos’ outfit was our wedding gift to him by Hardy Amies Saville Row from Harvey Nichols and he made the most perfect groom.

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Lucy’s stunning wedding dress is by Pronovias, her veil is Joyce Jackson and her bracelet, earrings and hair piece were all handmade by Victoria Walker at Victoria Walker Boutique.
Victoria Walker earrings and hairpiece

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I literally cannot handle the cuteness of my precious boys in their Nicki Macfarlane page boy outfits we were kindly gifted for the day.

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Nicki Macfarlane designed the Duchess of Cambridge’s young bridesmaid dresses and is the most exquisite designer of kids’ occasion wear.

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The silk shirt, trousers (which they made longer than 3/4 length, at our request) and the blue waistcoats matched the groomsmen perfectly.

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I had two outfit changes with this Fever London asymmetrical dress by day and a Motel Rocks sheer sleeved LBD by night. Heels by Spanish designer Mascaro.

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I’m not sure these two have ever looked more adorable!

Happy boy at wedding in Nicki Macfarlane outfit

I love Greek weddings, the soul-stirring rituals of the service, the exchanging of rings, the Holy Communion, the first steps as a married couple as the bride and groom circle the front of the alter hand in hand three times: it’s such an enchanting, moving ceremony.

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Bride and child

I was honoured to be Proti Koumera (Best Woman) and Peter was one of two of the Proti Koumbari (Best Men).

Top Blogger Vicki Psarias at family wedding

The wedding reception which followed was hosted at the exquisite country manor Wood Hall Hotel in West Yorkshire, close to where we live and the sun stayed out all day, making for the most spectacular of pictures.

The majority of the beautiful photos in this blog post are by the brilliant Tim Zoltie with a few by my husband, Peter

I love this cute photo of Lucy with her wonderful Dad, Geoff, and adorable little baby, Zachary, my nephew (in Next Signature) who was almost 1 in the picture!

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The bridesmaids all looked beautiful in their cornflower blue bridesmaid dresses (in bluebell) from Hobbs, with matching bouquets.

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The views from the hotel are achingly beautiful, spanning across the great open Yorkshire countryside making for the most perfect wedding venue.

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The guests enjoyed canapes and champagne outside before gathering inside, for the touching speeches. First up were the emotive words from father of the bride, Geoff, particularly as he spoke of Lucy’s beloved Mum Maureen who is sadly no longer with us,  as well as my own Dad, George’s sweet words on how proud he is of Solos and Lucy’s union.

There were also lots of laugh out loud moments thanks to Best Man David’s speech which was even accompanied with a slideshow of bygone days (I forgot my brother’s crazy bleached blonde episode on holiday in Thailand and the time we both dressed up as JLO and P Diddy from my 21st fancy dress birthday bash!) Fun times we’ll always treasure.

Now he’s embarked on the next chapter of his life as a Daddy and husband and I couldn’t be more proud.

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After we toasted the happy couple, it was time to eat!

wedding reception in Yorkshire

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I just adore these cute snaps of the kids cuddling up to Daddy and Papou (Grandad) George in between courses! Aw!

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And here is my Mum second to the left with my wonderful aunts.

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After a sumptuous feast of sea bass niçoise starter, lamb rump with dauphinoise potatoes and lemon mousse dessert, it was time to cut the cake.

My favourite cake-maker Andrea (who is so popular, she doesn’t need a website) made this timelessly elegant wedding cake- and the happy couple displaying their own parents’ wedding photos on the table, was a wonderful touch.

The brilliant band, Chequered started with Alecia Key’s, ‘If I Ain’t Got You’ and those who could hack it, partied the night away.

I made the first dance and a few more songs before admitting defeat at midnight #lightweight!

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What a dreamboat of a day!

Congratulations again Solos and Lucy x

 

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34 Responses

  1. John Marc Ramirez

    Beautiful wedding photos!! These wedding photos are worth looking at reminiscing in the future. Thank you for sharing this because it is inspiring. 🙂
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  2. Rebecca

    Awww this is lovely!! Stunning venue! Im getting married in March and cannot wait to post about it with amazing shots like these… gotta love a lush family get together and everyone is super happy and excited for life <3 Congratulations to your brother and his beautiful wife and son!

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  3. Meg

    Lovely photographs and a beautiful wedding! I always cry at weddings … even if the bride and groom manage to keep it together. Haha. #brilliantblogposts
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  4. Emma

    What lovely photos! It looks like you all had a fantastic day! Congratulations to them both #brilliantblogposts
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  5. Lucy grace

    Gorgeous pictures! Looks like a fun time was had by all!xx #Brilliantblogpost
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  6. teacuptoria

    Aw hun what gorgeous photos! It look slike a beautiful day from start to finish. Neither my brother or sister have been married yet but my brother is engaged. I know it will be such an emotional day when it eventually happens. Family is EVERYTHING! xxx

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  7. Michelle

    Such lovely pictures of the wedding. You can that you and your brother are related as you have the same smile. I love the brides dress and everything looks so traditional and well put together. #brillblogposts
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  8. your DIY family

    What a stunning day and stunning bride and groom. Congrats again to you and your family – wonderful moments and wonderful memories. I just adore weddings. One day in the future we can all dance and celebrate together at our kids weddings! xx
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  9. five little doves

    What a gorgeous wedding!!! You all look so beautiful and your boys look super handsome! I love how alike you and your brother are too! Sounds like a fab day all round, wishing them a happy, healthy future together. #Brilliantblogpost
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    • Honest Mum

      Aw thank you, such a special day and the happy couple looked amazing. Sol and I do look very alike, people have asked if we are twins before x

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  10. Twin Pickle

    Beautiful bride and lovely photos! I need a wedding to go to! #brilliantblogposts
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  11. Alison (MadHouseMum)

    Just wow! Stunning in every way. I love the photo with the Yorkshire hills in the background and Solos and Lucy walking towards it – very poignant. What an amazing day. Thank you for sharing. Alison x #brilliantblogposts
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    • Honest Mum

      So beautiful, it was the most perfect day and Tim captured them perfectly as they enter this new chapter of their lives together xx

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  12. Chilli Regina

    beautiful…I really like her dress, just enough princessy and amazing, it fits her perfectly. And I LOVE the blue color on men! Love, love, love. Can you tell me what shade it is? My brother is getting married in May next year and perhaps he would like this color instead of black and white or just all white:)) Beautiful pictures! Brings back memories on my wedding 8 years ago…years goes by so quickly!x

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    • Honest Mum

      Absolutely stunning bride, groom and wedding. Time sure does fly. It was a navy but will ask in case there’s an exact colour but think they all just matched the navy x

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  13. Caroline

    What lovely photos! The bridesmaid dresses are such a gorgeous colour. Looks like a fantastic day, cognrats to the newlyweds. x
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  14. Kirsten Toyne

    Congratulations to them both. The photos are lovely. It looks like a wonderful day.
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  15. Lucy At Home

    Congratulations, Solos and Lucy! What a gorgeous venue (inside and out!). It looks like a magical day! #BrillBlogPosts
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  16. Laurie

    What a beautiful church! As are the newly married couple. It looks like a beautiful day.
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  17. Lindsay

    What lovely pics, those bridesmaids dresses are beautiful! Also – your brother looks just like you!
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  18. jodie filogomo

    What beautiful and memorable photos!!
    Weddings are such a wonderful experience, for the bride & groom & invitees alike!!
    Congrats to them both!
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  19. jodie filogomo

    What beautiful and memorable photos!!
    Weddings are such a wonderful experience, for the bride & groom & invitees alike!!
    Congrats to them both!
    jodie
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