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A Chic and Romantic Wedding in Victoria, British Columbia


Bride and Groom

Loukia and Roy only lived a few blocks away from one another, but only met after Loukia’s sister introduced the two at a group get-together one night. “From then on we spent lots time together and quickly became good friends, enjoying strolls along Dallas Road and cooking tasty meals for each other,” Loukia shares. “I guess you can say we won each other over with food and cuddles!”

To honour Loukia’s heritage, the couple exchanged vows in a traditional Greek ceremony at the stunning Greek Orthodox church in Victoria. The aisles were lined with bunches of pink peonies and the bridal party made their way to the front of the church accompanied by the sounds of cellist, Katrina Andres.

Loukia’s beautiful, romantic Pronovias gown perfectly suited the soft, pastel colour scheme she chose for her decor. Everything from bouquets to bridesmaids dresses fell into the soft pink and ivory colour palette, with touches of turquoise (like in Roy’s tie) for an added pop of bright colour.

The couple say they couldn’t be happier with how their day turned out. Loukia was especially happy with their photographer, Courtney Clarke. “She really helped us stay in the moment,” Loukia expressed. “With her wisdom and ingenuity she captured  so many moments that we’ll cherish forever.”

Loukia Giatsios and Roy Hernes, June 23, 2012, Victoria, British Columbia.

Photography courtesy of Courtney Clarke Photography.

Ceremony location: Greek Orthodox Church
Reception location: The Union Club of British Columbia
Bridal gown and bridal party attire: Blush Bridal Boutique
Groom’s attire: Lief Horsens Suits
Caterer: The Union Club of British Columbia
Cake: Ooh La La Cupcakes
Flowers: Sarah from Fresh View Events
DJ: Albert from Big Time Special Enterprises
Hair: Danika Sweet from Going Platinum Hair Designs
Makeup: Hollie from Privé Beauty Lounge
Stationery: DIY

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