My Big Fat Greek Wedding | The Wedding Studio Real Bride

My Big Fat Greek Wedding | The Wedding Studio Real Bride

We are so happy to be sharing Gabriella & Zach’s wedding! Gabriella was the sweetest bride and we found her a gown completely different then what she ever imagined! Congratulations Zach & Gabriella! Wishing you many years of love & happiness!

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Your Finest Wine

Gabriella and Zach were planning to go to dinner with Zach’s family in Indianapolis at Vida. Zach and Gabriella were the first to arrive at the restaurant and he requested they go outside, enjoy the nice weather, and have a cocktail while their table was getting ready. Zach asked the waiter to bring a bottle of Caymus. When the waiter presented the bottle, Zach started explaining to Gabriella how this bottle of wine was special. Zach turned the bottle around and etched into the bottle was, “Gabby, I love you with all my heart. Will you marry me? Love, Zach”

“He was down on one knee and I was so incredibly excited, the tears started flowing and all I could say over and over was yes!! Shortly after that, BOTH our parents, siblings, and my Grandfather walked out of the restaurant.  He invited both sides of our families and hired a photographer to capture the amazing evening. We all had the most amazing night celebrating together!” - Gabriella

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Shopping at The Wedding Studio

“I went to The Wedding Studio to try on wedding dresses with my Mom to get an idea of what I wanted, the store was so beautiful! I was excited to try on the style of dress I always envisioned myself in:  I wanted a low back, spaghetti strap, mermaid style dress. I tried on several and they were gorgeous, but it didn’t feel like that was my dress. My Mom and Adrienne brought me a dress that was opposite of what I thought I wanted, but I tried it on. Once Adrienne buttoned me in and I looked in the mirror, I knew immediately it was my dress. I absolutely loved the sweetheart cut, the wave like ripples at the bottom and the elegance of the dress. It was perfect for me and there was no reason to go try on any other dresses!

I had the most amazing experience at The Wedding Studio trying on dresses with my two sisters and Mom. I tell all new brides to go to The Wedding Studio first because everyone there is so helpful and will make you feel like the most beautiful woman on the planet. I still tear up thinking about the first time trying on my dress.”

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Wedding Traditions

“Our wedding was very elegant and classic. We had our ceremony at the same church where my parents got married and even held our reception in the same hall.  I always dreamed of the grand staircase, floor to ceiling windows, and the twinkle lights that hung from the ceiling of our hall.  I am part Greek and Egyptian so I wanted there to be a decent amount of music all our guests knew but I also added in some Greek and belly dancing music! It was so fun and our guests had a blast! Once the dance floor opened it didn’t stop the entire night.”

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Special Wedding Day Touches

“My grandmother passed away 11 years ago.  We were extremely close and I wanted to pay tribute to her in a special way.  We were having a sweets table that featured all of her Greek pastry recipes! I was able to print a few of her bridal portraits that were black and white and put them on the table with a frame that said, “In loving memory of Sophie Gabriel.  Your Life Was a Blessing. Your Memory a Treasure. You’re Loved Beyond Words. And Missed Beyond Measure. Please enjoy the baklava, a recipe from Yiayia’s cookbook!”

Just as I was taking a peek into the hall before our grand entrance, I was lucky enough to catch my Grandfather seeing the table at that exact moment.  He was crying. It was such a wonderful moment.”

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Advice for Future Brides

“Your wedding day is the most special day of your life, take a moment with your husband on your wedding day to observe all the people that are there to celebrate your love and the beginning of your journey. Have a moment together to just talk about all the things you are feeling because the day goes by so fast.  Also, don’t forget to hug all the people that helped make your day so special and thank them.“

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Vendors

Wedding Dress:  The Wedding Studio

Photographer: Stevenson Photo

Videographer: Mason Geiger Photography & Film

Bridesmaids Attire:  Nordstrom

Make-up Artist:  Jenny Poe Makeup Artistry

Wedding Cake: Carmela with Macri's Italian Bakery

Grooms Cake:  Sassy Cakes

Flowers:  Stephanie Shull

DJ and Lighting:  ProShow

Transportation:  Royal Excursions

Reception Hall: The Century Center

Food: Duck provided by Maple Leaf Farms.  The CC has in house catering

Honeymoon:  Greece

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