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The love story

Chrisostomos and Maria were introduced by her cousin one night whilst Maria was visiting Sydney. There was an instant connection but unfortunately the following day Maria had to return to her home in Darwin, and they kept in contact. The following week Maria was back in Sydney for a concert and Chrisostomos took her out to dinner. They continued a long distance relationship for 8 months, travelling back and forth from Darwin to Sydney. In July 2015, while holidaying together in Greece Chrisostomos proposed in beautiful Santorini.

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The location

Rhodes, Greece. The church service took place at Agios Pavlos in Lindos. The reception was in Kalithea and was hosted by Pane Di Capo.

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Chrisostomos & Maria's Beautiful Wedding in Rhodes 36

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Both Chrisostomos and Maria had always said they wanted to get married in Greece, as they are both Greek and wanted to go back to their roots and have it feel more meaningful. Also Maria’s grandfather would not have been able to travel to Australia and that played a big role as they couldn’t have a wedding without him being there.

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Chrisostomos & Maria's Beautiful Wedding in Rhodes 40 The theme

All the planning and styling was left in the hands of leading events company White Events white-events.gr who did an amazing job.

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The wedding dress

Made by Couture by Francesca.

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The women

The bridesmaid dresses were from Bariano.

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The men

The groom and groomsmen wore tailor-made suits.

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The cake

Made by Pane Di Capo

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The flowers

White Events made all the floral arrangements

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The invitations

By Giant Invitations

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Chrisostomos & Maria's Beautiful Wedding in Rhodes 54

The bomboniere

By White Events, they were bottles of olive oil with sprigs of rosemary

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Chrisostomos & Maria's Beautiful Wedding in Rhodes 56

The music

A Greek band from Rhodes as well as DJ Sabio who flew to Greece from Australia to play at the wedding.

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The photography

Savvas Argiros Photography savvasargirou.gr

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The honeymoon

Cyprus, Venice, Florence, the Amalfi Coast, and back to Greece.

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Gina Mamouzelos

Gina is a third generation Greek Australian who grew up immersed in her Greek heritage, including the language, traditions, culture and listening to her grandparent’ mesmerising tales about life in Greece. Passionate about ensuring the Greek language is not forgotten among the younger generations, in 2002 she became a panel member on the SBS Greek radio show ‘Let’s Talk Openly.' She graduated with a Media and Communications degree from the University of Sydney and has put her lifelong passion for writing to use working in social media, public relations and advertising. Gina now joins GCT's team as a writer.

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