Wedding date: 2 March 2019 // Number of guests: 250
QB: All good love stories start somewhere; tell us how and when you met …
Z&P: We have known each other since we were 15 years old. Peter and I met through mutual friends and formed a friendship that held strong for five years. Over those years, we became best friends and we would talk almost every day. Every time we saw each other, it felt as though everything fell into place and it was always so easy and natural. When I was 20 (Peter 21), our friendship progressed to a relationship and it was the best thing that had ever happened.
QB: Make us laugh, make us cry: who proposed to who, and how?
Z&P: Every time we would talk about being married one day, Peter ensured that I knew that he did not wish for his proposal to be an “Instagram-able’ moment, but instead it would stay true to what it really was about: the two of us. And so, it was during a surprise getaway at The Sheraton Mirage that Peter took advantage of a secluded moment (after running home from a restaurant in torrential rain, no less!) to ask me to spend ‘my forever’ with him. The moment could not have been more perfect, and of course, I said, yes!
QB: How and why did you choose your venues?
Z&P: Choosing our venue was easy. The Greek Club was the first component of our wedding that we booked right after getting engaged. We had always wanted a traditional wedding and The Greek Club was the perfect choice for us.
QB: What was the inspiration behind your wedding style?
Z&P: Our wedding was simple, traditional yet contemporary. In fact, these three words capture both mine and Peter’s style perfectly!
QB: Did you incorporate any traditions or perhaps do something a little different?
Z&P: Tradition is very important to us. The lead up to the wedding consisted of many traditions that have been in our family (and I’m sure many Greek families) for generations. We wedded in the Greek Orthodox Church of St George – the Church which both of our parents were also married in.
QB: Do you have any words of wisdom to offer other couples?
Z&P: I know this sounds super cliché but enjoy every minute of your day! From the minute you wake up to the moment you fall asleep next to your husband for the very first time, every moment is truly special. The day is completely about the love that you share for one another, not about the little bits and pieces – so enjoy the beautiful moments you’ll share with your loved ones.
QB: Did you (or will you) enjoy a honeymoon? If so, how and why did you choose your destination?
Z&P: We honeymooned in Bora Bora. Again, another easy choice for us! I remember asking Peter years ago where his ideal honeymoon destination was and he literally read my mind when he said, Bora Bora. It is a dream destination and the most relaxing place to be after a huge lead up to a wedding.
LITTLE BLACK BOOK
Photography: Mezic Studio // Ceremony Venue: Greek Orthodox Church of St George // Reception Venue: The Greek Club // Dress: Steven Khalil // Shoes (bride): Christian Louboutin // Suits: Versace // Shoes (groom): Louis Vuitton // Bridesmaid dresses: Custom Made // Wedding Decorations: Celebrating in Style, AV Ideas and Staging Creations // Engagement Rings: Canturi // Rings: Canturi // Florist: Bouquet Boutique // Cake: Frosted Indulgence // Accessories: Steven Khalil and Versace // Stationery: Diane Khuory // Videographer: Wrapped Up Media