Charnie & Harrison

Married: 3rd October, 2020
St George, Greek Orthodox Church 
Reception: Mayflower Restaurant
B Captured by Ky Luu

The Proposal

"I was told to dress up as we were going somewhere nice for dinner to celebrate Harrison's parents' anniversary. When I arrived, the lady at the front desk asked if I was with the loud party up stairs celebrating a wedding anniversary. I said "yep, that would be them", and she kindly offered to take me up to show me where they were seated. When I stepped out of the lift, I walked around the corner to find Harrison standing alone surrounded by rose petals and candles in the most beautiful setting, and I instantly burst into uncontrollable ugly sobbing. He then got down on one knee, and in that moment I knew I was about to say "YES" to spending forever with the man of my dreams."

The Wedding Rings

"Charnie: A white gold diamond band - I wanted to go for a classic and timeless band that would compliment my engagement ring. 

Harrison: A yellow gold band. I wanted something simple and classic, but didn’t want a completely plain band. I liked the look of embossed lines, and decided to go for a design with two lines connecting. I guess you can say that the two embossed lines are a symbol of our two lives running side by side for eternity."

Favourite Moment

"There are too many to count! The ceremony, the symbolism in a Greek Orthodox wedding is beautiful, and the moment where they crown the bride and groom and we took our first steps as husband and wife around the alter was something we will never forget. 

Also the first few moments alone in the car after we left the church, where we were filling one another in on our mornings, and all the emotions and adrenaline we were feeling throughout the ceremony! 

The reception was something we were both very grateful for. Due to restrictions at the time we decided to hold two parts to our wedding. Part one, we had our ceremony surrounded by our loved ones, followed by an intimate wedding reception, with our nearest and dearest. We loved that we could sit and have proper conversations with parents, siblings and grandparents. It is something we will always treasure. If restrictions weren’t in place at the time we would have had a larger reception, and wouldn’t have had those moments to just sit and be together with 40 of our closest friends and family."