10.04.09 Veronica + Saad
A beautiful celebration at St.Luke’s Greek Orthodox Church. The ancient ceremony was full of symbolism and was a great experience for someone who has not attended a Greek Orthodox wedding service. That goes for me and my second cinematographer, Robert “Beebo” Benitez. It was rather unique from most weddings we have witnessed because there was no exchange of vows. In their faith, the couple’s presence in church is taken to signify that they are serious about their intentions.
An elegant reception followed at the Turnip Rose Grand Newport Plaza with live guitarists at cocktail hour and belly dancers later in the evening. Dance music was provided by the groom’s cousin DJ Tarak and flowers by Sheila Tuason of Designer Blooms.
The evening was also culminated by the celebration of the Mother of the Bride’s birthday making for an even more sentimental evening.
Photography was provided by the amazing Wai Reyes of Wai Reyes Photography and her wonderful second shooter Amanda Patrice.