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Katina & Greg | Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center Wedding

As I was going through the photos of Greg & Katina’s Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center wedding I realized it was full of exactly what I love…..people laughing!  This wedding was full of celebration and it just jumps out at you!  I’m excited every week for my weddings but there is something special about my weddings where I get to work with the same families once again.  I feel like part of the family celebrating another wedding with them!  I actually met Katina and Greg at not one but two weddings last year, the first being for Greg’s sister Michelle and the second being for their friend Courtney!   I was so excited when Katina contacted me for her own wedding!  It was like a reunion in the getting ready room as I recognized girls from both weddings in the bridal party.  It’s amazing the changes in life in just a year as I looked around and saw babies that were on the way last year and were here this year and now new babies are on the way!  I’m reminded of how much I love weddings and watching families grow and come together!

Katina and Greg met through mutual friends while in college and realized pretty quickly that they had each found the one.  I could see on the wedding day how easily they fit together, there was lots of laughter just between the two of them.  They are one of those couples that just make you feel welcome even if you’ve only just met!  That welcoming spirit was extended to all of their guests as the party got started and everyone hit the dance floor!  Katina mixed in traditional Greek music to celebrate her family heritage and the dance floor was rocking all night long!  It was so much fun to see her family performing traditional Greek dances while the crowd cheered them on!

I wish Greg and Katina a lifetime of laughter and happiness!  If I’m ever in Charlotte hanging out with them will be a must :)!

Katina is a smart girl, she rented the gorgeous bracelet and earrings you see here to wear on her wedding day!  I’m finding out you can rent just about anything nowadays including designer maternity clothes!

How cute is the ring bearer!!!!!!

Gorgeous makeup by Brideface!

Love the robes for her bridal party!

So that baklava was so good I left the reception with my dress covered in the sweet honey syrup from eating so many!

Love this shot of Greg seeing Katina for the first time!

This moment happened right after the ceremony as Katina and Greg took a quick moment to relish in being married!!!

Love the laughter in the shot above and below!

To see more of Katina & Greg’s wedding at The Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen, Virginia, check out the slideshow below! (Click here if you don’t see the slideshow below)


The following wedding vendors contributed to Katina & Greg’s wedding:

Ceremony & Reception Venue:   The Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen
Photography: Melissa Arlena Photography
Coordinator: Kimberly of Elegant Party Plans
Make-up : Brideface
Florist: Coleman Brothers
Catering: Groovin’ Gourmets
Cupcakes: Kalico Kitchen
Band: DJ’s on the Side

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