Pamela and Triffon were married on 10 October 2015 at Saint Spyridon in Sydney, Australia.
I invited Pamela and Triffon to do an interview for the blog and Pamela agreed to share her wedding story with us. The styling at this wedding is like no other wedding I have ever seen before. Every detail has been carefully thought through and beautifully done. I think it this day was a true reflection of Pamela’s creative personality.
How did he propose?
We went to Aria for dinner first and then he took me to the royal suite in the Shangri-La. The hotel was decked out in roses and candles (I had no idea!). Triffon got down on 1 knee with a ring box in a Christian Louboutin shoe. He took note, after I made him watch the Sex & the City movie so many times. haha! 😉
A Greek Lebanese Wedding would have been interesting to plan. How did you do it?
Triffon is half Greek (mum) and half Cypriot (dad), while I am full Lebanese.
Mixing the 2 cultures was actually fun and not as hard as people think. We are both Orthodox and so we were married in an Orthodox church. In fact it was the same church his parents were married also – St. Spyridon in Kingsford. I had priest from my side take part in the service.
The flowers are AMAZING! Wow! Tell me more about your flowers and the theme of your wedding.
I knew 100% since even before the wedding planning started that I didn’t want a modern wedding or classic look to the flowers. I am a creative person and I wanted something that has not been done at a “wog” wedding… or at least try to find that.
Your style is very unique. It is the first time I’ve see a theme like this. Tell me more.
I have always loved the art deco period or movies like Amelie and the Great Gatsby. I originally wanted a feather aspect and lots of greenery but my idea developed when I met with my florist. Esther and Nami from The Sisters suggested the idea of purple and red and I fell in love with it. Red is my favourite colour.
I always loved unusually flowers and bouquets that hung and had lots of greenery. It is almost vintage like and unstructured. Then from that idea the little pop splashed or dark red were added… ie: the personalised wax seal on our invites, Triffon’s custom made suit jacket and bow tie for the reception, my lipstick makeup change for the reception.
I like that idea. Changing your lipstick for the reception. One look for the day time at Church and then another look for night time at the party.
Yes, Triffon changed his suit jacket and tie and i changed my lip colour for the reception to be more from that period. 😊
What was your reception styling like?
I loved the forest look and we incorporated that on the bridal table and on the cake table. I added the taper gold candles because I wanted a romantic level to it. I’ve always loved the idea of a flower waterfall and the girls understood exactly what I was after.
Did you have any traditions on your wedding day?
The mornings was totally for our families and we each celebrated our cultures and traditions.
At the reception, we walked in like a tradition Lebanese wedding. We had 8 drummers and a flute player. The rest of the reception was a mix of old school and R&B music, Lebanese (with a drummer) and Greek music. The food was a mix of the two cultures as well.
It was so amazing to see the Greeks go crazy and dance to the Leb music and my family (the men) loved the Zeibekiko at the end of the night.
There were heaps of things didn’t go 100% to plan, but that didn’t matter to us overall as everyone had a good time. It was honestly the best day of our lives!!!
Are there any wedding vendors that you would like to recommend?
Sure here is a list of people and brands that I used for my wedding day:
Flowers: The Sisters Flower Wall: Let Life Sparkle Events Wedding Dress: Sarah Joseph Couture Bridesmaid Dresses: Jadore from White Runway Suits: Meijo Menswear in Burwood Flower Girl Dresses: Doll Cake Paige Boy Suit: Stellina Cute Couture Hair: Hair By Tony Said Make Up: Samantha Chidiac Designer Hair Crown: Viktoria Novak Shoes: Jimmy Choo Bridal Jewelry: Midas Bridesmaid Accessories: Custom Made in Lebanon Boys Cufflinks: Oroton Groom Cufflinks: Gucci Cake: The Cake Studio Sydney Photo Booth: In The Booth Venue: Conca D’oro in Riverwood Cars: Roll Up In A Rolls
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