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Maggie & Kostas – St. Elias & Hotel St Francis

My big fat Greek wedding! Ok…my skinny, intimate, but definitely Greek wedding! I’ve always been curious about that white building nestled among the homes on the hillside near Eldorado. “Is that a church?” people ask. Yes! It’s a lovely Greek Orthodox church. It was so exciting to photograph a wedding there and to see the interior. The walls and ceiling are covered in iconography painted in the classic Byzantine style. It practically glows from all the gilding…such a beautiful spiritual space. As if the setting wasn’t beautiful enough, let’s talk about the couple…hubba hubba! Maggie was a vision so elegant, she looked like Grace Kelly. Though Kostas needed a little coaching to relax in front of the camera, he is clearly a handsome man. After the ceremony everyone jettisoned over to the Hotel St. Francis in downtown Santa Fe. There the guests were treated to another visual feast courtesy of Jessie Abrams Baca. Once again she worked her design magic! The ballroom was decked out in royal Peacock colors…so many lush hues of blues, greens and ochers. She transformed rustic items like cotton blooms, pine cones and succulents into sheer elegance. Such a beautiful wedding…Opa!

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July 10, 2012 - 3:30 am

Sherry Cossyphas - Just lovely all around-beautiful dress, charming couple, picturesque setting–all carefully captured. Well done! Best wishes for a long and happy marriage. Sherry (Lee’s mom)

July 12, 2012 - 3:45 pm

Liz Caress - Gorgeous setting, gorgeous event, and gorgeous couple! Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures. It was fun to be a part of it all!

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