A Luxe Greek Wedding at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Charlotte, North Carolina

Maria Tzefos (34 and a pharmacist) and Chris Mortis (38 and an engineer) decided to have a traditional Greek wedding (complete with 360 guests!) and do it right. Their nuptials started at Saint Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church, which they chose because it was where they went to church while they were dating and developed their relationship with God as a couple. Towering centerpieces, gold-beaded chargers and textured table linens set the tone for the elegant, luxe reception at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Maria’s childhood church. They used a blush, ivory and gold color palette for a romantic aura that filled the stunning ballroom. Draping around the outside made the space feel more intimate for their guests and perfectly complemented the candlelit ambiance. The best part, though, was the amazing nine-tier wedding cake from Lisa Toohey from Cake Expressions! It was gorgeously decorated with a geometric diamond pattern on three layers, crystal detailing on two layers and ornate rosettes on the other four layers. As if that weren’t enough sweetness, they also had a DIY ice cream bar as well as a variety of macarons, cake pops, Rice Krispies treats, lemon tarts, salted-caramel brownies, chocolate mousse parfaits and chocolate-covered strawberries. Yum! There are so many incredible details that we totally love! See them all, gorgeously captured by Critsey Rowe Photography, below.