Traditional Autumnal Greek Orthodox Wedding

From a ruby engagement ring that was homage to Lisa's grandmother to the church where Nick's parents said their vows thirty years before, this fall-filled wedding was brimming with family history, tradition, and a whole lot of memories.

It'll make any editor or lover of weddings smile that the symbolism and meaning aren't even close to stopping there. In her own words, Lisa says it better than anyone ever could:

One of the most special aspects of the day for me was putting on my gown, which was handmade by my aunt. It was a labor of love, and she even included my late grandmother’s St. Mary medal sewn into the bustle so that she would be "backing me up" as I walked down the aisle.

It was important to us to incorporate components from both of our histories – I wanted to have my home state, New Mexico, represented in addition to Nick’s family’s Greek traditions. November 2nd is known as Day of the Dead in my home state, an important day to celebrate family and remember those who have gone before us. We had our wedding cake decorated in traditional "Day of the Dead" fashion with a skeleton bride and groom topper, and we served wines from a New Mexican winery. In honor of Nick's family, we incorporated some Greek traditions in the reception, including koufeta and Greek dancing.

Beautifully captured by Rebecca Keeling Studios and coordinated by CMT Event Planning, these cranberry hues and soft candle lighting warm you up and make you truly feel like you were part of such an intimate wedding!

Photography: Rebecca Keeling Studios // Reception Venue: Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art // Cake: Cake Delights // Florals: Char's Floral Designs // Event Planner: CMT Event Planning // Catering: East Beach Catering // Band: The Hunts