During the festive season you find yourself immersed in culture, vibrant colours and surrounded by family. And that’s exactly what you’ll find in this week’s real wedding or shall I say real Greek wedding. Samantha and George’s gorgeous wedding has one of the most beautiful ceremonies we’ve ever seen, along with heart warming family moments and beautiful images capturing the love our couple have for one another. Keep an eye out for our very own makeup artist Camilla J Collins whose wonderful work made Samantha look every inch the Grecian goddess she is.
Bride and Groom… Samantha and George
Wedding date… Saturday 29th June 2013
We met… At work. I was a bar manager and George was the DJ for a private party at the bar.
The proposal… George popped the question in Paris on my birthday. I thought we were going to break up as George seemed to be off for a few weeks leading up to Paris. We had recently miscarried and I felt he was being secretive and working longer hours, but all along he was arranging to meet up with my mum to ask her permission to marry me and to buy the ring. When George asked me to marry him by the Eiffel Tower, I was completely blown away. My exact response was “Are you being serious?!” George just smiled and said “yes I am serious”, he didn’t hear my answer. I had to ask him to put the ring on. It was quite a comical moment!
We knew it was ‘the one’… Sam: I was attracted to George instantly, “love at first sight” as they say. I knew George was the one after I saw him with my son, Kai. He treated him as his own from the start and I knew there and then I wanted spend the rest of my life with him and to have more children with him because I knew he’d be a great dad.
George: the night we met, I knew there was something special about Sam. I thought she was drop dead gorgeous and I was instantly hypnotized by her beautiful smile and bright blue eyes. We split up for a while, not having Sam in my life made me realise what I had and deep down I knew I would not find anyone to replace her, she was my one and only and I knew she was the one that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.
Length of engagement… Was 2 years as we had to save up for our Big Fat Greek Wedding.
How did Confetti.co.uk help in your big day? I found Camilla in the directory, she did my hair & make up.
My dress was… From a little boutique in Hamden Square called Treasured Moments. I tried on about 10 before finding the right one. As soon as I put the dress on I knew it was the ‘one’. I was actually out shopping on my own when I found the dress. I took mum to see it, when I came out the dressing room she was speechless and burst into tears.