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Wedding of the Week ~ Andrianna & Peter

16 feb 2017

Wedding of the week:


                  

Greek wedding full of fireworks  

for Andrianna and Peter

Wedding of the week: Andrianna Aliferis & Peter Saitannis. Pictures: MM Photos

TURNING around during their bridal

waltz to see all six members of their

bridal party lined up in front of the

main table singing along “with all

their hearts” to John Legend’s

All Of Me was a magic moment for

Andrianna Aliferis and

Peter Saitannis.

But the fireworks and smoke that

greeted them at their reception,

where they danced between the

guests and on to the dance floor,

accompanied by Greek bouzouki and

toumperleki, was the event highlight.

“Every moment of the day was

spectacular,” Andrianna says.

“But our highlight was definitely our

entrance to the (reception) room.”

The couple were introduced to each other by a mutual friend. Picture: MM Photos

The couple were introduced to each other by a mutual friend. Picture: MM PhotosSource:Supplied

Andrianna, an English teacher at

Inaburra School at Bangor, and Peter,

an exercise physiologist, knew each other

for more than eight years when they

walked down the aisle at St Euphemia

Greek Orthodox Church at Bankstown

in December.

The couple was introduced by mutual

friends at Kingsgrove in about 2007

but saw little of each other over the

next three years, when Peter returned to

Greece to serve 12 months military service,

followed by two years playing basketball

with Athens team Aek.

After several years without contact,

they reconnected on social media when

Peter sent Andrianna birthday greetings

in 2012.

“We decided to catch up on life,

et cetera, and everything fell into place

very naturally and unexpectedly,”

Andrianna says of their first date to see

the movie The Expendables at

Burwood cinema.

The gorgeous brides and beautiful bridesmaids. Picture: MM Photos

The gorgeous brides and beautiful bridesmaids. Picture: MM PhotosSource:Supplied

The stunning hexagonal cake. Picture: MM Photos

The stunning hexagonal cake. Picture: MM PhotosSource:Supplied

The couple discovered a shared passion

for sport, particularly European football

and athletics.

Andrianna also admires Peter’s integrity

in all aspects of his life, and his patience.

On January 23, 2015, Peter arranged

an enormous bunch of red roses in one

room of their home and left a crystal

jewelled necklet in another room.

That evening they went to waterside

Sugar Room Restaurant at Pyrmont to

celebrate Andrianna’s new job.

“Peter left the table for some time and a

waiter arrived with dessert,” Andrianna says.

“The plate had a message scrawled in

chocolate, asking ‘will you marry me?’

“Peter was on one knee and had a speech

prepared before asking me to marry him.”

Peter carried a 14ct white gold, wideband

ring with a two-carat, cushion-cut diamond.

They knew each other for more than 8 years before getting married. Picture: MM Photos

They knew each other for more than 8 years before getting married. Picture: MM PhotosSource:Supplied

Andrianna chose a fitted, strapless silk

latte-toned, French-lace gown with a

detachable tulle overskirt, designed by

Personalised Weddings at Earlwood.

For their reception they chose a

“contemporary Great Gatsby theme”

with black and gold decorations, and

white flowers, with touches of red.

Their hexagonal passionfruit and coconut

ganache wedding cake was decorated in

white with a geometric gold trim.

An LED dance floor sparked up as

the bridal couple entered.

Their 180 guests included relatives from

Greece, Peter’s best friend Duc from

London and another friend Mathiang,

a National Basketball League player

who travelled for the wedding.

It wasn’t all smooth sailing pre-wedding. Images: MM Photos

It wasn’t all smooth sailing pre-wedding. Images: MM PhotosSource:Supplied

Fortunately the guest list also included

Andrianna’s osteopath and physiotherapist.

“Everything went wrong in the last week

before the wedding,” says Andrianna.

“That included me walking upstairs at

work and feeling something pull in my leg.”

She had injured both knees, requiring

a brace for one leg.

“At one point the entire dancefloor

was filled with our friends and family,”

Andrianna says. “It was all a blur of love,

joy and unparalleled happiness.”

After their two-week honeymoon in the

Maldives and Singapore, Andrianna and

Peter have settled in Bankstown.

Photographer: MM Photos.


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