Aida and Con Tsioutsis tied the knot on Saturday 25th of February 2012 at Eagle Ridge Weddings on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula on one of the warmest days of the summer. It was unbearable! You would never have guessed it from the though - the photos show a couple who were cool, relaxed and clearly having the time of their lives.
How they met…
Aida and Con met six years ago in a Flinders Lane bar when Aida, a client liaison officer, was 19 and Con, a bond dealer, was 21. They’ve come a long way and from the secret smiles they shared on the day, it seems a match well made!
Considering both the bride and the groom are Christian Orthodox their wedding was, unexpectedly, not traditional. “The day was perfect,” Aida enthused. They had a very simple ceremony carried out by . “I was very pleased with Robyn’s services,” says Aida. “Both of our names are difficult to pronounce but Robyn had no trouble at all!” The ceremony setting by the Eagle Ridge lake was just too pretty to pass up despite the heat. After the ceremony, the happy couple was ushered into the coolroom at Eagle Ridge by the unflappable Justine and her functions team to bring their temperature down! Aida was thrilled with Eagle Ridge and really felt that they made planning their special day a breeze. “The food was outstanding and the service was excellent throughout the reception”, said Aida.
“We were just so happy to have 75 of our close friends and family with us to share this special moment.”
“We had a theme of pink, white, cream and grey,” says Aida. “We tried to incorporate the colour scheme in as many elements as we could.” The bride and bridesmaids all wore flowers in their hair and due to the soaring temperatures in heat that day; each carried a colour co-ordinated parasol. The guests were all given their own hand held fans in an attempt to combat the sweltering Mornington Peninsula sun.
The flowers were from located in Lyndhurst. Aida’s bouquet was a natural stem posy, featuring 30 Akito creamy white roses accompanied by ivory and white lissianthus with camellia leaves dotted through the bouquet. Ivory satin ribbon wrapped around the handle. The bridal party all wore adorable coordinated corsages and buttonholes.
Aida’s choice of gown was essentially a very classic one. It was a princess cut tulle creation with a corset style at the bust from in Melbourne’s GPO building. “The ladies were so helpful in making sure my dress was perfect”. Aida said. Aida’s hair and makeup by Splash of Red from Mornington Peninsula complimented the bride’s dress beautifully.
The photographer, did an outstanding job of making the wedding party feel at ease with both their surroundings and each other; as the beautiful photos show. “We were very happy with the end result,” declares Aida. “Daniel knew exactly what was going on throughout the wedding and it was great not to have to worry about what he was doing or who he was taking photos of.” The shots are both intimate and celebratory – a true testament to a wonderful wedding day.