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MDE couple, Christina and Kosta’s May wedding is featured on Inside Weddings!

Traditional Greek Orthodox Ceremony + Ballroom Reception in Chicago

“Even though Christina Deveros and Kosta Sarris did not date until 10 years after their first encounter, neither could deny that it was love at first sight. “We both felt an instant connection,” the bride shares. “We were friends for many years before we became a couple [and I] wouldn’t change a thing.” When the time was right, Kosta decided to pop the question at the same Chicago hotel in which the couple shared their first kiss.

Honoring their Greek heritage, the pair hosted a traditional Greek Orthodox ceremony at Christina’s church, where she was baptized years prior. “St. George was the only church I envisioned walking down the aisle at, and it was so special,” she muses. They decided to incorporate their nieces, nephews, and goddaughters in the wedding party as maids of honor, junior bridesmaids, flower girls, and ring bearers. “We have eight nieces and nephews between the both of us, along with three goddaughters, and it was so special to both of us that they were all part of our wedding party,” Christina says. Each member of the wedding party proceeded down the monogrammed aisle runner, which was complemented by the lovely blooms and lanterns lined at each pew. The lovebirds said their “I dos” at the altar adorned with cascading orchids – identical to those in the bridal bouquet. “Flowers were so important and I wanted as many as possible, especially of our theme flower, orchids,” the bride reveals… continue reading on InsideWeddings.com!



A Huge Thank You To The Incredible Teams Behind The Special Day

Bride’s Hair

Albert Memi

Bride’s Makeup

Anastasia Stathis

Ceremony Location

St. George

Event Planning + Coordination

Michelle Durpetti Events

Film

Furla Vision

Floral + Decor

Northern Greenhouses

Photography

Lilly Photography

Reception Venue

The Empress

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