St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church, Paramus, NJ | Anastasia + Daniel

Details of the Day:
Date: November 5, 2017
Ceremony: St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church
Officiant: Father Chris
Reception: Seasons
New Jersey Wedding Photographers: Jerry and Caroline Rizzo, David Eric Photography

 St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church Bride and Groom getting ready

St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church Bride and Groom getting ready


As part of our blog, we interview the bride and groom about their wedding experience. This is what they said:

Tell us about Anastasia: where you grew up, went to school, where you work.
Anastasia is an artist as well as an art teacher at Bloomfield High School.

Tell us about Daniel: where you grew up, went to school, where you work.
Daniel is a special education teacher and drummer.

How did you guys first meet? Who, what, when, where, why? Give us the dirty details.
Dan was in a band with a mutual friend and they met at a show in 2009. Anastasia was going to art school in MA at the time while Dan was going to school in NJ. Dan would come visit Anastasia  until she moved back home.

When did you both know he was the one? Was there something he did?
Before we even dated.

 St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church wedding ceremonoy

St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church wedding ceremonoy

Tell us about the proposal? Did you see it coming? (What long was it in the planning? How did you feel? Nervous, excited, freaking out?)
Dan bought the ring in January 2015 and asked my father’s permission in May. He did not propose until August 22. My dad thought he’d changed his mind because he was taking so long to ask! I knew we’d be married but did not expect it on the day he proposed.

Tell us the one thing that you love most about each other.
Our sense of humor, the way we joke together - the way our personalities balance each other out and how we know we can depend on each other.

If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does. 
Dan likes progressive rock and collecting retro video games/comics. Anastasia also likes progressive rock and tea parties. We enjoy terrible movies together.

 St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church bridal portraits at Seasons

St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church bridal portraits at Seasons

What is your favorite trend for weddings right now?
Vintage.

What inspired your decor or theme?
Art nouveau artists, turn of the century art, and fashion.

Why did you pick your wedding venue? What attracted you?
The food! and “timeless” style of the room.

 St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church wedding reception at Seasons 

St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church wedding reception at Seasons 

Wedding Photography at St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church
David Eric Photography was lucky enough to have the opportunity to capture another beautiful wedding at St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church. St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church is known to be one of the top wedding locations in the area. Brides and Grooms always find their elegant and vibrant atmosphere warm and inviting to make sure that the wedding photos match the beautiful ambiance of St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church. Most couples choose David Eric Photography to capture their special moment. David Eric Photography has photographed a multitude of weddings over the years, but has the unique ability to capture the magnificence of weddings at St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church in every picture.

St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church
What makes St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church so popular is the warm and romantic atmosphere.  The venue's space is very versatile so it can accommodate many different sized weddings. Wedding vendors are very familiar with St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church so it is no problem getting a caterer, DJ, or florist to work at an event. In fact, many wedding vendors, like David Eric Photography, have worked so often at St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church it is like a second home, making it ideal for the couples getting married here. They can hire experts who know how to get the most out of the many unique features of the location. The vendor's experience adds to the value that they can bring to the special day.

Seasons Hosts a Special Day
At this past wedding, the food was delicious, the flowers were inspiring, and the DJ kept the guests entertained for the entire night. It was a classic wedding with all of the traditional wedding activities and traditions. The bride and groom tied the knot in front of friends and family in a beautiful ceremony that symbolized the love that they share.

The Reception at Seasons
The couple shared their first dance. The speeches contained a right mix of lighthearted fun and touching moments about their connections to the bride and groom and the love that they share. Dinner was a gourmet delight but the real star of the day was the delicious cake. The baker outdid themselves by creating a treat that not only looked remarkable but tasted as good as it looked. If you have been to many weddings, you probably know that this is not always the case. After dinner was served, the real party began as the dance floor was occupied by the guests. The DJ played a great mix of music that was able to satisfy both the young and old. The wedding was a grand celebration and of course, all of these magical moments captured by the talents of David Eric Photography.

About David Eric Photography Services
As a winner of many awards, Jerry and Caroline Rizzo of David Eric Photography are not your average wedding photographers. They are so popular at the St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church, as they approach every wedding as a unique event. As a result, they capture the personalities and excitement of the wedding day. Every couple is different. Hence their wedding pictures should reflect this. Couples spend lots of time planning a perfect wedding. The photographs David Eric Photography takes are the timeless keepsakes that will forever capture these memories. This responsibility is why it is so important to hire the best professional photographer available. For weddings at the St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church, this is more often than not David Eric Photography.