Lydia & Ilias’ Museum & Art Gallery of NT Wedding

Words by Adriana Sinicropi / Images by Psealms
January 31, 2022

Striking a balance between traditional and modern, this Northern Territory wedding honoured Lydia and Ilias’ Greek heritage while celebrating in style. Kicking off with a ceremony at a Greek Orthodox Church, before diverting to a candlelit dinner at Museum & Art Gallery of NT with ambient vibes and dancing, you could say Lydia and Ilias’ day had plenty ‘kefi’. Photographer Psealms shares all the lovely details.

Flower Bouquet and Wedding Shoes Taupe and subtle pink flower bouquet Bride Getting Ready

Traditional Greek Wedding Ritual

Groomsmen in blue

First Look

Wedding Portraits by Psealms

Taupe and subtle pink wedding bouquet

Wedding Portraits by Psealms

Greek Orthodox Church Ceremony

With both their parents married at the same venue and home to many family memories, Lydia and Ilias knew they wanted a ceremony in a Greek Orthodox church. “The church is a place we have all grown up in and the natural woods, deep reds were enough for us,” says the duo. The ceremony included a traditional ritual where crowns are placed on both the bride and groom’s head, before being entwined with ribbon to symbolise their union. With more than 150 of their family and friends watching on, the couple tells us this is considered small as far as Greek weddings go!

Greek Wedding Church Ceremony

Greek Church Wedding Ceremony

Greek Wedding Ceremony

Greek Church Wedding Ceremony

Greek Church Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Photography by Psealms

Listing their photographer as a stand out vendor, Lydia and Ilias are so grateful they managed to book Psealms just one week out from the wedding. “Our original photographers couldn’t come up from interstate due to Covid,” Lydia tells us. “Psealms brought structure and so much energy to the day – we literally saw the crew dance their way out of the reception party.”

Just Married

Wedding Portraits by Psealms Wedding Portraits by Psealms

Wedding Portraits by Psealms

Wedding Portraits by Psealms

Wedding Portraits by Psealms

Wedding Portraits by Psealms

Wedding Portraits by Psealms

Museum & Art Gallery of NT Reception

While originally planning to host their wedding in Sydney to be close to Ilias family, this was quickly deemed off the cards due to COVID-19 restrictions. Less than a month out from the wedding, the couple decided to have their wedding in Darwin instead, where they are based. Luckily, one of the few places available was Museum & Art Gallery of NT, which the couple grew up going to. “There was a bit of nostalgia and it was a place many of us had never been to for a wedding,” the couple tells us. “Views were epic and we were encased by greenery that hugged a cliff facing the beach while overlooking Darwin’s show stopping sunset.”

Pink Seating Chart

Wedding Tablescape with mix of fresh and dried flowers

Neon Signs at Wedding Reception

Lots of Love and Kefi

‘Kefi’ – this was a word used to plan their reception, translating to the feel and energy of a party. “We wanted lots of kefi – for the night to be filled with love,” Lydia and Ilias tell us. “Like our family dinners, we wanted everyone to sit together and to have food we all love.” Another important factor for Lydia was the ambience and flowers. “My thoughts were why not do something vibrant and fun with reds and mismatched flowers (Beija Flor) and candles throughout,” explains Lydia.

Croquembouche Wedding Cake

Hanging Flower Bouquet with red roses

Bride in white sunnies

Wedding Reception at Museum and Art Gallery NT

Warm Wedding Tablescape

First Dance

Dancing at Greek Wedding Reception


Images Psealms | Bride's Dress One Day Bridal | Bride's Shoes Alohas | Groom's Suit Attitude For Men | Accessories MGN Jewellery | Hair Vanilla Hair Studio | Makeup Ebony Gray MUA | Ceremony Venue Greek Orthodox Church | Reception Venue Museum & Art Gallery of NT | Flowers Beija Flor | Catering The Darwin Sailing Club | Bridesmaid Dresses Shona Joy | Bridesmaid Dresses Talulah | Groomsmen Suits Connor | Groomsmen Suits YD | Prop Hire All About Party Hire |

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