Meet Nicole and Jonathan. They grew up , unknowingly, with childhood homes only 10 minutes apart. They attended the same church every sunday with their parents and their families both had mutual friends. Not until 25 years later would they have a chance encounter at a bar in NYC and hit it off completely. Nicole works a busy career in the fashion industry and Jonathan serves active duty in the United States Marine Corps. It was so cool to witness not only the USMC traditions for a wedding but also the rich Greek culture both of their families come from. For example, there were no spoken vows between the couple during the ceremony which was new to me. I couldn’t understand a word of what was being said by the priest but they did get to wear these pretty crowns at one point and walk under the Arch of Swords at the end of the aisle!! It was a very neat experience.
They were married in their childhood Greek Orthodox church, which was like nothing I’d ever seen before. It was so colorful and geometric and it had great traditional elements to it as well. You can see the inside of it as the cover to the video below. Jon’s younger brother played the cello for guests entering the church and also during the ceremony. When I went back to edit their video I listened to it and it gave me goosebumps. He must be a very accomplished cellist because I uploaded his recording to my iPod it was that good. That’s also why I chose to feature a piece of it in the beginning of the trailer.
Like the title states these two had an awesome kiss that garnered laughs and loud cheers from the captive audience. They really should win a moon man for it or something!! Also, their first dance was pretty bad ass. They may have a strong case for winning another 1st place award for that too. I just loved what was said in the speeches so much that I had to include some. There was so much fun and emotion, the entire room got into it which rarely happens during a toast! They just had a lot of fun with the whole day and they were so nice and down to earth it was really a pleasure to be part of it.