Real Weddings

Elegant Greek Soirée: Ariana Beck & Marcus Geromes

May 26, 2012

By Tessa Woolf February 1, 2013 Published in the January 2013 issue of Park City Magazine

May 26, 2012


NAMES Ariana Leigh Beck and Marcus Stephen Geromes LIVE IN Nashville; she is from Utah, but they moved shortly after the wedding OCCUPATIONS She is a resident physician at Vanderbilt University; Marcus is a graduate student at Lipscomb University WHERE THEY MET On a ferry ride to the island of Zakynthos in Greece WHEN HE PROPOSED After dinner at Log Haven with her family, they took a walk, and he popped the question—he surprised her with a party when they got home WEDDING WEATHER  Windy and overcast NUMBER OF GUESTS 325 CULTURAL ELEMENTS They had a traditional Greek Orthodox ceremony, and Greek dancing, hors d’oeuvres, and pastries at the reception COLORS Nude, pinks, silver, dove gray, and a hint of blue DÉCOR DETAILS Pink satin linens and silver candlesticks dressed up dinner tables FLOWERS Roses and hydrangea SOMETHING OLD, NEW, BORROWED, AND BLUE The bride wore a Vera Wang ball gown with lace appliqués, Christian Louboutin heels, her cousin’s veil, her mother’s sapphire earrings, and her yiayia’s (grandma’s) vintage brooch and fur stole BRIDAL PARTY WARDROBE Two maids of honor, the bride’s sisters, wore different but similar-hued dresses; bridesmaids wore pearl earrings, gifts from the bride RECEPTION MENU FAVORITE Garlic roasted tenderloin of beef with mushroom demi-glace and Yukon gold mashed potatoes CAKE Four tiers painted with floral appliqués to match the gown FAVORS FOR GUESTS Traditional Jordan almonds and Fringe Studio glass plates IF THEY KNEW WHAT THEY KNOW NOW The weather prevented them from having the indoor/outdoor reception they wanted, so they would have had a contingency plan for stormy conditions THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Sentimental, joyful, fun HONEYMOON Maui and Honolulu

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Local Vendor List

Ceremony Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church in Holladay

Officiant Fr. Michael Kouremetis

Ceremony Coordinator Stephanie Chachas

Reception and Catering Salt Lake City Country Club

Event Coordinator Julie Giddings

Photography Jacque Lynn Photography

Videography Digital Memorys

Invitations Bella Figure at The Write Image

Bridal Accessories Alta Moda Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses Dillard’s, Lily & Iris, Nordstrom

Makeup Tessa Scheffler

Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Formal Wear Vera Wang at Men’s Wearhouse

Flowers Blooms & Co

Cake Pastry Arts Barrani

Linens Diamond Rental

DJ Mike Varanakis

Tent and Chairs RSVP Party Rentals

Transportation Antique Limousine Service of Utah

Hotel for Guests Marriott City Center

Rehearsal Dinner Market Street Grill Cottonwood

Honeymoon Great Basin Travel

Registry Macy’s, Williams-Sonoma

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