Gina + Tony, a Greek Orthodox Odyssey Boat Boston Wedding Film
"Your soulmate is not someone who comes into your life peacefully. Its someone who comes to make you question things, who changes your reality. Somebody that marks a before and after in your life."
Gina and Tony epitomize that elusive word, soulmate. Though many of us come to think of that term as unattainable, or over simplistic, Gina's sister in her toast, perfectly describes a more accurate and meaningful sense of the word. Gina and Tony each had their own separate and successful lives filled with friends and family. But one day, they set themselves on a path to change each other's lives.
When Gina and Tony reached out about having their Greek Orthodox and Boat Cruise reception wedding filmed, I nearly jumped with excitement for two reasons. First, we had never filmed a Greek Orthodox ceremony, and second, we had never filmed on a boat!
We started out the day getting at the beautiful Boston Harbor Hotel, where we had a balcony view to the boat down below where the reception would take place only a few hours later.
After that it was off to the church for the ceremony. The Greek Orthodox ceremony is full of visually rich customs, exchanging crowns, walking in a circle, smoke billowing out of the thurible.
Just like that, these two soulmates were bound together in marriage! We took our Dramamine (safety first people) and all hoped on board the Odyssey Boston's newest ship.
Gina and Tony were lead into the room by a huge drum powered Lebanese Band, and danced for quite a while with everyone.
It was surreal to see the Boston skyline fading into the night as we pulled away from the dock and as Gina's niece sang "The Prayer" along with a violin accompaniment. Sometimes life FEELS like a movie, and this was certainly one of those times.
For the reception they had a Lebanese Band and a DJ! Though the dance floor was small, everyone partied hard from the first deck all the way up to the third.
And now your moment of zen....