Downtown Detroit Greek Wedding

Updated: Mar 4

Wanting to honor the tradition of their Greek heritage, Nicholas + Courtney wove special Greek details into their day. Their wedding prep was held at the Atheneum Suites in Detroit and the reception within the same building in the Grand Ballroom in the International Banquet and Conference Center. Both in close walking distance from the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. The bride’s dress had subtle sparkle all over the sheer long sleeves and full gown. Hearing the happy chatter among the bridesmaids is always one of my favorite aspects of being a wedding cinematographer. You learn so much about the couple and their families.



Nicholas + Courtney on the rooftop of the Atheneum Suites in Detroit.

photo credit: Studio 41 Photography


All the details were well thought out, and in place at the Atheneum, Detroit. Nicholas and Courtney didn’t want to see each other before the wedding, but still wanted a picture together, so I recorded them back-to-back. Nicholas didn’t even sneak a peek.


Nicholas + Courtney's first touch at the Atheneum Suites in Detroit before their Greek Orthodox Wedding Ceremony.

Wedding Cinematography: 97 Films


The ceremony was held at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the heart of Greektown on Broadway in Detroit. The cathedral itself is gorgeous, complete with stained-glass windows, icons and paintings. Courtney and Nicholas didn’t have to do anything to decorate for their wedding because the interior of this historic Detroit building is visually stunning. While filming, I was so thankful for the natural light and bright white marble interior. It enhanced the great lighting. The bridesmaids wore long Tiffany-blue gowns, and the groom and groomsmen wore classic black and white tuxes, and the groomsmen accented theirs with Tiffany-blue ties. The wedding ceremony went off without a hitch, and the traditional Greek stefana crowns made it feel regal and significant.


Nicholas + Courtney's Greek Orthodox Wedding Ceremony at Annunciation Cathedral in Greektown Detroit.

Wedding Cinematography: 97 Films


In between the wedding ceremony and reception, we shot photos and more cinematography with the wedding party. Within the same theme of stately marble, the Detroit Institute of Art (the DIA for short), also in downtown Detroit, is a cinematographer’s dream. Pictures and film always look amazing backdropped against the smooth walls and inspiring staircase. The photogenic group cooperated perfectly and we headed to the reception. At the International Banquet Center, the wedding party got to relax, listen to speeches, eat dinner and get the party started with some dancing. I got to film some of the traditional Greek dances from a higher vantage point, which made for a great angle on the party. Courtney + Nicholas’ wedding was a fun one to record. The cultural touches and great group of people made my job fun.


Are you getting married? Wahoo Congrats!! Send me an email [katie@97films.com] or fill out the contact form and let’s chat about how AMAZING your wedding day will be and how I can capture every single detail!


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