Mike & Giana – Vizcaya

 

Mike Wheless & Giana Papadakis were married on September 17th, 2010 at Vizcaya Pavillion with  a ceremony in the courtyard by their friend and groomsman, Evan Pane.

With Randy serving as Wedding Entertainment Director(tm), photography by Christopher Kight and videography by Premier Video, the entire event was captured forever.

Mike & Giana had some great moments, including the fun introduction of their wedding party, a special Mototcycle groom’s cake, a football-garter toss, their Love Story Presentation as well as a video montage of their lives up to their marriage, a centerpiece giveaway and a marriage certificate signing where all their guests got to watch and participate.

Their entrance song was “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, and their first dance was the timeless, “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green and their ending song was Con Te Partiro.

What a fun and exciting couple and although Giana isn’t that much into dancing, Mike was, and Giana joined him from time to time, while still visiting with all her guests.

Their video montage included a dedication to Giana’s dad, Bud, who had unfortunately passed away before seeing his daughter be married.  Here is that montage, with the dedication, in Giana’s own voice, at the beginning.

Dennis & Tasha Karidis – Newcastle Wedding Garden

On July 31st at the beautiful Newcastle Wedding Gardens, Dennis & Tasha exchanged their vows, in a ceremony presided over by the Honorable Judge Tom Cecil. 

Beginning with a garden ceremony in which their Boston Terrier, Chibi served as Best Dog, through the end of their very fun Italian/Greek wedding reception, their wedding day was described by their guests as “fun, relaxed and thoughtful.”

Denice served as their Master Of Ceremonies, with an assist from her DJ, TJ.  (Not a typo, just funny.)


Their first dance was one we hadn’t used before, called “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, almost a jig style.  They danced to a short version for the first dance, and finished the night off with the full length version with all their guests. 

Being a big fan of the Oakland A’s, Dennis wrapped Tasha’s garter around an A’s baseball, which they both signed and then threw to the single guys. 

Dennis’s sister, Mel, led the group in a traditional Zorba’s dance, with napkins twirling in the air!

We loved their follow up to us in which they wrote, “Thank you…your presence was perfect – non-intrusive, but completely organized and helpful.  So much fun! Everything was as we imagined.”

Premier Video took care of the videography and Jeff Sharpe from Sharpe Photographers, one of our favorites, personally handled the photography.

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