Eleni Anastasopoulos & Ian George Contis

October 12, 2019

Eleni and Ian met by chance. Just like every May previous, Eleni attended the United Greek American Memorial Day Beach Party in her hometown of Clearwater, Florida. A recent college grad, she was preparing to go on a summer-long sojourn to Europe with her family. Ian had traveled to Clearwater from Greenville with friends and boldly introduced himself to Eleni. The connection was instantaneous, but, alas, Eleni left for Europe soon after. Knowing he had met someone special, Ian texted her every day she was gone, and when she returned stateside, the pair began dating long-distance. The following summer, Ian accompanied Eleni on a trip to Greece and wasted no time dropping to one knee in front of the idyllic St. George Chapel at Lykavittos, overlooking the city of Athens and the Acropolis. The pair hosted their big, fat Greek wedding at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Clearwater, where Eleni wore a stunning gown designed by Jodi Moylan. The couple now lives in Greenville.

By Marissa Moss Photography