Elegant Woodcliff Hotel Wedding Ceremony & Reception - Rochester, NY - Helena & Lefteris

"Extravagant" isn't a word I use often, but it's what comes to mind when I think of Helena and Lefteris. It can be used to describe their wedding day - more about that in a minute! - but far more importantly, it's how I'd describe their relationship with each other. They overflow with love, passion, energy, enthusiasm, freedom, fun, and thoughtfulness. I saw those qualities in every part of their day, and they made it a joy to celebrate with Helena, Lefteris, and their friends and family.

Helena and Lefteris were married in a small courthouse wedding ceremony in Rochester last year, so this day at the Woodcliff Hotel was focused on celebrating with their friends and family. Lefteris is from Greece - the country, not the suburb of Rochester! - and the day was a thoughtful mix of American and Greek cultures.

The flowers included an "evil eye," a Greek tradition to ward off evil spirits and thoughts., and the menu incorporated Mediterranean and traditional American food. And one of the highlights of the evening was Lefteris sharing a Greek dance after dinner!


The Woodcliff’s new permanent tent was a wonderful space for the reception, and Kittleberger’s floral display can only be described as extravagant!


Helena and Lefteris, I was so happy to be part of your day, and enjoy your images for many years to come!


Ceremony & Reception: Woodcliff Hotel & Spa

Florist: Kittelberger Florist & Gifts

Dress: Lovely Bride


Hair & Makeup: Spa Elan

Quartet: Angelicus String Quartet

Place Cards: Roc Pen + Ink