On Sunday 23 May 2021 at 1pm, John and Georgia tied the knot, united by faith, love, and strength of character.
The wedding took place at the Greek Orthodox church in Thomastown, and the couple were surrounded by family, friends, and invited guests on their big day.
With a raging pandemic in the backdrop, there was uncertainty, especially bearing in mind that 7 June, 2020 had been the original wedding date before the event was then pushed to 4 October, 2020 and then cancelled again due to lockdown restrictions.
It seemed a miracle in itself that the wedding finally took place on 23 May, just before further restrictions and a fourth lockdown for Melbourne was announced.
In the midst of such obstacles loomed uncertainty, angst, and many unanswered questions setting forth a long and seemingly unending journey.
With the pandemic causing problems to many couples, with relationships ending and marriages breaking down, John and George stood steadfast – determined and confident – never losing hope.
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Topped by a glorious Autumn sunny day it all led them to the Big Day that set the scene for a day instilled by the power of virtue and faith, conquering the many obstacles that the COVID-19 lockdown and a pandemic had brought. The show went on with eyes fixed on an astonishingly beautiful bride dressed in an ivory satin full gown, a groom just as beautiful as the bride, and a stunning bridal party of 16, headed by best man Laz Vogdanis (brother of John), and maid of honour Christina Panayidis (sister of bride).