Ilias was born in Kalamata, Greece and moved to Brooklyn NY in 1989. Yes, the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" is pretty accurate! Except they use olive oil for everything. Ilias loves to cook and travel, he lived in Paris France while in college, and goes back often to visit friends and enjoy the city. Ilias speaks three languages.
Steve was born and raised in Connersville, Indiana. He lived in Indianapolis most of his life after college, so Florida is the first place he has ever lived outside of Indiana. He is very close to his three cousins, Shana, Melissa and Carla. They are his sisters actually. Steve is an awesome baker but not a great cook. Steve is one of the kindest and giving person you'll ever meet unlike Ilias who is total New York and tell you how it is. He visited Europe for the first time in 2016 with Ilias. Steve loves shoes, thus he bought four pairs while in Paris. Steve also has the driest sense of humor! Steve is actually the one who was better with all the wedding details.
They met online in 2015 and began to chat over the phone and finally met seven months later in Fort Myers, FL. The rest was history. They are like the ying and yang. It's a good balance between their personalities. Ilias is the extrovert and Steve is the introvert. "We make each other laugh a lot and we also talk all the time. We don't try to change each other but we bring the best of each of us when we are together. "
They enjoy traveling together, and decided Key West was the perfect place to make it official! The wedding attire and details were tastefully selected. Enjoy some sneak photos of this couple and a stunning set up by A Modern Romance and Milan Event Floral & Decor at the exclusive Reach Resort!
Congratulations Ilias and Steve!
Photographer: Rachel E Ligon
Assistant Photographer: Jessica Paar Robb
Planner: Eric Baker A Modern Romance
Groom Suits: Brooks Brothers
Flowers: Milan Event and Floral
Ceremony Location: Reach Resort
Officiant: Carla Becker
Ceremony/ Reception Music: PSAV
Wedding Cake: Key West Cakes