Welcome to  

A Greek & A Rose

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Please follow along online as we celebrate the love and joining of two hearts: Ashlei Elise Mason & Elias Panagiotis Mihalis Doulgerakis.

 
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schedule of events.

2:15  |  Guest Arrivals & Parking

2:50  |  Groom's Greek Parade

3:00  |  Venue Doors will close

(**due to the surrounding public area and events, doors will close promptly at 3:00pm and will not reopen until after the ceremony**)

3:15 |  Ceremony Begins

4:00  |  Cocktail Hour & Entertainment

(bridal &  family photos)

5:00  |  Reception Welcome & Dinner

7:00  |  First Dance & Entertainment

Dance Party

9:15  |  Sparkler Bridal Exit

9:30  |  Good Night!

 

Please take a moment to download The Guest app by The Knot to share your photos and videos of this special day with Ashlei and Elias. To download, click The Guest app photo and begin snapping away! Ashlei and Elias can't wait to see all these little moments throughout the day.  

 

While you wait for the ceremony to begin. Take a moment to read a special message from the groom and the bride, as well as learn about our epic fail of a first date that led to a great love story

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the groom.

Thank you everyone for celebrating with Ashlei and I. It’s only been 3 years to this day, but it feels like it’s been forever getting here. We’ve been blessed to have such an amazing support system of family, friends and loved ones. Let’s turn up, have some fun and enjoy this beautiful day! OPA!

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the bride.

Wow. I can’t believe the day is already here! Thank you to each and every one of you who have supported and loved Elias and I. Today is all about love and union. We appreciate all of the love and happiness that you are bringing to our special day. I hope that you enjoy the very blended celebration of both our cultures that we’ve included. Love yall!


Groom's Greek Parade.


Ceremony.

Minister Jason Campbell, Ashlei's God-Father, will be officiating today's ceremony.

Minister Jason Campbell, Ashlei's God-Father, will be officiating today's ceremony.

Bride's parents: Mr. Michael & Dr. Kimberly Mason

Bride's parents: Mr. Michael & Dr. Kimberly Mason

 

The Groomsmen

Best Man  |  Gus Stavlas

Groomsman  |  Harry Baltzis

Groomsman  |  Milad Hemmatian

Groomsman  |  Justin Andrew

Groomsman  |  Medhi Dehghani

Groomsman  |  Michael Mason (bride's brother)

Groomsman  |  Mihalis Stavlas (groom’s Godfather)


The Bridesmaids

Maid of Honor  |  Melissa Delgado

Man of Honor | Chris Worrell

Bridesmaid  |  Channdara Aslan

Bridesmaid  |  Alexa Welch

Bridesmaid  |  Yael Hilton

Bridesmaid  |  Popianna Doulgerakis (groom's sister)


The Flower Girl & Ring Bearer

Flower Girl | Amilia Stavlas (Groom’s niece)

Ring Bearer | Tyler Mason (Bride’s nephew)


Blessing of the rings & Crowning Ceremony.

The wedding crowns, or Stefana, symbolize the glory and honor that is being bestowed on the couple by God during the sacrament. The Stefana are joined by a ribbon which symbolizes the unity of the couple and the presence of Christ who blesses and joins the couple. Through the crowns, the Christ establishes the couple as the King and Queen of their home, which they rule with wisdom, justice, and integrity.


Lighting of the Unity Candles.

Genesis 2:24 says, “Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh.” The parents of the bride and groom light the bride’s and groom’s candles, the outside candles, to mark the symbolism that out of their families the bride and groom came. Once the two flames merge and create a new flame, there is no way to then separate out the two individual flames.  They are inextricably one. “So they are no longer two, but one flesh.  Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate” (Matthew 19:6).


Cocktail Hour

We hope you enjoy some of our favorite candies and treats! Isn’t love sweet after all?
— Ashlei & Elias

While you wait…Read our Engagement Diary


 

Reception & Dinner