Ashlei & Elias are getting married! We've placed all of the important details here for our family and friends to celebrate with us. #gethertothegreek
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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)
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)
Flower Girl | Amilia Stavlas (Groom’s niece)
Ring Bearer | Tyler Mason (Bride’s nephew)
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.
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).