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Fall Connecticut Wedding at Aria Banquets | Effie + Phil


There are moments when you hear stories and just know that fate is working its magic behind the scenes. For Effie and Phil, their love story began online but quickly turned into their reality. Upon meeting for the first time, they knew it was meant to be… spoiler alert it was! Now in a gorgeous Fall Connecticut wedding at Aria Banquets, they tied the knot and started their journey for the rest of forever.

The Love Story

Effie and Phil met online while Phil was completing his residency in North Carolina and Effie as a nurse in Connecticut. Phil flew out to CT to visit Effie for the first time on their first date and it was love at first sight. Phil even confided in Effie later on stating he knew the first time he saw her that he was going to marry her. We love a good romance story! They endured the trials and tribulations of a long-distance relationship for two years before finally reuniting once again.

Phil proposed to Effie on their first trip together back in 2022 to Greece. Overlooking the Aegean Sea on the cliffside in Karpathos, where Effie’s family is from, he popped the question. Effie, in complete and total shock, immediately said yes. They celebrated that night over a delectable dinner with her whole family and wedding planning began shortly after.

Aria Wedding & Banquet Facility | A Connecticut Wedding Venue

Aria Banquets is deemed to be one of the best options for Effie and Phil’s special day. With such a large wedding, around 200 guests, they needed a space to accommodate this large celebration. Luckily, Aria Banquets was up for the challenge. Aria Banquets is a premier wedding venue in Prospect, CT. A family-run business, Aria Banquets offers expansive gardens, a breathtaking ballroom, and plenty of picturesque space for your wedding day. With years of experience helping wedding visions come to life for their couples, they strive to make your wedding experience as memorable and special as possible.

The Aria Wedding & Banquets Facility is the perfect Connecticut wedding venue if you’re looking to have a larger wedding size. The minimum guest capacity for a wedding at Aria Banquets is 75 guests and they can accommodate up to 500+ guests. Making it one of the best options if you’re planning on your wedding day is a big bang! Aria Wedding & Banquets Facility easily gives their couples the opportunity to customize their space to make it their own and turn their vision into a reality.

Wedding Amenities

The Aria Wedding and Banquet Facility provides couples with top-tier wedding amenities to help build their wedding experience. The wedding experience not only involves how you, the couple, feel during your wedding day but your guests as well. Some of the wedding amenities included in their wedding collections are:

  • Indoor and Outdoor Event Sites
  • ADA Accessibility
  • On-Site Getting Ready Spaces
  • Tables, Chairs, Linens, Glassware and Flatware
  • Setup and Cleanup Services
  • On-Site Parking

Reach out and inquire with Aria Banquets here!

Effie + Phil’s Fall Connecticut Wedding at Aria Banquets

Your wedding day is one of the only days that it’s all about you. It’s a moment of celebration and love, with all of your friends and family. For Effie and Phil, being able to celebrate with their friends and family as well as marry as best friends is all they could have asked for. Effie looked stunning wearing her custom wedding dress by NYC Glamour Couture. It embodied her personality so well and fit her like a glove. Surrounded by her bridesmaids she was an absolute queen the morning of her wedding day and we had barely gotten started. Phil spent that morning getting ready with his groomsmen. As a part of Greek tradition, the groomsmen help the groom get ready and put on his wedding attire. A beautiful tradition I loved getting to capture.

Effie and Phil had a traditional wedding ceremony at a Greek Orthodox church. With a family who came to witness this beautiful event from far and wide, it was breathtaking. Their reception at Aria Banquets proved to be nothing but stunning. The grand ballroom where their reception took place was decked out in florals by New Leaf Florals and floor-to-ceiling windows. So much love filled the room on this day and I couldn’t have imagined it going any other way. Effie and Phil were the kindest of couples and so genuine. It was a day that Abbe Foreman Photography was so honored to have captured and documented for them to cherish.

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Photography: Abbe Foreman Photography

Venue: Aria Banquets

Florist: New Leaf Florals

Dress: NYC Glamour Couture

Tux: The Black Tux

Brides People Attire: Birdy Grey

Cake: Modern Pastry Shop

Invitations: Pietra Paper Design


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