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Nikolaos and Paula Tzortzis cut the cake at their wedding reception at The Somerley at Fox Hollow in Woodbury, NY. Photo: Eleni Sakellis
NEW YORK – The wedding of Nikolaos Tzortzis and Paula Phillips took place on November 28 in the presence of family and friends at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Whitestone with Fr. Panagiotis Papazafiropoulos presiding.
The groom is the son of Stiliani Tzortzis and the late Georgios Tzortzis, both immigrants from the island of Rhodes. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Lin Frosch and Paul Phillips, with roots on her father’s side from the island of Nisyros.
The reception took place at The Somerley at Fox Hollow in Woodbury, NY with a special visit from Mr. Met, as both the bride and groom are huge fans of the Mets and indeed, the groom once worked for the Mets organization. Guests enjoyed the opportunity to dance and take photos with the beloved mascot.
The groom’s sister Panagiota Tzortzis served as the koumbara and gave a moving speech which included audio from the reception at her brother’s christening 30 years ago when family and friends shared their best wishes to see him as the groom.
The Matron of Honor, Tatianna Amato, and the Best Man, Vincenzo Amato, in their respective speeches highlighted their friendship with the newlyweds, offering their best wishes as they toasted the happy couple.
The bride’s stepfather Dr. Robert Frosch, a veterinarian, spoke about meeting Niko for the first time in a humorous anecdote and also about the shared love of the Mets.
Bridesmaids at the wedding were Michelle Rappa, Laura Martinosky, Cara Teri, Danielle Zito, and Samantha Frosch. Groomsmen were Carlo Rappa, William Chiarucci, Dimitrios Kouvaris, and Dennis Gouvatsos. Marianna Papazafiropoulos served as the flower girl and the ring bearers were Demetri Papazafiropoulos and Michael Monteleone.
The mother of the groom, Stiliani Tzortzis, shared her best wishes for the couple, congratulating them and wishing them a long and happy life together.
We also congratulate the newlyweds and wish them all the best as they begin their journey in wedded bliss.
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