Lawyer Emilia Bechrakis and Million Dollar Listing: New York’s Ryan Serhant recently enjoyed an extravagant wedding on Corfu surrounded by 150 close friends and family members. Who could forget the proposal that Serhant had planned two years ago when he shut down Times Square in New York and wrote “S’ Agapo” on a billboard?
The wedding was just as special with a week of festivities planned by celebrity wedding expert Kevin Lee. Guests were taken by boat to the ceremony.
Serhant, sporting a Mediterranean blue tuxedo by VK Nagrani, wed beautiful Bechrakis, who wore a champagne strapless gown by Romona Keveža. The two tied the knot at Pontikonisi church observing Greek traditions including exchanging of wreaths.
“From the moment I met Emilia, I knew it would be pretty incredible to do it in Greece and be surrounded by everyone close to us,” Serhant told People Magazine. “But I did have a few ideas that are not transpiring. I originally wanted six Apache helicopters to fly in and drop me and my brothers down into the wedding.”
For Bechrakis, it was most important for her to have the ceremony in a Greek church – ideally in Greece. “I’m more of an intimate wedding kind of person but I’m marrying Ryan so it’s a lot bigger than it would have been,” she said.
Guests were entertained by a quartet and lit sparklers to celebrate the couple’s union. The reception was at the private Villa Kanoni with a menu of chilled soup, risotto with summer truffle, goat cheese salad and roasted lamb, the dinner included toasts made by the wedding party to the bride and groom.
Music was by DJ Spartakos and, of course, the ceremony ended with fireworks. Serhant, a top realtor, says it is a good time to invest in Greece.