nurse, who spent what should have been her wedding day, socially distanced from her intended groom, treating Covid-19 patients on the front line, has finally tied the knot after her wedding was postponed for two years.

Instead of walking down the aisle, Olivia Hall, spent the day working at University College Hospital but finally got hitched earlier this month to Alex Violaris, nephew of one of LGRs veteran presenters, Soulla Violaris.

Olivia and Alex officially celebrated the wedding of their dreams, after the pandemic complications postponed their big day, and took their vows in Greek Orthodox fashion on 6th May this year.

The wedding took place at The Twelve Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Hatfield, with an extravagant country-manor reception at Orsett Hall in Essex.

In an exclusive interview to London Greek Radio, the couple said, “We’re really happy that after two years, (727 days to be exact), we finally got married at the fourth attempt.

Two years ago, LGR had reported that on the original date of the wedding, instead of Olivia wearing her wedding dress and walking down the aisle, she had to wear her nurse uniform and PPE working in A&E, helping those with Covid.

 The story was subsequently covered by the Evening Standard, the Parikiaki newspaper and the BBC news.

Olivia and Alex told LGR that the whole occasion finally proved to be a lovely family affair as the wedding day went without any issues.  The pair revealed to London Greek Radio that they had even hired a surprise act for their guests, which was a well-protected secret.

They told LGR, “The entertainment was provided by The Function Band with surprise guest, Stavros Flatley!  We had to keep it a secret for two years.  We had friends and family attend from all over the UK, Cyprus and Australia to celebrate with us, which helped make it the perfect day!

London Greek Radio wish Olivia and Alex a very happy future together.

Olivia and Alex, finally tied the knot after pandemic delays. The couple had revealed their wedding joy to LGR. 

LGRs broadcaster Soulla Violaris with her husband, the music artist, Costas Violaris also attended their nephew’s wedding.

Stavros Flatley with a surprise performance at the reception. A well-kept secret for two years…

Article written by Tony Neophytou