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MasterChef's George Calombaris marries girlfriend Natalie Tricarico in glamorous Greek ceremony

11 years in the making!

By Jess Pullar

There was food, there was lace, there was an array of florals and there was... tartan!?

Masterchef's George Calombaris and his girlfriend of 11 years, Natalie Tricarico have finally tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in Greece.

The wedding, which was studded with foodie celebs, took place on Sunday September 16th in a Greek Orthodox Church, and the newlyweds couldn't have looked happier.

*Masterchef* judge George Calombaris and Natalie Tricarico (pictured) tied the knot after 11 years together. Their daughter Michaela stands next to the beautiful bride. *Image: Instagram / [@satbains1](https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn0X6_4F4kj/?taken-by=satbains1|target="_blank"|rel="nofollow")*
Masterchef judge George Calombaris and Natalie Tricarico (pictured) tied the knot after 11 years together. Their daughter Michaela stands next to the beautiful bride. Image: Instagram / @satbains1

According to Greek City Times, the ceremony is believed to have taken place at the Island Athens Riviera resort, which has sweeping views of the Mediterranian Sea.

In a series of images shared on social media by his chef friends, it became apparent that the event was no small affair.

Guests included fellow MasterChef judge Matt Preston, Nigella Lawson, My Kitchen Rules' Manu Feildel and The Living Room host Miguel Maestre.

The guest list included an array of famous foodies. Image: Instagram / [@travismcauley](https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn0Y41hA1kr/?taken-by=travismcauley|target="_blank"|rel="nofollow")
The guest list included an array of famous foodies. Image: Instagram / @travismcauley

With that panel of culinary experts we'd expect nothing less than the very best catering, and the pictures prove it!

The food was clearly impressive. Matt Preston shared this image to his Instagram account along with the caption: "The worlds longest chocolate and hazelnut tart, (with the world's longest fig tart in the background) by Greece's supreme pastry chef, @steliosparliaros . So good!" *Image: Instagram / [@mattscravat](https://www.instagram.com/p/Bnyl1ZdCv9v/?taken-by=mattscravat|target="_blank"|rel="nofollow")*
The food was clearly impressive. Matt Preston shared this image to his Instagram account along with the caption: "The worlds longest chocolate and hazelnut tart, (with the world's longest fig tart in the background) by Greece's supreme pastry chef, @steliosparliaros . So good!" Image: Instagram / @mattscravat
Greek pastry chef Stelios Parliaros shared this image along with the hashtags: #steliosparliaros #sweetalchemy #glykesalchimies_official #pastry #love #tart #fig #cream #vanilla #biscuit #pine #great #party. *Image: Instagram / [@steliosparliaros](https://www.instagram.com/p/BntqLQ2lwuT/?taken-by=steliosparliaros|target="_blank"|rel="nofollow")*
Greek pastry chef Stelios Parliaros shared this image along with the hashtags: #steliosparliaros #sweetalchemy #glykesalchimies_official #pastry #love #tart #fig #cream #vanilla #biscuit #pine #great #party. Image: Instagram / @steliosparliaros
The man behind famous Melbourne culinary institution Hellenic Republic, Travis McAuley, shared this image of a spit roast along with the caption: "Get in my belly you sexy beast. #greekwedding" *Image: Instagram / [@travismcauley](https://www.instagram.com/p/BnyCs_lBe3v/?taken-by=travismcauley|target="_blank"|rel="nofollow")*
The man behind famous Melbourne culinary institution Hellenic Republic, Travis McAuley, shared this image of a spit roast along with the caption: "Get in my belly you sexy beast. #greekwedding" Image: Instagram / @travismcauley

Natalie wore a sequined cream-white gown with a plunging neckline, while George looked dapper in a daring tartan suit.

Speaking to Herald Sun earlier this year, George gushed about Natalie. The pair met in 2007 and have two children.

"Natalie has been an incredible backbone in everything in my life," he said.

"She's had to put up with a lot with me. I'm a very lucky man."

He also joked about getting married, saying: "I need to get married one day because I need to grow up."

George and Natalie struck up a relationship in 2007.
George and Natalie struck up a relationship in 2007.

The wedding comes after a testing time for George. He was accused of punching a 19-year-old at the A-League Grand Final in May last year, but he won his appeal against the conviction in January.

Calombaris had also faced claims that almost 200 of his restaurant's staff had been underpaid. George said he was "devastated" by the mistake. According to Daily Mail he cited "poor processes in classifying employees" as the reason for the blunder.

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