Let’s head to Greece for a traditional Greek Orthodox Wedding! My itinerary included Athens, Santorini and Kefalonia (which is one of the Greek Islands) where Noi and Paul were married. Their ceremony was nestled next to a small church and overlooked the Ionian Sea and even though this “Greek wedding” was full of tradition, many of my experiences were totally new to me.
One of my favorite parts of the wedding was the processional. The bride rode with her brother in a convertible to meet all of her wedding guests at the top of a town called Lefkada. It’s a tradition to “honk the horn” the entire length of the trip to let everyone know that a wedding is about to take place! Upon the brides arrival her entire entourage escorted her to the base of the village where she met her husband-to-be. Now that’s one long processional!
Greek wedding receptions are also truly unique and we all had a blast! The dancing and social libations went well into the night! I’m usually used to starting weddings at around 3pm and finishing by 11pm but in this case we went until 2am.
I have returned home after making many new friends and have gained a new found respect for feta cheese. This is my busiest time of year so I hope to update this blog post with more info when things slow down a bit. Here’s a bunch of Greek wedding photos as your appetizer for now. OPA!