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A Modern Beach Wedding with Traditional Elements

A Romanian Beach Wedding A beach wedding for Viorica and Paul a couple from Romania in Sithonia, Halkidiki. Nothing sounds unusual so far, right? But not when I found out that I had to organise for the first time,  a religious beach wedding. Romanian weddings is a mixture of traditions, customs and superstitions, some older than others. Because it was a beach wedding, the couple followed just a few. They had to choose their godparents  – a married couple (friends, cousins or other relatives) who will have the role of...

A Vintage Wedding at Mount Athos Peninsula

“I dream my painting, and I paint my dream.” ― Vincent van Gogh A vintage wedding for Victoria and Igor was a dream come true at Athos peninsula. They had to travel a long distance, in fact, almost three days from Texas U.S.A to Chalkidiki. No doubt, their trip was their biggest adventure ever, Victoria is a classic musician teacher and always wished for a wedding like old times, a vintage wedding. As a location, they chose Nea Roda,  a pretty, quiet, fishermen's village in Mount Athos Peninsula. There is a beautiful old chapel...


A traditional church wedding

Church Decoration Eighteen blooming high pedestals in the churchyard for couple's arrival. With the bride's favourite flowers, mostly hydrangeas. A magnificent start for the traditional church wedding. Our challenge at this wedding, among others, was not only to combine different customs but also to make them work. First, we had to persuade the Orthodox priest that we want to decorate the churchyard. Not very common in Greece anymore. Second to make it possible because the ceremony was at 5 p.m. hours. Third to make confident that foreign guests will be at the church...