Because of their natural beauty, spirituality and numerous picturesque churches, Santorini and Ios are ideal destinations on earth to glorify your love having an Orthodox wedding on them.
Greek Orthodox faith celebrates weddings in a symbolic and highly spiritual way that is both inspirational and emotional. The form of ceremony remains the same hundreds of years now and is different from any other wedding service celebrated in Western Europe, North and South America.
The priest says several prayers for the couple and then he joins their hands in a gesture that symbolizes the couple’s union. The exchanging of rings, the crowning of the bride and groom and finally the blessing of the couple by the priest in which he reminds them that only God can break the union they have just entered to, are key parts of the traditional ceremony.
In Greek Orthodox weddings, the bride and groom do not exchange vows – their vows are addressed to God. The ceremony is performed in Ancient Greek only.
Attending a Greek Orthodox wedding for the first time is a unique experience as you will feel the service is quite different from other weddings you have attended in Western Europe. If one of you or both of you are Orthodox Christian – this is a prerequisite to have an Orthodox wedding in Greece- don’t miss the opportunity to experience the intensity and spirituality of this ceremony.
If you need to know more about the legal requirements for an Orthodox wedding in Greece please go to Legalities or contact us to let you know exactly what kind of papers you need.