Orthodox Wedding - a solemn and sacred moment in the life of a couple in love. The sacrament of this event should be treated with great responsibility and given a great thought due to the holy place of its conduct. Of course, it can be any Orthodox church in your city, but real magic happens when it comes to a beautiful monastery or a chapel with a picturesque view of the Aegean Sea.
The Orthodox wedding in Greece (Europe) conducted by the Orthodox Church celebrates the love between a man and a woman, and is defined as one of the main traditions committed by the Christian church.
A wedding in an Orthodox Church is a traditional tie of the bonds of marriage under God, which is conducted by a priest in accordance with Christian customs.
In Greece, wedding ceremonies are often held in the chapel of St. Sophia, St. George or St. Demetrius. The Wedding Melody team offers various beautiful romantic places for a wedding:
The Cathedral of the island of Santorini;
The Temple of the Prophet Elijah in the town of Kastoria;
Churches at the Chalkidiki Peninsula;
Temples of the island of Zakynthos.
An Orthodox wedding takes place after the couple is betrothed. The bride and groom hold lit candles and, accompanied by witnesses, enter the temple and approach the altar. They stand on white boards, laid out before the Gospel and the Cross. The priest delivers the introductory speech, and asks the couple if they are ready to confirm the sincerity of their intentions, blessing the young family, and crowning them on their heads.
After the ceremony, the couple are issued an official legal document confirming that the church rite was properly recorded.