Tuesday, 5 June 2012

A Greek Wedding


   'By Invitation Only'

  our theme this month:
WEDDINGS
weddings of any kind, any place, any time, old or new, ours or someone else's,
or the philosophy of weddings and all that goes with weddings,
so you see we can run far afield if we like.

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 Over years and years I used to go on holiday to the Greek Islands
and dreamed of having my Wedding and Honey Moon on one of the islands....




As things turned out when I did finally got married here in France,
Greece was 'far away'.....!

 


So, my contribution to this monthly post:

A Greek Wedding




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"....Viki and Niko would never have met if it weren’t for the wish of Viki’s godmother to help her find someone special. The fact that she had intended to introduce Viki to a different man altogether is, of course, besides the point. As it happened when Viki’s godmother brought her to a dance to meet the intended special someone, they ran into her godmother’s dear friend who also happened to be good friends with Niko and his family. On the spot, the two matchmakers decided to change the plan, and brought Viki and Niko together. The rest is history…
After their first date at Fugakyu in Brookline, they enjoyed a wonderful courtship, getting to know each other’s family and friends and falling deeply in love. Niko proposed on July 26, 2008 at the St. George Hotel’s rooftop restaurant in Athens, Greece.
Given the season (December), Viki chose burgundy as her primary color with accents of cream and gold. She brought special touches to her day with many Greek traditions incorporated into their celebration, such as writing the names of unwed girlfriends on the bottom of her shoe. Viki and Niko now share their anniversary day with Niko’s parents and honored them at the reception with photos from their wedding as well as their own cake....."

by GENERATIONS Cinemastories
Photography: Allegro Photography 





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And....
...what would be a Greek wedding without Sirtaki...




 YASOU !

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to find and read all the lovely posts from our friends who participate
in this monthly event.

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Sending greetings from Germany to all of you!


26 comments:

  1. Absolutely idyllic Karin...and such beautiful images.
    I love the final dance...made me smile ;-)
    Catherine
    http://www.catherinerobinsoncashmere.com

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  2. What a very fun interpretation Karin. You always have a surprise or two up your sleeve. :)

    Sending bisous to Germany. Is Oskar with you or is he being a watch-cat at home?

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  3. I thought you were sitting out this month, lovie? But am so happy you did not. Could anything be happier than a Greek wedding, no definitely not. I once had a girlfriend who was Greek but lived in Houston...there is a big orthodox church there...and she fully embraced everything from that culture. She was the best hostess in the world. She was my best friend, like a sister. She passed away in 2002 and your post made me smile with happy remembrances. Thank you, Karin....

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  4. Wonderful Karin... How fabulous to feature a wedding in Greece... A great idea... I loved it, thank you...xv

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  5. Don't you love those white painted villages that plunge down to the blue sea, how I'd love to be there today!

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  6. Ahhh but you got married in France! I think it's more romantic than in Greece. Lucky girl!

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  7. How beautiful Karin and such a lovely story. Beautiful images and words and just perfect for our BIO post this month....and, different too. A spectacular place to get married. XXXX

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  8. A work mate recommended me to this website. Thnx for the details.
    Also see my website - Photo Booth Adelaide

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  9. Santorini and Hydra hold wonderful memories for me - in the days before I met my significant other. But there is no greater place for romance than the place where you look into your soul mates eyes and notice that they say, "i love you.....totally and unconditionally".
    Bisous

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  10. Oh, we should all go and marry there!

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  11. So utterly beautiful and so romantic. Greece is magical, and so is this wedding!
    xo isa

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  12. So dramatic - the wine-dark flowers and the blue Greek sky. Thank you!

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  13. What a charming post with beautiful photos and music..thanks..Gail x

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  14. So very very romantic , exquiste and the music just enchanting!
    Apoloies for the late comment!

    Veronica
    Tassels Twigs and Tatsebuds

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  15. Greece is my country, so I was very happy with this wonderfull post. I follow your blog and you must be a very nice and interesting person.All your posts are lovely and every time you surprise me with something ... Thanks !!!

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  16. Sas efcharisto, Karin! What a wonderful surprise to be greeted by these photos. I realized we haven't been in touch since your last email toward the end of May. In one of the photos of Mykonos I can almost see myself on the patio where the clothes are on the line! Sigh......

    I hope you have had a good visit to Germany? Oskar will be be delighted to see you walk in the door, I'll bet!

    Please send me a note when you are settled in at home. (My eyes are looking at my lovely linen.)

    ..with affection,
    Susan

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  17. Oh my goodness, it was like a fairy tale wedding but in 'real' life. Thanks you for sharing such gorgeous pictures of a very special day. Just gorgeous.

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  18. I need a trip to Greece... GORGEOUS!!!

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  19. Hello Karin

    I have always had a passion for Greek music, culture and I have meet some wonderful Grecian people. I have had opportunities to visit Greece for a week or two but I am still holding off as I know I want to spend a least one month there. One day soon, I shall go.

    The sound of Moustaki's voice transports me to my imagined Greece and Anthony Quinn dancing literally had me dancing.

    Many thanks for a delightful post

    I know I will be re-reading and listing to the music again

    Helen xx

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  20. Those pictures are absolutely lovely!

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  21. How very romantic - love the matchmakers - they're a lovely, special couple and such an idyllic spot to marry - beautiful. I have enjoyed my visit and am your newest follower,
    Kathy

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  22. Oh to be there among the white painted villages and the deep blue sea. What a lovely and romantic story and wedding. You always bring us the most lovely and creative posts. I took some days away from the computer and it's so nice to come back to visit wonderful friends. xx

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  23. Liebe Karin, ganz herzlichen Dank für Deinen lieben Kommentar auf meinem Blog, ich freue mich sehr, dass er Dir gefällt!
    Deine Griechenland-Bilder sind ja einfach herrlich, leider war ich noch nie dort.
    Ein schönes Wochenende und liebe Grüße nach Frankreich (wo ich jetzt auch so gerne wieder wäre...), Monika

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  24. So many years since i saw this movie --- I forgot how wonderful it was.
    Beautiful photos to accompany, thanks for finding them for our delight.

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