Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Another Big Fat Greek Wedding...

Hey lovelies! Sorry for the lack of posting, we've been in Greece for about a week now on our annual summer vacation. The kids are finally over their jet-lag (thank God) because waking up at 4:30 am everyday for a whole week is less than awesome. We went to a huge wedding (almost 400 people) in the small town of Astros and had a great time with all our fam and friends. In fact almost 100 people came from Canada alone for the wedding...nothing like a 9 hour time change to bring home-town friends together!
 One of these kids is not like the others... Mama's too tall and in need of a tan!
 Up "the mountain" at the brides family home, starting off with some traditional dancing before heading down to the church for the ceremony
 The tradition of walking the bride to the church to meet her groom
 Arriving at the church
 Joining the rest of the guest waiting for the wedding to begin

 Inside the church during the ceremony

 Waiting for the couple to exit the church, not all the guest "fit" inside the church so they waited outside!

 The happy couple...they're married!
 The get-away (Smart) car
 At the reception dinner, traditional Greek desserts and candy coated Jordan almonds called" Boubounaries"
 Mama feeling good after a few glasses of wine
 The couple arrived to the party by boat!
 The reception was outside by the water..dinner for 400!
 The bride got the dancing started at around 1:00 am

The groom busted a move, dancing the traditional Zeibekiko dance


The wedding was a blast and of course we didn't make it back to our hotel until almost 6:00 am and the band was still playing...

More updates will be coming but our internet is a bit sketchy and I'm not sure how often I'll post... tho I'll try to keep you kids updated as much as possible!
Hope your July has been fun in the sun, where ever you are!
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22 comments:

Megan said...

my july has no sun by the way LOL :) but i can live through your photos!!!! and wtf i had noooo idea you were so tall! but you look stunning and i love the dress on you! hope you're enjoying your vacation <3

DeefromCG said...

1: why is everybody so small? You look like a supermodel in that picture!
2: Enjoy the sun, no sun here in Germany ;(feels like fall
3:Please tell me you´re wearing faux lashes. This is not all Latisse, right? I´m so jealous of your supermodel looks ;)
xx Enjoy you vacation! Send some sun to good old Germany!

Paula said...

Hi Fabulous! I came over from Adrienne's blog. (The Rich Life n a budget). I love this reportage! On one photo I thought the priest was taking a photo with a SLR camera, but it was probably just a photographer. The photos capture the atmosphere so well! Thank you for posting this event. It warms my day (15°C in Vienna, Austria, 2 weeks no sun, just rain and cold winds). cheers, Paula

Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

What a fun wedding!! I can't believe it lasts all night like that. Rocking! You looked pretty. :-)

Erica said...

I adore everything greek ! and theyre parties are the best however us latinos throw good ones too LOL! But I must say your lashes look flippin awesome! SOOOOO JEALOUS!

Blushingloves Irene Greece said...

You are having a gorgeous time I see doll!!And you look stunning in the picture!I'd love to meet so when you are here in August,send me an e-mail!!ok??I'll check often and it wont be a problem at all to come (with family)xoxo most propably and hook up !!yeyyy I'm so excited!!finally:)))

in case u missed
irenego@hotmail.gr
for more details lol!!
Kisses&hugs to all

Suburban Princess said...

Looks like lots of fun! Where I used to live there was a Greek family a few doors up...when the daughter got married we all lined up to watch the whole family walk from there house to the church :O)

Loukia said...

There is NOTHING like a Greek wedding... and nothing like summers in Greece! I can't wait to take my children next summer. xo

melifaif said...

That church is beautifully insane. That's probably not right to say...but it is mind blowing...gorgeous.

Tracy D said...

That is like movie perfect..the whole thing, the wedding, the setting, etc. What an incredible trip, can't wait to see more photos :)

You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

I've never heard of the custom where everyone meets at the bride's house and walks to the church together- I love it! And that reception sounds and looks like so much fun! I just LOVE when weddings are full of fun and celebration (and not boring and stuffy).

BTW- great pick on your wedding attire. :)

Sara Louise said...

Look at your lashes lady! Wowza! You look fantastic :-)
The brides dress is gorgeous!
Hope you're having a fantastic time on your holiday x

Marie a la Mode said...

This looks like my kind of party! Wow, I can't believe there were 400 people in attendance and 100 of those people flew all the way from Canada! You all must be very close to one another! Enjoy the rest of your time in Greece!

MrsDixon said...

Looks like such a fun wedding!!! Love the Smart Car getaway vehicle!

A BRIT GREEK said...

Awww, such lovely photos... Hope you had an amazing time in Greece!

400 people - that's like the norm here, even for a Christening! Crazy!
x.o.x.o

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