Elizabeth and Tony decided a year after they got married to tie the knot another time during a traditional Greek Orthodox ceremony at Saint George’s cathedral in town. A year ago Elizabeth was pregnant with their gorgeous little one, Katerina who could now be part of this special day.
It was an intimate affair, at the most incredibly beautiful Greek Orthodox church in Woodstock. One would never know from the outside what a hidden treasure the church is. It has such beautiful art work inside; all walls, ceilings are covered in religious paintings and icons.
Elizabeth and Tony invited their closest and dearest family and friends, who witnessed them go through the rituals an Orthodox wedding ceremony offers, which is full of profound symbolism and meaning. The couple was led through the ceremony by their priest and their koumbara, a best man who remains an important figure in the couple’s life. Some of the rituals we witnessed where the Crowning, which completes the union of the Bride and Groom. This is then followed by “the procession”, where the priest leads the newlyweds around the table – a type of religious dance, celebrating the union. Most rituals are performed three times to represent the Holy Trinity.
Following the readings and brief prayers, the common cup, containing a small portion of wine, is presented to the bride and groom. The priest blesses the cup and offers it to the newly joined husband and wife, representing their equal share in the cup of life.
Beautiful experience to be part of! Us Girls @ Blink photography wish you, Mr and Mrs Mamacos all the best for your future 🙂