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How to Have a Classic and Modern Greek Wedding

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Hailing all the way from New York, Anna and Nick opted for a romantic destination wedding with a classic Greek vibe in the gorgeous town of Chania in Western Crete. White flowers and loads of greenery added ample amounts of romance throughout their ultra-romantic day.

They mixed traditional elements with a modern style that celebrated both their love and their Greek heritage. The bride wore a stunning lace bodice gown from Israeli designer Inbal Raviv while the groom sported a very cool blue suit. Catch all the highlights from their gorgeous day below and in the full gallery from Sotiris Tsakanikas.

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Destination Greece

Anna & Nick's Big Day was truly grand and absolutely divine. The couple lives in New York City, USA but their roots trace back to Greece which both of them love and try to visit yearly. The choice fell on Chania, the most picturesque town of Western Crete the place where Anna's family comes from and which Nick came to adore after visiting previously.

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the ceremony

The church ceremony has proved to be very emotional and meaningful. The bride made an appearance wearing the irresistible Christian Louboutin shoes and her magnificent dress from and Israeli designer Inbal Raviv that consisted of a bodice decorated with delicate lace, intricate beading and playful tassels, and a flowy silk skirt. She joined her soon to be husband in a charming church, that was embellished with a gorgeous garland and flower centerpieces from local vendors.

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their inspiration

The couple drew their inspiration entirely from the natural beauty of Greece and the traditions of our country. These motives were conveyed through green, white and gold colours and, combined with a touch of contemporary New York style, resulted in an absolutely dazzling effect. While having in mind a modern and gracious event, Anna & Nick wanted to apply some elements of a traditional Cretan wedding - traditional music, local food and, of course, the orthodox church ceremony, with which the event has started.


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fabulous party

This was followed by a fabulous party at a private villa complex. The villa had numerous decorations and fun activities: welcome table with drinks and snacks for the guests, beautiful string lights across the entire estate, a photo booth with a Polaroid and various guest favours. The couple had a magnificent entrance to fireworks and "One Kiss" by Calvin Harris. Standing by their focus on Greek culture, the newlyweds had their party in a classic bouzouki style, with live Cretan music and a 4-course traditional meal including an entire station with sweets.

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