Greek Wedding Photography London
Being invited to be a Greek wedding photographer London is always the greatest pleasure and one which I relish a great deal.
Greek wedding photography in London is to me very special, not least because the people are so warmhearted and the customs so unique.
The fabulously esoteric Greek Orthodox Church wedding traditions which have been passed on from one generation to the next are always a thrill to witness and photograph, particularly the all important Greek money dance which takes place towards the end of the day where cash is pinned onto the bride and groom over several dances.
The money is a substitute for wedding gifts to enable the young couple to have the perfect start to their new marriage together.
It is of course tradition that the groom not see the bride on the day of the wedding photography until the ceremony itself, with the groom arriving at church first with the bride to follow last of all, as is traditional in western unions too.
When the wedding is finished, as the bride and groom leave the church the wedding guests throw rice to symbolise fertility.
At the wedding reception it is customary for very close friends and family to be given sugared almonds by the newlyweds.
In most cases, Greek weddings will see around 100 people invited though some weddings will see that number grow to 200 guests or more.