A Greek Wedding Theme ...
A stylish mediterranean celebration
A Greek wedding theme. The Mediterranean, the ocean and love all mixed up in this stylish theme.
If you love the breathtaking scenery of movies like "The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants" or "Mamma Mia," this is the theme for you.
Setting the scene
The first thing you need to do to recreate the wonderful views of Greece is to pick your colors.
Think of fishing villages, sun kissed bodies and a relaxed lifestyle.
Work mainly with whites and blues and accentuate them with silver.
Use these colors for your linens and chairs. You should use white tablecloths and blue napkins. White chair covers and blue sashes—you get the idea.
Your centerpiece could be a very simple yet delicate candle arrangement, or go with the classy and timeless flower arrangement.
If you don't find a venue with pillars or columns, buy some Greek columns decorations to set the atmosphere. Also decorate the venue with gauze-like fabric such as gossamer to give the illusion of ancient curtains.
While I am describing this theme as a destination theme, I know there are many brides out there who choose this theme to honor their roots and/or culture. There are many Greek wedding traditions you can embrace if you are one these brides. And if you are not, you can still check some of them and incorporate them to make your theme a little more culture-oriented.
For example, one easy tradition to incorporate is followed by many brides in Crete. They bake breads in a circular shape that they share with their guests at the wedding. This is a lot of fun. Maybe you can give it your own spin, for example don't bake bread, but maybe cupcakes, cookies, etc., whatever your specialty is, to share with your guests.
Dressing the Part
Keep in mind the theme when choosing your dress. A beautiful Greek wedding dress that is reminiscent of ancient Greece is perfect for the occasion.
Check these current Ebay listings for Greek wedding dresses. (To view the eBay store listings click on "view all items on eBay" below - a new window will open)
Your Wedding Cake
You have many options for your Greek wedding theme cake. Order a tiered cake that reflects your wedding colors or just a simple and delicate white tiered cake.
For the most daring, go with a majestic one that displays the Holy Trinity if you have and orthodox Greek wedding.
Photo courtesy of Surgdvas
A little something for your guests
To go with traditional Greek wedding theme favors, I have to encourage you to give your guests candy coated almonds.
Choose a wedding favor bag or box that represents your style to give it a personal touch, but candy coated almonds are a must for this theme!
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