Great way to display my wedding veil and our crowns used in the orthodox wedding ceremony.

Great way to display my wedding veil and our crowns used in the orthodox wedding ceremony.

Wedding in Mitzela, Greece :  At the altar in stefana, linked crowns that are a staple of Greek Orthodox weddings.

A Summer Wedding in Greece

Greek Wedding Tradition Wedding in Mitzela, Greece : At the altar in stefana, linked crowns that are a staple of Greek Orthodox weddings.

Stefana (Greek wedding wreaths/halos). It's tradition to put one on the bride's head and the other on the groom's with a ribbon attached to both, uniting two as one

For our Greek brides and grooms.STEFANA Greek Orthodox Wedding Headpiece in Raw Brass, Antique Brass, Antique Silver, or Gold Plate

St. Georges Orthodox Church wedding

Vancouver Convention Centre & St. George's Wedding

Rustic chic, Woodland style Stefana double crowns! These are joined together with a long white ribbon for Greek orthodox wedding marriage ceremonies! I used a variety of silk, artificial leafy greenery, preserved babys breath, vanilla or *red pip berries and just a touch of muted artificial lavender. *This one is shown with red and lavender accents, but you may request any color accents, including all neutrals, ivory whites. My custom flower crown is *made to Order on a natural moss green…

Greek Stefana Flower crown leafy Greenery Headdress Forest Fairy set of 2 ribbon joined wedding accessories bridal halo vine hair wreath

The Eastern Orthodox marriage ceremony includes the "crowning" of the couple. They are told their role is to be the rulers of their household, but also that these are crowns of martyrdom. (The crown in Byzantine iconography indicates the person died for Christ. "Martyria" means witness; they witnesses their commitment to Christ) The sacrificial aspect of marriage is emphasized in the words of the rite.

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Our Stefana has special meaning to us, as my parents used these exact crowns on their wedding day.

Connie Peterson and Matthew Pavlovich’s Greek Wedding in Los Angeles

See inside Constance (“Connie”) Peterson and Matthew Pavlovich’s Greek wedding in Los Angeles.

The Stefana are joined by a ribbon that symbolizes the unity of the bride and groom.

Connie Peterson and Matthew Pavlovich’s Greek Wedding in Los Angeles

The beautiful Greek wedding that was in Vogue - News Photos by Amy and Stuart PhotographyThis is the lavish Greek wedding of Greek-American bride, Constance ( Connie ) Peterson and Matthew Pavlovich. Their beautiful wedding is the first Greek Orthodox wed

First kiss as husband and wife—the happiest moment I will never forget!

Connie Peterson and Matthew Pavlovich’s Greek Wedding in Los Angeles

See inside Constance (“Connie”) Peterson and Matthew Pavlovich’s Greek wedding in Los Angeles.

Overview Of A Greek Orthodox Wedding

Overview Of A Greek Orthodox Wedding

Everything that happens during a Greek Orthodox Wedding. This post covers it all, from the Betrothal Service to the Crowning Service. A personal experience.

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