Couple holds 19th Century wedding in honour of Greek Revolution

·

Apostolos Costarellos and his wife, Arianna, recently got married in the Byzantine Church of Porta Panagia, just outside Trikala. But their wedding wasn’t like any other seen in the last 200 years.

Instead of a simple wedding, the proud Greek couple hosted it in historical fashion, with all attendees dressed in attire from Greece’s War of Independence.

Not only dressing the part, however, the couple carried out all traditions and customs that took place in Greece during the early 19th century. The Greek Revolution theme was done to honour 200 years since the Greek War of Independence, where Greece successfully rose above the Ottomans to claim back their land.

The groom started from his village, Gorgogyri, armed and dressed in traditional costume and riding a horse. Following a long three hour walk through the forest to the church, he arrived with his brother, friends and best men Alkis Argyriou and Stefanos Polygenis.

There he welcomed his beautiful bride Arianna, originally from Russia, who arrived in a traditional 19th century carriage. It’s noted that this is the first time such a carriage appeared in Trikala.

Holding an intimate wedding with few guests, due to coronavirus restrictions, the elegant church complemented the couple’s intrinsically detailed attire and love for each other.

The wedding was filmed by ‘Up Stories’ and can be watched below:

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

Cyprus and the US launch strategic dialogue in historic moment

Cyprus and the United States declared on Monday that they will begin strategic dialogue to strengthen bilateral cooperation.

Archbishop Makarios inaugurates independent living facility for seniors in Cairns

Archbishop Makarios of Australia inaugurated a new independent living facility for seniors in Cairns, North Queensland on Saturday, June 15.

From souvlaki to stories: Pipeworks Market transforms for Greek Festival

Sizzling souvlaki aromas mingled with the sounds of lively Greek music for the Greek Festival at Pipeworks Market in Thomastown, Victoria.

The Hellenic Collective: A new initiative for Greek Australian youth

On 7 June, over 120 people gathered to celebrate the launch of the Hellenic Collective of the Hellenic Studies Foundation.

ABC series ‘Stuff the British Stole’ to spotlight Parthenon Marbles debate

ABC series 'Stuff the British Stole' airs tonight at 8pm and will spotlight the Parthenon Marbles debate. Read more here.

You May Also Like

Playwrights encouraged to enter the Martin-Lysicrates Prize 2023

The annual Martin-Lysicrates Prize, first awarded in 2017, celebrates the best new Australian writing in theatre for young people.

On This Day: The first Olympic Day was celebrated

World Olympic Day is celebrated annually on 23 June since its inception in 1948.  Olympic Day commemorates the birth of the modern Olympic Games in...

Greece reports 372 new coronavirus cases, highest daily tally so far

Greece reported 372 new cases of COVID-19 infections on Thursday, its highest daily tally since the start of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.