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Ancient Greeks celebrated beauty and athleticism through their Olympics and also their fashions, loosely draped gowns gathered at the waist and touching the floor.The form-fitting look suggested the sensuality of their gods, and the elegant goddess gown remains popular to this day.He does the same for the bride, placing her crown upon her head.

After blessing the couple, the rings are placed on the tips of the ring fingers on the right hands of both the bride and groom.The bride and her bridesmaids put together bombonieres filled with koufeta and wrapped in tulle.The number of koufeta is an odd number that cannot be divided or split, to represent how the couple is now indivisible.“As superstition has it,”Anna tells us, “if a single girl takes koufeta from the church tray and puts them under her pillow for three nights beginning the night of the wedding, she will somehow see the man she is to marry in the future.”The Koumbaros, or “sponsor” of the marriage, plays an important role in the ceremony, performing rituals.“They also act as spiritual mentors and Godparents to the child.” The wedding ceremony in the Greek Orthodox Church is a sacrament, a formal religious rite unchanged since the 11th century.

“It is a ‘blessed union’ that implies this must be a permanent union,” says Father Robert Stephanopoulos of Holy Trinity Church.The sweet sugar then suggests the sweetness of married life.“For gifts, we always give ‘koufeta' which are Jordan sugar almonds,” say Anna and George Maroules, whose Greek wedding at Waterside Restaurant was featured in Manhattan Bride.



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