Have your ever thought of your destination wedding in Gytheio?
This charming town is situated in the gorgeous Peloponnese with beautiful sights and a real shipwreck on the sandy beach! And this bride and groom Maria and Peter have decided to honour their roots and plan their Big Greek Destination Wedding there!
So dive into this beautiful story
“As a Greek Canadian, I decided to get married in my ancestral home, Gytheio, a beautiful town on the eastern shore of the Mani Peninsula in the Peloponnese, and the place where my grandparents were born and where my parents met. On August 17, 2019 over 200 guests travelled from Canada to share my happiness and see my union.
My wedding day combined the glamorous North American style with traditional Greek accents, which turned my dream into reality. My parents walked me down Archontiko, the village’s main unpaved road in my Christian Louboutin heels, while accompanied by local musicians playing traditional Greek wedding tunes, to meet my husband waiting outside the church. I had my best friends by my side as bridesmaids in blush pink dresses; charger plates; and gold chivalry chairs by the beautiful scenery of a shipwrecked ship on Gytheio’s beach. The traditional koufeta table stood beside the bubbly bar. The local Greek band played Greek folk music while we danced under fireworks and bright stars until the morning hours.
It never rains in Gytheio during August. Unexpectedly, it rained on my wedding day while we were enjoying dinner. We all run under the porch laughing while I was nervous. I could not believe it was happening. But in Mani we have a saying that if it rains on your wedding day, it means that the bride has the upper hand. And the rain passed, and we danced, and hugged, and loved every moment of it.”
Wedding in Gytheio Vendors:
Photographer: White Studio
Wedding Planner: Natassa Tolkatsopoulou
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