The marriage ceremony of the Orthodox Church is steeped in symbolic ritual, each of the acts revealing a deeper meaning and significance.

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Anna and Bryan’s Chicago Greek Orthodox Wedding at St. Andrew’s integrated time-honored cultural traditions, such as the crowning of bride and groom, a ceremonial walk around the altar, and offering of the Koufeta, along with a modern reception celebration at the Art Institute of Chicago.  The ambiance was crisp, clean, and fresh.  One couldn’t help but notice the sculpture – Vater Staat – by German artist Thomas Schutte as a solemn host to the festivities.  Vibrant pink and yellow flower displays adorned tastefully decorated square and round tables.  I enjoyed the warm celebration among members of the couple’s Greek Cypriot community.  Lots of friendly smiles, quality food, and enthusiastic dancing!

Cheers!

Cheers!

Esenam

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