The two complementary faces of Cyprus, tradition and contemporary life, met at the dazzling wedding ceremony of Phanos and Eve. The couple got married at the capital of Nicosia and offered to themselves as well to their guests a truly memorable experience.
The traditional preparations began with the groom and the bride getting ready with friends. The friends and relatives of Phanos gathered at his house and shaved him. Musicians enriched the experience with joyful wedding songs while the best man started dancing with the groom’s clothes in a large basket. This is a typical ritual of Cypriot weddings that still survives in many regions of the island. A few hours later, Phanos was ready, wearing an elegant suit and sporting a silver Tag watch on his hand. At the same time, Eve was already dressed in her wedding apparel. Her mother gave her blessing afterwards by burning incense near the clothes of her daughter. Then, the bride and her lovely ones completed the preparations with a traditional dance.
The next chapter of the story was written at the gold church of Metohi Tou Kikkou. Eve arrived at the church accompanied by her parents and little boys as navy blue bridesmaids. After a very moving ceremony, the newlyweds received blesses from the guests and went straight for a photoshoot in Nicosia.
This is where the contemporary part came in. Eve and Phanos chose an architecture photoshoot setting as well as a “natural” one, in which they were surrounded by tall trees and cactuses. It was a photoshoot full of contrast.
The life-changing day ended at the Lemon Park wedding hall, under fireworks and furry lights. The reception was organised by Lily Papadopoulou and her professional “Events by Lily” team. Circle “Thank You” cards awaited the guests inside their plates. After dinner, everybody moved to the maze dance floor for a frenetic party set to last all night long.
November 15, 2018