This beautiful Greek custom can still be found in little villages. The people of the village walk the bride from her house to the location of her wedding ceremony!
A Wedding Procession is formed, symbolic of the bride leaving her family and home and starting a new one. It is a path to an extraordinary new life. Little bridesmaids, usually little girls, hold her veil as she walks.
There is an orchestra playing and people are singing, as the bride walks with joy towards the groom. During the wedding procession he waits for her at the top of the church’s stairway, holding a bouquet of flowers!
This joyful custom is part of the wedding’s celebration, just before the wedding ceremony begins!