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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2009, 03:22:39 PM »
Thanks for the information Svetabel, what nice custom!
I suposse that all Romanovs had this in their wedding ceremonies
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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2009, 03:37:42 PM »
Do you know if Marie's wedding gown still exists?
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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2009, 03:39:15 PM »
Id love to see it too.....


I found one more picture of the wedding


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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2009, 06:45:20 PM »
Ohh Ally!! This is very beautiful, here we can appreciate again the detail of the coronation
on the wedding ceremony... Thank you!!
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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #34 on: October 14, 2009, 04:10:14 PM »
Ohh Ally!! This is very beautiful, here we can appreciate again the detail of the coronation
on the wedding ceremony... Thank you!!


This "coronation" is the WEDDING...from this moment they are husband and wife

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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #35 on: October 14, 2009, 04:22:37 PM »
Not the coronation as Emperor & Empress....

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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2009, 04:25:50 PM »
Eric and Alexander - if you would read the whole post of Alzbeta, you would know she wrote "coronation on the wedding". She knows its not a coronation, just used an inadequate word.

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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #37 on: October 14, 2009, 04:31:40 PM »
this confusion was solved some days ago.. what I mean is and this was the last post - during othodox wedding (russia) when the crowns are over the head of bride and groom , the priest will speak his prayer, and from this holy moment they are wed...

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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #38 on: October 14, 2009, 06:45:17 PM »
Yes, excuse me for make you to confuse, as Ally said I was talking about the coronation of their
wedding ceremony... No problem ;-)
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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #39 on: October 14, 2009, 08:18:17 PM »
The crowns are usually gold in royal ceremonies.

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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #40 on: October 15, 2009, 12:40:59 PM »
Aren't there images of the crowns? I'm sure that they look very beautiful
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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #41 on: October 16, 2009, 07:38:07 PM »
Yes. But I said ONLY Royalty can be crowned in the Greek Wedding ceremony. Both Sophia & Juan Carlos (not Felipe) were royals. In an ordinary Greek wedding, no crowns were offered to the groom or bride.

A wedding traditions site says this:

On the day of the Greek wedding ceremony, the groom asks the bride's father for his daughter's hand in marriage. The groom's best man then accompanies the couple to the church, to be married. The best man, along with the priest, is in charge of the ceremony. He places gold crowns or wreathes made of orange blossoms on the heads of the bride and groom. These crowns or wreathes are linked by a silk ribbon. For the rest of their wedding day the newlyweds are honored as king and queen.

Another says this:

This is the focal point of the marriage ceremony. The crowns are signs of the glory and honor with which God crowns them during the sacrament. The wedding crowns (stefana) are joined by a ribbon which again symbolizes the unity of the couple and the presence of Christ who blesses and joins the couple and establishes them as the King and Queen of their home, which they will rule with wisdom, justice and integrity. The priest takes the two crowns and blesses The Bride and The Groom, in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit and then places the crowns on them. The Koumbaro then steps behind The Bride and The Groom and interchanges the crowns three times as a witness to the sealing of the union.

Here is an example:





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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #42 on: October 16, 2009, 08:59:47 PM »
Any Orthodox wedding  usually has crowns,  normally  church property and used by many couples, . Not of any great worth in themselves.
  Prince Felipe & his bride had a Catholic wedding, where this tradition is not used. Neither one was Orthodox, after all.
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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #43 on: October 16, 2009, 10:38:47 PM »
Yes and non-royal Greek Orthodox couples can, and do, use crowns in their wedding ceremonies.
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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #44 on: October 16, 2009, 10:51:55 PM »
Yes. But I said ONLY Royalty can be crowned in the Greek Wedding ceremony. Both Sophia & Juan Carlos (not Felipe) were royals. In an ordinary Greek wedding, no crowns were offered to the groom or bride.

A wedding traditions site says this:

On the day of the Greek wedding ceremony, the groom asks the bride's father for his daughter's hand in marriage. The groom's best man then accompanies the couple to the church, to be married. The best man, along with the priest, is in charge of the ceremony. He places gold crowns or wreathes made of orange blossoms on the heads of the bride and groom. These crowns or wreathes are linked by a silk ribbon. For the rest of their wedding day the newlyweds are honored as king and queen.

Another says this:

This is the focal point of the marriage ceremony. The crowns are signs of the glory and honor with which God crowns them during the sacrament. The wedding crowns (stefana) are joined by a ribbon which again symbolizes the unity of the couple and the presence of Christ who blesses and joins the couple and establishes them as the King and Queen of their home, which they will rule with wisdom, justice and integrity. The priest takes the two crowns and blesses The Bride and The Groom, in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit and then places the crowns on them. The Koumbaro then steps behind The Bride and The Groom and interchanges the crowns three times as a witness to the sealing of the union.

Here is an example:







Yes. THis is the point. I was stating that Orthodox Greek Weddings uses crowns...since one of my mother's best friends is GReek Orthodox and she married exactly the way you've depicted. THis insight are VERY useful.

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