Wedding in Trikala: 1821 Greek War of Independence style

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A couple from Trikala chose an amazing way to celebrate their wedding - a theme dedicated to 200 year anniversary since the 1821 Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire.

The wedding of Apostolos Costarellos and his beloved Arianna, originally from the Ural Mountains of Russia, took place in the East Roman-era Church of Porta Panagia just outside Trikala.


The special thing was that all the customs and traditions of the time were observed.

The costumes of the groom, the bride, the best man and their friends are from that time and many of them as well as the heirlooms and weapons they carry are real from the time of the Greek Revolution.

The groom started from his village, Gorgogyri, dressed in a traditional costume and riding a horse.

It took three hours of slow riding through the forest to reach the church.

The bride arrived in a horse-drawn carriage which has never appeared before in Trikala, as noted by Up Stories, which edited the video.

There was a small number of guests due to COVID-19 measures.

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