Greek wedding traditions in Malta.
Elizabeth and Ricky from Enfield in North London. Elizabeth's heritage is Greek and many of their guests and family had made the trip from England & Greece to join them in at their chosen wedding destination of Malta to celebrate their marriage.
There were a lot of Greek wedding traditions incorporated into their wedding day starting off at the brides residence in Naxxar.
Elizabeth chose the 'getting ready' location due to the proximity to the Palazzo Parisio as traditionally the greek bride would walk with her bridal party to the ceremony. Now here is the favourite greek tradition that I absolutely love - Before the bride leaves her residence to walk to the ceremony, she writes on the soles of her wedding shoes all the names of the single women attending the wedding. During the walk to the ceremony, the first name to be rubbed off her shoes would be the next woman to find love and marry. It's a lovely take on the well known bouquet throw.
Elizabeth & Ricky's wedding ceremony was setup in the Palazzo's Sala Lombarda (Red Room). Wedding Reception speeches and meal were in the Parisio's golden grand Ballroom. Cake cutting, bar and dancing was on the Palazzo Parisio's Balcony Terrace.
The images below are some of the highlights from Elizabeth & Ricky's beautiful destination wedding at the Palazzo Parisio in Naxxar, Malta.
North East wedding photojournalist Elliot Nichol, based in Newcastle Upon Tyne in the North East of England. Capturing weddings throughout the UK and European destination weddings