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Couples from more than 40 countries have trusted Melodima for the music of their destination wedding in Greece.

We have participated in many VIP weddings and events, including the Brazilian-Egyptian wedding of Victoria's Secret top model Ana Beatriz Barros, the 50th birthday party of Fiona Swarovski, the Indian-Italian wedding of Pierpaolo Ferrari, the wedding of the son of the Prime Minister of Sao Tome and Principe, the weddings and events of famous Greeks.

We present some nice weddings below. On our Facebook page, you will find many more weddings.

Famous Greek-Turkish wedding in Pylos (Costa Navarino)

Famous Greek-Turkish wedding in Pylos (Costa Navarino)

A famous wedding involving a 14-member classical orchestra of leading classical musicians with participations in international orchestras, under the direction of a known conductor. We performed tangos and waltzes of Mozart, Strauss, Tschaikovsky, Shostakovitch, Gardel, Rodriguez and Cortes. We concluded our performance with the famous music Syrtaki of Theodorakis from the film 'Zorba the Greek'. Greek and Turkish media have repeatedly referred to the Greek-Turkish fairytale wedding.

Our song: Margarita and Elias

Our song: Margarita and Elias

Ilias had organised many surprises for Margarita in the past, but she had never managed up to now to organise any successful surprise for him. Never up to now! So she was determined to organise an unforgettable surprise in order to balance for the rest of their lives. She contacted Stefanos Souldatos, and after discussing various ideas she assigned him the task to write a song for their first dance, with lyrics inspired from their life story.

Few days after Stefanos received from Margarita many details about their life, describing the day they first met, their first date, the way he was holding her hand when skating together, the surprises he had organised for her, their journeys, and finally her difficult decision to move to Congo in order to be with him forever. Stefanos went through the text of Margarita again and again, and he started writing lyrics.

On the wedding day, when the song of the first dance started, Ilias realised that it was not the song they had selected, but Margarita suggested to continue dancing. When the lyrics started and Margarita started singing together with the singer heard from the speakers, he realised that Margarita knew the song, while he had never heard it before since he was raised in Africa.

When he heard the country Congo in the song, he looked towards the DJ wondering where in earth he found a song for Congo (check his puzzled look on the video of the service "Our song"). When he heard the date of their first date, he started realising that the song was written for them. But still he had not realised who is the professional singer heard on the speakers. Until the moment he heard his name sang with so much love that only the bride could have sang it!

American wedding with jazz music in Monemvasia

American wedding with jazz music in Monemvasia

"It was quite the amazing event and people can't stop telling me how amazing the music was. I am so glad that I found Melodima in my google searching. Keep up the good work and I cannot wait to relive the night through the video. All the best, Amanda"

Our Jazz & Soul band participated in the wedding reception of Amanda and Kris from the US in Monemvasia. For the first dance of the couple we played "Dream a Little Dream of Me" (Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong). For the dance of the bride with her father we played "That's Amore" (Dean Martin). For the dance of the groom and his mother, we played "Into the mystic" (Van Morrison). Earlier a solo pianist played during the welcome drink in the pool bar.

Greek night in Zappeion Hall

Greek night in Zappeion Hall

With 14 artists we organised the entertainment in a Greek Night in Zappeion Hall, one of the most historical buildings in Athens. Our folk orchestra opened the event with the famous music Hartaetoi of Mikis Theodorakis and played old and new soft folk music during the dinner. We played Greek dance music for the dancers to present folk dances over famous Greek songs, starting with hasapiko dance with the song "Children of Piraeus", the soundtrack of the movie "Never on Sunday" with Melina Mercouri. We concluded our dance performance with Syrtaki dance with the music "Zorbas", the soundtrack of the movie "Zorba the Greek" with Anthony Quinn. Guests from all over the world danced with us Hasaposerviko, Zeimpekiko and Tsifteteli.

Arabic zaffe in Varkiza

Arabic zaffe in Varkiza

With Arabic orchestra and Arabic zaffe we participated in a wedding in Varkiza. Our Arabic orchestra played instrumental classical Arabic music before the ceremony and during the welcome drink. Next we organised an authentic Arabic zaffe with Arabic costumes and instruments (zurna, dohol, darbuka and dajres) to get the couple with music from the ceremony venue to the reception venue. Our Arabic band played soft Arabic music during the dinner, while our zaffe team started the dance with impressive dance rhythms.

Easter show on Alpha TV (Easter 2016)

Easter show on Alpha TV (Easter 2016)

Our traditional Greek orchestra played music in the Easter show of Alpha TV with TV presenter Konstantina Spyropoulou. We participated in the first half of the show, while the famous Greek singer Elli Kokkinou sang in the second half of the show.

We played Easter and traditional songs, in cooperation with three dance groups. All famous participants of the show danced on our music: Elli Kokkinou, Konstantina Spyropoulou, Laura Narjes, Eleni Tsolaki, etc.

Following the performance, Stefanos Souldatos was interviewed by Konstantina Spyropoulou about Melodima.

VIP Egyptian-Brazilian wedding in Mykonos

VIP Egyptian-Brazilian wedding in Mykonos

Our classical orchestra played music in the wedding ceremony of one of the most famous top models of Victoria's secret. The wedding was mentioned extensively in many TV channels and websites worldwide.

Russian wedding proposal with rock music in Athens International Airport

Russian wedding proposal with rock music in Athens International Airport

A moving marriage proposal was organised in Athens International Airport. Anna had arrived in Greece few days earlier, and she was expecting the arrival of Alexey from Russia. We identified Anna in the Arrivals room from a recent photo. The couple's favorite song, "November Rain" by Guns N' Roses, started playing on the speakers. After the introduction of the song, the volume of the music lowered and Alexey appeared on the gate, accompanied by two rock musicians playing the same song. He approached Anna, he offered her a ring and he proposed to her. Anna's response caused the applause of everyone in the Arrivals of the airport.

VIP wedding in Porto Heli

VIP wedding in Porto Heli

Two impressive grand Steinway pianos, one white and one black, accompanied a wedding in Porto Heli. While the guests were arriving, we played music of Greek composers (Hatzidakis, Plessas, Karaindrou, Reboutsika). During the drink after the ceremony, we first played orchestral music of Greek composers (Yanni, Vangelis Papathanasiou, Stamatis Spanoudakis) and we continued with famous songs from cinema and jazz discography (known by Frank Sinatra, Edith Piaf, Nina Simone, Nat King Cole, etc).

Spanish-Cypriot wedding from the USA with Greek band

Spanish-Cypriot wedding from the USA with Greek band

The statement of the Spanish bride one day before the wedding:
"I am not Greek and the groom does not dance. The orchestra will play only until 12 and we will continue with the DJ after that."

The statement of the bride at 3am on the wedding night, after dancing for 5 hours:
"Can they play more? Shall I ask the wedding planner to postpone the last shuttle bus?"

Our 7-member folk orchestra continued playing until 4:15am, few minutes before the last shuttle bus left.

Reception on the roof garden of the National Opera

Reception on the roof garden of the National Opera

Continuing our successful presence in the shipping industry, we organised live jazz music for a Norwegian marine insurance company, on the roof garden of the new building of the National Opera in the Cultural Center of Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Our Musical Jazz band played known jazz songs during the drinks and the dinner.

African show in VIP Egyptian-Saudi Arabian wedding in Mykonos

African show in VIP Egyptian-Saudi Arabian wedding in Mykonos

The Events Manager for Middle East, India and Africa, of a famous luxury watch brand, wanted her wedding party in Mykonos to include an impressive show similar to the shows she organises, in order to impress her famous guests (Alessandra Ambrosio, Ana Beatriz Barros, etc). In this Egyptian-Saudi Arabian wedding, musicians and dancers from 8 African countries (Ghana, Senegal, Kongo, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Mali, South Africa) accompanied the couple with drums, war cries and songs, during the entrance to the venue. A show including African rhythms and dances was presented in a scene of sand and fires that resembled an African desert. The bride danced a full choreography with the dancers, and many of the guests danced following either the moves of the first dancer, who comes from the country of Zulu, or the moves of the bride.

Chinese-English wedding in Santorini

Chinese-English wedding in Santorini

Our first Chinese-English wedding in Santorini was unique. For the entrance of the couple we played the song 'Fly me to the moon', and the couple danced in the music. The Chinese groom and the English bride being really enthusiastic with the swing & funky music of our swing band. The couple sent us the following message after the wedding:

"We had the best time of our lives and are truly grateful for the amazing performance by the band. The entrance song 'Fly me to the moon' was so beautifully performed and it has become one of our best memories. We have now returned to London and ready to start our new life together. We wish you and the band all the best for everything. Hopefully we see each other again, sooner than 50 years from now :)"

VIP Indian-Italian wedding with Baraat procession on a rocky island

VIP Indian-Italian wedding with Baraat procession on a rocky island

We organised Indian Hindu Baraat procession on the small rocky island Kivotos near Hydra. Our drummer began playing Indian rhythms on a traditional drum when the boat of the groom appeared, and he accompanied rhythmically the groom while he was walking uphill toward the top of the small island. Then he accompanied the bride, and he took his position next to the musicians with the Indian instruments (shehnai & tabla) for the traditional Indian ceremony to start. Read the article of Vogue magazine for the wedding here.

Greek wedding with 12 hours of celebration in Salamina

Greek wedding with 12 hours of celebration in Salamina

One of the most cheerful weddings we have ever organised. The wedding started at 7pm, when a group of 6 instruments got the bride to church. Live music started around 10pm, with a 9-member orchestra including 4 singers and 10 instruments (violin, clarinet, lute, santouri, bouzouki, baglama, guitar, ntaouli-tabor, toubeleki, ntefi). Greek dance music started around 11pm, and the dance floor got crowded. The fun continued until the dawn, and the bride broke hundreds of plates when the groom was dancing zeibekiko.

The 10-minute break because of rain, which forced us to uninstall and reinstall the orchestra and sound equipment, did not discourage anyone and gave the DJ a chance to take on with disco music. The orchestra resumed soon and continued until about 5am, covering the whole range of Greek dance music. At 5am, the dance floor remained crowded, as more than 50 people were dancing Macarena and Danza Kuduro in choreography. The party continued until 7:30am and ended with the couple's favourite songs played by the DJ.

English wedding in Santorini

English wedding in Santorini

We were really excited with the idea of the bride to combine a classical duet (violin-violoncello) with the rock duet Summer Camp from the UK (guitar-voice). For the entrance of the bride, we played Elbow's One Day Like This, and the rock singer sang with all the guests. After the ceremony, our classical duet played cinema music during the welcome drink.

Catholic Indian-Irish wedding in Mykonos

Catholic Indian-Irish wedding in Mykonos

A string quartet played the favourite film soundtracks of the couple from Ireland, during the wedding ceremony in the Catholic Church of Virgin Mary in Mykonos (Cinema Paradiso, The Mission, Jurassic Park, ET, Jupiter, True Romance). During the reception in a beach bar, we played classical music, film music and Greek music, while the couple and their guests enjoyed a welcome drink watching the sunset.

Greek-Armenian wedding from Istanbul in Varkiza

Greek-Armenian wedding from Istanbul in Varkiza

It is well known that Greeks and Armenians have many things in common, but what few people know is that there is an Armenian music piece that is played in almost all Greek weddings. The song 'Tzizair' came to Greece in the early 20th century by Armenian musicians who managed to escape the Armenian genocide in 1915. It became popular among Greek musicians and it was established mainly in the Greek islands as the basic music for accompanying the bride from her home to the church, known as 'Nisiotiki patinada' in Cyclades and as 'Gampriko' in Chios and Oinousses. We played this music and other Armenian and Greek songs during the drink after the wedding. Earlier, we had accompanied the bride singing along with the best men and the bride maids the song 'Today is a wedding day'. Stefanos Souldatos chanted during the wedding ceremony, in which a Greek Bishop and an Armenian Bishop participated.

Surprise before the wedding with unexpected outcome

Surprise before the wedding with unexpected outcome

The initial plan agreed with the groom was to get to the home of the bride half an hour before the wedding, to sing love songs from the Ionian islands, and to accompany the bride to the church. When we called the groom few days before the wedding to confirm all the details, he shared with us how sad he was that he would not participate in this process, since he was sure it would be the most beautiful moment of the wedding.

Stefanos Souldatos thought of a way for the groom to participate for a while in this process. He suggested him to come under the balcony of the bride one hour before the wedding and to sing together with the musicians. According to the Greek tradition, the groom should not see the bride before the wedding, but it would not be a problem if the bride was looking at him behind the curtain. After this song, the groom would leave for the church and he would wait for the bride there. The groom was excited with the idea, he informed his friends to be ready one hour before the wedding, he involved in this surprise the father of the bride who would open all the windows when we would approach the house singing.

On the wedding day, we met the groom and his friends few meters from the home of the bride and we started singing altogether: the groom, his friends, Stefanos Souldatos, and the musicians. We stood under the house and looked toward the balcony of the bride to see if the curtain would move. But the bride did not appear on the window. She came down from her home and walked out of the door, crying with emotion. Her mother hugged her while we were singing the verse "Today the mother is separated from her daughter". And as we sang the verse "Groom you should love the bride" she went out on the street and embraced the groom! They were hugged for quite a while and we had the opportunity to sing the song "On the foam of the sea my love is sleeping" that the groom had asked us to sing.

After the groom left for the church, we continued singing with the friends of the bride until the bride was ready. We accompanied the bride to the chapel of Agios Nikolaos on the rocks of Piraiki. We also sang songs from the Ionian islands during the greetings and photo session after the wedding.

Cypriot wedding in Vouliagmeni

Cypriot wedding in Vouliagmeni

Participating in most of the Cypriot weddings in Greece, we live unique moments like the ones we lived in this traditional Cypriot wedding. We sang during the shaving, the dressing, the 'zosimo' (red belt) and the 'kapnisma' (smoking-blessing) of the groom. We played Cypriot music for him, who is a dance teacher, to dance with his bestman and friends. For the bride, we sang during the shoes, the 'zosimo' and the 'kapnisma', and we played nice Cypriot music for her to dance with her friends. Later on, we played music outside the church of Panagia Faneromeni in Vouliagmeni, when the bride's mother, the bridemaids and the bride entered the church. Following the Cypriot tradition, Stefanos Souldatos improvised for the couple the tsiattisto song presented below in Greek:

Για σας της Κύπρου οι άγγελοι απόψε όλοι χορεύουν, και τις φιγούρες του γαμπρού από ψηλά αγναντεύουν.
Κι όλης της γης οι μουσικοί παίζουν στο ζώσιμό σας, για να έχει βίο ανθόσπαρτο το νέο ριζικό σας.
Βόηθα Θεέ και Παναγιά εσύ Φανερωμένη, και κάνε την αγάπη τους πάντα άσβεστη να μένει.

Greek-German wedding in Glyfada

Greek-German wedding in Glyfada

Our participation in this wedding in Glyfada was 'Just perfect!' according to the bride. Since the bride returned from Germany to get married based on the traditions of Ipiros, we followed the traditions strictly and we started with a traditional lament from Ipiros, a call of love and remembrance for the relatives and friends who passed away or immigrated. The two grandmothers of the bride, who have personal experience of both cases, stood up and remained silent throughout the lamentations. Next they danced a traditional dance from Ipiros, receiving the admiration of the German friends of the bride. They also stood up when Stefanos Souldatos sang the wedding song 'Today is a wedding day', and they whispered the lyrics with great emotion, winning our own emotion. The bride danced traditional Epirus dances, tsamiko dance and kalamatiano dance with her parents, grandparents, relatives and friends, while the groom was waiting patiently outside the church.

VIP birthday party in Mykonos

VIP birthday party in Mykonos

The owner of a famous Austrian company of crystal jewelry celebrated her 50th birthday in Mykonos, with hundreds of famous guests from all over the world. Our dance group welcomed the guests at the entrance of the venue, where the guests had the opportunity to be photographed with the dancers. During the welcome drink, we presented folk dances with many impressive figures (Zorba the Greek, hasapiko, sirtaki, hasaposerviko). After the dinner we danced an island dance, making several guests to join the dance.

Arabic zaffe in Mykonos

Arabic zaffe in Mykonos

We organised an Arabic zaffe in Mykonos, playing traditional Arabic music with zurna, dohol, darbuka and riq, during the entrance of the couple to the wedding venue. After the dinner, we played rhythmic dance music for the guests to start dancing.

Moving wedding in Argyroupoli

Moving wedding in Argyroupoli

Wedding with strong emotions. First we surprised the groom, since the bride sent us to sing under his balcony. At the groom's home, we sang songs from Tzoumerka and the rest of Epirus with clarinet, violin and lute, and he danced with his family. Later on, we sang a song chosen by the groom under the balcony of the bride. The bride danced songs from Peloponnese and Macedonia. While the bride was leaving her parent's home, she could not hold back the tears in her eyes, getting all participants to intense emotion. Shortly after relatives and friends followed the instruments and the bride to the church of St. George in Argyroupolis.

TV spot of Creta Farm

TV spot of Creta Farm

The TV advertisement of Creta Farm with the famous Greek actor Giannis Bezos was accompanied with traditional wedding music. Since the theme of the advertisement was a wedding celebration, we played the music of 'Today is a wedding day' next to the married couple.

Greek wedding with 13 musical instruments and 4 singers in Eretria

Greek wedding with 13 musical instruments and 4 singers in Eretria

Greek wedding with 9-member band with 4 singers and 13 instruments (violin, clarinet, santouri, lute, Greek bagpipe, wooden flute, bouzouki, baglamas, guitar, ntaouli-tabor, ntefi, toubeleki, bendir), with traditional music from all over Greece and folk music from 1900 to today. The most rare instruments appeared one at a time, causing excitement and constant revivals in celebration, since not even the couple was informed about the surprises we had arranged for them. The sound of bagpipes and baglama excited the guests and made those who were leaving to return. The band finished with soft traditional music, and similar music was selected by our DJ until the few remaining relatives enjoyed their morning coffee. Many guests congratulated the couple for the selection of the orchestra.

Nostalgia from Pontos and Smyrni

Nostalgia from Pontos and Smyrni

As memories from Asia Minor and nostalgia of Pontus are combined in the light of the wedding candles, the night will definitely extend to a real Greek feast with strong fragrance of Pontos and Asia Minor. We lived such a feast on a farm in Spata, where the 8-member Pontic orchestra alternated with music from Asia Minor. The feast included many touching moments, such as the moment when the music volume lowered and the singer sang in high notes the phrase 'Patrida mou' (My Homeland) from the song 'Panagia Soumela' (Lady Sumela), the favourite song of the groom. Similar emotion was created shortly after when the singer sang the bride's favourite song, 'Aitents eparapetanen' (the eagle flies high on the sky). The touching speech of journalist Helen Bistika included references to the catastrophe of Asia Minor in 1922 and to the culture that refugees brought from Asia Minor and Pontos.

VIP Greek-Russian wedding in Lagonissi

VIP Greek-Russian wedding in Lagonissi

An amazing show was organised by the Russian bride and the Greek groom, who was a relative of a former Greek Prime Minister. Following the impressive demostrations of top Russian artists from Moscow Television, Bolshoi ballets, Moscow New Opera, etc., we presented Greek dances from Crete (maleviziotis, chaniotis, pentozali, sousta), getting the Greek and Russian guests excited, and receiving the admiration of the former Greek Prime Minister.

Marriage proposal in Varkiza, wedding in Keratea

Marriage proposal in Varkiza, wedding in Keratea

With a song written for the couple by Stefanos Souldatos, we organised a marriage proposal that will remain unforgettable. We played the first part of the song for the wedding proposal with bouzouki and guitar, and a year later, we played the full song with mandolin and guitar outside the window of the bride while she was preparing for the wedding.

Στο Αχίλλειο ένα βράδυ, καθώς έπεφτε σκοτάδι, σου είπα να με παντρευτείς.
Να σου δώσω όλα τα αστέρια, αγκαλιά στα δυο σου χέρια, κι όλα όσα ονειρευτείς.
Φωτεινή σε αγαπώ, θέλω να σε παντρευτώ!
Σήμερα στην Κερατέα, θα είσαι εσύ η πιο ωραία, και θα λάμπεις στο λευκό.
Στο λευκό το νυφικό σου, και με εμένα στο πλευρό σου, Θεέ μου πόσο σ’ αγαπώ.
Φωτεινή σε αγαπώ, τώρα θα σε παντρευτώ!

South African wedding in Lagonissi

South African wedding in Lagonissi

The couple from South Africa got married by the sea, at a hotel in Lagonissi. Our Byzantine choir sang during the wedding, while the text of the Apostle was pronounced in English: ... Husbands should love their wives as their own bodies... A man shall leave his father and his mother and shall be joined to his wife...

Event in the Museum of Acropolis

Event in the Museum of Acropolis

String quartet of leading musicians played classical music, waltzes and tangos during an event in the Museum of Acropolis. It was the same quartet that participated in the opening of the museum in 2009.

Greek-Australian wedding in Mykonos

Greek-Australian wedding in Mykonos

A romantic wedding for the couple from Australia, in Mykonos island. String quartet played the favourite classical music and film soundtracks of the couple, before the wedding ceremony and during the welcome drink.

Moving Cretan wedding in Neo Faliro

Moving Cretan wedding in Neo Faliro

With great emotion the bride danced with her mother and friends the Cretan mantinades we wrote especially for her. The lyre and the lute played the favourite Cretan dances of the bride and her friends did not stop dancing and praising the bride. For the groom, we had prepared wishes and admonitions, which we sang shortly after in the courtyard of the church, before delivering the bride. Following the Cretan tradition, Stefanos Souldatos improvised for the bride the mantinada song presented below in Greek, referring to her father who had recently passed away:

Θωρείτε την καμαρωτή πως λάμπει η θωριά της, με ένα γονιό στην αγκαλιά και ένα στην καρδιά της.
Κι είναι μεγάλη η καρδιά σαν τα παλιά τραγούδια, και με την κάθε κοντυλιά γεμίζει με λουλούδια.

Viral spot of OPAP

Viral spot of OPAP

With solo saxophone we participated in the new viral advertisement of OPAP. The lucky couple who won the contest of OPAP for Valentine's Day, watched the match of his favourite team from VIP seats and then enjoyed a romantic dinner in the stadium, in the romantic sound of the saxophone playing... the anthem of the team.

Our song: Memi and Alexandros

Our song: Memi and Alexandros

It was a real surprise for the groom, to hear the song of the first dance describing moments from the common life of the couple. The music was inspired by the couple's favourite songs, and the lyrics of Stefanos Souldatos were based on the memories and emotions of the bride:

Από την ώρα που σε είδα στο γραφείο, και ξέχασα τ' όνομά μου,
έκανα σχέδια πολλά για μας τους δύο, στ' αμέτρητα όνειρά μου!
Και τότε κρυφά από όλους ποθούσα να σου πω: Κύριε διευθυντά σας αγαπώ!
Είσαι ο λόγος που αναπνέω, είσαι λόγος για να ζω, κράτα με μες στην αγκαλιά σου, δώσε μου πνοή να ζω!

Στην παραλία του Κορφού κάποιο μας βράδυ, σφραγίσαμε τον έρωτά μας
κι είν' από τότε ένα μελώδημα αγάπης, η καθημερινότητά μας!
Παρά τις δυσκολίες μαζί είμαστε εδώ, Αλέξανδρέ μου πόσο σ' αγαπώ!
Είσαι ο λόγος που αναπνέω, είσαι λόγος για να ζω, κράτα με μες στην αγκαλιά σου, δώσε μου πνοή να ζω!

Με τ' αγγελούδι μας κι εσένα στην καρδιά μου, τι άλλο πια να ζητήσω
με σας τους δυο εκπληρωθήκαν τα όνειρά μου, μαζί σας θέλω να ζήσω!
Κι εδώ μπροστά σε όλους μονάχα θα σου πω: Αγάπη μου πολύ σ' ευχαριστώ!
Είσαι ο λόγος που αναπνέω, είσαι λόγος για να ζω, κράτα με μες στην αγκαλιά σου, δώσε μου πνοή να ζω!

VIP wedding in Antiparos

VIP wedding in Antiparos

Bridal serenades and polyphonic choir for a wedding in Antiparos. A group of serenaders accompanied by mandolin and guitar sang polyphonic wedding songs from Corfu at home and church. They also constituted the polyphonic choir for the wedding ceremony. The Apostle was read in Byzantine mode by Stefanos Souldatos.

VIP Aignousian-Chian wedding in Sounio

VIP Aignousian-Chian wedding in Sounio

When the bride was a kid, she was lulled to sleep by the sound of the Aignousian wedding music from her grandmother's wedding. There was no doubt that this would also be the music of the first dance in her wedding. The couple from Oinouses and Chios danced the traditional Aignousian wedding song 'gampriko', and then called the bride's grandmother to join them in the dance floor, generating great emotions to all guests. With a 4-member orchestra, which included clarino and santouri, we approached the Aignousian and Chian tradition in the wedding in a villa in Sounio, playing music from Oinouses, Chios and other Aegean islands. We had played similar music earlier to accompany the bride to the church.

Cypriot wedding in Chalandri

Cypriot wedding in Chalandri

The serenades under the balcony of the bride, the love songs during the preparation of the bride, the improvised lyrics of her father (tsiattista), the jovial dance of the bride with her father, the song of the bridesmaid until the verse 'today the mother and the daughter are separated', while the mother of the bride hugged her only daughter. Unique moments! Inspired from the improvised lyrics of the father (tsiattista) that invited her grandparents to descend from the sky and admire the bride, Stefanos Souldatos improvised for the bride the tsiattisto song presented below in Greek:

Τα τσιαττιστά του κύρη σου πολύ με συγκινούνε, καθώς αγγέλους γύρω σου καλεί για να σε δούνε.
Οι άγγελοι που έρχονται απόψε στη χαρά σου, θαμπώνονται Χριστίνα μου από την ομορφιά σου.
Κι η λάμψη σου ξεπέρασε τη λάμψη των αγγέλων, και όλοι σου ευχόμαστε λαμπρό να έχεις μέλλον!

TV show in Star Channel

TV show in Star Channel

In the TV show 'Proini Meleti' with Eleonora Meleti in Star Channel, a tribute to wedding customs was presented, including videos from weddings of Melodima.

VIP wedding in Politia

VIP wedding in Politia

String quintet accompanied the couple with favourite classical music melodies in the most beautiful time of their lives in Politia. We welcomed the guests with the 20-minute long Eine kleine nachtmusic of Mozart and Pachelbel's Canon in D major. When the bride arrived we played her favourite Siegfried Idyll of Wagner, when the married couple was leaving we played the Wedding March of Mendelssohn, and we continued with various pieces of classical music.

Philharmonic orchestra in Kapandriti

Philharmonic orchestra in Kapandriti

Director of a shipping company and son of a retired admiral of the Greek Navy, he wanted his marriage to be comparable to the weddings of Navy officers. He asked us to set up a philharmonic band with brass instruments and percussions, similar to the band of the Navy. Our 12-member philharmonic orchestra played the Navy march 'The Aegean sailor' for the entrance of the groom. During the entrance of the bride and after the wedding we played compositions of Greek composers. During the drink and the wedding dinner, a saxophonist played light jazz music and film music.

Our song: Laugh, live, love me

Our song: Laugh, live, love me

Τhe groom was extremely surprised when the song of the first dance started, since instead of the chosen song he heard the voice of the bride in a song inspired by their common life. The song quality was comparable to professional recordings of famous singers (music composition, studio recording, voice enhancement) and it took some time for the guests to realize that the singer is the bride. An unbelievable excitement followed with the guests applauding and shouting repeatedly 'Bravo' (Excellent). Earlier, two violinists with knowledge of both classical and traditional music played wedding and love music from Evia island and the Cyclades islands, during the preparation of the bride. They welcomed the guests with classical and cinema music, and they accompanied the bride to the traditional music of 'Today is a wedding day'.

Greek-Scottish wedding in Kefalari

Greek-Scottish wedding in Kefalari

With 6 Greek and Celtic musical instruments we played Greek music and Celtic/Ceilidh music (Scottish and Irish) in a Greek-Scottish wedding in Kefalari. First we played Greek traditional and folk music with violin, bouzouki and guitar. The dance floor was crowded with guests of many nationalities. Next we played Celtic/Ceilidh music with banjo, Irish bouzouki, mandolin, violin and guitar. An Irish musician was explaining the dance steps before playing each dance, so that all guests can participate.

Cypriot wedding in Keratea

Cypriot wedding in Keratea

Childhood friendships last forever and old friends are always there to show us their love in every opportunity. A nice melodic gift was presented to the bride by her childhood friend. It included wedding songs, Cypriot and island music with violin and lute, at the home of the bride and on the road to the church. Stefanos Souldatos sang the song for the traditional 'zosimo' of the bride, calling each guest to place the red belt around the bride to the bride and express their blessing. Before leaving, the bride danced with her koumpara (maid). Following the Cypriot tradition, Stefanos Souldatos improvised for the bride the tsiattisto song presented below in Greek:

Είναι χρυσάφι πάντοτε οι παιδικές φιλίες, οι φίλοι πρώτοι στις χαρές μα και στις δυσκολίες.
Νύμφη με φίλους και γονείς απόψε να γλεντήσεις, και έπειτα με το ταίρι σου χίλια χρόνια να ζήσεις.

Lebanese zaffe in Mykonos

Lebanese zaffe in Mykonos

We organized a unique zaffe for a Lebanese wedding in Mykonos. Following the Lebanese customs, we escorted the groom with drum towards the venue, while his friends were clapping, dancing and shouting the name of the groom 'Azer, Azer, Azer'. In the venue, the groom danced on the rhythm of the drum, while his favourite Arabic song was playing through the speakers. After the groom shouted 'Where is my wife?', his friends began to shout the name of the bride 'Norah, Norah, Norah' and everyone turned towards the entrance to view the bride. The bride entered accompanied by a classical violin playing the romantic sound of Pachelbel's Canon. When the groom embraced the bride, he shouted loudly 'We did it!' in English, getting the guests even more excited. During the welcome drink, three male dancers danced Greek folk dances, and the couple with their guests broke hundreds of plates in front of the dancers to celebrate their wedding in the Greek way.


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