• 0 Greece

    • Greece
    • by Wedding Worldwide
    • 2016/09/26
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    Located in Southern Europe Greece consists of a mountainous, peninsular mainland jutting out into the sea at the southern end of the Balkans, ending at the Peloponnese peninsula (separated from the mainland by the canal of the Isthmus of Corinth) and strategically located at the crossroads of Europe,Asia, and Africa. Due to its highly indented coastline and numerous islands, Greece has the 11th longest coastline. North: Ormenio village South:Gavdos island East: Strongyli(Kastelorizo, Megisti) island West: Othonoi island Eighty percent of Greece consists of mountains or hills, making the country one of the most mountainous in Europe. Mount Olympus, the mythical abode of the Greek Gods, culminates at Mytikas peak 2,918 metres (9,573 ft), the highest in the country. Western Greece contains a number of lakes and wetlands and is dominated by the Pindus mountain range. The Pindus, a continuation of the Dinaric Alps, reaches a maximum elevation of 2,637 m (8,652 ft) at Mt. Smolikas (the second-highest in Greece) and historically has been a significant barrier to east-west travel. The Pindus range continues through the central Peloponnese, crosses the islands of Kythera and Antikythera and finds its way into southwestern Aegean, in the island of Crete where it eventually ends. The islands of the Aegean are peaks of underwater mountains that once constituted an extension of the mainland. Pindus is characterized by its high, steep peaks, often dissected by numerous canyons and a variety of other karstic landscapes. The spectacular Vikos Gorge, part of the Vikos-Aoos National Park in the Pindus range, is listed by the Guinness book of World Records as the deepest gorge in the world. Another notable formation are the Meteora rock pillars, atop which have been built medieval Greek Orthodox monasteries. Northeastern Greece features another high-altitude mountain range, the Rhodope range, spreading across the region of East Macedonia and Thrace; this area is covered with vast, thick, ancient forests, including the famous Dadia forest in the Evros regional unit, in the far northeast of the country. Extensive plains are primarily located in the regions of Thessaly, Central Macedonia and Thrace. They constitute key economic regions as they are among the few arable places in the country. Rare marine species such as the pinniped seals and the loggerhead sea turtle live in the seas surrounding mainland Greece, while its dense forests are home to the endangered brown bear, the lynx, the roe deer and the wild goat.   Before planning your wedding in Greece we strongly advise you to contact the Greek embassy in your home country or your country's embassy in Greece to obtain up-to-date legal requirements.   Climate The climate of Greece is primarily Mediterranean, featuring mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. This climate occurs at all coastal locations, including Athens, the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, Crete, the Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands and parts of the Central Continental Greece region. The Pindus mountain range strongly affects the climate of the country, as areas to the west of the range are considerably wetter on average (due to greater exposure to south-westerly systems bringing in moisture) than the areas lying to the east of the range (due to a rain shadow effect). The mountainous areas of Northwestern Greece (parts of Epirus, Central Greece, Thessaly, Western Macedonia) as well as in the mountainous central parts of Peloponnese – including parts of the regional units of Achaea, Arcadia and Laconia – feature an Alpine climate with heavy snowfalls. The inland parts of northern Greece, in Central Macedonia and East Macedonia and Thrace feature a temperate climate with cold, damp winters and hot, dry summers with frequent thunderstorms. Snowfalls occur every year in the mountains and northern areas, and brief snowfalls are not unknown even in low-lying southern areas, such as Athens Cuisine Greek cuisine is characteristic of the healthy Mediterranean diet, which is epitomized by dishes of Crete. Greek cuisine incorporates fresh ingredients into a variety of local dishes such as moussaka, pastitsio, classic Greek salad, fasolada, spanakopita and souvlaki. Some dishes can be traced back to ancient Greece like skordalia (a thick purée of walnuts, almonds, crushed garlic and olive oil), lentilsoup, retsina (white or rosé wine sealed with pine resin) and pasteli (candy bar with sesame seeds baked with honey). Throughout Greece people often enjoy eating from small dishes such as meze with various dips such as tzatziki, grilled octopus and small fish, feta cheese, dolmades (rice, currants and pine kernels wrapped in vine leaves), various pulses, olives and cheese. Olive oil is added to almost every dish. Some sweet desserts include melomakarona, diples and galaktoboureko, and drinks such as ouzo, metaxa and a variety of wines including retsina. Greek cuisine differs widely from different parts of the mainland and from island to island. It uses some flavorings more often than other Mediterranean cuisines: oregano, mint, garlic, onion, dill and bay laurel leaves. Other common herbs and spices include basil, thyme and fennel seed.  wikipedia.org

  • 0 Red Wedding Ideas

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    Red style on wedding cakes. Looks great in real wedding photos. Bridesmaid dresses perfect elegancy Sparkling red coctails, and decorations. Bufet table on red design. Flowers idea   Modern weddings offen use alternative decor elements

  • 0 How To Plan A Best Destination For Your Weddings

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    You want to gather the best people of this world to your wedding because you want to make this day very special for you. Everyone wishes to make this day extra special, and the presence of particular ones can make your work easy. You may feel pressured on this day because you have to make lots of arrangements. The wedding locations are critical because a perfect place proves helpful to set the mood of the wedding. You have to determine a right place by considering your budget and travel requirements. Recognizing your style and passion is essential. You have to take a decision about food, the theme of the wedding, the number of guests, and various other things. If you want to plan a destination wedding, there are a few elements that should be considered: Select a Right Time for Wedding Time is a major factor to consider, and you have to arrange your wedding in a correct date and time. If you want to find the best weather for a vacation destination, you will not get wedding venue, hotel or even a garden because it is a tourist season. There will be limited opportunities, and you have to pay high rates for hotels and food items. It is not good to select a high season for weddings because of higher rates. If you have to marry in high season, you should book venue and hotel in advance, book flights and accommodations for your guests. It will help you to save a good amount of money. You can protect yourself by selecting shoulder season (right after the peak season). It will be a great way to save money and arrange your wedding in a good season. Take a Trip After selecting a place, you should personally visit your selected wedding venues. You can visit multiple locations and book your place as per your needs. You have to visit florists, local suppliers, and photographers. You should schedule a day to taste the food of your caterer and check the samples of bouquets from florists. Planning a makeup and hair session with local salon is important. Plan Extra Expenses With proper planning, you can easily manage your extra expenses. Destination weddings can be organized at home (based on your location). Other than venue, food and makeup artist, you have to plan extra activities for your guests, traveling costs for your family, welcome gifts, decorations and other things. It will be good to prepare a list and write all necessary activities on this list. Local Marriage Requirements You should consider the legal formalities about destination weddings. Each country has its wedding needs about the destination, for instance, in Caicos and Turks, you will require 24 hours and seven days in England. It means you have to reside in this country for this particular period. France requires the bride and groom to arrive almost 40 days before their marriage. Get Assistance of Someone Professional If you want to host a destination wedding at a faraway locale, you should select a reliable wedding planner who can manage everything. A wedding planner can share this burden and shortlist wedding destinations for you. This person can search all local populations for you. It will be a good idea to share your load and spend some quality time with your family members. Some resorts offer excellent wedding packages, and they even help you to find a reliable wedding planner. You should complete your search before finalizing any decision. Local administrators can be the best way to save money because the wedding planner in your area may work in a better way, but you have to cover their transportation and accommodation expenses. Examine Vendors Carefully You can check the profiles of vendors online, but make sure to check their references. You have to hand over lots of responsibilities of your destination wedding to them. They should have the ability to manage these responsibilities in a better way. It will be good to have a video chat with your vendors and check samples of their work. Try to visit them personally or at least visit your selected destination almost one month before the wedding. Your face-to-face meeting will help you to avoid lots of communication mishaps. Forewarn All Your Friends Before inviting your friends, it will be happy to tell them that you are organizing destination wedding. In this way, you can save them from embarrassment because they will get a chance to decline gracefully in case of any financial problem. You shouldn’t be upset about their absence and try to understand them. If your finances allow you, arrange travel and accommodation expenses of your closest friends and relatives. You have to consider the climate of your selected destination to arrange food, dresses, comfortable wedding locations and lots of other things.