What is the traditional Greek wedding dance called?

the kalamatiano
Dancing the Traditional Wedding Dance The dance itself is the kalamatiano, one of the most common dances. However, the song is special. It’s called Oreia Pou Ine Nifi Mas, which means, How Beautiful the Bride Is. The bride takes the lead and uses it as a way to show off her dancing skills.

What shots did they take in My Big Fat Greek Wedding?

You might have seen the infamous drinking scene from My Big Fat Greek Wedding, where the protagonist’s decidedly non-Greek in-laws get drunk on a few shots of warm ouzo.

How many bridesmaids are in a Big Fat Greek Wedding?

14 bridesmaids
However the most memorable is ours. With 420 guests and 14 bridesmaids and ushers, plus the best man and maid of honour, flower girl and the ring bearer . . . it was definitely a big, fat Greek wedding!

Is the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding a true story?

After the couple’s Sept. 1993 wedding, Vardolos wrote the one-woman play “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” partially based on her own experiences. She starred in the 2002 hit movie playing Toula Portokalos, who falls in love with non-Greek Ian Miller (John Corbett). Gomez played Corbett’s best man, Mike.

What is the dance in my Big Fat Greek wedding?

My Big Fat Greek Wedding really showed off the exuberance and personality of Greek culture, including a few of the Greek folk dances you’re bound to see at any present-day wedding. The movie wedding reception ends with the entire family forming a circle to celebrate the wedding, a popular dance called Tsamiko.

What are the almonds in my Big Fat Greek wedding?

In one of the many memorable wedding planning scenes from My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Toula, her mother, aunts and cousins are all gathered around the table stuffing candy-coated almonds into frilly bags. A minor detail in the movie, but a pretty important part of Greek wedding traditions IRL.

Is ‘My Big Fat Greek wedding’ historically accurate?

Hearing the priest going through the wedding sacrament in the Greek language was totally accurate for a traditional ceremony, as was the ritual of the Stefana crowns. My Big Fat Greek Wedding really nailed the centuries-old traditions that are still present at modern Greek weddings.

Is Aunt Voula in’My Big Fat Greek wedding’?

Many traditional Greek Orthodox wedding customs made their way into the hilarious rom-com ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding.’ If you’ve been fervently reviewing My Big Fat Greek Wedding in preparation for your first Greek wedding, then we’ve got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is Gus, Maria and Aunt Voula won’t be making an appearance.