The second day after our arrival to Chios island we were invited to attend the pre-wedding preparations, which was a gathering at the house of the bride & groom to be, in order to make the matrimonial bed, and follow the common traditions. Per tradition, all unmarried ladies gather around to make the bed. The groom or the bride (depending on the local traditions) messes the bed 3 times, until he/she’s finally satisfied with the result. After that, they usually put a baby girl or baby boy on the bed (to bring fertility to the future spouses). Then, all guests throw rice/sugar-coated almonds (koufeta)/rose petals and money on the bed to wish prosperity for the couple. There’s usually a food buffet, and a traditional drink included.
This is what I chose to wear that day!
H&M dress (similar here), Zara sequined clutch (similar style), Aslanis heels (similar style), RayBan Folding Wayfarer sunglasses (buy here), H&M necklace, Mango belt, vintage watch, vintage necklace (worn as bracelet).
My aunt had booked for us a hairdresser appointment for the day, and I just loved this hairstyle! I’m a huge fan of braids, but I always fail at doing anything special by myself.
I took lots of photos with it, and couldn’t decide on just a few. So I decided to share more pics than usual with you!
Let’s see some close ups now.
And finally, my heels! Which are my Shoe Save #12. After a small break I’m back with my Shoeper Shoe Challenge by Shoeperwoman.com. My Aslanis heels; which is one of my favorite pairs.
After all the guests left, we gathered for the bachelor and bachelorette parties, which were held at 2 bars (one for the guys and one for the ladies) at the city of Chios, and everyone partied and danced till the early morning hours.
I hope you liked this huge post, and my outfit! I’m sorry for the large number of pics, but I really couldn’t leave any of them behind.
Have a great day!