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Glücksburg wedding in all its brilliance

26 August 2010 / 14:08:51  GRReporter
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Blockbuster was the wedding of Nikolaos Glücksburg and Tatiana Blatnik who made a Hollywood performance for the residents of the Spetses Island. They recalled the past glory of the island when in the 1960s royals had gone on summer parties there.
Around 400 guests were guarded by 250 police officers in uniforms, bodyguards and civilian guards. This sodden lot of people at the beginning, but finally the residents and visitors to the island had fun enjoying the fairytale wedding from afar.  

There were also comments on making such a lavish wedding in times of crisis for the average Greeks, but the inhabitants of the island proved to be quite happy, because turnover exceeded all expectations. The streets were full of people, provided that the summer season on the island usually fades around August 20.

Many residents of the island and tourists gathered in front of the Poseidon Hotel two hours and a half before the start of the sacrament at the chapel St. Nicholas. The bride came out of the hotel and stepped to the carriage decorated with flowers, followed by the couple’s guests that were staying at the hotel.

The number of people that came to see the royal wedding has increased while the time was passing by and at 07:00 pm, when the boat of the Glücksburgs arrived, the groom on board, it was all hustle and bustle as many people rushed to greet and and take pictures. It was the same chaos when people saw the bride arriving in the carriage and rushed to the chapel not to miss a thing from what was happening.   

Only about 30 guests attended the ceremony inside the chapel. The other 360 followed the sacrament from the yard. The couple came out of the church at about 08:40 pm, greeted the people and went to the ranch of the Koutsis. Dozens of journalists and photographers, but also paparazzi, who were granted accreditation, attended the wedding. The guards were given instructions not to stop anyone who wanted to shoot.

Тhe groom's aunt, the Spanish Queen Sofia, who came with her son the crown prince Felipe and his wife Letizia, was present at the wedding ceremony. Rumoуrs said that Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney could be at the wedding, but the lens caught none of them, unless they were completely incognito. Traditionally, the bride was 15 minutes late for the ceremony. Subsequently, white wine from Santorini and red Merlot 2007 poured on the wedding party. Tatiana Blatnik’s beautiful dress is a work of the Venezuelan designer Angel Sanchez, who has combined it with diamond earrings and a small crown.

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