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Greek weddings are among the most elaborate in the world, often utilizing a large number of customs and traditions during the ceremony. Tradition, in and of itself, is one of the core aspects of a Greek wedding. Marriage is also one of the seven sacraments of the Orthodox Church. Within wedding ceremonies, Greek wedding crowns, or Stefanas, are used to symbolize the beginning of a union, much in the same way that wedding rings are. To get a closer look at what a Stefana really is, the following will provide an in-depth look at Greek wedding crowns, their history and the importance that these crowns hold in a Greek wedding.

In essence, the Stefana is a wedding crown that is placed onto the heads of both the bride and groom during the wedding ceremony. The crowning ceremony typically takes place directly after the betrothal, in which the rings are placed on the heads of the bride and groom.  However, the materials used to make them have changed significantly over history, with the first crowns being made from olive branches and lemon blossoms.

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