In Mykonos, the island of winds with its characteristic white houses and pristine beaches, heard once again recently the Sanskrit hymns of wedding and the joyous music of Bollywood when the young Neel Davda who lives and works in London chose this Aegean island for his big, fat Indian wedding drawing the attention of the cosmic society and the national press and television stations.
In recent years more and more Indians choose the Greek islands to celebrate their weddings in a beautiful and idyllic environment combining Indian tradition with the unique Greek feast. As is customary in India, intended spouses invite to their wedding a large number of friends and relatives so that the days of the wedding ceremony to constitute a social event for the place where it is held. Women dressed in colorful saris and men with turban and Indian traditional costumes dance to the Bollywood music reminding the Indian movie productions that took place at other times on the islands of Mykonos, Santorini, Milos and elsewhere. Film productions have contributed in their own way for the promotion of the natural beauty of Greece and attracted countless friends of Bollywood from all parts of the world.
The cost of the wedding ceremony, touching sometimes mythical figures, reach up to 2 million euro. As a result there have been created specific companies in Greece and in India for organizing Indian weddings in Greece inviting wealthy Indians living and working mainly in London and the Arab countries to choose the hospitable and beautiful Greece for the most important and shiny event of their life. The response appears to be satisfying and Greece is emerging today as one of the most popular places for the celebration of Indian marriages in Europe.