The Crowning Glory of Marriage

In ancient Greece, couples marrying would wear crowns known as Stefana, usually made from olive branches, lemon blossoms and vine leaves. Today, whilst the Stefana are far more decorative and beautiful, the tradition remains central to a Greek wedding and is upheld by the church, though the honour and glory of the ceremony has passed […]


The Story behind Tessarella House

I was married at 20. Sure I had doubts. But what does a sheltered young Greek woman know about life? Nothing…yet. I experienced the unrivalled joy of having a child at 22. A healthy boy I named Michael. I was a single mother before my 26th birthday. In just three and a half years, I went from wanting […]

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