Over the years I’ve photographed a large variety of cultural and religious wedding ceremonies, During a traditional Orthodox wedding I photographed a couple of weeks back, I was again taken with the beauty and attention to detail of Byzantine influenced architecture. Orthodox churches, whether they are Greek, Serbian, etc., are intricate, complex and beautiful designs.
A Little Byzantine Empire History
This style of architecture is influenced by the ancient Byzantine Empire, also known as the Eastern Roman Empire. The Byzantine Empire was the predominantly Greek-speaking continuation of the eastern half of the Roman Empire.
The Byzantine Empire existed for nearly 1,125 years, and is noted as one of the greatest empires of all time. There’s much more history than I could possibly go into here, but I’d encourage you to do some research of your own if you’re at all interested.