Posts tagged "traditions"
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    22
    Apr
    Wedding Traditions - Jumping the Broom
This is a ceremony dating back to the 1600s and derived from Africa. Dating back to slave days, jumping the broom together has been part of weddings for couples who want to honor that tradition. It also has roots in the Celtic, Welsh, Druids, and Gypsies and some aboriginal or shamanistic cultures.
The “Jumping the Broom” is a ceremony in which the bride and groom, either at the ceremony or at the reception, signify their entrance into a new life and their creation of a new family by symbolically “sweeping away” their former single lives, former problems and concerns, and jumping over the broom to enter upon a new adventure as wife and husband.
The broom has both symbolic and spiritual importance in the African culture. The ritual itself was created by their ancestors during slavery. Because slaves could not legally marry, they created their own rituals to honor their unions. Some say broom jumping comes from an African tribal marriage ritual of placing sticks on the ground representing the couple’s new home.
The straws of the broom represent family; the handle represents the Almighty; the ribbon represents the tie that binds the couple together.

    Wedding Traditions - Jumping the Broom

    This is a ceremony dating back to the 1600s and derived from Africa. Dating back to slave days, jumping the broom together has been part of weddings for couples who want to honor that tradition. It also has roots in the Celtic, Welsh, Druids, and Gypsies and some aboriginal or shamanistic cultures.

    The “Jumping the Broom” is a ceremony in which the bride and groom, either at the ceremony or at the reception, signify their entrance into a new life and their creation of a new family by symbolically “sweeping away” their former single lives, former problems and concerns, and jumping over the broom to enter upon a new adventure as wife and husband.

    The broom has both symbolic and spiritual importance in the African culture. The ritual itself was created by their ancestors during slavery. Because slaves could not legally marry, they created their own rituals to honor their unions. Some say broom jumping comes from an African tribal marriage ritual of placing sticks on the ground representing the couple’s new home.

    The straws of the broom represent family; the handle represents the Almighty; the ribbon represents the tie that binds the couple together.

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    5
    Jul
    The Groom Can’t See His Bride Before The Wedding.
One of the most popular wedding custom is the superstition that if the  groom sees the bride even before the wedding, bad luck will befall on  the couple.Even if the couple live together the night before the wedding they must spend the night separated.
During the times when arranged marriages were the norm, the couple to be wed was never allowed to see each other; if the groom met the bride before the wedding and saw that she wasn’t  attractive, the groom could back out and cancel the wedding.

    The Groom Can’t See His Bride Before The Wedding.

    One of the most popular wedding custom is the superstition that if the groom sees the bride even before the wedding, bad luck will befall on the couple.
    Even if the couple live together the night before the wedding they must spend the night separated.

    During the times when arranged marriages were the norm, the couple to be wed was never allowed to see each other; if the groom met the bride before the wedding and saw that she wasn’t attractive, the groom could back out and cancel the wedding.

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    4
    Jul
    "Las Arras"
Las arras (wedding tokens, or unity coins) are used in spanish or latin american weddings. Traditionally it is made up of thirteen coins placed in a beautiful bag or chest. After being blessed by a priest, they are given or presented by the groom to the bride.
The exchange of the coins represent the groom’s promise to provide for  his family, and the bride’s trust in his ability to do so.They also mean the bride and groom will share their goods; for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health

    "Las Arras"

    Las arras (wedding tokens, or unity coins) are used in spanish or latin american weddings.
    Traditionally it is made up of thirteen coins placed in a beautiful bag or chest. After being blessed by a priest, they are given or presented by the groom to the bride.

    The exchange of the coins represent the groom’s promise to provide for his family, and the bride’s trust in his ability to do so.
    They also mean the bride and groom will share their goods; for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health

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    27
    May
    fuckyeahweddingideas:

A bride standing on the Hohenzollern Bridge after she and her fiance throw the keys from their lock into the Rhine. For those that don’t know the significance it is a bridge in Germany that is known for couples attaching locks with their initials and dates on them to the bridge then throwing the key into the Rhine river. The “love locks” are a symbol of eternal love for couples who engage in the popular custom. This custom was modeled after the Milvian Bridge in Rome.

    fuckyeahweddingideas:

    A bride standing on the Hohenzollern Bridge after she and her fiance throw the keys from their lock into the Rhine. For those that don’t know the significance it is a bridge in Germany that is known for couples attaching locks with their initials and dates on them to the bridge then throwing the key into the Rhine river. The “love locks” are a symbol of eternal love for couples who engage in the popular custom. This custom was modeled after the Milvian Bridge in Rome.

    (via styledandwed)

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    24
    May
    Catching the Bouquet
Flowers represent emotions and merits; they bear a message of fertility and generosity. Tradition says that the one that catches the bouquet will be the next to marry.

    Catching the Bouquet

    Flowers represent emotions and merits; they bear a message of fertility and generosity. Tradition says that the one that catches the bouquet will be the next to marry.

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    29
    Apr
    today:


Kate’s very fancy something old, new, borrowed and blue
Something old: The bridal gown, from Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, featured “traditional Carrickmacross craftsmanship,” a lace technique that dates back to the 1800s.  
Something new: Her parents gifted their daughter with custom-made diamond oak-leaf earrings with a diamond-encrusted acorn set in the middle, a nod to their new family crest.
Something borrowed: Kate’s tiara, on loan from the queen herself, per royal wedding tradition, is a 1936 Cartier “halo.” 
Something blue: We can’t see it, but a blue ribbon is sewn into the interior of her dress. MORE

    today:

    Kate’s very fancy something old, new, borrowed and blue

    Something old: The bridal gown, from Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, featured “traditional Carrickmacross craftsmanship,” a lace technique that dates back to the 1800s.  

    Something new: Her parents gifted their daughter with custom-made diamond oak-leaf earrings with a diamond-encrusted acorn set in the middle, a nod to their new family crest.

    Something borrowed: Kate’s tiara, on loan from the queen herself, per royal wedding tradition, is a 1936 Cartier “halo.” 

    Something blue: We can’t see it, but a blue ribbon is sewn into the interior of her dress. MORE

  7. 9
    Apr
    The bride shouldn’t make her own dress
this wedding myth states  that for every stitch of the wedding dress the bride sews herself she’ll  shed one tear during her marriage.

    The bride shouldn’t make her own dress

    this wedding myth states that for every stitch of the wedding dress the bride sews herself she’ll shed one tear during her marriage.

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    8
    Apr
    Dropping the wedding ring
On the one hand, dropping the wedding ring during the wedding ceremony  was seen as lucky as it would shake out evil spirits hiding in the  ring.
On the other hand, dropping the ring was considered the most  ominous of events; whoever dropped the ring was said to be the first to  die.

    Dropping the wedding ring

    On the one hand, dropping the wedding ring during the wedding ceremony was seen as lucky as it would shake out evil spirits hiding in the ring.

    On the other hand, dropping the ring was considered the most ominous of events; whoever dropped the ring was said to be the first to die.

  9. 8
    Apr
    Raining on your wedding day:
In the good luck version, rain is said to foretell the  coming of children just as rain promotes growth in the farmer’s fields.
In the unlucky version, rain drops represent the many tears a bride will  cry throughout her marriage.
Source: Wedding Myths

    Raining on your wedding day:

    In the good luck version, rain is said to foretell the coming of children just as rain promotes growth in the farmer’s fields.

    In the unlucky version, rain drops represent the many tears a bride will cry throughout her marriage.

    Source: Wedding Myths

  10. 8
    Apr
    Pearls:
The ominous version of this myth holds that  pearls represent future tears; thus wearing them will bring many tears  and heartache in the marriage.
The luckier version of this implies that  the pearls take the place of the bride’s real tears, thus she’ll have a  happy, tear-free wedding.
Source: Wedding Myths

    Pearls:

    The ominous version of this myth holds that pearls represent future tears; thus wearing them will bring many tears and heartache in the marriage.

    The luckier version of this implies that the pearls take the place of the bride’s real tears, thus she’ll have a happy, tear-free wedding.

    Source: Wedding Myths

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