Monthly Archives: June 2014

Post-Party Brunch

Gaining in popularity, especially for destination weddings, is hosting a post-party brunch. Usually held at the hotel where the bulk of guests are staying, and paid for by the couple or either set of parents, this gives the newlyweds the … Continue reading

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Ancient Wedding Traditions – Part 4 – Something Blue and Bouquets

In biblical times, blue was the color of purity, changing to white when Queen Anne wore a white gown to her marriage to Louis XII of France. Prior to that, both the bride and groom wore a band of blue … Continue reading

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Ancient Wedding Traditions – Part 3 – The Wedding Cake

The history of the wedding cake dates back to the Roman Empire. Small wheat or barley cakes were crumbled up and thrown over the bride’s head as a measure of the bride’s fertility. We now throw rice or petals as … Continue reading

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Ancient Wedding Traditions – Part 2 – Origin of the Best Man

The tradition of having a best man originated from the days when a man would literally kidnap his bride. “Captured” marriages were legal in England until the 13th Century. During the middle of the night, with his “best warrior” (i.e., … Continue reading

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Ancient Wedding Traditions – Part 1 – the Wedding Dress

Over the next few weeks, my blogs will address wedding traditions and how they originated. The first tradition, the wedding dress, has its roots in royalty. The Royal family has led the way when it comes to bridal gowns trends, … Continue reading

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