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Bouquet History

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It is traditional for the bride to throw her bouquet at the reception and for all single women in attendance to try to catching it. Tradition states that the lucky woman who catches the bouquet is said to be the next in line to get married.

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Eat Cake!

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A wedding cake is often the centerpiece of a wedding and is usually placed where guests can admire it. This carefully planned masterpiece is a tradition going back to Medieval times.

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History of The Veil

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According to www.weddingceremonyideas.info The Bride & Groom not Seeing Each Other Before the Ceremony comes to us from Jewish tradition.  But there’s more…

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Equinox Wedding

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The flowers begin to bloom, the birds begin to chirp,  and there is a longer period of daylight (so it seems).  That’s the beauty of spring!  Particularly within the Vernal Equinox, which happens at the beginning of spring, so the day and night are equally long but it might seem like the daylight is slightly […]

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Something Old, Something New….

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Have you ever heard of the saying: Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.  Sounds intriguing but what does it mean? 

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Tie The Knot

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Wedding Ceremony Tradition – Handfasting  Don’t just get married – Tie The knot! Today, more and more couples are looking for a way to express a deeper commitment to each other.

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My Wedding Veil

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Where did the wedding veil tradition come from? Rev Pam researches wedding traditions and brings posts the truth about the origins. Beautiful customs from around the world, traditions and ideas to personalize and create the perfect and unique wedding ceremony ritual.

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Adding A Little Unity

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The tradition of the Unity candle is a fairly new one.  It is mostly practiced in the United States but is a tradition all over the world.  When a ceremony is held, two taper candles are used, usually by the bride and groom, to light a pillar (unity) candle.  In some ceremonies some couples will light the

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The Handfasting Tradition

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Handfasting, what exactly is it?  When you hear someone say – they are going to tie the knot… why do we know its a wedding?

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The Claddagh Wedding Ring Tradition

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The Claddagh’s simple and recognizable design displays two hands holding on to a heart, and usually it also has a crown above it. What this means is often said to relate to love, friendship, and loyalty.  Which in turn is what the ring stands for.

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