Seating in the round is a great idea when you're contending with many guests and a vast space. Above, if you were to seat this crowd traditionally, only the first few rows would be able to hear your vows easily. Seating in the round also gives a wedding a more intimate vibe, one in which friends and family are literally surrounding the happy couple.
Did you know that in Germany after the wedding ceremony, it's customary for the bride and groom to saw a log in half? In Greece, it's tradition for the couple to have a money dance! Our friends at FTD have the scoop on these international traditions + many more. What do you think...would you give any a try? | Visual by FTD, www.ftd.com
The Tasting of the Elements (or herbs) is part of some West African wedding ceremonies, which like "Jumping the Broom", some of us honor here. The couple are given tiny tastes of sweet, sour, hot, and bitter herbs/spices/wine (and/or kola nuts) to represent enduring the various phases of married life. The carved wooden and stone accessories would be beautiful in the natural setting of the beach.
The Oathing Stone: An Ancient Celtic Wedding Tradition One of the origins of the wedding vow in Celtic tradition is the oathing the stone. This ancient ceremony is rooted deeply in the Celtic tribal traditions. To understand why it was so important, you have to know a little bit about the Celtic world view. Celtic tribal people were, like many tribal folk in those times and even today, intimately tied to spirit of place. Important vows were given at very specific and sacred places. In fact m...
“As part of the ceremony to symbolize unity, a large loop of rosary beads is placed in a figure eight shape around the necks of the couple after they have exchanged their vows. The specially appointed ‘padrinos’ are in charge of lassoing the couple together. The lasso is then gifted to the bride as a souvenir of her taking the groom’s hand in marriage & symbolizes their commitment to each other.”
Handfasting Handfasting is an ancient Ireland Celtic tradition, in which a man and woman came together at the start of their marriage relationship. Each partner holds the hands of the other, right hand to right hand, left hand to left, their wrists crossed. The ribbon is wound around the wrists over the top of one and under and around the other, creating the infinity symbol. The practice gave way to the expression “tying the knot”.