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    Traditional German Wedding Cup: The cup design enables the bride and groom to symbolically take their first drink as man and wife from the same cup.

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A neat german wedding tradition! I'm totally doing this. Be sure to read the story of the Bridal Cup! Also a great alternative to a unity candle.

Description: The bridal cup also known as a wedding cup or maiden cup dates back centuries ago (1450) to the little town of Nuernberg in the Southern part of Germany and is a popular German wedding tradition. The swiveling cup and hollow dress were designed to allow both bride and groom to drink simultaneously to toast their wedding.

German wedding ring dated 1600-1650 A ring that’s actually three rings, each engraved with a line from German wedding vows! How’s that for cliff notes?

traditional German toasting cup. bride and groom try to drink at the same time.

Bride and Groom in traditional wedding clothing, Japan. However, I can't say the white is probably very traditional. I assume that it is adopted from Western trends, since white, unlike black, is the color of dispair and death in most Asian cultures.

Vintage Postcard ~ Bride & Groom by chicks57, via Flickr