Posts Tagged ‘wedding memories’

Wedding Memories: The receiving line

The purpose of a receiving line is to allow the hosts and other members of your bridal party to officially welcome and be introduced to all your guests. It is a wedding tradition that has been at weddings from Victorian times onwards.  At that time, with manners so important, it was the only way to guarantee that […] Read more…

The history of fruit cake wedding cakes

The wedding cake is an ancient tradition dating back to Roman and Medieval times. Back then a stack of buns would be used instead of a tiered cake but the symbolism was still the same. Over the centuries there have been many traditions created surrounding the cake and it still remains an important aspect of any wedding. But would […] Read more…

Wedding Memories: Honor and Obey

The oldest traditional wedding vows can be traced back to the middle ages to the ‘Book of Common Prayer,’ published in 1549. Upon agreement to marry, the Church of England usually offered couples a choice of the vows they recited. They could both promise each other to ‘love and cherish’ or alternatively, the groom could […] Read more…

Wedding Memories: Vintage adverts we love

Things have changed a lot culturally and socially since the 1950’s and 60’s.  When you see an advert from that time it reminds you just how much things really have changed – particularly for women.  In today’s wedding memories blog we look at some wonderful vintage adverts selling food and drink that illustrate those changes perfectly.  […] Read more…

Wedding memories: Having a bride and a grooms side

At a church wedding, as guests walk in, the ushers will often ask, “Bride’s side or groom’s side?”  Etiquette tells us that in Christian ceremonies, the bride’s guests and family sit on the left, while the groom’s family and guests sit on the right.  But why is this? Tradition tells us that hundreds of years […] Read more…

Wedding Memories: Wedding Videos

Back in the 1980’s and early 1990’s EVERYBODY had a wedding video.  The videographer with a huge camera blocking everyone’s view and slowing down the proceedings.  Weddings had got bigger and more OTT and people wanted to record them with the newest technology…technology that at the time was big, heavy and needed its own big microphone! Home […] Read more…

Wedding Memories: The Garter Toss

The tossing the wedding garter is an time old wedding tradition. In days gone by, the bride and groom had to show proof of their wedding consummation and in order for it to be proven it was common to have people like family and friends come into the room with the couple on their wedding […] Read more…

Wedding Memories: Wearing a veil

To wear a veil or not – this is a big question for many a vintage bride.  In recent years it has fallen out of favour and if it is worn it is worn pulled back as a headdress rather can a face covering.  There are many origins of a bride wearing a veil on her wedding […] Read more…

Wedding Memories: Throwing Rice

In early Roman times, wheat was the grain of choice for the wedding ceremony, as wheat, not rice, symbolized fertility. The virginal bride carried a sheaf of wheat in her hand throughout the ceremony, or wore a garland of wheat in her hair. Instead of the bride tossing a bouquet, as is traditionally done today, […] Read more…

Wedding Memories: The brides trousseau

What is a brides trousseau?  Many years ago it would of been a dowry, but in more recent history the trousseau, from the old French word ‘trusse’ for bundle, would have been a trunk or set of luggage that contained all a young girl owned as she went off to start her new life as a married […] Read more…

Wedding Memories: Keeping the first tier of the wedding cake

To understand this tradition, you have to think back to the old rhyme: “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage!” It used to be thought that once a wedding took place, a baby was going to come shortly after, so therefore the wedding and christening ceremonies were often […] Read more…

Wedding Memories: Eloping to Gretna Green

Gretna Green is a village in Dumfries & Galloway in Scotland just over the border from England.   Many years ago the town was the first village across the Scottish border for the stagecoaches on the London to Edinburgh route.  At that time in Scotland, any man and woman over the age of sixteen could get married by declaring […] Read more…

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