Credit: Stephen Coburn, Shutterstock Wedding Rituals Tying the knot in any culture comes with a laundry list of traditions and rituals, including the old rhyme, “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.” Here are some wedding traditions from around the world that go beyond the white dress and veil. Wardrobe Change … More 10 Wedding Traditions from around the World by Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Senior Writer
Customs, Rituals & Traditions: Why do grooms carry brides over the threshold? Written on January 11, 2012 by eway in Rituals & Traditions, Seattle Wedding Officiants See their wonderful website with more interesting information here: http://seattleweddingofficiants.com Bride being carried over threshold Carrying the Bride: Exactly Why? As it turns out, weddings in the days … More Why do grooms carry brides over the threshold?
This wedding tradition was brought to Medieval Europe by knights returning from the Crusades. According to the wonderful web site http://www.renaissance-weddings.net; it was used to protect the bride from ‘the evil eye’ and was a symbol of purity. Veils during the Renaissance could have been any colour. ‘Blue’ however was the traditional colour symbolizing ‘purity. … More The Bridal Veil and the History of the Veil from Wikipedia
White wedding From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Not to be confused with Mariage blanc. This article is about the set of wedding traditions. A white wedding is a traditional formal or semi-formal wedding originating in Europe. The term originates from the white color of the wedding dress, which first became popular with Victorian era elites, … More The History of the white Wedding dress – thanks to Wikipedia for this interesting historic evidence.
According to a great Pagan Wedding Planner’s web site, you can read the following about ‘Handfasting’ and it’s History‘: A ‘Handfasting’ is a beautiful marriage ritual based on ancient Celtic tradition. In days of old the Handfasting was traditionally seen as a rite of betrothal, lasting a year and a day. If all goes well, … More ‘Hand Fasting’ – ancient Celtic Marriage Ritual
Is the hymn dying out? Thanks for this picture by Infrogmation at flickr.com Studies have been made that many people now express a preference for personal favorites or contemporary songs. Often the music chosen by the family – specified by a person to be played at a wedding as well as a funeral – is … More What songs to sing at a wedding?
If you are looking for a beautiful religious hymn for your church wedding – I have come across some alternative words to Gustav Holst’s beautiful hymn “I vow to Thee my Country” (Thaxted 192) I think he would have much prefered these alternative words, as he wasn’t patriotic at all and would have hated how … More Looking for a beautiful religious hymn for your wedding ceremony?
Marriage As it was the core of the family, marriage was the most important social institution in pagan Scandinavia. A wedding was thus an important transition not only for the couple but also for the families involved. A marriage was a legal contract with implications for among other things inheritance and property relations, while the … More ‘Marriage rituals in Pagan Scandinavia’ – from Wikipedia
Wedding ring From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A white gold wedding ring. A wedding ring or wedding band is a metal ring indicating the wearer is married. Depending on the local culture, it is worn on the base of the right or the left ring finger. The custom of wearing such a ring has spread … More History of the ‘Wedding Ring’ from Wikipedia
On this blog we will write about singing for all types of weddings; – church weddings, blessings, renewal of marriage vows, civil weddings, commitment ceremonies and pagan ceremonies. It always brings up lots of experiences, that can pose questions and great memories, singing for many weddings, of which we will share. However we will never … More Welcome to Wedding Singer UK!