Unearthing the origins of Happiness Wedding - Our Wedding dearest

Many wedding traditions are still included in the modern wedding festivities are rooted deep in history. Although many of these wedding traditions and superstitions are based on historical necessity, to this day couples still is - to some extent - to recognize them. Although the dynamics of the marriage changing, with new customs of the wedding that was added to the 'canon' all the time, the use of white cans, tied to the bumper, and a bouquet all remain firmly rooted in the collective psyche.

Unearthing the origins of our most cherished traditions of the wedding - from the practice of placing wedding ring on the ring finger of his left hand to put coins in the shoes of the bride - help modern brides understand why we continue things the way we do.

A vision in white

"Married when the year is again going to be loving, kind, and truth.
When February birds mate, married or fear of his fate. "

One of our most cherished traditions is the wedding dress white wedding. Many historians say that the bustling French queen, Anne of Bretagne, was the first to start this most cherished traditions of the wedding with a white wedding dress in 1499, however, there is still some speculation as to the veracity of this claim. Another 160 years would pass until the accounts of Mary, Queen of Scots marriage to the Dauphin of France in 1558 also said they were wearing white. In most cases, the white dress that is commonly attributed to Queen Victoria of England, however, that in 1840 she married Albert of Saxe-Coburg, dressed entirely in white gown was adorned with some of their own precious white lace. But in terms of wedding traditions have been established, still took time for brides to capture this new idea, which was, after all, very difficult to clean a white dress and keep it that way at that time. Another sixty years or so would pass before the brides of resources to use white wedding gowns routine and keep them spotless.

Before this time, no wedding customs dictated what color had to be used, and the entire world - from peasants to royalty - just use your best dress, either blue, purple, yellow or shades. The only colors strictly off limits were black (symbolizing death) and bright red (often associated with "ladies of the night. ') Despite the brides in parts of the world used (and still do) black or red dresses on the basis of local culture and social customs of the wedding and requirements. Today, people think a white dress represents chastity, but traditionally, if a bride wanted to convey this fact, Blue have taken the traditions of the wedding for a long time.

All you need is something old, new, borrowed and blue

"If you were married when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you'll know.
Marry in April when you can, joy for maiden and for man. "

Another favorite of our modern traditions wedding day - the practice of "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue" integration - has been a part of the marriage ceremony since the nineteenth century, every foot of a bead symbol or special bride carries with her on the wedding day. Most people are unaware of the last line of this sentence, however, that ends with "and a coin silver sixpence in your shoe." The practice, many cultures putting coins in the shoes of the bride, wedding customs that stand symbolically, of course, the wealth and prosperity. In Sweden, for example, wedding customs are evident with the mother of the bride put a gold coin in a shoe and his father placing a silver coin in the other to make sure you always have the financial security.

"Something old" is synonymous with the old life of the bride; Wedding customs in general should choose something that reminds you of a loved one (perhaps a grandparent) or a special event the past. "Something new" means the couple's hope for their future together, a symbol of a shared interest is an excellent choice. 'Something Borrowed' is something the bride wants to aspire to, or someone who wants to honor, either rhinestone bracelet of a loved one or a memory of a friend who has a happy marriage. And finally, the part of "something blue" of these wedding traditions, although he no longer has the same symbolism, refers to the purity of the bride. Many brides today the color incorporated discreetly under your clothes in the form of links or as jewelry.

The vein of love links two hearts

"Marry in the month of May, and that will surely rue the day.
They marry when June roses grow, over land and sea you go. "

With its circular shape, the wedding ring, which for years has been part of our wedding customs of the most respected, is an endless love and when the bride and groom are joined together. Placing the wedding ring on the ring finger of the left hand is usually believed to come from the ancient Egyptian belief that the body contains the "vein of love" or a mythical vein goes from the finger to the heart. With the ring on that finger, another of our most cherished traditions of the wedding came to the conclusion that happiness, love and commitment are said (quote: gagirl.com/wedding/wedding5.html).

Folklore principles of how our wedding customs came to say that the husband would tie the ankles of his new wife and wrists with ropes to keep his mind on earth for as long as possible; this particular practice is derived from the ancient wedding customs, of course, became today's bands of the modern wedding is now made from gold or silver, although the transformation took many forms over the years - hemp (which did not last long), leather, metal, and other durable materials such as iron (favored by the Romans) to indicate the permanence of marriage.

Across the threshold to go

"Those who in July married, you have to work for their daily bread.
Whom she married in August, more than one change is sure to see. "

There are at least four explanations for what is expected of preparing to carry his bride over the threshold, all of which have their origins in the wedding customs of the past centuries. More than a millennium or more ago, it was common for the groom to kidnap his girlfriend (with the help of his 'godfather'), and essentially had to force her into the house. To make the situation easier, probably took her through the doorway so he could not escape. Similarly, the belief in evil spirits was rampant, and to protect the partner of the damage, the folk traditions that are celebrated wedding that her boyfriend was out of the possible threats from abroad.

Another possible explanation for these wedding traditions corresponds to the reluctance of the new wife into the house and leave his family behind, and with a show of modesty on her husband's girlfriend, pleading, which requires the preparation carry over the threshold so she entered the house. The last count, perhaps the most common lifting the bride over the threshold is to never stumble or fall, or will suffer years of bad luck. However, no matter where you go, these wedding traditions still stand for the passage from one stage of life to the next and hope that the bride and groom have for their future together (quote: customs double the world, George Monger, page 270).

They look at us and wish us well

"Marry in September's sanctuary, his life will be rich and fine.
If in October that they marry, love will come but riches tarry. "

Long ago, as a bride was ready to leave with her husband to the wedding ceremony, wedding custom dictates that you must give up their shoes to his father who, in turn, hand them to her husband, in a way indirectly to show his loyalty to his father, who died in their care and keeping the boyfriend. In the sixteenth century, local customs dictated that the wedding the newlyweds English should have thrown shoes at them, and was a good omen if they were affected. To keep these traditions alive wedding, bridal party shoes now ties the bumper of the car the couple, along with several other decorations, such as 'Just Married' signs or cans that are intended to ward off evil spirits.

Wedding traditions associated with strong shocks to keep away the spirits have their origins in medieval Europe, when the wedding guests leave the ceremony and make enough noise with bells, whistles and pans to scare the spirits and keep them at bay, ensuring a happy future for the new couple.

Quick, hide the bride!

"If you were married in November bleak, joys come only he recalls.
When December snows fall fast, marry and true love will last. "

It is common knowledge that it is bad luck for the groom to see his girlfriend on the day of the wedding before the ceremony so the wedding customs of the van. Marriages were often arranged long ago, an agreement between the parents of the bride and groom used to obtain the alliance, more power, or greater wealth. Until the ceremony, local customs prevented the wedding the groom and the bride of the meeting in person. To avoid leaving boyfriend once saw (if it was, in fact, unattractive), was not allowed to talk to her until after the ceremony was over.

Wedding Customs also requires that the bride also had to wear a heavy veil, thick (if any) and was only lifted after the ceremony. And at that point, the boyfriend could not withdraw from its commitment. Many modern brides still incorporate these two traditions of the wedding, but, of course, lends to the excitement of the day, keeping her boyfriend eager to see how beautiful she looks when she walks down the aisle.

And other wedding traditions, customs, and Oddities However in practice

There are literally hundreds of other wedding traditions, customs and superstitions that today form the marriage ceremony, and some are very strange. In certain areas, kissing and / or running on a chimney sweep, the dove, a black cat brings good luck for the seam of her own wedding dress is bad (for each point, you shed a tear). Regardless of the wedding customs include in your special day - from the old to the new - the origins of each one is filled with history, and although it has changed, still amounts to the celebration of love in many ways.