10 Fascinating facts about Wedding Traditions

The bouquet; the garter toss; that Something Blue  pinned to your dress: Have you ever taken a second to consider the purpose of all of these deeply instilled wedding traditions?

1. Turns out it’s your “ring finger” for a reason. Engagement & Wedding rings  are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because it was once thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart.

2. Queen Victoria is credited with starting the Western world’s white wedding dress trend in 1840 — before then, brides simply wore their best dress.

3. If your bridesmaids are less than thrilled about matching dresses, tell them they’re good luck! The tradition of matching maids dates back to Roman times, when people believed evil spirits would attend the wedding in attempt to curse the bride and groom (how rude). Bridesmaids were required to dress exactly like the bride in order to confuse the spirits and bring luck to the marriage.

4. On a similar note, Brides traditionally Wear Veils  because ancient Greeks and Romans believed they protected her from evil spirits.

5. The tradition of a bride wearing “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,” comes from an Old English rhyme. Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity.

6. The tradition of a wedding cake comes from ancient Rome, where guests broke a loaf of bread over the bride’s head for fertility’s sake.

7. Ever wondered where the phrase “tying the knot” came from? In many cultures around the world — including Celtic, Hindu and Egyptian weddings — the hands of the bride and groom are literally tied together to demonstrate the couple’s commitment to each other and their new bond.

8. If you thought we were over the spirit thing, think again. According to tradition, the groom carries the bride across the threshold to valiantly protect her from evil spirits lurking below.

9. June weddings are not a new thing. The Roman goddess Juno rules over marriage and childbirth, hence the popularity of June weddings.

10. Honeymoons weren’t always so luxurious. Ancient Norse bridal couples went into hiding after the wedding, and a family member would bring them a cup of honey wine for 30 days — or one moon — which is how the term “honeymoon” originated.

Aren’t these interesting …. many thanks for sending these to me to share with my couples

Glenda    Noosa Wedding Ring

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So you want Flowergirls and PageBoys at your Wedding ? the good and the bad

Flower girls and Page Boys at your Wedding is always an unknown … thats what makes them so adorable ! you just never quite know what the out come of the walking up the isle is going to be no mater how much you rehearse it … almost better not to they seem to definetly do better just winging it on the day….they have a way of bringing their energetic curiosity and bright-eyed cuteness to wedding ceremonies.

So you have decided ” YES “ now you are going to definetly want to add that WOW cuteness 

Giving your Flowergirls & Pageboys jobs like this to do they are always more willing to play along whether it be Rose Petals to scatter or boards like these to make it fun for the kids work brilliantly

There are so many signs and ideas you can use to announce the Bride is on her way !  always consider the size and age of your little Flowergirls and Pageboys so what they are carrying is easy for them ..you dont want it thown in a bush along the way 🙂   

  

Now we need to dress these Wee Cherubs

      

Enjoy your Wedding Day and the Children that you choose ….they have a way of bringing their energetic curiosity and bright-eyed cuteness to wedding ceremonies.

Have fun Glenda 

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How to have an Awesome Wedding Cake Design

Your Wedding Cake is your central design element for your Wedding Theme and you need to get it right !   

The Placing of your Cake in your Reception Venue really needs to be thought of carefully and a good function centre will have this under control but if you setting up yourself please please !! watch this short video 🙂

What not to do around your Wedding Cake !     it will be the best decision you have made 🙂

Choosing your Wedding Cake is an exciting part of planning your Wedding Day and should reflect not only your    Wedding Theme

        

         

        

       

                    but both of your Personalities as well so if you want a fun cake because you both love adventure for example this can be done in a very stylist way in your cake or cake accessories

            

Cake Topper Sticks                          Personalised                 Beach Bride & Groom                    Silhouette

                

Whimical                                   Crystal Hearts   

Please feel free to have a look at lots of other ideas and options at here   and enjoy adding some fun elements to your Wedding Day

Enjoy   Glenda 

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Tips to Get the best out of your Wedding Flowers by doing this !

Here are some great tips for your Wedding Flowers to keep them Fresh especially if you are doing a DIY Bouquet

     Roses …..

Roses are best preserved at 5 degrees Celsius …. the best way is to put them in water as deep as possible but keeps the buds well above the water do this for at least 3 hours …. if possible then keep them at around 20 degrees Celsius 

All thorns should be removed and any lower leaves should be removed

   Peonies

   Preserve peonies at 5 degrees Celsius.

Here is a wonderful Tip ! If you have a tight bud on your peony blossom, but want it to open, you can put it into a hot water for a very short time, and it will blossom in front your eyes.

Orchids   

   Preserve Orchids at 8 –  degrees celcius

  Be Aware of drops of water left on the flowers as they can harm the blossoms   

Fresh Clean Water is the best way to keep Orchids Fresh   

   Tulips                                

 Tulips love very cold water, even with ice.

If you want to keep straight stems of tulips, you should fix them with paper and leave in the water for couple of hours.

WEDDING DAY TIPS : If your Wedding Bouquet and Wedding Flowers are being delivered Always keep your Wedding Bouquet in the coolest room in the house usually the bathroom along with Buttonholes and Bridal Party flowers

Choose flowers that will last the day such as

Roses                 Orchids ~ Oriental Lillies                       Peonies                   Spring Flowers                      Frangipani

                                

Have fun choosing your Wedding flowers they add a stunning element to any Wedding Design and your Bouquets can be used as part of your Wedding Reception centre piece  design saving you a lot of money

Happy Planning ….  Glenda

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