We’re back! We can’t wait to share what we found out about the surprising beginnings of some of our favorite wedding traditions and superstitions!
The Wedding Favors
During the 16th Century, in order to thank guest for attending a wedding, the European nobility would hand out cubes of sugar, which was rare and expensive at the time, as a show of wealth. Five sugar-coated almonds soon became the new trend as the bundle stood for: health, wealth, happiness, fertility, and a long life. During Victorian weddings the gifts were handed out personally by hand to ensure luck to the recipient.
Photography: Smitten Photography
The Ring Finger
Before science could explain the blood’s circulatory system, the Greeks held the romantic belief that there was a vein that connected only this finger directly to the heart.
Photography: Eliza J. Photography
Roman brides were infatuated with warding off evil spirits and wore bright veils to protect themselves from them on their wedding day. The Victorians are to thank for the heavy, long white veils that signified wealth and status in the 1860’s.
Photography: Karen Wise Photography
There is still more to come lovelies! Stay tuned as we explore more traditions and superstitions!