|Wedding customs and tradition throughout history|
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"By general consent the wedding day is considered to be the happiest episode in life. An event so rich in human interest, a day so universally filled with feasting and merrymaking, ought to furnish a subject that would call forth the best efforts of the poet, the painter, and the novelist. Singularly enough, the wedding is a topic of which artists and writers seem to be rather wary. As the result of an exhaustive search through all available data, the assertion is ventured that of the many thousands of paintings in existence in Europe and America not more than one hundred and eighty have as their theme incidents of the wedding day. Poets are even more reluctant to treat of the nuptial day than their brethren of the palette and brush, and novelists are scarcely less so." C. F. Carter
To gather the choicest of these wedding-day masterpieces of painter, poet, novelist, and historian is one of the primary objectives of our blog. So sit back and enjoy our ever expanding list of articles on the subject.
- Old Origins of Wedding Presents and Entertainments in England
- The Former Tradition of "Throwing The Shoe"
- Old Marriage Customs from Norway and Finland
- Just Married!
- The Bride Enters The Church
- The Wedding Ring
- A Wishbone as A Wedding Novelty?
- The Claddagh Ring: It's History and Tradition
- Keeping a Hope Chest or a Cedar Chest
- Traditional Boutonnieres for Weddings
- Marriage Superstitions in Scotland, late 1800s
- The Wedding Breakfast
- A Christmas Wedding
- Bygone Marriage Laws and Customs of Scotland
- Gretna Green Gossip
- The Wedding Ceremony in 1893, Japan