“To have and to hold from this day forward.” Just when did the wedding vows start and how have they changed through out the years? Vows got an early start in history, dating all the way back to the Roman Empire (17BC-476AD). But these vows were as simple as they came. During this time, the lower class had “free marriages”. Two people wanted to get married, so the father of the bride would walk his … Continue reading“To Have and To Hold” : The History of Wedding Vows
I just had the opportunity to experience the grand adventure of trying on wedding gowns. It sparked my curiosity on “when did the wedding dress fad even start?” “Have brides always wanted to wear white, or was that even an option for most?” So I brewed some coffee and sat down to read any information I could find on the subject. I wasn’t surprised to read that there is little to no information on the … Continue reading“Say Yes to the Dress” : A History of Wedding Dresses
Now a days you see flowers at all occasions. It brings beauty, elegance, and offers a touch of color scheme to your special event. But when did we start using flowers at weddings? Has there always been bouquets, boutonnieres, and flower girls? Before flowers, the bride and groom wore garland and wreaths on their heads. Garland was considered a symbol of love and happiness. Wreaths were made of herbs and bulbs of garlic. The garlic … Continue readingFlower Power: The Influence of Florals on Your Wedding Day
Hello Lovely Brides! My name is Danielle and today I’ll be guest blogging about how to plan your dream wedding without breaking the bank or going insane. I got married this past April after a 19 month long engagement, which left plenty of time for wedding planning to turn into a full blown competition. The wedding industry is a magical place full of sparkles, lace and pretty things, but if you loose your focus from … Continue readingWedding Priorities- What Are Yours?
Just when did we start taking engagement photos? And has it always been a big deal? After several hours of trying to find any historical facts on engagement photos, everything that came up pertained to “Engagement Announcements.” I was shocked to find out that announcing one’s engagement dates all the way back to 1215, when Pope Innocent III decreed that, any couples intending to marry had to formally announce their intentions–you can also thank him … Continue readingAnnounce It To The World: Engagement Photos
I love knowing the symbolism behind wedding traditions and how they got started. Today we are going to dive into the symbolism and tradition of the wedding cake. Believe it or not, many of the “new trends” in the wedding pastry department aren’t new at all. In fact these trends were started a long time ago. Dating all the way back into ancient Roman times, they would break bread over the couples head to bring … Continue readingLet Them Eat Cake
“Why do we get down on one knee to propose?” “Why is it mainly a diamond ring?” These two traditions are not widely known, and how it all got started is not clear. The modern kneeling believes to have gotten started back in the Middle Ages with the tradition of Courtly Love. Kneeling represented feudal surrender and admiration. Kneeling in general in European history has been a sign of supplication, humility and servitude. The engagement … Continue reading“If you like it, then you should put a ring on it!”
“To Food Truck, or not to Food Truck” that is the question. I bring this up today, because we are working on a spring wedding for an amazing couple. They want a very laid back “feel” to their wedding and what better way than to offer food truck(s) while hosting a dinner reception? Let me start off by saying, “I love food trucks!” I love the variety, the vibe they give to the immediate surroundings, … Continue readingFood Truck Fantasy