Spinoff: Your Traditions

Lorna posted this thread about incorporating traditions into her friend's wedding and that got me thinking - what traditions did each of our lovely PW members, if any, get incorporated into their weddings.  Share with us!!

 

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 9:23 am
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I had my aunt sing at our wedding...she sung at my grandparent's wedding, my parent's wedding and all of my cousins so far :)

Other than that, I just had a lot of family items incorporated in subtle ways - I had a locket with my grandpa's picture in it wrapped around my bouquet, my 'something blue' was a beautuiful ring given to me by my aunt at the rehearsal dinner, it had belonged to my other aunt who passed away very young and whom I'm named after, I had an angel pin that MIL wears all the time pinned to my bouquet, it belonged to DH's aunt who passed away...I just felt very wrapped in love that day :)

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 10:21 am
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 We did the traditional "dressings" of the bride and groom. I want to make a post but i still have some issues with the pic posting...

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 5:27 pm
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i grew up going to a typcial baptist church.  the style of wedding i saw growing up was pretty traditional in that the father walked the bride down the aisle, gave her away, the vows were always traditional, there was a unity candle, and the pastor always had a small 5-10 min sermon on marriage.  as i became an adult, i started to get interested in the jewish roots of my faith.  now that i knew some of the jewish traditions i knew i wanted to incorporate a little of both into my wedding.

in the jewish faith sometimes the marriage certificate or kettubah is signed before the wedding ceremony in a very private ceremony only for the immediate family and very closest of friends.  other times it is signed during the ceremony itself.  ---we chose the first option and had the wedding party only.

 example of wedding contract in jewish culture

the ceremony always has a structure that the bride and groom marry underneath.  normally this is made of a cloth that can be seen through or a tallit (prayer shawl)---we chose to follow this tradition.

a jewish wedding processional is different.

groom escorted by parents

best man

groomsmen

bridesmaids

maid of honor

bride escorted by parents

we chose this instead of traditonal christain way.

 

the remainder of the ceremony was pretty traditional to a christian or baptist ceremony.  we had a unity candle.  we did pray together right after we where legally married and before officant announced us.  we chose to have a prayer shawl wrapped around the both of us for this time.  another link to a jewish tradition.  oh and our vows were custom.  they were pretty traditional, but with some extra wording.  i saw a friend on fb who posted her vows on their 1 year anv, and i loved them so much that i took a pic of the computer screen to make sure i always had them.  here they are:

i ______, take you ,_____, not only to be my husband, but to be my soulmate, my lover, and my best friend. Confident in my heart that God has blessed me with His perfect choice for me. I promise to stand by your side as your faithful and loyal support in times of sickness and it times of health, in times of joy and in times of sorrow.  I promise you friendship and sincerity.  I promise to love, cheish, honor, and respect you...to console you and comfort you during difficult times...to be truthful and honest with you and trust you in return...to encourage you to achieve your full potential...to laugh and to cry with you, and to love you deeply and completely without condition today, tomorrow, and always.  What may come, I will always be there.  As I have given you my hand to hold, so I give you my life to keep.  This is my solemn vow.

Posted on August 8, 2013 at 3:24 am

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