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Wedding Date: December 2014
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Catherine Simms Bridal

Personal Wedding Traditions

Posted on January 26, 2014 by  Miss Fairytale Bride   //   2 Comments

There are hundreds of wedding traditions out there. There are ones that just about everyone participates in, such as…

bouquetThe Bouquet Toss

gartertossThe Garter Toss

And there’s cultural traditions like…

platesBreaking Plates

broomJumping the Broom

And then there are personal family traditions. When my grandma got married, she took a picture with her mother in front of this beautiful mirror and vanity set…


When my mom got married, she took a picture with her mom in front of the same set…


And when my sister got married last year, she took a picture with the same set, now at my mom’s house!


Do you have any personal wedding traditions you plan on incorporating in your wedding or pictures?



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Wedding Date: October 2014
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: RK Bridal

A Mexican Wedding Tradition: The Lasso

Posted on January 10, 2014 by  Miss Glitzy Bride   //   6 Comments

The wedding cord, more commonly known as the wedding lasso, is typically found in Mexican-Catholic wedding ceremonies. Variations of the lasso are also common in other Central American countries, the Philippines and Spain. The wedding lasso is not the same rope used by cowboys to wrangle cattle, but rather a beautiful loop of rosary beads! It is placed in a figure eight shape around the bride and groom after they have made their wedding vows and remains around the couple until the end of the mass. The lasso is then given to the bride as a keepsake of their marriage vows.

lasso1lasso3The lasso is symbolic of their eternal love which binds them as well as reiterating that the two become one in their marriage. In fact, the wedding lasso is actually two individual and complete rosaries which meet and become one before the crucifix. The belief is that the couple will continue to pray together to ensure a long and prosperous marriage. This is one of my favorite cultural wedding traditions because it is a physical reminder of that invisible yet permanent bond between the bride and groom. Are you incorporating any cultural traditions into your wedding ceremony?


Photo Credit:  Lasso 1, Lasso 2, Lasso 3, Lasso 4

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Wedding Date: August 2013
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Bridal Beginning

The Story of Erin and Chris – A Pittsburgh Tradition

Posted on September 7, 2013 by  Miss Detailed Bride   //   2 Comments

I’ve mentioned before that Pittsburgh has a unique tradition at wedding receptions.  Pittsburgh couples are known for having over the top cookie tables, and Chris and I were no exception.

We turned the entire upper level of our reception hall into a room for our cookies, complete with candelabras and damask table runners to keep our theme cohesive throughout the reception.

Each cookie was perfectly plated, and had its own damask name card.

One corner of our cookie table included bags of assorted chocolates for our guests’ enjoyment.  Guests could also take a bag full of kisses and leave a their best wishes for the new Mr. and Mrs.

Photo Credits: Nicole Hanson Photography

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The beauty of Kosovar wedding face painting

Posted on August 13, 2013 by  David   //   1 Comment

I stumbled across this video showing the amazing tradition of Kosovar face painting and just had to share.
The Albanian Terbesh people of Kosovo who preside in Lubinje, a village at the foot of the Sharri mountains and very near to Prizren, have a tradition of dressing and making up a bride for her wedding day. It’s done to ward off the evil eye and discourages gossip and speculation.
What I found fascinating about this video and about when I travel throughout the world is that the world of weddings changes drastically depending on the heritage, culture and traditions of the couple. As Americans, you’ll notice that as we travel throughout our country, there are individual trends, cultures and styles in our wedding traditions. What I love about this video is that I’ve been from Africa to Asia to Australia to the Middle East to Europe and everywhere I go, I am really blown away and captivated by the individual unique traditions that for years and years and years are seen in different cultures. I think what I’m wanting to share with you is that even though we think what we do here in the United States is so unique (and to us, it is), when we open up our world to seeing what’s far beyond what’s just between the Pacific and Atlantic, we really are very typical compared to traditions employed by other cultures, such as the one seen in this video.

xo ~ David

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Wedding Date: September 2013
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: The Perfect Dress

Starting a Tradition

Posted on April 25, 2013 by  Miss Crafty Bride   //   Comment

My mom just gave me a wonderful gift, the Magic Hanky!  It is an Irish tradition that I am excited to start with my family!  I will carry it with me on my wedding day then transform it into a bonnet that our future children will wear on their christening day. Then when they get married I will pass the hanky to them.



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