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

Our Own Little Fairytale – Getting Ready for the Wedding – before the wedding

Posted on February 23, 2015 by  Miss Fairytale Bride   //   1 Comment

You might remember a blog I wrote last year, Personal Wedding Traditions. I shared with all of you a tradition that started a couple generations ago with my family. Not knowing her daughter, and her daughter’s daughters would follow in her footsteps, my grandma took a picture with her mom in front of a beautiful vanity set…

 we ❤ this!

I knew I needed to have this picture, there was never a doubt in my mind, but I was faced with a problem. My church was over an hour away from my mom’s house; if I had the photographer, videographer and limo all start at my mom’s, it would eat up a lot of time and they would leave the reception early. This bothered me for months, and month, and months…it wasn’t until the month before the wedding that we came up with a solution! We did a pre- wedding photo shoot at my mom’s house at Thanksgiving, just a few weeks before the wedding!

 we ❤ this!

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It was perfect, almost. The only thing missing that would have made it absolutely perfect was my grandma. I wish she was able to be in my pictures, looking in the mirror with me and my mom. I know we can’t see her in the pictures, but I do know in my heart that she was there.

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Wedding Date: March 2015
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Encore Formals and Bridal

…And A Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe!

Posted on September 21, 2014 by  Miss Rustic-Chic Bride   //   Comment

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”, but not everyone knows the last part which is “and a silver sixpence in her shoe.”



In the late 17th century, the sixpence tradition began as a part of the dowry gift to the groom.  Across the world, the tradition of who gives the coin to the bride, and what exactly it means, varies. As time went on, the coin became more of a good luck charm that is meant to represent wealth and financial security, that the bride wears in her left shoe on her wedding day.

Where do you get a sixpence? There are lots of websites selling silver sixpences, so next time you are looking for a card for a bride-to-be, consider adding a sixpence that they can use on their wedding day!





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Wedding Date: April 2015
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Arena Bridal & Formal

I do that why??

Posted on July 2, 2014 by  Miss Stylish Bride   //   Comment

Have you ever really thought of why weddings are the way they are? Why do I need to hold a bouquet as I walk down the aisle?” or “How did this whole white dress thing get started?” Lately, I have.  In the Mexican wedding ceremony there are many different traditions and customs that I was not aware of.  So as I began doing research online and asking my family for advice, my curiosity grew regarding the origins and meanings of all the rituals and symbols (watch out for a blog coming soon about those) surrounding the wedding rite of passage. The facts I found were really surprising!  Who would’ve thought that the reason we hold a bouquet today is because people in the 15th century wanted to hide their “natural” odors?  I also always thought that wearing a white wedding dress symbolizes a bride’s purity, but apparently we owe that fashion statement to Queen Victoria from the 1800s.  Curious to find out more? Here is a great summary of traditions & their origins that I found on WeddingMix:


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Wedding Date: September 2015
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Bridal & Formal On Main

Jumping the Broom….

Posted on May 24, 2014 by  Miss Fashionable Bride   //   Comment

In the African American Culture, when someone gets married or “Jumps the Broom”, there is a custom that is done where the newly married couple acutally jumps over a broom. Jumping the broom signifies the sweeping away of past wrongdoings and bring in a good spirit into the new marriage.  Depending on what part of the world you are from depicts the importance of carrying out this ritual. I love what it stands for as a newly married couple and I definitely will have it a part of our ceremony.  The broom is decorated in cloths and jewels and placed before the couple, and their first step as husband and wife is over the broom. What if any customs will you include in your BIG DAY?


Jumping ritual

Jumping The Broom2

Decorated Broom


Jeweled Broom

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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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