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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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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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