Wedding Traditions
Wedding Music
The Groom
Popular Wedding Movies
Wedding Vacabulary
Brides and Bridesmaids wore similar ones of these in order to confuse evil spirits.
This song became widely used in weddings after Queen Victoria's eldest daughter married the Crown Prince of Prussia on January 25, 1858. Queen Victoria and her husband were fond of Mendelssohn and loved to spend afternoons playing the composer's songs.
Wedding March
It's rumored that Casey's favorite snack food was invented in 1853 as a joke when a chef was tired of a customer complaining that this dish was too soggy.
Fried Potatoes Casey's favorite snack food is Potato Chips
This is a remake of a Spencer Tracy classic about a nervous father unready to face the fact that his little girl is now a woman. The preparations for the extravagant wedding also provide additional comic moments.
"Father of the Bride"
The bride, groom, both their parents, and the male and female attendants.
The wedding party
These were originally made of strong herbs as thyme and garlic, which were meant to frighten away evil spirits.
Wedding bouquets
A Swiss accordion player, Werner Thomas, created this song and corresponding dance in the 1970's. He titled it "Der Ententanz," because he noticed people dancing to the music moving in a manner that reminded him of this animal.
Casey's least favorite food's name is derived from 16th century Portuguese sailors who thought the 3 small holes on it's shell resembled the human face.
When a woman's long-time friend says he's engaged, she realizes she loves him herself... and sets out to get him, with only days before the wedding.
"My Best Friends Wedding"
The walk the wedding party takes up the aisle before the ceremony.
The Processional
When a Groom used to steal his Bride from her tribe, he was forced to carry her kicking and screaming. This act of thievery has evolved into this more romantic gesture.
Carrying the bride over the threshold
This person is the ringmaster of the reception. They get everyone ready for the Speeches, The cutting of the cake, The First Dances, The Dancing with the parents, keeping people informed of the events happening throughout the evening.
This meal that Casey makes is considered as one of the oldest pasta's in the world and many people believe it originated from city of Bologna.
A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other.
"The Princess Bride"
Also known as members of the wedding party. They're friends and family members that you've asked to play a special role whether as best man, usher, or groomsman.
The attendants
This is believed to contain the "vein of love" that leads directly to the heart.
Ring Finger
This was a popular wedding song in the early 1970's. This brother & sister duo, sings about "White lace and promises", "A kiss for luck and we're on our way".
We've Only Just Begun by Carpenters
Casey is a numismatist (nu-mis-matist), also know as this.
Coin Collector
When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.
"Corpse Bride"
The main male attendant and your witness to the marriage. He's responsible for handling some of the arrangements and supplying reassurance.
The Best Man
In ancient times, it was believed that a Bride was especially lucky on her wedding day. Guests would sometimes tear at her dress for a souvenir piece of good luck to take home. This tradition was started from her desire to offer a good luck souvenir, and prevent guests from bothering her (and her dress!) during her reception...
The bouquet toss
While not a traditional wedding song, it is preferred by heavy metal fans. Released in 1992 this slow melody song was originally sung by this Hetfield led Los Angeles band.
Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
Casey likes to quote this movie about Craig Jones, his overbearing girlfriend, Joi and his best friend, Smokey.
Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.
"Four Weddings and a Funeral"
The day Casey will forever remember.... and if not, will end up on the couch!
May, 21st 2016
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