The History Of Marriage (Gay marriage, marriages, marriage, same sex marriage. History of marriage 1/17/13 – 749) With the Supreme Court’s recent approval of gay marriage, the debate of marriage and its meanings and origins have come into question. When, where, why and how did marriages begin? How far back did Marriages originate? Research shows that best evidence of the … Read More
Weddings, Weddings Weddings
How many weddings happen in the United States? In the USA, an average of 7,000 couples marry every day. Here’s some interesting numbers for Maui 2012 2012 Wedding Statistics Summary for Maui HI – (County) Number of Weddings 6,780 Average Wedding Cost $35,742 Market Value $242 Million Average Number of Guests 125 – 135
Strange Wedding Traditions
11 Extremely Strange Wedding Traditions As a Maui wedding photographer, I am always hearing about wedding traditions from around the world. Working in Maui, the island has it’s own wedding traditions to include: chanting, conch shell and lei exchange. In doing some research, I discovered that there are some pretty strange wedding traditions besides what we have her in Maui. … Read More
Wedding Traditions- Did you know?
Wedding Traditions- Did you know? Many cultures worldwide have been known to have a little fun before the wedding day, where either the groomsmen would kidnap the bride-to-be. They would leave clues for the groom to find her, and once he did, he would have to pay a ransom to get her back. This is still practiced in some countries … Read More
Traditions Of India, Weddings
Pre-Wedding Occasions Indian weddings generally last about a week. The wedding starts out with a ritual bath known as a haldi, which is where the bride and groom are both bathed by married women with oil, turmeric and water. After the bath the bride will go to a ceremony called a Mehendi, were the soon to be brides feet … Read More
What where weddings like in Medieval Ages?
Wedding in Medieval Ages After the Roman Empire dissolved wedding took two different directions. On one side the growing strength of Christianity in western countries restricted the wedding ceremonies. Whilst other relationships outside weddings were tolerated in ancient Rome and were possible also according to the Germanic rites this practice was condemned by the Christian authorities. The formal Christian Wedding was celebrated at the bride’s … Read More
Weddings in Ancient Egypt
Weddings in Ancient Egypt In ancient Egypt it seems that young men had the liberty to choose their own brides. Getting married and having children was considered a very important issue although the ceremony was very simple and had no official or religious value. In many cases, however, a written agreement was made. The bride’s father usually gave a dowry to the … Read More
Wedding Lore Traditionally, the safest season to marry was between the harvest and Christmas, when food was plentiful. An old English rhyme says “Marry in September’s shine, your living will be rich and fine.” Folklore has it that prior to the wedding, the bride must not allow her married name to be used before the wedding takes place, or it … Read More
Wedding Trivia- What does the word Bridal mean?
What does Bridal mean? The term “Bridal” came from the brew the bride and groom would drink, and was referred to as “bryd ealu” or “bride’s ale,” which evolved into “bridal“. Nicole Sanchez- Maui Wedding Photographer
Wedding Superstitions- Month of the year
Wedding Superstitions- Month of the year There are a lot of funny little rhymes that often go along with weddings. One of the rhymes goes with the different months of the year, which would then reveal whether or not it is good or bad luck to marry on that day. If you’re superstitious, then after reading the rhyme you may … Read More