Craspedia

Craspedia brings a pop of joy to any design! These unique little flower balls are great fun, long lasting and dry beautifully.

Photo Credit to Serena Star Photography

Photo Credit to Serena Star Photography

Photo Credit to Serena Star Photography

 

Here comes the Bride, all dressed in white

 Have you ever thought about where the tradition of the white wedding gown came from?  Brides wearing white gowns, started after 1840, when Queen Victoria married Prince Albert. She decided to break from tradition, and instead of wearing more metallic silk colors, such as gold, and silver; she decided to wear a white, lace wedding gown. Before white wedding gowns, brides wore whatever dress they had. To complete the blushing bride look, Brides wore a veil to cover their faces. However, this tradition started way before Queen Victoria.  In the dark ages, superstitious brides would wear the veil to ward off evil spirits and bad luck.  Veils were also worn by brides as they walked down the aisle during an arranged marriage. That’s around the same time bridesmaids started. The maid of honor would hold the bride’s dowry and would give it to the groom after the ceremony, so he wouldn’t have the money before she married him.

Most Brides can’t wait to choose which of their friends get the honor of being one of their bridesmaids.  Brides have had bridesmaids since before the dark ages, but their roles were very different then. To the horror of many of today’s brides, during the Renaissance period, brides started the tradition that all bridesmaids would dress like the bride. This was to ward off and confuse evil spirits from getting to the bride. From there it changed to all the bridesmaids would look alike. These are just some of the traditions, that have influenced today’s weddings.

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