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So get ready to walk down the aisle of amusing and quirky wedding wonders! We're about to spill the tea on some delightful, offbeat wedding facts that will have you giggling into your coffee or saying “ohhhh that make sense!” From unexpected traditions to lovely sentimental values, the world of weddings is a treasure trove of fascinating, and at times, downright hilarious tidbits. Let the laughter and love commence, and thank you for reading our #WEDDINGFUNFACT.
In ancient Egypt, couples exchanged rings made from hemp or reeds, symbolising eternity. Luckily, today's options are a bit more luxurious! Wedding rings are traditionally worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because the ancient Romans believed it contained the "vena amoris" or the "vein of love" connected directly to the heart. And in some cultures, couples tie the knot by actually tying a knot! In a Celtic tradition called "handfasting," couples' hands are bound together with ribbons to symbolise their union.
Holding hands with someone you love can actually reduce stress and lower your heart rate, due to the release of oxytocin. Awwwww how sweet! here's another cute one, the feeling of nostalgia associated with looking at old photos is due to the way our brains process memories. Looking at photos can trigger the same emotions and memories associated with that moment in time, making it a powerful tool for reminiscing and storytelling.
Did you know that the concept of honeymooning originated in 19th-century Britain? It was believed that newlyweds needed time to savour the sweetness of their marriage, just like honey! AND the concept of wedding photography dates back to the 18th-century when it was common to take posed portraits of the newlywed couple, their families, and their wedding guests.
Feeling hungry? well here's a yummy fact, the tradition of the wedding cake dates back to ancient Rome when a cake of wheat or barley was broken over the bride's head for good luck... hummm not sure many brides would go for that these days! Did you know that the world's largest wedding cake weighed over 15,000 pounds! Imagine trying to cut that at the reception. And not surprisingly the most popular wedding cake flavour in the UK is chocolate.
The "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" tradition comes from an old English rhyme symbolising continuity, optimism, borrowed happiness, and fidelity. In some cultures, it's customary to toss coins into a well for good luck. The clinking sound was believed to ward off evil spirits and ensure a happy marriage. Where In Denmark, it's a tradition for guests to throw rice instead of confetti, symbolising fertility and good fortune.
Queen Victoria started the white wedding dress trend in 1840 when she married Prince Albert. She chose white for its purity, and it's been a classic ever since. The bridal veil was originally used to hide the bride's face from evil spirits who might want to thwart her happiness. Luckily, today it's all about the big reveal! And whist we are on the subject of evil spirits, here's another one...The tradition of bridesmaids and groomsmen began in ancient Rome when they dressed like the bride and groom to confuse evil spirits. "Bouquet toss" used to be called "flinging the garter" in medieval England. The groom would remove the bride's garter and throw it to the male guests.
The first dance tradition dates back to medieval Europe when the bride and groom led a celebratory dance. Now it's all about that special moment. Now here an interesting one, ever heard of a "shotgun wedding"? It originated in the Wild West when brides were literally escorted to the altar with a shotgun-toting groom!
Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey through our 'Camera & Co.' blog. We appreciate you taking the time to read our lighthearted and informative content. We're thrilled to be a part of your wedding photography experience, and we're here to make your special day unforgettable. If you're ready to take the next step and capture your love story, we're now accepting bookings, and we can't wait to tell more unique tale through our lens.