• Something old, new, borrowed, blue…

    Posted on 21 September 2012 by mavi in Events, General, Red Carpet.

    Despite reality, trends, contests, reinterpretations, search for new settings, marriage firmly maintains some traditions that also accompany brides the more modern and transgressive… One of these traditions is that the bride on her wedding day should wear something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue,  of theme with a precise symbolic meaning. In fact, if wearing something new and old indicates the passage from childhood to the new condition of bride wearing something borrowed symbolizes sharing this important moment with someone very loved. Then, wearing the blue object (usually a garter) refers to the Jewish tradition, where this color symbolizes love, fidelity and purity. A tradition sees the groom remove the garter to the bride at the end of the wedding reception and make the “launch of the garter” as a wish to all the single men, mail tradition corrisponding to the very traditional “launch of the bouquet” to all the single women present at the wedding reception. Always fascinates me to see that every bride I met, coming from anywhere in the world, has kept these traditions, perhaps combining them with some more from the area of origin, such as wearing small propitiatory amulets belonging to the Celtic tradition, or performing  “jump the broom”, an Afro-American tradition that dates back to the time of slavery, where marriages between slaves were not recognized, nowadays a symbol of tribute to the past and of happiness. So whatever you choose to celebrate your marriage, propitiate luck and happiness with a touch of tradition! …

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