August 02, 2006

Welshing out.

My dad's been kind enough to research wedding traditions for the various cultures from whence Douglas and I spring, and this is how the Welsh folks roll:

A Welsh bridal bouquet usually contains myrtle, and the bride gives to her bridesmaids a cutting of myrtle -- a symbol of love -- to carry in their bouquets. Welsh tradition holds that if the bridesmaid plants her myrtle and it blooms, she will soon marry.

A bride in Wales may wear a pin in her wedding gown, that she will remove and throw over her shoulder for good luck.

Infinitely more feasible that the ones involving smacking, smashing, kicking, etc. And slightly more festive.

Posted by Kat at August 2, 2006 12:42 PM