Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Welcome to Week 8 in our ’52 Rituals/Traditions in 52 Weeks’

This week we are taking a look at the Greek Tradition where the bride smashes a glass as she leaves her parents home to signify that once smashed it can never return to it’s former glory, symbolising the couples wish to never return to the time before they shared their lives together.

The image below is of Daphne doing just that, you can see the rest of her beautiful wedding photos in our real wedding section of this website.

Daphne’s mum also throws rice and sugared almonds over her as she leaves with her father, to signify good health and fertility in the marriage. The connection of the almond with renewal and fertility is clear and the sweetness of the sugar represents purity and the sweetness of marriage.

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