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From beautiful white gowns and rose petals to glorious music, planning the perfect day always includes time honored traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation


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here are moments in our lives that we want to remember forever. For


many, our wedding day is planned meticulously to be a series of un- forgettable moments that include traditions that we have enjoyed our entire lives. Across the nation and across the globe, there are beautiful traditions that we have come to expect when we attend a wedding, and we look forward to celebrating these traditions along- side the newlyweds.


Incorporating wedding traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation gives your guests a small taste of the beautiful history and rich culture that has helped shape you. There are family traditions, cultural traditions, and regional traditions, but there are also exciting traditions that are enjoyed by almost everyone. Blending the traditions from two families that are now united is a great way to begin your new journey and enjoying the traditions that have been a part of almost every wedding ever attended takes on new meaning when it is enjoyed at your own wedding. There is a common thread of tradition that flows through most weddings. From beautiful white gowns and rose petals to glorious music, planning the perfect day always includes time honored traditions that have been passed down from genera- tion to generation. Behind each of those traditions is a story of how it became part of weddings today. There are many theo- ries as to how each tradition came to be. However, they are fun to read and know- ing a bit of the history that has shaped tradition is a delightful way to add depth to your wedding celebration.


Most couples start by setting the date. If


you are looking forward to fulfilling your nuptial dreams, June is the most popular month to get married. While many would


The House & Home Magazine


Aaron and Erin Mciliwee cutting their wedding cake. Courtesy of Sarah Thrift


think that June became the most popular month to walk down the aisle because of sunshine and beautiful weather, it might surprise you to know that the tradition of getting married in June actually dates back to Roman times. The Roman god- dess Juno was said to rule over marriage and childbirth. Therefore, being married in June was thought to honor her and encourage her blessing over the marriage, including the fertility for the newlyweds. Before the bride to be can begin to plan


Something old, something new, Something borrowed, something blue.


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