May 21, 2008

knitted bridal accessories and old world wedding traditions

Some traces of the old traditional weddings are still remaining today and are reflected in the wedding tradition itself, the symbols of unity happiness and prosperity; messages that stand the test of time.

One of the most popular and practiced today is the custom for brides to wear “something old, new, borrowed

and blue”. The "something old" represents the bond to the bride's family and her old life; "something new"

represents the couple's new life together and their future hope for happiness, prosperity and success; "something borrowed" from a happily married woman is meant to impart similar happiness to the bride; and "something blue" represents fidelity and constancy.

Wearing white also dates back to Victorian times when Queen Victoria abandoned the usual royal tradition of wearing a silver gown, instead choosing to wear white.

The wedding tradition of the groom wearing a boutonniere originates in medieval times when a knight wore his lady's colors (through flowers) as a statement of his love.

Flowers and bouquets have long been used in weddings.

In addition to adorning the bride with flowers to promote good luck and good health flower meanings allow the bride to express her feelings for the groom. Orange blossoms signify purity, daisies loyalty, violets modesty and red roses signify true love.
The traditional folk costumes embrace traits of the various cultures representing the old traditions beliefs and customs passed on from one generation to another. They convey the skill and inventiveness of native designers – mostly women, who manufactured themselves their outfits of homespun thread (usually wool, linen, cotton, hemp, silk), using traditional tools.


Karen said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful.

Desirai said...

That bag with the blue butterflies on it is adorable!!!

Also... here is a link I saved about flowers and their meanings.