Now, don’t laugh but Queen Elizabeth II was a style icon once upon a time with her lovely wedding gown made of ivory duchess satin and studded with 10,000 imported white pearls and decorated with silver thread and tulle embroidery.
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Ygritte was Jon Snow’s first love, but it didn’t last long – Game of Thrones-style – she shot him full of arrows. While Rose Leslie and Kit Harington were a real-life couple, they broke up recently, hopefully with no bow and arrow involved this time!
A meaningful touch to your Wedding Day is a ‘Fight Box’. Before your big day, find a beautiful wooden box, a bottle of wine (if you drink), and two glasses. Write love notes to each other, explaining your feelings as you prepare to start your new life together as marriage partners. Seal your letter without letting your soon-to-be read what you’ve written.
During the ceremony, place the love notes inside the wooden box with the wine and glasses. Take turns hammering the box shut, one nail at a time, until the box is sealed.
Agree to keep the box sealed until a special anniversary, like your 10th or 20th, unless you hit a rough patch. Then, break open the box, pour the wine, read the letters, and reminisce about what brought you together!
The one thing every human society has in common is marriage. However some societies have gross, confusing, terrifying, or any mixture of the three wedding traditions. Have a read of these strange wedding traditions…
In Yugur culture (an ethnic Chinese minority) the groom will actually shoot his bride with a bow and arrow before the wedding…three times. Ok, so the arrows don’t have arrowheads, but still, thats like getting shot with rubber bullets. Once the deed is done, the groom will collect the arrows and break them, thus ensuring that they will love each other forever. How romantic!