Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tossing the Garter

Tossing the Garter, this tradition traces back more than 500 years to England and a ritual called "flinging the stocking". Today the groom usually removes the garter from the brides leg and tosses it to the unmarried men in attendance.

Most of the weddings today skip both the bouquet and garter toss. Some couples feel it is highlighting that their friends are not married, and would prefer to not make them feel uncomfortable regarding these traditions.

Traditions, Tossing the Bouquet

Tossing the Bouquet

Tradition traces to the early 1800's in the United States, when the bride would toss small bouquets at each of her bridesmaids. A ring was hidden in one and the bridesmaid that caught that bouquet would be the next to marry. Today the bride gathers all the unmarried ladies and tosses her bouquet, often the florist makes a special bouquet to toss so the brides bouquet can be preserved or saved for drying.

Wedding Vows

Some brides today delete the word "obey" from the traditional vows, often substituting the word "cherish". They might be surprised to learn as early as 1848 Elizabeth Cady, defied her father, a judge to marry Harry Stanton and as an expression of her independence she omitted the word obey from her vows.

Tradition of Wedding Flowers

The groom used to pick flowers for the bride, she in turn would give him some back for his boutonniere. That is the reason today many florists use some of the same flowers in the bouqet and the boutonniere. Special flowers, "stephanotis" is used only in the bride, groom and parents floral pieces.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Weddings Slideshows

Lori and Mike
An Intimate Yet Elegant Wedding
The Augusta room at the Westin Hotel was transformed into three unified, but separate areas, with ivory drape and valances in the cermony, lounge and dining area. An added chocolate brown drape throughout the lounge are created a relaxed, romantic environment.
Soft, inviting light washed the ceremony area. A spring green lit the dining room. The lounge area, including the trees, had a warm amber light. After dinner, the lighting shifted into a spring green color, welcoming guests into the lounge. Pin spotting highlighted each centerpiece adding a dramatic effect. LMD Productions did all of the lighting and decor for this wedding
Dark brown and spring green linens, accentuated the long dining table, with tall centerpieces florals and willows. On the table was a runner of florals and "green" fruits. The room was stunning.
Hardy Klahold Photography did a fabulous job capturing the "story" of this wedding day.

Patricia and Steve
The wedding was at the beautiful Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.
We started the wedding festivities at Jack Quinn for a Thursday night pre party.
Ladies on Friday went horse back riding at the Broadmoor Stables and had a Champagne picnic on Cheyenne Mountain. The gentlemen played golf at the Broadmoor Golf Club.
Guests all went to the Garden of the Gods, for the Welcome Colorado Dinner.
Saturday was the big event......the wedding. Guests enjoyed the ceremony in the fountain room at the Broadmoor, the Lakeview Terrace for cocktails and
hors d'oeurves. Back into the hotel for the reception, complete with draping, florals, linens and a Rock band from New Orleans, The Radiators. As you can see all of the guests and the couple had a fabulous day.
Photos are courtesy of Hardy Klahold Photography

Monday, September 28, 2009

Thank You Notes

A fun idea for your thank you notes.

Order blank thank you notes and have your photographer take a photo of you on your wedding day. Have them printed while you are on your honeymoon, and you will be ready upon your return to write the thank you notes with a very personal touch. Taking a few minutes to let your guests know you did appreciate the gift.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Summer Wedding Photography

The photos are from some of the summer weddings that Everlasting Memories by Char and staff have coordinated. Please enjoy!

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