Monday, February 22, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
We have found that most of our brides still follow this tradition, even to the point of the last minute before walking the aisle, asking friends and family to find items for her to wear quickly.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Some traditions have the garter being auctioned off instead of being tossed. The proceeds would go to the couple to cover their honeymoon expenses.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
This is one of the wonderful things about photographing. You have the honor of watching families grow and being able to capture these precious memories.
Please note that these two images are uncropped versions. The cropped versions that the parents purchased showed more baby than black background.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Richmond, Virginia is so full of history, art, architecture, and culture. You can find just about anything you want to see, eat, or do within just a few miles each other. It is the perfect place for photographing portraits of newly engaged couples. We had the pleasure of following Melissa and Brandon around downtown Richmond this past Valentine's Day. We, being a couple married for over 20 years, enjoyed being with this special couple and, for us, remembering and renewing what it felt like to have the "world in our hands" and the excitement of a future together.
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Saturday, February 13, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Are you planning to have a flower girl or ring bearer at your wedding? When did this tradition begin and why?
Thursday, February 4, 2010
In ancient societies, dating back to Biblical days, when marriages were pre-arranged, the groom was not allowed to see his bride-to-be until the wedding ceremony. The couple was not allowed to see each other until the wedding day. This tradition kept the bride and groom-to-be from balking about marrying each other due to their looks. Up until nearly the end of the wedding ceremony, the bride remained veiled. The groom was allowed to unveil the bride at the end of the ceremony.
The veil was, also, worn as protection from evil spirits that were thought to plague the wedding service. The bride wore a veil as a disguise so that the evil spirits would not recognize her. As superstitions went, the evil spirits were jealous of the brides and their happiness. If the veil was not worn, the evil spirits would make all sorts of trouble for the bride at her wedding.
In some cultures the veil was so long and big that it wrapped the bride like a shroud. The veil was then put away and only brought out again when the woman was buried in it.
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