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    Why Is There a Sprig of Live Ivy in the Bouquet for the Ceremony?
    Ivy symbolizes eternal fidelity & wedded bliss. A popular Victorian tradition was for a bride to plant the ivy in her bouquet after the wedding and watch it grow through the years, passing down sprigs from the same plant for her daughters & granddaughters to use in their weddings.



    Why a Bride’s Handkerchief?
    Early farmers thought a bride’s wedding tears were lucky and brought them rain for their crops. Later on in history, a crying bride meant that she would never shed another tear about her marriage.
    Nikki: Nikki's bridal handkerchief originally belonged to her Grandma Dot.



    What Is That Weird Pouch Hanging Off The Garter?
    Another lesser-known Victorian wedding tradition involved small bags with a bit of bread and cloth and wood and coin to protect against shortages of food, clothing, shelter and money, with a lump of sugar to bring sweetness all the married life. Nikki has a corner of the infamous multipurpose buttbow from her dress fastened to her garter with a beautiful cameo found in a mixture of jewelry from her mother's side of the family. The coin is a rare $2 1/2 gold coin from her Grandma Dot; the lump of sugar is a Valentine's candy heart with '2000 Hugs' stamped on it.


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    A Lucky Sixpence for her shoe
    ...And A Lucky Sixpence for her Shoe.


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    Why Is There a Sprig of Live Ivy in the Bouquet?
    Why a Bride’s Handkerchief?
    What Is That Weird Pouch Hanging Off The Garter?

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    What Is With the Skull & Crossbones Pin On The Garter?
    Nikki's sorority badge, whose motto is 'Faithful Unto Death'.


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    A Victorian Tradition
    A wedding event called a "ribbon pull" is traditional to Victorian weddings. A sterling silver charm is purchased for each of the bridesmaids and engraved with a wish for the future such as; next to marry, lucky in life, hope, adventure etc... Each charm is tied to a ribbon. The baker places the ribbon tied charms between layers of the wedding cake as it is being assembled. Before the bride and groom share the first slice of cake, the bridesmaids gather so that each can pull one ribbon, claiming a "ribbon pull" that holds the promise of her future.


         

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