For our ancestors compliance wedding traditions were supposed opportunity to influence on the future life. Modern wedding ceremonies only complement the festive meal, and we do notWe think about the importance attached to them, people who lived many centuries before us. Let's take a look at the meaning, which is initially filled with the traditions of our ancestors.
Initially wedding dress in Russia it was red. White firmly taken its place since the time of Catherine's reign. The purity and integrity, are present in this color, it has become an integral symbols of the wedding action.
It is a symbol of farewell to their parents, with the mother house. The symbol of the transition to the groom's house, in a new family. Kidnaps the bride groomsmen. The bride, in turn, had to find a narrowing, or provide a ransom for her. Modern wedding ceremonies repeat this ancient tradition of almost every wedding.
Dowry Bride is preparing herself - sewing, embroidering,I am collecting decorations. But wedding shoes she bought at money saving. Thus showing his new family thrift, frugality.
The bride's bouquet
That friend, that will catch the bride's bouquetSoon marry. The modern wedding ceremonies this mischievous tradition came from European countries, and took its place on the Russian weddings, along with the traditional rites.
This beautiful wedding custom hassacramental meaning. Kiss unites young soul together. And if there is a kiss in public, the bride and groom "announce" all present their merger into a single family. The relationship of young people to the wedding were extremely chaste, so it is very important in this ritual that takes place when it is the parents and guests.
Loose rice newlyweds
Showered newlyweds with rice after the wedding. This is - the desire to have many children. In some Western countries, the newlyweds suit "rain" of candies, raisins, or nuts.
Modern wedding ceremonies maintain the ancienttraditions of many peoples. In almost all countries in the wedding party is given a separate place the wedding cake, the caravan, as a symbol of abundance, good luck in marriage. This tradition was in ancient Rome, and in medieval England, and, of course, in Russia. Its height can be different, but the form most often round the sun - a symbol of light, joy, happy life.
Dance with the bride's veil
At midnight, the bride, closedeyes, wears a veil on the head of one of her friends, who dance around it. One that lucky, he expects a speedy marriage. According to another tradition, the groom's friends surrounded by dancing girls, among them - the bride with her eyes closed. Girls should try to tear off a piece of veil, and to break through the circle of young people. That friend, who will be able to do so, will marry next.
The road, strewn with flowers
The path from the church to the house strewn Suiteflowers. This is an echo of pagan ritual. According to ancient beliefs, so it was possible to appease the goddess of fertility. Modern wedding ceremonies repeated this tradition, rather, because of its beauty and solemnity.