Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Parades and Raids

I was searching a little more for processional alternatives and French wedding traditions to go along with the sixties, french, vintage, glam, picnic thing we've got goin' on. I found a lot of customs I like including this take on the procession -

"Still practiced in small villages today, it is a traditional French custom for the groom to call on his future bride at her home on the morning of their wedding. The groom escorts her to the wedding chapel in a procession, headed by musicians, followed behind by the bride with her father, guests and the groom with his mother at the end of line." (source)

Another fun tradition your wedding party might get a good laugh at? Late night wedding suite raids!

"Chiverie is the wedding night prank to interrupt the wedding couple at night by a crowd clanging pots and pans, righing bells and horns. The bride and groom were expected to appear in their wedding clothes and provide treats for their tormentors."

{image via here}


Lilapuppy said...

I love the idea of the parade, but I gotta tell you, I also LOVED walking down the aisle (I wasn't at all sure that I would). But you have to pick something that feels right for you.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is so beautiful!! I came over from A Practical Wedding.

I have to say, though, that if a crowd of people came banging pots under my window the night before my wedding, they would notsomuch get treats...

anna and the ring said...

The one thing I shall miss is a little parade around town! Not so interested in the evening raids!