Tieing cans on the back of the bride & grooms getaway car…
Ever wonder where some of the wedding traditions came from that you are familiar with like the cans on the back of the get a way car? I do and after a little research I found an article that explains this particular tradition.
It’s originally called “Shivaree”. And its kind of funny. This tradition apparently originated in the Southern mountain area.
Years ago in the south on the wedding night the wedding guest surrounded the couples house and made all kinds of raucous commotion – they’d ring cow bells, shoot guns off, and sing obnoxious songs for hours.
Shivaree fell out of favor – imagine that. nonethelessless historians see vestiges of the shivered innocently enough in the noisemaking cans that adorn a newleywed couples getaway car.
There is one more thing the the original Shivaree included- care to guess what that was? You simply won’t believe it but you’ll be glad they don’t do it anymore.
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Lucky Sixpence
What does it all signify?
We’ve heard this at every wedding we’ve attended – aren’t you curious as to the meaning ? We were. So after a little research – here’s the answer.
Something Old – Signifies a sense of continuity, tradition and represents the link to the bride’s old life and her family.
Something New – Signifies the couple’s new beginning, new life together as well as their hope for the future.
Something Borrowed – Borrow something from a happily married friend or family. To wish you that your married life will mirror the happiness in her marriage, Brides can borrow Jewelry or a handkerchief from a family member or close friend.
Something Blue – Blue represents fidelity, love, and purity.
Lucky Sixpence in her shoe- Signifies wealth both financial wealth and a wealth of happiness and joy. This is an ancient custom to appease Diana, goddess of chastity and unmarried maidens, so that the bride could lose her virginity and bear children. A lucky sixpence in your shoe ensures a life of fortune. The sixpence first became known as a lucky coin then introduced by king Edward VI of England in 1551 and later became part of bridal wedding traditions in the Victorian era.
I’ve recently been looking at many beautiful wedding images and the latest trends in weddings and I’ve decided that, just like in my portrait work, that color truly speaks to me. To highlight the blue shoe is a great way to start thinking about the something blue in your wedding.
What is you favorite part of a wedding?