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Christmas Wedding Ideas - Banff
What could be better than Banff and the Canadian Rockies to host the most important event of your new lives together. Christmas traditions last a lifetime.
It's all about family and friends during the holidays.
So why not involve all those special people in your wedding celebration. Banff is a winter wonderland over Christmas. The perfect backdrop to share with your wedding guests.
How about some interesting trivia on where wedding traditions came from...
You've heard the saying.....Do you have something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Well, each item in this poem represents a good-luck token for the bride.
If she carries all of them on her wedding day, her marriage will be happy.
"Something old" symbolizes continuity with the bride's family and the past.
"Something new" means optimism and hope for the bride's new life ahead.
"Something borrowed" is usually an item from a happily married friend or family member. Their good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over to the new bride. The borrowed item also reminds the bride that she can depend on her friends and family.
As for the colorful item, blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity.
Christianity has long dressed the Virgin Mary in blue, so purity was associated with the color. Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns, as evidenced in proverbs like, "Marry in blue, lover be true."
Ancient Christmas Wedding Ideas
Have you ever wondered why the Happy Couple invites special friends and family members to participate in their wedding? This tradition dates back to ancient Roman times.
Several women were asked to dress similar to the bride in order to confuse any evil spirits that may attempt to kidnap the bride.
Nowadays, the bridesmaids may dress differently from the bride, but they wear similar dresses to each other for good luck. Besides, it looks great.
The best man and other groomsmen also have roles steeped in tradition. In ancient times, brides weren't exactly willing parties. Instead, they would be abducted by the groom, his best man and other close friends. These men are now representing both consenting parties by being groomsmen.
Incidentally, the honeymoon stemmed from these abductions. The kidnapped bride and her groom would run off to a hidden location so no one would find them. They were usually gone for about a month. Nice!!!! Looking for some great romantic honeymoon destinations?
The cake isn't just to provide a sweet end to a wedding feast. In ancient Rome there was a different meaning. In those days, a small cake was broken over the brides head during the ceremony to symbolize fertility. Ouch!
The guests would pick up the bits of cake that fell to the floor and keep them for luck. These days our elaborate wedding cakes won't spoil any bridal hairdos, but they will be enjoyed by all guests after dinner is over.
Christmas Wedding Ideas - Planning
A Christmas wedding can be enjoyable and deeply gratifying.
Christmas traditions can be discreetly intertwined into every detail of the planning. This makes the wedding a personal and incredibly emotional experience.
The beautiful holiday hues and the multitude of lights that embrace the season make decorations strikingly elegant and memorable.
If you are planning a holiday wedding, consider the following ideas when creating your own Christmas Wedding Wonderland!
The holiday seasons signifies love, happiness and family – everything that a wedding should signify. If a Christmas wedding is an option or if you would like to incorporate some holiday cheer into your winter wedding, here are some great ideas.
This is the season for singing “Jingle Bells” and many other Christmas songs and a Christmas wedding is perfect for this type of playlist.
Prepare a list of fun Christmas songs such as “Jingle Bell Rock”, “All I Want for Christmas Is You”, and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and have an entertaining sing-a-long with your guests. The perfect holiday touch for a beautiful Christmas Wedding.
Don't Forget Santa!
Okay, so each of us has her own thoughts on whether Santa exists or not, but all of us can agree on one thing: he's certainly welcome at any party. Don't forget to invite him to yours!
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Christmas Wedding Ideas
A Christmas wedding is normally associated to cold weather, which means the bride can wear a white faux fur coat, cape or stole over her wedding dress.
Including small details in gold or silver on the bride’s dress or the groom’s suit is the perfect way to add a little Christmas cheer to your look – but whatever you do, don’t go overboard!
Christmas wedding ideas can be quite special and unique. Your Christmas Wedding gown can vary in color due to the time of year. You can choose it's your day.
To create a romantic Christmas wedding, colors such as red and dark green can also be good choices. You can then include those colors in your flowers or accessories to compliment your wedding dress.
The holiday seasons signifies love, happiness and family – everything that a wedding should also signify. If a Christmas wedding is an option or if you would like to incorporate some holiday cheer into your winter wedding, here are some great wedding ideas.
Christmas Wedding Ideas abound this time of year. Evoke a glamorous, elegant winter atmosphere by using luxurious textures combined with cozy accents.
Choose a hall with thick tapestries and a working fireplace. Use the dim light of chandeliers to evoke a sexy, upscale ambiance.
Serve warm winter drinks like hot toddies, mulled wine or hot chocolate accented with peppermint stirring sticks. Choose a rich color palette, with deep colors like purple or navy, accented with shimmering gold.
Decorate tables with elegant centerpieces in traditional flowers like roses or tulips. For an extra touch of panache, include peacock feathers or sprigs of berries. For an out-of-the-ordinary decor theme, include a charming, detailed Christmas village. It will be sure to draw the attention of your guests.
Or another Christmas Wedding Idea....
Create the look of a winter wonderland for your wedding with white linens, and accent your tables with silver. Elegant snowflakes make lovely place mats for guests. Sprinkle clear rhinestones around the serving tables and cake table. They evoke the feel of ice.
Silver sleigh bells remind people of winter, so edge the tables with bells hanging from scallops of ribbon. Consider adding fake fur or cow hide chairs for the wedding party. It will make the head table look and feel like a cozy escape from the cold.
There are some fabulous venues for a Christmas Wedding in Banff and area. The Banff Springs Hotel or the Chateau Lake Louise could be a great choice. Check out Winter Weddings - Banff for more information.
Christmas Weddings are about Family!
Although the spotlight will always shine brightly on you as the blissful couple, sharing the limelight with your family is a great "theme" to bring into the celebration.
Special speeches, prayers, and thoughts can be incorporated into your event both verbally and non-verbally.
The holidays are a time to revel in the gratitude and love we feel for one another. It's Christmas time, a time for goodwill towards all men.
A wedding to top off the holiday season always brings added joy. Christmas Wedding Ideas brings out that unique feeling of family and the joy of Christmas traditions.
"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love." - Hamilton Wright Mabie. Family is such a great part of that conspiracy!!! Make Family and Friends part of your Christmas Wedding Ideas....
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