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thats how people role in Iceland

Posted on: Monday, June 1, 2009

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Photo by Chris Craymer who just published a book full of amazing
TRUE ROMANCE photographs.
This link goes to his website, you find the pictures at the “romance” link.
The couple above looks like they are celebrating an traditional Icelandic wedding! Why?
Bedgifts and loads of drinks! Thats how people roll in Iceland!
The wedding would usually start at least one day before the actual ceremony, with lots and lots of drinking and singing and speeches and merrymaking.
The wedding reception still tends to be filled with toasts, singing, laughter, and much drinking. It was customary for the groom to present his bride with a gift on the bridal bed. Today it is also common for the bride to present the groom with a wedding-bed gift. Traditionally the bride would be waiting for her new husband wearing only her bridal headdress, which her new husband would remove. Once the couple were in bed together the priest would bless them one last time and the couple would drink from the bridal cups to seal their marriage.
I really like the idea of a bedgift! I would love to get bedgifts regularly…
maybe than I would see my bed more often….
And now: Sleep hard and dream rock’n’roll

You might also like this World Wedding Tradition Posts: One Night In Ancient Egypt, c’mon let’s celebrate_weddings in eastern europe

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