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smokin hot wedding

Posted on: Monday, August 17, 2009

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image via Le Smoking

Liv has never been to Lavs home country Australia so far, but would love
to check it out one day. Mainly because of the SUN and BEACHES.
So here is a little research on Australian Weddings.
Most Australian wedding traditions have been borrowed from England, but many ceremonies are also flavored with Aboriginal customs.

So what is a traditional Aboriginal Wedding?
Ceremonies are preferably outside, or in a ceremonial lodge or under an arbor.
The bridal couple has four sponsors. Sponsors are older, well respected people within the community, chosen by the bride and groom. The sponsors are to give spiritual and marital guidance to the couple throughout their lifetime.
Their commitment is to the Creator, to God. There is no breaking that commitment, and no divorce.
If the couple separates and goes their separate ways, in the eyes of the Creator, they are still husband and wife. Each person makes a declaration in front of the Pipe Carrier that they choose to be known as husband and wife. Then they smoke from the pipe. Tobacco is offered and accepted by the officiant.

One thing is for sure: Australia would be a great place for a beach wedding.

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5 comments :

  • vananh

    Ohh thanks for the link to the blog Le Smoking.
    Pictures with smoking or guitar playing people are so inspiring to me.

  • WestAussieWedding

    Interesting! I never knew all of this.. learn something every day…
    There are a lot of out door weddings here.. actually now I think of it nearly every wedding I have ever been to has had an outdoor ceremony..
    .-= WestAussieWedding´s last blog ..2tone gem rings =-.

  • Liv

    @WestAussieWedding: Wow! How beautiful, outdoor weddings are amazing. I really wanna come to OZ soon.

  • anna and the ring

    Forget rubbish english traditions. This is beautiful.
    .-= anna and the ring´s last blog ..my hundredth and a new quandary – papa don’t preach? =-.

  • Michelle Holmes

    Its a lovely thought, but considering the Indigenous folk of Australia have been here for approx 40,000 years and tobacco has been here for just over 200 years, I don’t think that this can be a traditional custom.
    I am having trouble finding any Aboriginal ceremony that joins man and woman. How sad…..such rich and diverse culture and us white folks are trying our hardest to eradicate it!!!

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