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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

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one night in ancient Egypt…

Posted on: Saturday, May 23, 2009

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image via alternative film guide
Lav had a weird dream last night.
Liv and Lav were sparkling aorund in ancient Egypt….we worked hard on some kind of a good mission. Wearing dirty and ripped leather outfits…
We just got back in the tree , so I can write this post about
wedding tradtions from Egypt!
I was lucky to find the lovely blog One Long Road of Sara El-Sayeh,
an awsome egyptian lady! I guess its her turn to explain the wedding costumes of her country as an insider!
She devided her post Weddings In Egypt into 3 parts.
You can find part 1 ,part 2 and part 3 linked here.
Although its scary that arrangend weddings are still common in Egypt,
this girl will marry her boy for love!
Oh, hell yeah! I really start to love this world wedding tradition topic…

Tonight we will meet in ancient Greece, I would fancy a skinny-dip in the ocean!

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c’mon lets celebrate_weddings in eastern europe

Posted on: Friday, May 8, 2009

<small class="tooltip"><em>black cat white cat <span class="low">by</span> Emir Kusturica</em></small>

…I am crazy about movies!!!
Movies are definitely my main inspiration and my treat after a
never-ending week of work…they recharge my batteries and give me new Glitter to move on with my projects…
So here it comes another all time favorite:
Black Cat, White Cat directed by Emir Kusturica
My vision of a perfect wedding has always been to have this massive party :
Celebrate the love of your life! cheers! yeeeehaah!

Wedding traditions in eastern Europe are indeed like that:
Drinking, singing and Dancing are in fact the most important things at an east European wedding.
In Poland they celebrate with lively polka music and dancing.
If a Polish bride can drink from her glass of wine, and not spill a drop, she is considered lucky. Cheers!
A funny hat will be placed on the polish groom’s head, representing the wish that the marriage will be full of happiness and laughter.
In bulgaria a bride as to be asked 3 times to marry her signifcant other, and even in ancient times, it was her own decision! I am impressed!
The Violin is still the favorite instrument at a wedding in Hungaria, for traditonal folk music and gypsy style songs! Cheers to that!
Greek brides wore traditional wedding veils of yellow or red, which represented fire. Really hot!
Consider mixing and matching international customs to your wedding…
Make your own tradition!

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