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Weddings from the World: Orthodox Weddings


Photography:Whitney Rae Photography

Photography:Whitney Rae Photography

Wedding ceremonies around the world are varied and really interesting. Through these weeks, we will be learning about the different rituals, customs and traditions of different weddings ceremonies such as the Muslim, Indian, Japanese, Chinese and others. Today, let’s talk about Orthodox wedding ceremonies.

The Orthodox ceremony is very meaningful rite that has been celebrated for centuries. It is full of symbolism which marriage. For instance, love, mutual respect, equality and sacrifice. Everything that happens on it has a special meaning, especially the repetition of most ritual three times to represent and invoke the presence of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the Holy Trinity.

The rings used in the ceremony are blessed by the priest beforehand. Then, he will hold the rings while pressing three times the forehead of the groom and bride. Once done, the rings are exchanged and placed on the third finger of the right hand.

After the rings are exchanged, the priest gives the couple lit candles that represent the couple’s purification and their willingness to receive God in their lives. Then, comes the crowning which is the main ritual of Orthodox weddings. The crowns represent the couples as they are the kings of their new home. The crowns are swapped in their heads three The Belko Experiment movie online now

When the crowning has ended, the couple is guided by the priest in circles around the altar together with the godparents that will guide them through the marriage steps. The will walk three times around the altar with the Bible and the Cross.

Finally, the priest gives his blessing for the couple to have a long, happy and fruitful life together. The rest of the celebration such as the entrance to the church, the party and the dress code is very similar to a catholic wedding.


Vintage Real Wedding with President and Jackie Kennedy

JFK Wedding Day

As we approach Independence day, we would like to pay homage to and feature the wedding of one of the most loved presidential couples in our history as a country: President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (Jackie). Known for being a socialite and having impeccable, classy style, it is a wonderful privilege to be able to take a peak into Jackie Kennedy’s wedding day and to celebrate a time in their lives that was full of hope and promises.

Vintage Wedding Entering the Church escorted by her step father, with a look of absolute thrill.

President Wedding Ceremony The church and ceremony

bridal party  The wedding party.

Keeping Wedding Traditions

As a country, the U.S. is full of traditions as a part of the foundation of who we are. The fact that most of the country will be attending holiday parades, park events, and fire work shows in honor of those who have served and in celebration of the independence of this country is a demonstration of our love for (and need of) tradition. There seems to be a security or reassurance in tradition. That is probably why we uphold them and why it is so comforting -and even exciting- to see that in the lives of our Presidents traditions are kept. JFK and Jackie Kennedy upheld many wedding traditions, including but not limited to the first dance and cutting the cake.

Kennedy first dance The First Dance.

Jackie Kennedy's Wedding Veil Is that wedding veil not insanely gorgeous?

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Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

President Wedding TraditionThey look like the kind of couple that would smash the cake in each other’s faces (under extreme punishment if he got any on her dress, of course).

Having so many glimpses into their wedding, knowing where their future led, emphasizes the wonderful nature of the wedding day. It is a snap shot, and captured moment of simple joy, complete love, and the promise of many days of happiness.

As you approach your wedding day, don’t forget it’s significance goes beyond the table settings and the reception decorations. Have your goal for the day to have the same look of joy on your face as the Kennedy’s do on their wedding day.


Jewel’s Wedding Cake Topper by!

Western Bride and Groom

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Just because celebrities go out and make big names for themselves in Hollywood doesn’t mean they forget about where they come from. Multi-platinum selling singer/bride Jewel, eloped with her beau of 10 years, world-famous rodeo cowboy, Ty Murray in early August 2009. And, despite their impulsive decision to hop on a plane and get hitched (with only two close friends present), the songbird still managed to find the perfect accent piece for their round three-tiered wedding cake. Check out this Western Bride and Cowboy Groom Wedding Topper Jewel found online at and brought with her to the Cove Atlantis on Paradise Island. Listen up all you cowboys and cowgirls, this is a sure-fire way to express yourself and save a little money on decorating your cake – find this one online, for under $20.

Any brides interested in putting some western flair on their wedding cake can check out Jewel’s cake topper here:

Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum’s Wedding Cake Topper by!

Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum were treated to a wedding cake by Cake Divas at their wedding on July 11, 2009 in Malibu The cake was made in the shape of a fairytale castle and filled with fairies, which was a theme used throughout the wedding.

Wedding makes Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum’s Wedding Cake Topper
Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum’s Wedding Cake Topper

Jenna posted a photo of her beautiful fairy cake topper on Twitter and it was customized by Cake Divas to look like the bride and groom by changing the hair color, and kept to the princess theme by adding the fairy wings and sparkles. The wedding cake topper was provided by, who has worked with Cake Divas on a number of occasions in providing cake toppers for celebrity weddings.

“I’m just so proud of this,” she says on Twitter. “And yes it looks like us.”

Any brides interested in Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum’s wedding cake topper can take a look at the original cake topper via the link below:

How can your dream of a magical wedding ceremony turn into a reality?

The concept of a wedding of one’s dream can indeed have varying connotations to various people depending on their tastes, budget and temperament.

A dream wedding can mean different ideas to different prospective brides. For example, one bride may want to have a stage set for large, lavish cathedral wedding with all the associated formal trimmings. Contrary to this, another bride might be envisioning a compact, less elaborate ceremony on the beautiful beach settings. The bride would want it to be complete with unique wedding favors, which jell well the dreamy beach theme.

No matter what one’s dream wedding idea encompasses, it will have to make space for apt wedding accessories. Sans them no dream wedding will ever be complete. What you need is a full-fledged Web based platform offering wonderful collectibles.

With every type of quality wedding accessory made available at attractive rates, such an avenue on-line will allow your long cherished dreams of a magical wedding ceremony to turn into a reality. 

Won’t you love to proudly display a unique collection of fantastic wedding favors, wedding cake topper, wedding figurines and a host of wedding accessories on your wedding day? This can be achieved with a comprehensive wedding collectibles resource that you can access just at the click of a button. You can compare various products from the same category to make a suitable selection. The process, in itself, is exciting enjoying.

What’s the perfect way of creating a ‘signature’ look?

Creative people can employ interesting and off-beat ideas to customize wedding cake toppers or they can visit a wedding collectible resource to get one. For a special ‘signature’ look, recommendation must be made for fabulous Monogram Silver (full crystal) initial wedding cake toppers. What makes them magnificent are Swarovski crystals. Continue reading

Katherine Heigl of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ fame has a white wedding

The star of popular television shows ‘Grey’s Anatomy and ‘The Ringer’, married her musician boyfriend Josh Kelley in a traditional white themed ceremony. Stein Eriksen Lodge in Utah was the perfect location for a white themed wedding. With light snowfall outside and interiors done up in dramatic tones of white, the couple ensured that their dream of fairytale white wedding was played out well.

White drapes, white candles, white cushions, white chairs and even a white carpet was put together to create a magical ambience. Katherine looked stunning in an exquisite white Oscar De La Renta wedding gown. The path to wedding reception area was adorned with shimmering white candles.

The couple had planned the wedding to last detail to make this day a memorable one. You too can plan a themed wedding; check our inspiring collection for some theme ideas