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Wedding Objection

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in Funny Video on July 12, 2012

Check out this hilarious wedding objection that ends in a sword fight!!

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Wedding Disaster #1 - Bride vs Swimming Pool

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in Funny Video on July 07, 2012

Be absolutely certain you have a sure-footed best man at your wedding!

You don't want this happening on your big day!

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The Weird and Wonderful World of Weddings - Roman History

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in Facts Funny on June 29, 2012

Here is a selection of interesting and unusual historical facts about Ancient Roman weddings. 

  • Ancient Romans studied pig entrails to determine the luckiest time to marry. 
  • In 860 A.D., Pope Nicholas I pronounced that an engagement ring was a required statement of nuptial intent. He also insisted that engagement rings be made of gold, which signified a financial sacrifice on the part of the prospective husband. 
  • It is because of Pope Innocent III that the custom of having both an engagement ring and a wedding ring exists. During the 13th century, he instituted a waiting period between engagement and marriage, and also insisted that a ring be used in the wedding ceremony. Before that, rings were used to seal an engagement only (as well as other important agreements). 
  • In ancient Rome, Augustus (63 B.C.-A.D. 14) passed drastic laws compelling people to marry and penalised those who remained single. 
  • Ancient Romans thought the veil protected the bride from evil spirits, and brides have worn veils ever since. 
  • "Tie the knot" comes from Roman times, when the bride wore a belt tied with a knot known as the “Knot of Hercules”, which only her husband could untie after the ceremony. 
  • The Roman goddess Juno rules over marriage, the hearth, and childbirth, hence the popularity of June weddings. 
  • A Roman girl was considered ready for marriage at the age of 12, though 14 was the standard for both bride and groom. 
  • A lucky day for the wedding was carefully chosen to avoid any ill omens. June was an especially favoured month, while marriages in February and May were forbidden. 
  • Marriage ceremonies typically ended with a kiss, because in ancientRomea kiss was a legal bond that sealed contracts, and marriage was seen as a contract.

 

 

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"Canon" Like You've Never Seen It Before

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in Funny Video on June 28, 2012

This guy (yes, it really is just one guy) puts an impressive musical twist on the classic wedding piece, "Canon".

An interesting choice for a less formal wedding perhaps.

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