Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wedding Shoe Trivia - Part 2: 'SHOwErs' of blessings

In Anglo Saxon times, the groom would symbolically tap the bride's forehead with the heel of the bride's shoe to show his authority over her. The brides tossed one of her shoes rather than bouquets to bridesmaids who hoped to be the next to marry.

According to an alternative Turkish wedding culture, all the bride's single girlfriends will sign the soles of her wedding shoes. It is said that the person whose name fades the most after the shoes have made their way down the aisle and seen their time on the dance floor will be the next to get married.

During Tudor times, guests would throw shoes at the newlywed couple. O-U-C-H! If they or their carriage were hit, it meant good luck was bestowed upon them!The tradition of tying shoes to the back of the couple's car. Now, thankfully, folks just tie shoes to the new couple's car.

Aren't we glad that some customs evolved with time. :)

Less well known is for the bride's father to give the groom a pair of the bride's shoes to symbolise the passing of responsibility for the daughter to her new husband.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Magical Garden Wedding Show 2009 @ Gardenasia, 5 September 2009

First ever Singapore Countryside Wedding Concept! Come down to Gardenasia and experience on evening of Wedding Workshops, Fashion Show, Magical Light Show, Sampling of holistic food, Exhibition of wedding services and Gardenasia's specialty cuisine & various outdoor themes.
Venue: Gardenasia, 240 Neo Tiew Crescent*
Date & Time: 5th September 2009, 4pm - 8pm.
Admission: Register early at $20 per couple.
Ticket sales on the day is $30 per couple.
Contact: 6779 6058
Transportation from Kranji MRT provided
4.00 - 4.3opm - Registration.
4.30 - 5.30pm - Workshops by Wedding Professionals.
5.30 - 6.30pm - Guided tour in groups around Gardenasia
Free n Easy at Exhibition area.
6.30 - 7.00pm - Fashion Parade by Martini G. featuring garden wedding gowns.
7.00 - 8.00pm - Dinner & Music Performance by Wedding Harmony.
(Workshops and programme are subject to change)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Brides & Beauty 2009

We will be participating in the Brides & Beauty 2009 Exhibition 14-16 August 2009.

Venue: Suntec Exhibition Hall 404
Booth: K03

We're offering 10% off all evening bags.

See you there!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Wedding Shoe Ritual - Part 1: And silver sixpence in your shoe (Part 1)

There're many interesting rituals regarding wedding shoes.

Have you heard of the verse "something old, something new"?

The full text of the verse goes like this:
Something old, something new,
Something borrowed, something blue,
And silver sixpence in your shoe.

Try tucking some coins in your wedding shoe, it is believed to bring you wealth in your married life and protection against wants.
(Source: Olmert, Michael (1996). Milton's Teeth and Ovid's Umbrella: Curiouser & Curiouser Adventures in History, p.155. Simon & Schuster, New York)

The old Swedish custom carry this further. The bride will place one silver coins in her left shoe from her father, and one gold coin in her right from her mother to ensure that she will never go without. (Source:

Watch this space... we'll bring you more interesting wedding shoe rituals...