All posts tagged: wedding traditions

Paris wedding charivari (Shivaree)

In France, the custom of charivari now often includes a drive through the town in a parade of decorated cars with horns blaring.  The older custom was to make noise as the couple left the church or at the home of the newlyweds on their wedding night, but customs change over the years.  This was the couples car for a wedding in Paris .

Almonds at Weddings

Candied almonds have historically been given as wedding gifts or served to the guests as wedding favors.  In France, Calissons d’Aix en Provence are said to have been served at the wedding of the king in the 1400s.  The Italians serve five almonds to signify five wishes for the bride and groom –  health, wealth, happiness, children and long life.  known by many names – dragee, confetti, Jordan Almonds, mlabas, koufeta – they are popular at many American weddings as well.

wedding wreath, Basel Switzerland

Swiss wedding traditions

  OUR TIPS FOR TRAVELING WITH CAMERA EQUIPMENT OUR LIST OF FAVORITE EQUIPMENT FOR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY Some brides in Switzerland still follow the tradition of wearing a wedding wreath of flowers.  The custom was to burn the wreath after the ceremony, and if it burned quickly, the couple would have good luck.  This photo is of a wreath for a wedding in Basel Switzerland. Traveling with camera equipment can get a little tricky, so we have listed some of our favorite tips for making it easier. Take only your favorite camera and lenses use a comfortable cross-body camera case always carry a polarizer use watertight and shock resistant equipment put gel packets in the camera case CAMERAS – Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 5D Mark II LENSES – Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L II, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L, Canon EF 17-40 f/4L USM Ultra Wide angle Zoom, Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II zoom Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L macro OTHER EQUIPMENT – Hoya 77mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter SanDisk Extreme …