A pre-cursor to the modern veil may be a tradition that originated in France where the carre, a square piece of silk fabric, was held over the bride and groom’s heads as they received the priest’s final blessing in the ceremony to ward away descending malice and the bride would also wear a wreath of flowers on her head.
The traditional layered wedding cake originated in France, but another common cake is called the croquembouche, which is essentially a pyramid of crème-filled pastry puffs covered in a caramel glaze.
After many dates turning sour or crushes who disappear seamlessly into thin air, I’ve been educated on what to expect when you’re dating native French men. I’d spent my whole life believing it was the man’s decision to say where we should go, what we should do.
Typically in small towns, children block their path with white ribbons, which the bride cuts to symbolize breaking through these obstacles.
These cakes probably originated from the Middle Ages when guests would bring small cakes or pastries and stack them in a pile.
If the bride and groom could kiss over the cakes without knocking them over, then supposedly they would have a lifetime of prosperity.
After seven years in Texas, I have almost forgotten what “walking” even means.
In France, I used to walk for miles every day, and it was my primary mode of transportation in the city.