Oct 28, 2021
On today’s episode, we have Sara and Danielle all to ourselves as they break down the biggest trends they’re seeing in the wedding industry right now, including the most striking color combinations, a resurgence of fun 70s aesthetic, and the heartwarming ways couples are paying homage to their families on the big day. Next, our hosts dive into the origins of some of our favorite wedding traditions, like why brides wear white, the bouquet and garter toss, bridal veils, and throwing rice at the happy couple.
You’ll also hear which scents bring back wonderful (and not so wonderful) memories for Sara and Danielle, their hilarious take on the great dog versus cat debate, and why you should never smash a wedding cake into a beautiful bride’s face on her special day - in case that wasn’t clear. Finally, Danielle tells the sweet story of how she met her husband, and Sara shares the best marriage advice she ever received.
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* Vibrant, iridescent colors, as well as warm tones are big right now
* When you’re looking at Pinterest photos, be careful it’s not a stylized shoot as these are always over the top
* 70s trends are making a comeback
* Modern, clean lines
* Couples are also incorporating their heritage into their weddings
* Queen Victoria made white wedding dresses the tradition we know today
* White was associated with wealth
* Origins of bridal bouquet and Danielle’s use of fragrant flowers to create beautiful sensory memories
* Bridesmaids were originally used to protect the bride and her dowry as she walked to the groom’s village
* Tradition of the veil
* Bouquet and garter toss
* Throwing rice as a symbol of fertility
* Bride and groom “First Looks”
* Average age of bride and groom
* How Danielle met her husband
* Sara’s favorite marriage advice from her dad
“I'm seeing a lot of that goldenrod, mustard, lots of arches.”
“Be careful when you are looking at pictures that you're not looking at a stylized shoot, because it is always over the top.”
“I'm seeing a lot of disco balls when I'm looking online.”
“We have Queen Victoria to thank for having white dresses. Because pre-Queen Victoria, women couldn't afford white fabric.”
“Brides used to wear red. Up until Queen Victoria, they wore red.”
“Back in the day, the bridesmaids were used to literally send off or protect the bride as she was walking to the groom's village.”
“The group of women, who were similarly dressed, were expected to intervene if venture people tried to hurt the bride or steal her dowry.”
“It was common for the groom to take a bite of bread at the wedding, crumble the rest over the bride’s head for good luck, and then people would scramble to her feet to pick up the crumbs in order to absorb some good luck.”
“Originally brides wore veils to protect from evil, jealous spirits and to preserve their modesty.”
“Past couples didn't wait until their honeymoon to consummate their marriage. They would often do the deed right after saying, I do, the bouquet toss...