I wanted to send you this link! You mentioned buying a pretty umbrella, and I love theirs. They're also surprisingly reasonably priced.http://www.ebags.com/galleria/category_search/index.cfm?Ne=300&fuseaction=endecasearch&Ntt=Umbrellas&x=0&y=0&N=4001+30010533&Nao=12
oh those are awesome! but there's no way those will get to us before the wedding :(
Oh - and I thought you turned them off because you didn't want any jerks commenting the week before your wedding!I can't wait to see your wedding pictures. Relax, it will all go wonderfully!
BTW, don't forget the rice pudding, it so much more fun then rice. And rice is based on pagan fertility rites anyway.Have fun. And if people aren't happy for you then f___'m
we're not having rice, we're having bubbles :)
Bubbles? Cool. But rice pudding is so much messier :)Since early Roman times some grain - usually wheat - has been associated with the wedding ceremony.The basis for the predominant theory as to why rice and other grains, such as wheat, have played a prominent role in marriage ceremonies for centuries, is that they are fraught with symbolism of fertility and of prosperity. By throwing rice at the bride and groom at a wedding, guests symbolically wish them a lifetime full of these blessings.Historically, in certain primitive tribal cultures, the mere act of supping on rice together bound a couple in matrimony, as eating this local food together implied their living together. In other cultures, the symbolic eating of rice together preceded a shower of rice over the married couple.Perhaps the most curious use of rice in the wedding ceremony, was its use in some cultures not to unite the happy couple, but to feed the uninvited evil spirits who always attended the ceremony. The rationale behind this practice was to ward off evil, as well-fed evil spirits would bring no harm to the blissful couple.In early Roman times, wheat was the grain of choice for the wedding ceremony, as wheat, not rice, symbolized fertility. The virginal bride carried a sheaf of wheat in her hand throughout the ceremony, or wore a garland of wheat in her hair. Instead of the bride tossing a bouquet, as is traditionally done today, wedding guests tossed grains of wheat at her, and young, single girls clambered for the grains that bounced off of the young bride, believing that these grains could ensure them a trip down the bridal path soon thereafter.
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