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Wedding Traditions Explained: Carrying the Bride Over the Threshold
One of our favorite wedding traditions to see photographed is carrying the bride over the threshold. The groom scoops up his bride and carries her through the doorway where they will stay on their wedding night. This tradition is often done as newlyweds enter their new home or honeymoon suite on the night of their wedding.
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As with most wedding traditions, this custom dates back to the ancient Romans. Often times a bride did not want to leave her parent’s home, so she was dragged by her new groom over the threshold of her new husband’s home. It also appeared more lady like if a bride resisted entering the bedchamber with her new husband. He would encourage her to enter by carrying her inside.
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It was also believed that evil spirits would target a bride even after her wedding was completed. Brides were thought to be extra vulnerable on the soles of their feet. Due to this, ancient grooms would carry brides into their new home so evil spirits did not enter a bride’s feet and follow the couple into their home.
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