Thursday, November 6, 2008

Carrying the bride over the threshold.

Where did this tradition come from? Ancients believed in a final last effort evil spirits could curse the couple while hovered at the threshold of their new home. So to prevent this curse, the bride had to be lifted to ensure evil spirits would not enter her body through the soles of her feet. 

Another belief is if the bride stumbled or tripped while stepping onto her new house they would both be cursed with bad luck. So, to be on the safe side, the groom would carry her into the new house. 

Today it is more for fun and a great photo if captured. 

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