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Gracious Weddings are more in vogue than ever, and in no other region of the country are they celebrated with greater panache and tradition than in the South. Explore all the elements that make southern weddings so special. Sumptuously ideas and consultation for every need.
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Spend your honeymoon in a quaint location on the Island of St. Simons or Jekyll - South Georgia. Enjoy a room which features your South Georgia environment with turndown and Southern Delicacies at your bedside.
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Wedding Customs in Antebellum America
Marriage has been considered a sacred institution throughout human history. In William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, marriage is described as:
A contract of eternal bond of love, Confirm’d by mutual joining of your hands, Attested by the holy close of lips, Strengthen’d by interchangement of your rings….
In antebellum America the covenant of marriage was also an important rite of passage, particularly for women. The accepted role of women during the antebellum period was that of wife and mother, making marriage a crucial apex in a young woman’s life. In a society where women played secondary roles in politics, economics, education, and everyday life the wedding was one occasion where females commanded the spotlight. Regardless of their socio-economic level, weddings starred the bride.
Though the institution of marriage was not always glamorous, many nineteenth century Americans began their marriages with beautiful wedding ceremonies. Weddings were frequently elaborate social affairs, especially for well-to-do brides. At no other time in her life would any young woman be as important as she was in the weeks leading up to her wedding. In addition to being a religious ceremony, the wedding was an important social occasion in the community, particularly in the South. Weddings provided an opportunity for distant relatives and friends to join together in a joyous celebration. Antebellum southern weddings, including those in Georgia, were social events that marked a coming-of-age for many young women.
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