A Ranunculus Wedding is a traditional Roman Catholic ceremony that takes place in the Church of San Damiano in Venice, Italy. The groom, bride and their families all have different customs and traditions associated with the wedding. In this article I will discuss Ranunculus customs and traditions.
The wedding vows are normally recited by a priest and are taken from the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament. This is the part of the Bible where it says God created man in his own image, according to whom he shall see His glory. The bride then says, “Behold, thou art consecrated to me with this ring, according to the law of Moses and Israel.” She then covers her face with the gemstone representing her purity and says, “I now commit unto him, according to the law of Moses and Israel, to bring into his presence, all the people of Israel.” The couple then makes a libation and the priest conducts the ceremony.
A number of religious groups used this occasion to break away from Roman Catholic practices and rites such as drinking from the bridal bath, which is considered polluted. In the 13th century the tradition was begun by the monk namedries who wore a ring, which he hid in his hair to protect him from evil spirits, and gave it to the bride as he said prayers to her. Since this time, this ring has not been used to protect the bride from any evil. It is also not used any longer to make a toast at a Ranunculus wedding. The groom’s right hand was adorned with the gemstone, while the left had a ring that was hidden by his hair.
Another custom used during a wedding is the sending of wedding dress pins to the happy couple. The bride wears the tiara which is made of gold. It is decorated with jewels and the groom wears it on the right side of his head, over his eyes. Sometimes a tiara is made of Swarovski crystal. This tradition started because many years ago the bride’s father was killed in a car crash and he was buried with his wedding dress.
During the ceremony itself, the groom would place a satin sash around the bride’s neck and on the right shoulder. The groom then ties the ends of the strings that tie the satin sash around his waist. It is important that he does this very slowly so that the strings do not touch the woman. After the ceremony the bride takes her bouquet and walks slowly down the aisle accompanied by footmen, attendants, groomsmen, ring bearer, fathers, and mothers.
The wedding vows started with a pledge by both the bride and the groom to be eternally faithful to each other through thick and thin. They also promised to support and defend each other through thick and thin. They also said that they will love and care for their children, depend on each other in sickness and health, and have faith that they will see each other again after their marriage. Then they say that they promise each other to be bound by the wedding vows and to be faithful to one another. This is where the wedding vows of a traditional Saindhavan wedding differ from that of a Rajasthani or Ranthambore wedding.
After the ceremony, the guests would go back to their homes or hotels. This would usually last for a couple of days. After the wedding, the family of both the bride and the groom would send each other thank you cards. They could also send each other gift items like jewelry, clothes, or things with the wedding related theme engraved on them. In some Indian regions, the wedding party would celebrate by going to a sports event or to the beach.
In most Asian countries, the wedding party would head to the place where they will live after the marriage. They would stay there for a week or two. After the week, they would come back to the city and spend the next few days celebrating and enjoying the time they have been given. Then they move onto their new home after the wedding. If they want to have a private time during their honeymoon, then it would be best if they stay in a hotel that is not too far away from where the couple wants to be.