Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Jumping of the Broom

A really neat wedding tradition is the "Jumping of the Broom," which represents a formal and public declaration of a couple's commitment to each other. Here is a little how-to:

  • Select a time to perform this tradition. Either at the very end of the ceremony or during the reception would be appropriate.
  • Call your guests to gather around you and your new spouse.
  • Place the broom on the floor and stand in front of it.
  • Ask a family member or friend to narrate the history of this custom.
  • Suggest that the narrator explain to guests that you are re-creating the ceremony as a way to represent the joining together of two lives and the need for support of the marriage from the entire community.
  • Hold the broom with your spouse as the narrator shares this important information.
  • Sweep the broom in a circle together until the story is finished.
  • Place the broom on the floor and hold hands with your spouse.
  • Ask the guests to count out loud to three.
  • Jump over the broom together.

Welcome Hillery and Ricky

Welcome Hillery and Ricky to our celebrate! family!!!!
I am so thrilled to work with this amazing couple. They are dreaming of a burnt orange, brown, and cream colored fun wedding at the Oakleaf Plantation in Orange Park, Florida. I cannot wait to start designing all their wedding details.