Of course, we see so many beautiful bridess here during the wedding season, which, unlike years ago, is no longer limited to the summer months only. Nowadays we have weddings booked all year round many of which, of course, take place not only on weekends but during the week too.
As one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Kent, something that gives us real pleasure is seeing the couples that we have come to know so well during all the preparations, finally tie the knot. “Tying the Knot” is one of those very old sayings that people use, without knowing where it comes from. It’s just one of the many superstitions that we take for granted isn’t it?
However when it comes to Weddings, everyone’s superstitious. Even if you’re the kind of person who walks under ladders on point of principle, or laughs when friends touch wood, you can bet that, when your wedding day dawns, wild horses couldn’t stop you clutching something old and putting on something blue. And that’s just to begin with. We guarantee that you wouldn’t dream of seeing your fiancé on the morning of the wedding. And will you expect to be carried across the threshold? Of course you will!
But where do these old traditions come from?
Well, some can be traced back to Roman & Anglo Saxon times, some to Victorian rhymes and others to folklore that has been passed down through countless generations.
All of them are to do with bestowing good luck and fertility on the happy couple.
There are so many superstitions and traditions associated with Weddings that it’s impossible to follow them all. Many have changed over time, while others, thankfully, are very watered-down versions of old customs. For example, the tradition of tying old shoes to the back of the Couple’s car stems from Tudor times when guests would throw shoes at the Brides & Grooms, with great luck being bestowed on them if they or their carriage were hit!
In Anglo Saxon times the Brides was symbolically struck with a shoe by her Grooms to establish his authority. Bridess would then throw shoes at their bridessmaids to see who would marry next.
So, when you hold your wedding here at one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Bromley feel free to throw as many shoes as you like…but I’m sure your bridessmaids would much prefer to try and catch you bouquet rather than a shoe!