June 29, 2017

On the Left

     Why does the bride stand to the left of the groom as they face the officiant? In the days of old, the groom could wrap his left arm around his bride, leaving his right hand free to retrieve his sword and fight to protect her.  (I love this stuff!)
     Also, on his left, his heart, filled with love flows down toward her.
     When the ceremony is completed, the couple turns and faces the congregation/audience of family and friends.   She is  on the groom's right side.  What does this represent?  United, the bride is now the groom's right hand.

#romance, #wedding, #bride, #groom, #ceremony, #sword, #olden days, #tradition

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