Weddings are one of the world’s most extravagant events. Each will vary in size and theme, based on culture, religious beliefs and expenses. But there is one common link to these celebrations, being that the bride and groom are the focal point of this grand affair.
It is the bride that traditionally remains unseen before the ceremony. And depending on the culture and order of the wedding party, it is the groom that will then make his way to the alter, and sometimes do it aboard a camel.
The camel is most prevalent at Indian and Arabic weddings, but certainly is no stranger among the rest. Traditional American weddings can take on a new twist, just by adding one of these large animals to entertain and captivate guests. A royal affair demands royal attire, so camels are clad in the decorative garb for the occasion.
And just as the bride and groom, camels can also come in pairs, which enables husband and wife to parade side by side.
Prior to the mid nineteenth century, brides wore gowns of any color. Things soon changed thereafter, with white, the symbol of purity and innocence, becoming the premiere choice for modern brides.
Today, you wear a color other than white and you are “non-traditional”.
White is the long flowing gown and veil, and even the pale bouquet she carries in her hand.
White is the wedding cake and fixtures, as well as the animals for viewing in the wedding farm.
Live animals displays have become more common, as it allows newlyweds to add something a little different, while still remaining traditional. White sheep and goats transition from barnyard dwellers to wedding props, with a color that fits the scheme. Throw in white chickens, ducks and rabbits, and even a pale miniature cow, and the setting is nearly complete.
With soon-to-be husbands appearing in a black tuxedos at most traditional weddings, the Zebra instantly symbolizes the union of bride and groom. Beautifully groomed and displayed, these stripes instantly adorn wedding photographs and become a conversation piece for guests.
Planning a wedding is tedious, with most preparation beginning at least a year in advance. So when planning yours, consider detailing it with animals, and allow these four-legged fixtures to crash your party.