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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Fun at a 1850's Wedding!!

If you know me or just by looking at my blog you can tell,I love any old stuff from the past. I live near Land Between the Lakes in KY. I love "The Homeplace". It is really one of the best living history farms I have seen. Live animals and costume workers all the time. I just really love it. I missed the event last year,but I got to go yesterday to it this year. A reenactment of a 1850's wedding!! I loved it. Call me a nerd or dork or whatever,but I love history things like this. I love seeing, hearing or reading about time periods in the past. Here is a few pictures from this weekend. I didn't take any really of the farm because I have a bunch I took already on another trip. If you want to see those Posts click below

On to this weekend!!

The Single Pen house where the wedding took place
and the ducks below were invited to the wedding I guess?

 The Groom showed up. Along with the preacher and Bride's Brother
 I love the wedding veil and gloves.
Felt like you were back in time sitting with all the people!
 Putting a shoe on the brides forehead and then passing it to the new husband. Reminded the bride that authority over her has passed to her new husband. In turn, the groom promised to treat his wife well.
The mother brushed the bride with a small sheaf of 
wheat to symbolically ensure fertility in the marriage

 Married! It was so cute.

They served Cake and Cider to all the guest
They did the cake cutting
 First dance. The waltz.
Virginia Reel Dance
 “Run for the Broom” game played by single men
 “Toss the Cat in the Quilt,” game for the single ladies 
 “Catch the Bride’s Sock,” game. Removes brides sock and throws for single ladies to catch it

"The Virginia Reel Dance"
(You can turn off background music at bottom of page to watch video)
A short clip of the first dance

I hope you enjoyed this post!! I had a great time!!


  1. Thankyou for your sweet comment on my blog :) It is lovely to meet you too! I love this post- I don't think it's geeky to like old fashioned things like this, I love them too. How neat it must have been to be there! You have a beautiful blog and I look forward to reading more of your posts :)

    God Bless You,

  2. Wow that is so neat! I bet it was a lot of fun to go too(: the dance was very graceful, I hope you have a good weekend!

    In Christ,


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