As we bring in the new year and celebrate fresh beginnings, we thought it'd be fun to take a look at some of our most cherished wedding traditions.
Today, brides from all over the world celebrate with unique traditions. From beautiful Mehndi designs (temporary body art made from a paste of henna leaves and water) on the hands of Indian brides...... to guests signing the bride's shoes in Turkey.
The Turkish bride asks her single bridesmaids and relatives to sign the soles of her shoes before she walks down the aisle. When all of the dancing and wedding festivities are finished, the person whose signature has faded the most is said to be the next to marry. For more traditions from around the world, check out The Knot.
For a local look at wedding wear from years past, check out the Charleston Museum's Aisle Style: 150 Years of Wedding Fashion.The exhibit will be on display through the end of June.
So, here's to 2010. May we honor the traditions that have been enjoyed by so many happy couples and be inspired to start some new ones along the way. Cheers!