Wednesday, October 2, 2013

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 276: Finding the Garter

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they aren't Wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here is a photograph from our wedding albums:

This is another one of the traditional wedding photographs insisted upon by the hired photographer and egged on by all in attendance.  After the bride tosses her bouquet and all of the single females leap to catch it (I don't have a picture of that for some reason), the groom has to get down on his knees, lift the bridal dress and find the white garter on the bride's leg.  We didn't practice this ... and I didn't ask which leg it was on.  Fortunately, it wasn't too hard to find, and she giggled the whole time because her 4th grade class was in attendance (as shown on the left of the picture).  

The tradition is that the groom tosses the garter to all of the single males in attendance (yes, the 4th graders too!), and they all try to avoid catching it.  I don't remember who caught it - maybe Linda's brother did, since he was the tallest (I aimed for him).

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