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Wedding Celebrations

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the tradition of wedding celebrations in Tudor and Stuart England. It explores the so-called ‘Hymen's revels’ and the rituals of nuptial cheer that brought the concomitants of ... More


“Lots of Young People Today are Doing This”: The White Wedding Revived

Karen M. Dunak

in As Long as We Both Shall Love: The White Wedding in Postwar America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737811
eISBN:
9780814764763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737811.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the reemergence of the white wedding as a popular form of wedding celebration in the late 1960s and 1970s despite the rise of alternative forms of wedding. It first considers ... More


“Linking the Past With the Future”: Origins of the Postwar White Wedding

Karen M. Dunak

in As Long as We Both Shall Love: The White Wedding in Postwar America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737811
eISBN:
9780814764763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737811.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter traces the origins of the postwar white wedding and its evolution into a newly requisite style of wedding celebration. In particular, it examines the shift from a variety of wedding ... More


Wedding Celebrations

Elisabeth van Houts

in Married Life in the Middle Ages, 900-1300

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198798897
eISBN:
9780191839542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798897.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

This chapter discusses the ceremonial aspect of wedding celebrations of elite weddings, lower-status weddings, so-called ‘mantle’ ceremonies, and wedding rings. Actual wedding celebrations often ... More


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