Last week I packed up my photography equipment and headed to the south-west of Calgary for Roanne's wedding shower. On the drive over I tried to recall the history of bridal showers and realized I didn't know very much about where they came from. So I did a little research, get ready for this fun fact...
Wedding Showers go all the way back to 1890, where they started out of dowry practices. Wikipedia - the one that knows all - states, " The custom of the bridal shower is said to have grown out of earlier dowry practices, when a poor woman's family might not have the money to provide a dowry for her, or when a father refused to give his daughter her dowry because he did not approve of the marriage. In such situations, friends of the woman would gather together and bring gifts that would compensate for the dowry and allow her to marry the man of her choice."
Society has come a long way in marriage traditions, and now-a-days the couple gets double the gifts! Even though the purpose has changed, bridal showers still have value. Family and friends coming together to support and celebrate two people who have found each other. Here is a little preview of exactly that. Best wishes to Roanne and Jordan, thanks again for including me in your shower!
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