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June 26, 2008

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jaime

My guess is you got it from me. Unless you read Jezebel, in which case you're even awesomer than I thought.

(Why do your comments not allow html?! That's not awesome at all. But anyway. My little post - http://fishunderwater.blogspot.com/2008/06/you-can-only-be-given-away-by-someone.html - and Jezebel's - http://jezebel.com/5019303/the-modern-wedding-ceremony-full-of-patriarchal-pitfalls .)

danielle wilson

Incidentally, in Orthodox weddings there is no giving away of anybody and there are no vows. See ceremony details here:
http://orthodoxwiki.org/Marriage

In Turkey, on the night before the wedding, there is a big party. Sugar is broken over the heads of the bride and groom to symbolize sweetness in the marriage, the bride's gets a circle of henna on her hand, and the groom's pinkie finger gets hennaed. The red of the henna symbolizes the sacrifices that women and men make for each other--women in childbirth, men in war.

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