An Irish wedding in Rheingau
Svenja and Michael live in Ireland. Their wedding took place nevertheless in rheingau, where Svenja comes from. I was with them the whole day, from GETTING READY to the rushing PARTY in the night.
Getting ready with the bride & bridesmaids
The traditional custom says that a bride should wear something new, something old, something borrowed and something blue during the wedding. The new symbolizes the beginning of a new life stage with the partner. The old accessory represents, on the other hand, the retention of old habits as well as family background, which should not be overlooked in the future.
The borrowed is a symbol of the security that one experiences from his friends and relatives. The color blue is generally for purity and loyalty. For this reason, there were mainly blue wedding dresses in antiquity. This habit lasted until the middle of the nineteenth century, before the clothes became white.