Weddings and Thomas Hardy
Posted by Constanza on November 20, 1997 at 21:49:41:
In response to weddings, written by Laura Wallace on November 15, 1997 at 19:43:53
] In the country, even into this century the wedding party would walk from the bride's parents' home to the village church, where the couple marry, sign the register, and they would all walk back home, where they would then greet guests, if there were any. And again, in a small town, it's likely that everyone would just show up.
I know that it happens later in the XIX Century, but in Thomas Hardy's Under the Greenwood Tree there is a description of a wedding and is exactly like that.
AS regards night weddings and the Roman Church, are you sure?
My mother got married in 1967 and night weddings were the usual thing, just like today (at least in Argentina).
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