tel:- 01473 328 494
web address:- www.thebranthambull.co.uk
The Bull :-
We offer Free and exclusive hire for Weddings all year round. Seating upto 70 guests in The Restaurant, the stunning views over the River Stour create the perfect backdrop for your Wedding Party.
We are situated close to St Michael The Archangel Church in Brantham, and also within easy reach of Manningtree, Lawford & East Bergholt churches. With Ipswich only 15 minutes away, we are convieniently situated to hold your reception.
GARTER AND BRIDAL BOUQUET TOSS
In parts of Europe during the 14th contrary, having a piece of the bride's clothing was thought to bring good luck. Guests would literally destroy the brides dress by ripping off pieces of fabric. In order to prevent this, brides began throwing various items to the guests - the garter belt being one of the items.In order to avoid this problem, it became customary in the 14th century for the bride to toss her garter to the men. Sometimes the men would get drunk, become impatient, and try to remove the garter ahead of time. Therefore, the custom evolved for the groom to remove and toss the garter. With that change the bride started to toss the bridal bouquet to the unwed girls of marriageable age. Tradition says that whoever catches the bouquet shall be the next to marry. She keeps the bouquet to ensure this destiny.