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OxfordshireGetting Married - Wedding Venue

Monday 20th October 2014  


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Bignell Park Hotel

Bicester Hotel
Bignell Park Hotel
Chesterton
Bicester
Oxfordshire
OX26 1UE
England

tel:- 0845 45 66 399
fax:- +44 (0)1869 322 729
web address:- www.bignellparkhotel.co.uk/
e-mail:- enq@bignellparkhotel.co.uk

Bignell Park Hotel :-
DATING back to the sixteenth century, with twenty-two individually styled bedrooms, Bignell Park Hotel combines charm and character with first-class facilities


Wedding Trivia:
SOMETHING "OLD", "NEW", "BORROWED", AND "BLUE"
The tradition of carrying one or more items that are "old", "new", "borrowed" and "blue" also comes from English. There is an old English rhyme describing the practice which also mentions a sixpence in the brides shoe. Something old, signifying continuity, could be a piece of lace, jewelry, or a grandmother's handkerchief. Something new, signifying optimism in the future, could be an article of clothing or the wedding rings. Something borrowed, signifying future happiness, could be handkerchief from a happily married relative or friend. Something blue, signifying modesty, fidelity and love, comes from early Jewish history. In early Biblical times, blue not white symbolized purity. Both the bride and groom usually wore a band of blue material around the bottom of their wedding attire, hence the tradition of "something blue". Originally the sixpence was presented to the bride by her future husband as a token of his love. Today, very often, it is the bride's father who places a coin in the brides shoe prior to leaving home for the church.

 

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