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  1. Traditional Wedding Practices in France Jessica Lam Sandy Silvia

  2. Before the Wedding • Bain de pré-mariage • Pre-wedding baths for brides • A desire for cleanliness and ritual purification • Groom escorts the fiance to church • Bride cuts ribbons on the road • Groom remove briars placed across the road

  3. The Wedding Dress Code • Voile de noce • A protective square of silk • Held over the heads of the bride and groom near the end of the ceremony, as they are blessed by the priest • Same silk will wrap their children when they are baptized

  4. Wedding Party • Croque en bouche • “mouth cruncher” = mouth-watering • Stack little cakes

  5. Wedding Party • Rond • Round Dance • Join hands • Dance in a circle

  6. Wedding Night • Couple, la mariée et le marié • Bridal garters are hurled in the faces of drunk guests • Flowers thrown • Disturb the new couple • For drink with the bride and groom • A strengthening onion soup as a morning after pick-me-up

  7. Mots • Bain de pré-mariage • Voile de noce • Croque en bouche • Rond • Couple • La mariée et le marié