White lace, tuxedos and “I Dos” are in abundance throughout the Summer as newlyweds exchange their vows. However, the traditions have changed. Old school ceremonies date as far back as the 1800s when slaves jumped the broom as a symbol of unity and new lives together. In the 1900s, weddings represented nuptials shared between young brides and grooms, eager to begin a family. New school weddings range from same-sex couples to brides and grooms waiting to marry later in life, in wake of budding careers.
What are some other wedding traditions you’ve seen change over time?