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Bride

The bridal wreath is a relic of the corona nuptialis used by the Greeks and Romans to indicate triumph.

Bride Cake

A relic of the Roman Confarreatio, a mode of marriage practised by the highest class in Rome. It was performed before ten witnesses by the Pontifex Maximus, and the contracting parties mutually partook of a cake made of salt, water, and flour (far ) Only those born in such wedlock were eligible for the high sacred offices.

Bride

or Wedding Favours represent the true lover's knot, and symbolise union.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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