Adding a Moravian Touch
To Your Wedding
My Grandmamma planned and organized our whole wedding. Poor Poppa burned up the road between Dime Box and Caldwell, Texas for three months since she did not drive.
What I do laugh about now is the fact the women who helped her were all relatives. This I did not find out until I started researching a year and half ago. The Lesson I learned was put a bunch of Moravian Women together and it will get done and done right.
I was married in 1978 in Dime Box by Henry Beseda at the Brethan Church. Since my husband's grandfather was a Deacon at the Church of Christ we had no band.
I still wanted to include my Moravian Heritage. My Moravian Grandmamma came up with carrying the idea of carrying my great Grandmother's Czech Prayer Book.
I added my Grandmamma's antique handkerchief as something old.
As a tribute to Poppa and Grandmamma I had Pastor Beseda say the Lords Prayer in Czech.
Now, there was one custom I could have done without. Ladies, you will laugh at this. Grandmamma, always believed a lady never ever leave the house without a "girdle". So, since her word was law it was worn.
Let me tell you with no air conditioning and 90 plus degrees on this September day when it was time for the toast this little lady bride downed her wine.
Of course a week later I was lectured by Grandmamma on lady manners.
You can reach P. Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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