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Philip Larkin’s The Whitsun Weddings

- Philip Larkin’s The Whitsun Weddings     As I was reading Philip Larkin’s "The Whitsun Weddings," I was initially struck by the difference between his use of language and the language used by many of the poets we read earlier in the course. The difference between the language of the two W.B. Yeats poems we wrote about previously and this poem by Larkin was particularly striking. Of course, the use of language changed slowly, with each poet we have read between Yeats and Larkin becoming less like the former and more like the latter....   [tags: Whitsun Weddings]

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Analysis Of Larkin 's ' The Whitsun Weddings '

- ... From a Marxist perspective this can then be proved because the bourgeoisie own both the base and superstructure of society as by buying into these ideal lives you are paying the superstructure, keeping the bourgeoisie superior. Larkin’s poems ‘the large cool store’ and ‘here’ both give off an impression to the reader that there is a materialistic dream that the proletariat aspire to achieve. This is shown through the fact that the store in the ‘large cool store’ is selling ‘cheap clothes’ which the proletariat buy....   [tags: Marxism, Karl Marx, Social class, Proletariat]

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Comparative Analysis of Ariel by Sylvia Plath and The whitsun Weddings by Phillip Larkin

- ... Both The Applicant and The Whitsun Weddings present marriage as a societal norm and a process that is executed in a similar fashion by most individuals without question. A Birthday Present is thought to be referring to an affair that Ted Hughes (Plath’s husband) had. An Arundel Tomb explores the potential misrepresentation of a relationship between an earl and countess in the 1500s; it also explores the damaging effects of time on a relationship. The Applicant portrays marriage as an enrolment process (seemingly a job interview) whereas Larkin uses The Whitsun Weddings as a means of documenting the relationships or rather, the marriages that he witnesses around him....   [tags: Marriage, Society]

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Exploring Identity and Time in Here, An Arundel Tomb and The Whitsun Weddings

- Exploring Identity and Time in Here, An Arundel Tomb and The Whitsun Weddings    Larkin has been criticized over the years for the moroseness of his poems, the blackened description of everyday life that some people say lacks depth, however, unlike many other poets, Larkin does not always write the truth or the depth of his feelings. In many there is a voice, trying to convince its author of something that is usually quite evident or exploring itself but revealing only the surface. Why he is trying to convince himself and what are is true feelings present the real challenge and profundity of Larkin poems....   [tags: An Arundel Tomb]

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Weddings Venues: Choose Gloucestershire

- Weddings are very special occasion in one’s life. It is important to have the right setting. If you want the occasion to be memorable, weddings venues Gloucestershire offers phenomenal settings for every taste. The area is known for lush gardens a great feature for the bridge and groom who loves to commune with nature. Looking for beautiful churches, gorgeous medieval churches are available to provide the right setting. Lakes and waterfalls are readily available to provide a romantic setting, you will sure to remember....   [tags: Weddings, UK, ]

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Non-Traditional Weddings

- Many freshly engaged couples have stars in their eyes after the big marriage proposal comes about. They have no idea what to do after the euphoria starts to wear off, so they tend to bend and fold to the pressures of how other people think their special day should be, but most are just happy to have found their soul mate and just want to seal the deal. Well, a hearty congratulations to those adventuresome, fun-loving couples that are brave enough to not only go against the grain, but also against well-meaning family members that are confused about whose wedding it actually is supposed to be for....   [tags: Weddings]

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Why Fairytale Weddings are So Desirable

- Celebrity weddings enable the media to sell more magazines because of the impact of celebrity culture in America. “Americans’ acceptance of weddings as visual entertainment and their vicarious enjoyment of the social lives of the rich and famous,” encourage media to continue covering celebrity weddings and life in general in great detail (Jellison 113). People want to copy the images of celebrities and often have a famous person they like to refer to as an idol or an inspiration. So, if a certain superstar incorporated something extravagant into their wedding, their fans want to follow in their footsteps....   [tags: celebrity weddings, culture, entertainment]

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The Major Significances of Ancient Roman Weddings

- The ideal Roman marriage is defined as such: “a monogamous union of a man and a woman, a total community of life, a partnership according to both human and divine laws” (Goran Lind, 32-33). In order for an ideal Roman wedding to be performed, several requirements were necessary. First and foremost, the bride had to be twelve at the youngest while the groom could be “at least fourteen” (A). Nevertheless, they could not be relatives (A). Another requirement besides the age was consent, which was displayed three times both before and during the ceremony....   [tags: ideal marriage, divine laws, weddings]

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Wedding Weddings Are Loud, Fun, And Extravagant

- Pakistani weddings are loud, fun, and extravagant while American weddings are often very formal and proper. Some differences of these two cultures are displayed particularly in weddings: mainly in the pre-wedding activities, wedding party attire, and the actual ceremony and reception. Weddings are a major, wonderful life event; but people all around the world celebrate differently. Pakistani weddings generally include many pre-wedding activities. Usually, there will be a Dholki before one to two weeks before the official celebrations begin....   [tags: Wedding, Marriage, Bachelor party, Mehndi]

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Weddings: Cinderella by Cambell Grant

- From a young age, children are encouraged by their parents and teachers to begin dreaming and imagining their future life. Kids often think about what they want to be when they become adults and in particular, girls often imagine their dream wedding. Constant exposure to the idea of marriage and images of sophisticated weddings leads children to dream of having an elaborate wedding as well. As young girls grow up, they begin to come in contact with magazines, which also endorse fairytale weddings....   [tags: cinderella, dream wedding]

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Comparing Religious Weddings

- Your Typical Christian Wedding includes… Venue • Usually inside a church • Hall may be used Dress • A traditional white gown/ ball dress is worn by the bride. She usually has a vial and carries a bouquet of flowers in her hand. • The groom would wear a black and white tuxedo with either a bow or a tie. Rituals The Procession • Seating of the Parents Having the support and involvement of parents and grandparents in the ceremony brings a special blessing to the couple and also expresses honor to the previous generations of marriage unions....   [tags: Compare Contrast Weddings Religion]

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My Original Thoughts On Modern Weddings

- ... If the perception of this sacred event is likely to end in divorce then what is interesting that society tries to define and celebrate weddings but in American society we care more about the wedding festivities than the actual wedding the beauty in the cove net two individuals who are committing very serious vows to each other and GOD. When it comes down to it nothing honestly matters other than that through out this assignment process I realize that my ideals on this are drastically different compared to the mass populace I feel that a wedding budget is a applicable accessory when planning a wedding it is very practical for people who have different places on the playing field if a coup...   [tags: Wedding, Marriage, White wedding]

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The Benefits Of Indoor Vs. Outdoor Weddings

- ... For example, a tent or an open structure can provide shade from heat or cover from rain, because the last thing you want to do is inject yourself into an uncomfortable situation. Indoor locations offer the benefits of escaping the elements; therefore the concern of weather conditions is eliminated. Air conditioning and heat is readily available, and your decorations aren’t going to get blown away or dampened by rain. In addition, your food won’t get ruined. A downfall to indoor weddings is basically the size of the accommodations....   [tags: Marriage, Wedding, English-language films, Want]

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The Influence of Royal Weddings on Bridal Fashion in the Nineteenth Century

- The Influence of Royal Weddings on Bridal Fashion in the Nineteenth Century • Background: Weddings may be one of the most festive social occasions. The bridal dress was a chance to show off one’s best dress and finest accessories. The first possible references of wedding apparel came from the Hellenistic period of Greece. However, there was no real consideration of element, fabric, color, or style. It was given meaning by the use of accessories, such as flowers and metal tiaras. Long before the early 19th century, the idea of ceremony-specific clothing, particularly for a one-time event, was beyond the financial means of the vast majority of the population....   [tags: wedding dress, tradition, standards]

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Marriage and Weddings

- When you are a little girl, you are bought baby dolls, a Barbie dressed in white, a Ken in a matching tux, and a plastic kitchen set. You grow up saying that when you get big, you want to be a stay at home mom. As a child, nearly every little girl is told “You are going to grow up, graduate high school, have a great big wedding and have babies.” It is something we that are taught to look forward to and to aspire for from age five, but does it really make us happy. The average wedding in the United States costs thirty-thousand dollars (Hicken)....   [tags: Marriage, Divorce, Married Couples, Single Parents]

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whitsun wedding

- Frost's poem is melancholy and nostalgic in tone and soothing, almost hypnotic, in rhythm. Peaceful and serene in the natural scene it describes, it seems to sway between restful repose and death. Sleep and death, and a seeming longing for both, are evoked by the images of night, long travel, winter and isolation. The simple, formulaic phrasing and rhythm of the poem belie something hidden, beneath and in the past, which is more complex. Frost, differently from Hayden's free verse, uses the formal structure and rhythm of his verse in juxtaposition to the more troubling, less controllable, undercurrent of death....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Wedding Rituals Are Different in Various Cultures

- Wedding rituals are different in various cultures. There is a lot of preparation that happens before, during,and after the wedding ceremony. Even though the wedding ritual do have similarities between each other they also contrast with each other. Hispanic Catholic weddings have their own ritual ways and so do Muslim (Islam) have their own way of celebrating the ritual. The day of the Hispanic catholic wedding there are various things that are going on. The ceremony has to take place in a Catholic church since the church is God's home and he has to be present for the ceremony....   [tags: hispanic catholic weddings, muslim rituals]

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Weddings - Worth the Pain

- The awakening sun lit the room and the hallways of the house with pillars of golden sunlight, the blankets ruffled from a restless night filled with excitement, which today would be released. My cousin, Veronica, after several years of dating, will now marry the man of her dreams, Adrian. After all of the anticipation, planning, and news updates, we’re off to Santa Barbara for her rehearsal wedding, wedding, and reception. A smell of bacon runs through the house, and shouts rush to my ears from the downstairs kitchen....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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Religious Traditions of Weddings

- Weddings are a very joyous occasion, not only for the bride and groom , but also for their friends and family that get to join in the celebration. A wedding allows two people who are in love to legally join together and spend their lives together, serving one another in devoted infatuation. It is also a way to show their love to the world and truly enjoy being with each other. Most wedding ceremonies revolve around the traditions of a certain religion, and each religion has its own way of conducting such a ceremony....   [tags: Religion ]

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Amish Weddings

- As a blushing bride walks down the aisle of a church with tears of joy in her eyes and dressed an expensive white gown, her future husband stands and waits to kiss his wife. This couple has been engaged for several months, and during that time all the details of this day have been perfectly planned: the date of the ceremony, the venue, the flowers, and even the colors of the bridesmaids’ dresses. This is the day that every girl dreams of experiencing. However, if that girl is of the Amish faith, her wedding day will not be as extravagant....   [tags: Culture ]

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How Weddings Differ in Vietnam and America

- People in all countries of the world celebrate their important events like birthdays, graduations, weddings, and funerals, etc. However, the ways we have celebrations are different from cultures to cultures and countries to countries. Thus, Vietnamese and Americans have different celebrations for their events, and people in those countries celebrate their weddings differently in preparations, costumes, and ceremonies. One of the important differences between the ways weddings are celebrated by Vietnamese and Americans is preparation....   [tags: ceremonies, celebrations, preparation]

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Wedding Traditions Across Different Cultures

- Wedding Traditions Across Different Cultures When it comes to planning a wedding, people have to worry not only about food, flowers, and what they wear, they also have to honor many traditions, even if they don't understand their origins or meanings. However, to not follow these traditions, understood or not, might mean bad luck for the marriage or, at the very least, disgruntled wedding guests. Every culture cherishes its own marriage traditions and superstitions. Many are not understood but are still seriously followed because 'it's always been done that way'; (Kendrick)....   [tags: Weddings Marriage Cultural Essays]

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Weddings: A Look at the History and Our Current Obsession

- In today's generation, the culture upheld throughout weddings has drastically changed, from what it was many years ago. From the cake, the dress, the venue and more a wedding can run more than twenty-six thousand dollars for an average person, and so many are not ashamed of spending more. People today treat marriage and weddings as if they are playthings, something you can play with for a little while and then throw away, but it was not like that once upon a time ago. Wedding have changed so much that there is now a negative effect on the general population of wannabe brides, who are marrying just for the fun of it....   [tags: ceremonies, expense, bride]

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Weddings of the Middle Ages

- Weddings of the Middle Ages As the ages have past weddings have changed, the most interesting weddings took place in the middle ages. Middle ages were full of mystery and lust, women were not merely wives but prizes and a possession, rarely was it love. The reasons of which people were married was determined by their class. Most of the marriage laws we know today evolved during this era. The celebrations were extravagant, full of color and magnificent entertainment and exquisite feasts, radical compared to prior ages....   [tags: European History]

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Weddings

- Weddings The food is likely to be vegetarian, although the rice pudding dish (var), which is traditionally served at Kashmiri weddings, can contain lamb. The feasts are sumptuous so be prepared to eat a lot. Cutlery is not always used so follow tradition and eat off banana leaves with your fingers. Alcohol is generally not served at Hindu weddings and you are introduced to exotic drinks such as Mathis (salted buttermilk) instead....   [tags: Papers]

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Four Weddings And A Polaroid

- Ruby looked up from her cold mug of coffee just as a mysterious man walked into the diner. the sound of the bells on the door handle had startled her and interrupted her usual day dreaming. She watched the man from her counter stool as he seated himself at a nearby booth. He gazed out the window with a troubled look on his face and finally turned and met eyes with Ruby. He offered her a kind smile but Ruby turned her head quickly out of embarrassment. She hadn't even realized she was starring at him, but there was something so familiar about him she couldn't help herself....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Victorian Weddings

- Victorian Weddings Like every aspect in Victorian society, great expectations were placed upon weddings. In fact, during this time frame, several guidebooks for weddings were referred to, one of these books was “Our Deportment: On the Manners and Conduct and Dress of the Most Refined Society” by John H. Young. Many traditions regarding weddings first took place during the Victorian Age and are still followed today. The Bride The Victorian bride was expected to follow many guidelines concerning her wedding....   [tags: Victorian Era]

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Hindu Weddings

- Marriage is the institution whereby men and women are joined in a special kind of social and legal dependence for the purpose of founding and maintaining a family. (Webster's Dictionary.) When a couple gets married they make a vow in front of their loved ones and their God to be together for the rest of their lives and abide by each other. In the Hindu religion, which is the third largest religion in the world, weddings are very sacred, therefore a wedding ceremony takes a lot of time and effort and it is composed of different rituals and ceremonies....   [tags: Religion Marriage]

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Differences between Chinese and American Weddings

- Weddings Flowers, diamond rings, and vowels: all these things are vital when it comes to the traditional American wedding. Because they all symbolize the emotion of love, which American marriages are based on. However in China where love is not the basis of marriage such symbolizations don't exist and this can be seen in a traditional Chinese wedding. The differences between Chinese and American weddings are very great. For example, in America we are free to date and choose whom we want to marry based on our standings....   [tags: Compare Contrast]

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Marriage in Ancient Roman Culture

- Every culture has marriage rituals that help differentiate them from each other. Traditions and customs in ancient Roman wedding etiquette was not very different from bridal etiquette today. Their wedding customs have actually set the basis for many modern weddings today. However, there were some customs that were very important to the Romans that do not completely relate to modern customs. An engagement ring, the choice of which date and location, the dressing of the bride, and the legalizing of the marriage itself were all important to the Ancient Roman culture....   [tags: marriage rituals, traditions, weddings]

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Arranged Marriages in India

- ... Many people who live outside of India have the misconception that young women are forced. In a very small percentage of marriages that may be the case but it is not typical. Young people of the region understand that their parents know them better than anybody else and trust their choices. Matchmakers are a common practice in locating suitable mates. The traditional matchmaker in India is referred to as a Nayan. Normally, the nayan is a person that is familiar with the family and could be an involved friend or extended family member....   [tags: match, divorce, weddings]

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Wedding Speech : Winter Wedding

- ... This will make the perfect keepsake for pictures, and be a romantic moment to experience indeed. 18. Cut out heart-shaped marshmallows for hot chocolate Pretty Marshmellow To add an extra little touch of love to your snack bar, make some heart-shaped marshmallows with your bridesmaids the night before. This makes for fun before your wedding and fun during it, too. 17. Hot chocolate bar/S’mores bar/Caramel Apple Station Depending on your preference, your guests will love the fun and creativity brought in with having a hot chocolate bar, s’mores station or caramel apple creation station....   [tags: Wedding, Marriage, Wedding ring, Engagement ring]

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Wedding Speech : A Memorable Wedding

- ... I was nervous, until that day I had always lived with my parents so going away from home seemed very scary and awkward to think about. I couldn 't think about it too long because I was rushed out of the shower to get my hair and makeup done. Photographers had already shown up while I was being pensive in the shower. The morning of my wedding day was very busy, I had photographers wanting to take pictures of my every move I took, I felt as if I was a celebrity being photographed by the paparazzi....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Wedding, Husband]

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Philip Larkin's Faith Healing

- How typical in terms of subject, theme, structure and versification is Faith Healing by Larkin. Philip Larkin's Faith Healing In 1964, Philip Larkin published his third book of poetry, entitled 'The Whitsun Weddings'. One of the many critically acclaimed poems was 'Faith Healing'. In this essay, I intend to explore how typical this poem is in terms of subject, theme, structure and versification. In Faith Healing, women flock to an American Faith Healer for a blessing. The persona of the poem is written from an outsider's point of view, looking in at this sight....   [tags: Philip Larkin Faith Healing Poetry Poems Essays]

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The Wedding Of Marvin And Emily

- ... My mother certainly had her own opinions about what type of dress I should wear but I had decided I wanted to choose the dress I loved and not hear others opinions. When my friends and family heard that I had picked out and purchased my dress without them they were hurt. This tradition was a deeper connection between people than I had originally thought. The next step this couple needed to take was to find where their wedding and reception was going to take place. They settled on having an outdoor wedding at the groom 's parent 's home....   [tags: Wedding, Marriage, Wedding reception]

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The Values Of A Wedding Ceremony

- ... As these little girls grow up, the true meaning of a wedding is being pushed to the back of their minds and replaced with all the glamour. Some couples are rushing into marriage because they want to throw the biggest and best party to impress family and friends. Sometimes love is not even the main reason for the marriage. Divorce rates are very high in this generation. When a couple gets married, it is supposed to be forever and always. However, now it seems to be about who can spend the most money and have the best party....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Wedding, Wedding reception]

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A Hindu Wedding Day : A Wedding

- A Hindu Wedding Day Introduction: A brides wedding day is a day she has dreamed about her whole life and she will remember this day for the rest of her life. There is a lot of effort that goes into planning that special day. You have already found a groom now it’s time to prepare everything else. You need to plan the perfect outfit, make sure the food is perfectly cooked, and you need to make sure every step of the ceremony goes like planned. Hindu wedding are a festival or color and excitement....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Wedding, English-language films]

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Analysis Of ' The Large Cool Store ' And ' Take One Home For The Kiddies '

- Larkins poetry shows 'a society pursuing its fantasies and illusory satisfactions in material possessions ' Using ideas from the critical anthology to support your argument, to what extent do you agree. Larkin’s main theme throughout his collection Whitsun Weddings is post-war Britain, however he also focuses on the ideas of materialism and consumerism. Through the use of advertisements in ‘send no money’ and ‘essential beauty’ and the ideas of buying objects in shops in ‘the large cool store’ and ‘take one home for the kiddies’ Larkin is able to portray a society in which people pursue their fantasies through the commodification of objects....   [tags: Social class, Marxism, Working class, Bourgeoisie]

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Look Back in Anger by John Osborne

- RAPID CHANGING WORLD. Britain was bankrupt after the Second World War and it had a negative impact on Britain and its society. The British Empire decreased drastically resulting in many soldiers, generals and civilians returning but Britain was very different after the war due to its cities being severely bombed. This added to the feeling of depression and nostalgia which weighed heavily on people. The play Look Back in Anger by John Osborne is seen as one of the most important plays in modern Britain as it was the first well recognised example of kitchen sick drama....   [tags: modern britain, patriarchal society]

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The Old Fools, by Philip Larkin

- The twentieth century has provided the poetic universe with some of the most influential and prominent poets. The ideas and concepts conveyed by these poets have help to influence the works of other writers. Philip Arthur Larkin has been regarded as one of the greatest English poets of the latter half of the twentieth century. Most of Larkin’s poetry is condensed into four volumes of poetry: The North Ship, The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings, and High Windows. His use of vulgar expressions helps to emphasize the main concept in his work and develops a unique writing style of his own....   [tags: Poetic Analysis, Themes]

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The Wedding Dance By Karen Dunak

- ... While exiting the Church, my father and the groomsmen wore fangs in their mouths and orange socks to represent Halloween subtly without being too obvious throughout the ceremony. In addition, Dunak would continue to refute my parent’s wedding because after the full Catholic mass and the ceremony, when it came to the reception, since it was Halloween night, all of their friends and family broke out into silly costumes. The costumes were a tweak that suited my parent’s humorous personalities as well as many of the personalities of their guests....   [tags: Wedding, White wedding, Marriage, Family]

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Indian Wedding Traditions Throughout The World

- Indian Wedding Traditions Almost every culture around the world have the idea of bringing together households in marriage. In the United States, this a coupling of two people who will start a life on their own. In India, a marriage is more than two people falling and love and getting married. Family, religion and casts play a role for the future bride and groom. The Indian culture’s weddings have different traditions when it comes to proposals, ring traditions and ceremonies not only for the couple but for the families as well....   [tags: Marriage, Wedding, Mehndi, White wedding]

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The Hindu Wedding

- Today, India is the second most populous country in the world and in 2050 this country – continent should overtake the giant Chinese and to be the largest society in the world with more than 1,6 billion of people. In India, more than 15 million marriages take place each year. The vast majority of the population is Hindu religion and its organization and its operation is based on the centuries-old tradition and intangible principles. Among these traditions and rules, marriage is central because it is the cornerstone of the harmonious development of the Hindu society....   [tags: Marriage, Wedding, Hinduism, Husband]

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Social Awkwardness

- Social Awkwardness According to the social networking site Facebook, the company’s overview states “to give the people the power to share and make the world more open and connected”. Within the last few years we have seen the world increasingly becoming smaller by way of social networking sites. The everyday tasks that we use seem so insignificant have now become an integral part of many lives. Simple daily tasks such as talking, setting plans, playing games, and even dating now have all become accessible through Facebook by bringing our personal relationships out into the public domain....   [tags: breakups, engagements, weddings]

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Wedding Cultures And Traditions Between Countries And Religions

- ... They then escort the grandparents and mother of bride and groom to their seats. After that the bridesmaids will enter escorted by the groomsmen. Bridesmaids are girls that support the bride and groomsmen support the groom, they’re usually close friends or relatives. Then the maid of honor, usually the bride 's closest female friend, enters with the best man, usually the groom 's best friend and is followed by the ringbearer and flower girl. At last the bride walk down the aisle, escorted by her father and the groom will receive her from the father starting the ceremony....   [tags: Wedding, White wedding, Marriage]

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My Wedding Day - Original Writing

- It 's my wedding day, and I 've overslept. There 's no time for primping, or even showering. I roll on deodorant, throw my gown over my head and run to the church. When I arrive, my dress is speckled with mud. The organist has settled in the choir loft; the guests are nestled in their pews. The photographer must have overslept, too, because my dad is pressing a distant relative with a disposable camera into service. I refuse to accept the gravity of the situation, opting instead to repeat the refrain that has soothed me countless times over these seven months of planning: "Everything will be just fine." I peer down the aisle....   [tags: Wedding, White wedding, Wedding dress, Dresses]

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The Hindu Wedding Is The Culmination Of A Traditional Indian Wedding Ceremony

- The Hindu wedding is the culmination of a long process that mixes religious and traditional considerations and most material and interested aspects. Once the marriage is arranged, the spouse is chosen, and the date is fixed, the ceremony is organized and can take place invariably according to Hindu rites. After the engagement ceremony, which is a brief ritual where the couple exchanges gold rings, women and men are separated. The women organize the ceremony of Mehndi, “a party where the bride and female guests have their hands decorated with henna, [which] is usually held at the home of the bride or her relatives” (Yee par.8)....   [tags: Marriage, Wedding, Ganesha, Hinduism]

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Ritual Project : La Boda, Mexican Wedding

- Ritual Project: “La Boda,” a Mexican Wedding Introduction Rite of passage marks a time when a person experiences a new and important change in his or her life. It is a significant transition from one status to another that in many cases societies support their members to change pattern behaviors. In many cultures; for example, these rites of passage occur when the youth enter adulthood, or some others enter to college, or maybe to the university. Mexico is not an exception of these rites of passage....   [tags: Wedding, Marriage, White wedding, Ritual]

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Tips For Hire A Wedding Planner

- ... When planning a wedding productivity is key. If you work full time, plan on spending you evenings looking through wedding magazines or browsing the internet for the best and most affordable deals you can get. Remember you are accountable for everything that happens at the wedding because ultimately you organized it. * It’s a lot less nerve-racking when you allow the planner to be efficient for you. Let them put in all the effort to make sure everything is happening the way it should be. #2 Life....   [tags: Wedding, Marriage, Anxiety, 2008 singles]

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Wedding Speech : The And Reception Hall

- He popped the question, and I said yes. What is next. It is every girl’s dream to have that fairy tale wedding. I never realized how much went in a wedding until I started planning my own. You will need to set a budget, book the church, and reception hall. Most importantly, you cannot forget about your bridal party. Your first step is to set a budget. It is very important to set a realistic budget. The smaller the wedding the smaller the budget will be and vice versa. While I was planning my own wedding, I had to think about how many people we were inviting....   [tags: Wedding, Marriage, Bachelor party, Need]

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The Wedding Reception Was A Lot Of Fun

- The wedding reception was a lot of fun. The two couples had a great time with their guests. There was a lot of dancing, at one point every single person on the dance floor, young and old. The food was great. Everything was going as planned and it honestly felt like they were all floating on cloud nine, experiencing some sort of dream. But now the reception was over and the real fun was about to begin. The men were excited to show the girls their brand new homes. The girls would have no idea. As they sat in the limo they assumed they were going back to the hotel but when they passed the exit the girls looked at each other confused....   [tags: Debut albums, Love, Wedding, Feeling]

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- 1. Choose three poems and analyze the effectiveness in them of Larkin’s imagery. Larkin’s poems are great artifacts of language; often colloquial and which bring many images to a person’s mind when reading them. We think of these images due to his use of words, standard rhyme schemes and his interesting perception of life transmitted through his poems. This essay will study these three poems; ‘The Whitsun Weddings’, ‘High Windows’ and ‘Sunny Prestatyn’ in order to show the effectiveness in them of Larkin’s imagery....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Wedding Speech : The Church, And Reception Hall

- He popped the question, and I said yes. So now what. It is every girl’s dream to have that fairy tale wedding. I never realized how much all the small details really mattered, until I started planning my own wedding. You will need to set a budget, book the church, and reception hall. Most importantly you cannot forget about your bridal party. The first thing you need to do is set the date. Everything will revolve around your special day. Most couples choose a day that is special to them, or like me, a holiday weekend....   [tags: Marriage, Wedding, Need, Want]

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All Religions And Societies The Beautiful Wedding Ceremony

- In all religions and societies the beautiful wedding ceremony means the start of another life for a few; an existence subject to responsibility and independence from a committed couple. The union of a couple is a very praised occasion by both the family and the couple. A Hindu marriage is seen as holy is not restricted to this life alone. The relationship between a couple is primarily a relationship of the souls. By marriage a couple 's relationship reaches can extend to over seven or more lives, all while the couple helps each other advance spiritually....   [tags: Marriage, Wedding, Hinduism, Husband]

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Philip Larkin - A Voice of Pain for This Century

- Philip Larkin - A Voice of Pain for This Century On August 9, 1922, the poet Philip Larkin was born in the town of Coventry in England (Thwaite, Letters xvii). After graduating St. John’s College in Oxford in 1943 with a First Class degree, he worked at both the University College of Leicester and Queen’s College at Belfast before finally settling down at the University of Hull as Librarian in 1955 (Thwaite, Letters xviii). That same year, with the publication of his collection The Less Decieved, he "began to be recognized" (Thwaite, "Introduction" xv)....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Use of Elemental Imagery in Philip Larkin's High Windows

-   "High Windows" is viewed by many as an outcry, a severe description of everyday life that in it's bleakness does not leave space for the finesse or sensuous imagery that is associated with poets such as Wordsworth. However, in his array of supposedly 'harsh' poems one finds many moments of dreamy imagery dealing with an almost religious fascination with the elements, whether in length in "Solar" or as a thought in "Old Fools". What mesmerises him is the continuity of the elements, which constantly outlive the achievements and deeds of man and are in the end all that is left....   [tags: Analysis of Philip Larkin's High Windows]

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A Practical Criticism on 'Here' by Phillip Larkin

- A Practical Criticism on 'Here' by Phillip Larkin ‘Here’ was published in 1964 as part of a collection of poems collectively titled ‘The Whitsun Weddings’. It explores the feelings and judgements towards a location and the falsity of the modern industrial culture as it consumes traditional life. The poem describes the mixed judgements of the narrator as he passes through the town on a train journey, as well as concomitantly examining the features of a emblematic reversed journey from ‘industrial’ restraints to ‘unfenced existence’ The first stanza opens with the word ‘swerving’ which is repeated twice more in the same verse, suggesting that the train is trying...   [tags: Papers]

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Afghani Wedding Traditions

- In the afghansitan culture marriage is different from the American cultures. There are some rules that you have to follow when wedded. Afghan marriage traditions allow girls of ten years of age or younger to get engaged, but not married. The marriage can take place only when they are sixteen. Afghan women are not allowed to marry non Muslim men. However, Muslim men can marry non Muslim women of Christian and Jew belief. The groom can be a first cousin. However if the parents are not interest in the first cousin and think they are not sutiable enough, then the parents of the bride look for a another sutiable groom....   [tags: Afghani, marriage, culture, Wedding Traditions, ]

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A Thankful Wedding Speech by the Bride

- A Thankful Wedding Speech by the Bride Anyone who knows me well enough will know that it is hard to keep me quiet and today is no exception - I thought it only appropriate that the bride speaks, although I promise to keep it short. The main reason I wanted to make a speech was to personally say thank you to some very special people who have contributed to today: (To the groom) Firstly, and most importantly, you've made me so happy since we met two years ago and today is the happiest day of my life....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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The Wedding Project

- The Wedding Project One of the most significant days in a person's life is her wedding day. To ensure that such a momentous event goes off without a hitch, appropriate planning is required. And when it comes to wedding planning, picking one's partner could very well be the easiest of all the planning decisions to make. Months will be spent prior to the wedding researching vendors, comparing products and prices, meeting with photographers, hotel managers, and many more wedding vendors to determine how to save costs on each wedding item (Hammond, 2007)....   [tags: Planning Wedding Organization]

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- Planning a Wedding It seems like only yesterday that my sister and I, adorned in flowers and lace, were playing house and rehearsing imaginary wedding vows. The past twenty-one years seem like a whirlwind and every day keeps coming faster and faster. The big day is no longer a fantasy; my wedding is five months away. What do I still need to make this event as special as I’ve wanted it to be for more than half of my life. There are so many things put into a wedding, and efficient planning is very important....   [tags: Wedding Planner Plan Planning Essays]

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Wedding Speech Delivered by the Bride

- Wedding Speech Delivered by the Bride Families and friends. This has been a terrific day for Bob and I and we are both thrilled you could all be here. I wanted to say a few words in response to my Dad and thank a few people for all their support. I have spent a lot of time thinking about how to make these thanks – its amazing how much advice and how many books there are out there for Groom and Best Man’s speeches but there is not a lot out there to help the bride. So having failed to find any sensible advice in print, I thought I would ask around to the family and friends for some advice on what to say this evening....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Speech by the Groom

- Humorous Wedding Speech by the Groom Thank you for your kind words, I am very proud to be your son-in-law; I hope I can live up to your expectations. I would sincerely like to thank you for welcoming me into your family, for bringing up such a lovely daughter, and for giving me your blessing to marry her. In addition. due to the number of phone calls between my wife and her mom, the phone company would also like to thank you both. On this date in history in 1889 the Boer War ended, and maybe after my speech you'll think it's started again, although this day will go down in history as the day you all heard the best ever speech....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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The Joys of Planning a Wedding

- The Joys of Planning a Wedding The verdict is in - I will only get married once. I’ve always felt that in my heart, but the experience of planning my wedding removed any doubts that I may have had. The process of planning a wedding is so extensive and involved that once the process has started, there is no turning back. You will be completely absorbed in the ins and outs of the entire day from that point forward. While the main focal point should be the actual ceremony uniting the man and woman, that is rarely the case....   [tags: Wedding Planners Marriage Essays]

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Very Short Wedding Toasts

- Very Short Wedding Toasts The Light that Shines There is a light that shines beyond the heavens; this is the light that shines in your heart when you are in love. "May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp and peace in your heart!" ~Eskimo Proverb The Days of your Life May you live all the days of your life. — Jonathan Swift From this Day Forward May the face of every good news, And the back of every bad news, Be toward you, From this day forward. No Sorrow May the goblets of life hold no dregs of sorrow....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Wedding Toasts to the Bride and Groom

- Wedding Toasts to the Bride and Groom The Upper Hand The following tidbit began a wonderful and personal toast to the bride and groom: "John, take Emily's hand and place your hand over her's. Now, remember this moment and cherish it... because this will be the last time you'll ever have the upper hand!" Toilet Roll Let us all hope and pray that your married life is like this toilet roll - soft, strong and ever so long. Never Lie, Cheat, and Drink May you never lie, cheat or drink. But if you must lie, lie with each other....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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- Wedding Toasts – Topics to Avoid Don’t Mention Anything About “Milk” or “Cows” At the rehearsal dinner, one of the bridesmaids, who had been drinking, gave a toast. It started off just fine, but then she ended it with " thank God, sometimes guys do buy the cow even when they get the milk for free!" Don’t Blasphemy About a year ago, my fiancé and I attended the wedding of my cousin. She married her college sweetheart, and the bridal party was made up mostly of their college friends. During the toast, the best man decides to talk about when he first knew the groom was going to propose....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Wedding Speech by the Sister of the Bride

- Wedding Speech by the Sister of the Bride For those of you that do not already know me I'm the bride's "slightly" older sister. When she first asked me to give her away I felt two things, the first was one of extreme and enormous pride that she'd asked me, and the second Was "Oh my God" I have to do a speech. But please don't worry, this won't take too long. I would like to thank the priest for a lovely service, the priest's boss for keeping an eye out on the weather, and the beautiful bridesmaid....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Wedding Speech Delivered by the Bride

- Wedding Speech Delivered by the Bride Well, I guess this is slightly unusual – a brides speech - but those of you who know me will also know that the chance of me being able to keep me mouth shut while everyone else does a speech was pretty slim. So I’m sorry for adding another speech to the list but, if it’s any consolation, I’ll try to keep it short. Also, there are a few things that I want to say that no-one else will so please bear with me. If this sounds like a bad Oscar acceptance speech, I do apologise....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom

- Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom On behalf of my wife and I, I would like to start by thanking Leon for his kind words……….easily the best $10 I ever spent……….and I’d like to thank him on behalf of everyone here today for providing the wedding feast. I would also like to thank Leon and Mindy for welcoming me into their family and their kindness and friendship since I first met them, though obviously they didn’t know me at the time else they might have locked their daughter up to keep her safe from me....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom

- Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom I’d like to start by thanking Alan for his kind words and also to thank him on behalf of everyone for footing the bill for today’s festivities……… Having had a wonderful spread and knowing what we have to look forward to tonight, I now understand why he had the heating turned off all last winter. I was going to begin with ladies and gentlemen but on looking around I'm glad I didn't. So here goes. Distinguished guests, those of lesser distinction, and those of no distinction at all…… Family, relatives, (new and old), in-laws and outlaws, friends, friends of friends, and freeloaders Welcome to our wedding reception....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Toasts to the Newlyweds

- Humorous Wedding Toasts to the Newlyweds Learning to Love To the newlyweds, When you learn to love hell, you will be in heaven. Forsake Not Forsake not an old wife, for the new is not comparable to her. A new wife is as new wine: when she is old, thou shalt drink her with pleasure. A Clean Shirt Here’s that you may always have A clean shirt A clean conscience And a dollar in our pocket. Health and Prosperity Here’s to health and prosperity, To you and all your posterity. And them that doesn’t drink with sincerity, That they may be damned for all eternity....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom

- Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom I was really, really nervous about standing up here and speaking. I did prepare a few lines for today and having snorted them I now feel absolutely fine. I did have a great speech worked out for you today, but as I am now married, my wife has told me what to say instead. I'd like to start by thanking you all on behalf of my wife and I being here with us today, especially those who have travelled some distance to be here. We would also like to thank you all very much for your cards, kind thoughts and wonderful presents....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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A Straightforward Wedding Speech by the Groom

- A Straightforward Wedding Speech by the Groom I've put a bit of a speech together today, but after the previous speaker put us all to sleep I'll try to make mine a bit more interesting and entertaining. Sorry; only joking. On behalf of my beautiful wife and I, we would like to thank you all for coming along, and sharing this very special day with us. And a huge thank you for the wonderful presents. I would like everybody here, especially my wife, to know how lucky and proud I am to be standing here today speaking to you as her husband....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom

- Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom Well , what can I say, Thankyou for those kind words Alan and I hope $20 was enough. I recently read somewhere that a survey had been conducted of things that people fear most, and top of the list above things like spiders and heights, was the fear of standing up and making a speech in public. I'm no different, suffice to say that this isn't the first time today I've risen from a warm seat with a piece of paper in my hand. MANY PEOPLE Many people thought this day would never come....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom

- Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom Before I start I have to ask... Do you like my outfit?... you see, I asked the tailor for Versace... but he thought I said "Liberace". Ladies, Gentlemen, Friends, Relatives and any stray pedestrians who may have wandered in. On behalf of my wife and I... or as I prefer to call her "my most recent ex-girlfriend", welcome to our wedding. I hope you're all enjoying yourselves on this special day. Its great to see you all and I can honestly say it would have been rubbish without you....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Speech by the Groom

- Humorous Wedding Speech by the Groom The groom has used the wedding date as a source for funny lines, comparing their marriage with celebrity couples for comic effect. While preparing this speech I thought it would be interesting to see if any celebrity couples had been married on the same day as us. Paul Simon and Carrie Fisher wed in 1983...and split up after 9 months. Oh dear. Also, Madonna married Sean Penn on this day in 1985; and we all know the outcome of that. Unlike the latter, while Lisa is "Like A Virgin," I plan to "Cherish" her forever and I am not afraid to 'Justify My Love." There's always the "Hanky Panky" to look forward to....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Wedding Speech Delivered by the Bride

- Wedding Speech Delivered by the Bride We did it!. I can’t believe we’re here already!. At first it felt like it couldn’t take any longer and the last few weeks just flew. It’s overwhelming, I’m in awe. Wow, I’m Mrs. Hollingsworth. I can’t believe it. Yeah, I can here my co-workers snickering in the back there, I can only imagine the stories I’ll be returning to. First I’d like to clear up any confusion Jim, is Jamie to me. Now that’s out of the way, Jamie and I have traveled a long road together already and I’m looking forward to our continued journey as husband and wife....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom

- Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom I’ll have to keep this speech short because of my shins . . . Nicola has threatened to kick them I go on too long. The humor here is that you think I’m joking. I’d like to start by thanking you all on behalf of my wife and I, for sharing our special day. Thank you all for your kind wishes, cards and presents. I can’t wait to see how many stick on shower radios we get, and exactly how you wrap a wheelbarrow. Nicola and I have been worrying about this day for weeks and it means a great deal to us that you managed to make it....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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