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Kelsey Vollenweider
Spanish 2
HISPANIC WEDDINGS
• Many traditions and customs in Spanish-
speaking countries can be traced back the
influence of Spanish settlers.
• Weddi...
• “The evening before the wedding
ceremony, hand lanterns were known to
be used to show the light along the way
from the g...
• Most weddings begin later
in the evening around
7p.m. and continue late on
into the night.
• This time is common in
Span...
• The wedding dress (vestido de bodas) is an important
aspect of the wedding much like it is in America.
• A dramatic mant...
VESTIDOS DE BODAS
• While the bride has many
traditions, a groom has a
couple as well.
• A groom from Spain may
wear a guayabera, a
short-sl...
• The bride will receive 13
gold coins, which
represents Jesus and his
12 apostles, known as the
arras.
• These coins are ...
LA PROCESION
(THE PROCESSION)
• Walking the bride down the aisle is
different in every culture, and
country.
• In Argentin...
• Madrinas y Padrinos are tradition
throughout Latin America; chosen by
the parents to guide their children
through engage...
LOS ANILLOS
(THE RINGS)
• Unlike the tradition of waiting
til the wedding day, Chilean
couples wear their rings on
their r...
ATE EL NUDO (TIE
THE KNOT)
• An interesting tradition in
Guatemala is the binding of the
couple. During the ceremony
they ...
• Every Spanish country has their own set
of signature foods, so the food at a
wedding is enormously varied.
• Appetizers ...
• For dessert, a common one is flan; a custard made with milk,
eggs, vanilla, and caramelized sugar.
• In Mexico, Panama, ...
• Sangria, Caipirinha, wine, batidos and café con leche are
just a handful of drinks popularly served at weddings
during t...
BEBIDAS
• There is a large variety of
Latin music to chose from for
a wedding reception, such as;
• Salsa
• Merengue
• Mambo
• Fla...
• Seguidillas Manchegas is a dance also referred to as
the money dance, which symbolizes prosperity and
financial security...
• In Spain, during the
reception, the bride and
groom greet members
table to table handing
out detalles, wedding
favors.
•...
• Some couples also send out
the number of a bank
account with the wedding
invitation to make sure
money can be passed to
...
In lieu of attending a traditional wedding, I have interviewed a person
that has attended one and asked him of his experie...
INTERVIEW PART II
Questions Response
4. What kind of music
and entertainment was
there? What kind of
foods and drinks did
...
1. http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding-
customs/articles/a-roundup-of-latin-american-wedding-
traditions.a...
1. How many gold coins are given to the bride from the groom during
the ceremony?
A. 10 coins B. 13 coins C. 15 coins D. 8...
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Hispanic Weddings Spanish II Culture Assignment

  1. 1. Kelsey Vollenweider Spanish 2 HISPANIC WEDDINGS
  2. 2. • Many traditions and customs in Spanish- speaking countries can be traced back the influence of Spanish settlers. • Weddings are big affairs and while some customs are similar to other cultures, others are less familiar. • Some traditions remain a thing of the past, but a good amount of them are still used today. INTRODUCTION
  3. 3. • “The evening before the wedding ceremony, hand lanterns were known to be used to show the light along the way from the groom’s house to his bride’s.” • Once the bride receives her soon-to-be in-laws, her groom and family will carry boxes lavishly decorated in lacquer and red colored cloth represented wealth. • Tea is then served and advice is traded between parents and children. • During this tea party the groom’s mother opens the box and gives her daughter-in- law gifts, most often jewelry. PRE-WEDDING TRADITIONS http://www.behindthelensmaui.com/traditions-and-customs- of-the-spanish-and-latin-american-wedding/
  4. 4. • Most weddings begin later in the evening around 7p.m. and continue late on into the night. • This time is common in Spanish events due to the weather. Avoiding the midday sun is another aspect that has to be taken into account for the everyone’s comfort, and well-lit photographs. ¿A QUÉ HORA? (WHAT TIME?) http://www.donquijote.org/culture/spain/society/customs/spanis h-weddings.asp
  5. 5. • The wedding dress (vestido de bodas) is an important aspect of the wedding much like it is in America. • A dramatic mantilla veil , triangular with lace trim, is a custom essential in Spain instead of a velo nupcial (wedding veil.) • Also in Spain, they traditionally wear a black gown to symbolize their “til-death devotion.” In recent years white has become another acceptable color. • Flamenco-style ruffles at the hem of their gown is also a traditional style. PARA LA NOVIA (FOR THE BRIDE) http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding- customs/articles/a-roundup-of-latin-american-wedding-
  6. 6. VESTIDOS DE BODAS
  7. 7. • While the bride has many traditions, a groom has a couple as well. • A groom from Spain may wear a guayabera, a short-sleeved, light shirt perfect for tropical temperatures. • He has 13 gold coins to be blessed by the priest before they are given to the bride. POR EL NOVIO (FOR THE GROOM) http://www.countryclubreceptions.com/blog/weddin g-insider/hispanic-wedding-family-traditions- customs.html
  8. 8. • The bride will receive 13 gold coins, which represents Jesus and his 12 apostles, known as the arras. • These coins are blessed by the priest before they are given to the bride with a promise by the groom to care, love and support her. ARRAS, TRECE MONEDAS (13 COINS) All sources contained information regarding the Arras tradition.
  9. 9. LA PROCESION (THE PROCESSION) • Walking the bride down the aisle is different in every culture, and country. • In Argentina, the bride is escorted down the aisle by her father, much like in American tradition. Although she is brought to the altar by her father, there are no bridesmaids or groomsmen. -The only people to stand with them are their parents and godparents. • In Chile, only the couple’s parents are standing at the altar with them. http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding- customs/articles/a-roundup-of-latin-american-wedding- traditions.aspx?print=1&MsdVisit=1
  10. 10. • Madrinas y Padrinos are tradition throughout Latin America; chosen by the parents to guide their children through engagement and marriage. • In Mexico, the godparents are essential to funding the wedding, and overall supporting the couple both spiritually and financially. • The godparents can be chosen at birth or even marriage, who continue to play a large role in their wedding and the rest of their lives. MADRINAS Y PADRINOS (GODPARENTS) http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding- customs/articles/a-roundup-of-latin-american-wedding- traditions.aspx?print=1&MsdVisit=1
  11. 11. LOS ANILLOS (THE RINGS) • Unlike the tradition of waiting til the wedding day, Chilean couples wear their rings on their right hand until they get married; then they switch to the left hand. • Argentinean couples also exchange rings when they get engaged. • In Spain, the alianza (wedding ring), is worn on the right hand ring finger. Information on engagement and weddings rings came from all sources.
  12. 12. ATE EL NUDO (TIE THE KNOT) • An interesting tradition in Guatemala is the binding of the couple. During the ceremony they bind themselves together with a silver rope. • Mexican couples engage in a similar ritual, where a rosary, or white rope, is wound around their shoulders in a figure eight to symbolize their union. • While they are bound the priest will recite a prayer to bless their union.http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding- customs/articles/a-roundup-of-latin-american-wedding- traditions.aspx?print=1&MsdVisit=1
  13. 13. • Every Spanish country has their own set of signature foods, so the food at a wedding is enormously varied. • Appetizers can be pasteles (pastry), empanadas (Puerto Rican meat patties), Spanish tapas (Columbian pastries with meat and veggies). • For a honest Latin-American flavor stations are set up for make-your-own fajitas or tacos. Other dishes include rice and beans, arroz con pollo (chicken with rice), ropa vieja (beef stew), paella and plantains. LA COMIDA (THE FOOD) http://www.countryclubreceptions.com/blog/wed ding-insider/hispanic-wedding-family-traditions- customs.html
  14. 14. • For dessert, a common one is flan; a custard made with milk, eggs, vanilla, and caramelized sugar. • In Mexico, Panama, and throughout the Caribbean, traditional wedding cakes are made with nuts and dried fruit and soaked in lots of rum. • A reception normally has 7-10 courses. EL POSTRE (DESSERT) http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding-customs/articles/a- roundup-of-latin-american-wedding-traditions.aspx?print=1&MsdVisit=1
  15. 15. • Sangria, Caipirinha, wine, batidos and café con leche are just a handful of drinks popularly served at weddings during the reception. • Sangria is a punch made from wine, brandy, sugar, fruit, and seltzer. • Caipirinha is a Brazilian potion of fresh lime juice, sugar, and sugar cane liquor. • Chile, Argentina, and Spain are excellent producers of fine wines. • Batidos are fruit shakes made from fresh fruit, ice and milk. • Café con leche is a common addition with the wedding cake. BEBIDAS (DRINKS) http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding-customs/articles/a- roundup-of-latin-american-wedding-traditions.aspx?print=1&MsdVisit=1
  16. 16. BEBIDAS
  17. 17. • There is a large variety of Latin music to chose from for a wedding reception, such as; • Salsa • Merengue • Mambo • Flamenco • Samba • For the celebration, a Mexican mariachi group or a Cuban big band may be hired to make sure the party is entertained. BAILEMOS (LETS DANCE) http://www.behindthelensmaui.com/traditions-and-customs-of-the-spanish-and-latin- american-wedding/
  18. 18. • Seguidillas Manchegas is a dance also referred to as the money dance, which symbolizes prosperity and financial security for the newlyweds. • The couple dances with their guests and during this short interaction they are given blessings and pinned with a certain amount of money. • By the end of the dance both the bride and groom have bills hanging off their suit and dress. Video of the Money Dance: http://youtu.be/kis13QR6bqo SEGUIDILLAS MANCHEGAS (MONEY DANCE) http://www.uv.es/~serranoj/seguidilla.htm
  19. 19. • In Spain, during the reception, the bride and groom greet members table to table handing out detalles, wedding favors. • During this interaction the guests will likely return the “favor” and hand the bride/groom dinero en sobres, money REGALOS (GIFTS) http://www.donquijote.org/culture/spain/society/cust oms/spanish-weddings.asp
  20. 20. • Some couples also send out the number of a bank account with the wedding invitation to make sure money can be passed to them before or after the wedding. • In Puerto Rico capias, or small favors are presented to guests which are made of feathers tied with ribbon and printed with the couple’s name and wedding date. REGALOS (GIFTS) http://www.donquijote.org/culture/spain/society/customs/ spanish-weddings.asp
  21. 21. In lieu of attending a traditional wedding, I have interviewed a person that has attended one and asked him of his experiences and observations. This slide will include the first half of questions and answers. INTERVIEW PART II 1. How did you know the soon-to- be wed couple? Where did the wedding take place? 2. What time of year did it take place? What time of day was it? How was the weather for the wedding? 3. Was there anything unique about the bride or grooms attire? Was there a specific Questions by Kelsey Vollenweider Response by Orion O’neill 1. It took place in a main Catholic church in Caguas, Puerto Rice. 2. It occurred during the fall at about 11:00 in the morning. It was a overcast day oddly, with a slight chance of rain. Humid and hot despite the grayness of the sky. 3. The groom wore traditional guayabera attire (a white shirt to get married in with lines down it). The bride wore a very long dress with many ruffles at the end. Color scheme was white.
  22. 22. INTERVIEW PART II Questions Response 4. What kind of music and entertainment was there? What kind of foods and drinks did they serve? 5. Was there anything overall the stood out to you? 4. A lot of salsa, bachata, merengue, and reggaeton music at the wedding. The food consisted of rice, beans, salad, pernil, coca cola, medalla, rum and Hennessey. 5. Many family members gave a presentation contesting to the hoped duration of the bride and groom’s marriage, while also supporting their characters through their life. It stood out because usually people just give cheers to the couple. This was a sequential family member orientation presented orally giving opinions and certainties about their marriage and in general.
  23. 23. 1. http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding- customs/articles/a-roundup-of-latin-american-wedding- traditions.aspx?print=1&MsdVisit=1 2. http://www.donquijote.org/culture/spain/society/customs/spanish- weddings.asp 3. http://www.countryclubreceptions.com/blog/wedding- insider/hispanic-wedding-family-traditions-customs.html 4. http://www.behindthelensmaui.com/traditions-and-customs-of-the- spanish-and-latin-american-wedding/ 5. http://www.ehow.com/about_6306243_south-american-wedding- tradition.htm 6. http://www.notesfromspain.com/2008/09/10/how-do-spanish- weddings-work/ 7. http://newweddingtips.net/wedding-tips/traditional-wedding-custom- for-spanish.html 8. http://www.uv.es/~serranoj/seguidilla.htm WORKS CITED
  24. 24. 1. How many gold coins are given to the bride from the groom during the ceremony? A. 10 coins B. 13 coins C. 15 coins D. 8 coins 2. What happens during “seguidillas manchegas,” the money dance? A. Money is thrown into the dance floor B. Certain song played that costs money C. All guests dance with the couple and pin money to their outfits. 3. Who financially supports the couple during and beyond the wedding? A. Parents B. Older siblings C. Godparents D. In-Laws 4. Name one common dance performed during the reception? A. Waltz B. Ballet C. Hip-hop D. Salsa 4. What is a common, and expected, gift given to the couple at the reception? PREGUNTAS (QUESTIONS)

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