On March 21, 2003 Mrs. Monahan-DiNoia's Latin 2's went back in time to celebrate the wedding of Aurora (Stacey G.) to Rex (Michael F.). All of the guests who were invited got background information on what a typical Roman bride would do the night before her wedding up to what would be expected of the bride as far as bearing children. A typical age of a Roman bride was about 12.
Explaining the details to the guests
There was a beautiful ceremony containing ancient Roman vows, the signing of the marriage contract and a dip-spin kiss the groom threw in when it was time to kiss the bride.
The Kiss Signing the Contract
After the ceremony Aurora was carried over the threshold by her new husband Rex. This kicked off the reception. The reception had the bride and groom feeding each other the traditional unleavened bread. There was also ancient dancing that everyone joined in on.
While the students threw rice at our wedding, at a traditional ancient Roman wedding, nuts, coins, and bits of the wedding cake would be thrown at the couple. These represented fertility, wealth, and good fortune respectively.
From the authentic clothing of the bridal party and all the guests to the throwing of the rice it was a perfect ancient Roman wedding.
The Wedding Party
The Parents Bride and Groom with the Priestess
Off to the Honeymoon