marriage ceremony


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n marriage ceremony the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony "their marriage was conducted in the chapel"
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  • Herbert Spencer
    “Marriage: A ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.”


In literature:

The tribe's marriage ceremony was a very curious one.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Adventures on Strange Islands" by Roger Thompson Finlay
The time to discover incompatibility of temper and curl-papers is before the marriage ceremony.
"Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son" by George Horace Lorimer
They consult Brahmans at their birth and marriage ceremonies.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
And now let us proceed with the ceremony of marriage.
"A Book of Burlesques" by H. L. Mencken
A marriage ceremony was performed after both owners had given their consent, when bride and groom did not belong to the same master.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
The marriage ceremony is simple enough.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The clergyman is one of the three principals in the marriage ceremony.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
Besides, it was very doubtful whether a marriage ceremony performed by the French authorities would be recognized in England as valid.
"Mary Wollstonecraft" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
My father had no money; and as the marriage ceremonies and feasts are always expensive, I knew not what to do.
"Old Daniel" by Thomas Hodson
The marriage ceremony, in those days, was a very unceremonious affair.
"Western Characters" by J. L. McConnel

In news:

Brittany Nichole Collier and Matthew D Roscoe were united in marriage during a wedding ceremony held July 28, 2012, at First Christian Assembly in Youngstown.
Two women are seen during a marriage ceremony in this undated file photo.
Stephanie Jo Piehowicz and Bryce Arthur Culver were united in marriage on June 16 at St Mary's Catholic Church in Marietta, with Monsignor Michael Campbell officiating the double-ring ceremony.
But if a woman becomes pregnant before participating in a marriage ceremony, her child is considered "kumbaso," a mingi curse that occurs when parents fail to perform the appropriate series of rites before conceiving.
The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA. WEST MILTON — Central Oak Heights outdoor tabernacle was the setting for the ceremony uniting Kristin A Shrader and Tyler J Hack in marriage.
Cindy Langelan and Verlin Hooker , both of Cleveland, were presented to each other in marriage by their children in a noon ceremony on Nov 17, 2012, at their home on Lead Mine Valley Road.
Sarah Kathleen McKeever and Dr Paul Franklin Ignatius Jr were united in marriage at 4 pm Friday, Nov 21, at South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island, Fla. Dr Daniel Lamey performed the ceremony.
The internet is buzzing about the marriage ceremony that legally wed Robert & Nathanael, who is a member of the Kappa Fraternity.
L ONDON – The British government announced Tuesday that it will introduce a bill next year legalizing gay marriage – but banning the Church of England from conducting same-sex ceremonies.
Yu began King County's first same-sex marriage ceremony at 12:01 am Sunday.
Janet Lynn McCauley and Dewey Wayne Holmes II were united in marriage during a 2 pm ceremony April 29, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield.
Sarah Beth Meade and Judson Michael Bauman were united in marriage Sept 15 at Huron United Methodist Church during a 2:05 pm ceremony, performed by the Rev.
Here more doubts than usual might seem justified: the marriage is arranged, and the groom is an American stranger arriving in New Delhi just days before the ceremony.
Heather Irene Skeen and Bradford Michael Moreland were united in marriage on April 3, in Charleston, W.Va. Judge Kenneth Ballard officiated the ceremony.
Orangefield, TX – Whitney Paige Mott and Ryan Nicholas Richard were united in marriage on April 9, 2011 in an afternoon ceremony at First Baptist Church Orangefield.