The most unforgettable and exciting day of a woman's life is her wedding day. Bride's Companion is the perfect little treat for yourself or any woman about to take that stroll down the aisle. Nuptial traditions, poems, folklore, superstitions, advice, and trends abound. From Welsh love spoons, hope chests, love letters, and "jumping the broom," to aphrodisiac foods, literary wedding extracts, and the bride's trousseau, this book enhances the romance and magic of this wonderful occasion of love. Brides embraces a myriad of multi-cultural rituals and time-honored traditions to inspire you, leading up to and on the big day. Find out what Princess Grace and Jackie Kennedy wore on their big day. Discover the breakfast menu for the Duke and Duchess of York. And learn the language of flowers. Brides is a beautiful book, full of charming fine art and vintage illustrations from many eras, all inspired by the blushing happiness and pride of a bride on her wedding day.