So, we’re heading off to God’s Country…Southwest Louisiana, to attend the wedding of Mr. D‘s nephew. Now, Mr. D‘s family is quite large. One of the advantages to such a large family is that there’s always enough for a party. That, and because the family is as large as a small town, no-one has to venture “outside the family circle” and actually make conversation with anyone. Limits dancing partners but it’s usually pretty fun anyway.
If you’ve never attended a good ole Catholic Cajun wedding, well…you just ain’t lived. One particular tradition of the Cajun culture is if the bride or the groom has an older sibling that is not married, that older sibling has to dance barefoot with a broom. Quite entertaining. Another tradition is the “Money Dances”. People are allowed to dance with the bride or groom for a price. The money is penned either on the bride’s veil or in strategically significant places on the groom. 🙂 The couple usually walks away with about $1,000, so it’s a popular tradition.
There’ll be plenty of libations, scrumptuous vittles and of course, good music. Everyone loves to get up and dance and maybe “shake a tailfeather”. I can guarantee that we will be rockin’ to this:
and likely this:
but definitely this:
A good time is assured so I’ll have a report when I get back on all the great “wedding reception” songs that we enjoy. Won’t be around until Sunday, so entertain yourselves.
What are some of the wedding traditions and songs that you’ve experienced and enjoy?
ETA: This is NOT what this weekend’s wedding will look like, but we’ll likely hear this song at the wedding.
That Butt Thang (yes, I am serious.)