Did you know, that the term “honeymoon” refers to
when a man would capture his bride and then hide
from her parents before marrying, or I should say
prosecution. They would remain in hiding for a cycle
of the moon after the wedding. During this time the
kidnapped victim, I mean happy bride, drinks honey
wine. He even has the nerve to drug her too. This
sounds too much like a crime! In ancient times in
Scotland, women with milk in their breast would
prepare the marital bed to encourage fertility for the
couple. I think that’s just too much information.
There are many more wedding night customs from
around the world. Some leave you squeamish, while
others have you wondering who would put up with
this stuff. Well Thank Goodness things have changed
and couples are free to make their own decisions.
Ahead, are some sexy ideas for your Sexy Nuptials.
A word of caution, Quick Links are filled with
lingerie companies and may be unsuitable to open at
Games, Toys, Fun, and children are not welcome!
Intimate Essence is a company dedicated
to bringing you fun in the bedroom, kitchen, airplane,
park bench, OK you understand what I mean. They
are keeping the passion alive in all of us.
Did you know that in Ireland a laying hen was tied to
the bed (Alert PEDA Please) on the first honeymoon
night in hopes that its’ fertility would be passed on?
I think an Intimate Essence party could work better.
They have games, prizes and a consultant will
demonstrate for you, oh get your mind out of the
gutter, it’s clean sexy fun. Although bridal showers
are for the girls, try a coed party. Give the couple a
basket of toys and leave the chicken in the hen
house. The Intimate Essence consultants make
everyone feel comfortable, even your moms can
come and play along. Well, that may be too much,
but it will be a fun time.
Creating a beautiful relationship does include a
healthy sex life together. Get yourself on the same
|Creme de la Creme
Foot Massage, Milk Bath, Seaweed Body Wrap, any of
these and other Spa treatments will set the mood.
Spas today now include couple treatments, so you
both can feel the love at the same time.
But if you're new to the game of full body massage,
Turning Heads owner Shannon Ayers-
says start with pedicures. She says most men are a
little more comfortable with this treatment. Click Day Spas and find one near
you, inquire what's
available for the both of you.
Still there's the Honeymoon and that's the time to
busy. Many hotels in the warm climate locations
offer complete spa treatments, like The Atlantis
and The Ocean
Club in Paradise Island, Bahamas
have on the beach massage for couples. This
heavenly treatment is such a popular feature I would
recommend you make an appointment at the time you
make your reservations.
Of course if you want to DIY (do it yourself), there
are companies with wonderful lotions, potions, to put
you in motion.
|Cowrie Shell Garter
Cowrie Shell Garter in Sizes Small, Medium, or Large.
Perfect for that touch of culture. This garter is so
cute you may not want to toss it!
Shipping Cost $
Just Add A Little Cowrie Shell
See how the above bride
celebrated her culture. Photo by Macintosh
How do you add cultural ideas to your western style
wedding? Very creatively, more and more companies
are adding cultural items to their list of accessories
that it is getting easier every day. Here is just a
small list of creative things to do.
- Wear waist beads under your wedding dress.
Asante women will wear waist beads under their
clothing and when a man wants to express his
interest in her, he will touch her waist to feel for the
beads. Women will even walk in a way to make the
beads audible, so they will be wearing more than on
strand. This will be fabulous for the honeymoon
ndra Bromfield makes one
with Blue Glass beads. Any size waist for $35.00
- Give little broom magnets as favors. Also include
a card that explains the broom ceremony.
- Toast with Honey Wine instead of Champagne.
Te’j is considered one to the first wines and is the
wine that became legendary through out Queen of
Sheba’s kingdom. From what I understand, it has an
aphrodisiac ingredient which is kept secret. Find out
more about this wine Sheba
- Use Adinkra symbols as table numbers. Find out
more about the symbols and their meanings: Adinkra
Online and Adi
nkra Symbols of West Africa.
see how cupcakes, made by Heavenly Crumbs, used
an Adinkra symbol.
- Give your guest a taste of the Mother Land. Fill a
raffia, jute, or cotton bag with herbs or spices,
include a recipe and the region of Africa the spice is
from. Find bags at Bliss Wedding
Market.com and spices at The Herbal Collective
- The invitation will set the style of the wedding.
There are many companies that have included
invitations with a cultural style. Check out Keative