Single ladies waiting for the bouquet toss
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San Francisco - Westin St. Francis Wedding

Single ladies waiting for the bouquet toss

The tradition of the bride throwing her bouquet to the single ladies has a rather long history as I found out when Googling the info. What did people do before Google? Oh yeah, I remember, we went to the library and looked information up in an encyclopedia.

It turns out throwing the bouquet came from the 14th century French tradition of the bride throwing her bouquet or shoe and the single female who caught the item would be the first to marry. Getty married as soon as possible in the 1300's was a little more important then than it is now.
 

These photographs feature the 32nd floor of the Westin St. Francis located in Union Square San Francisco, California

Location: The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square 335 Powell St San Francisco, CA 94102.

1/40; f/5.0; ISO 2000; 17.0 mm.