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The Quinceañera Mass, aka La Ceremonia Religiosa or La Misa

Posted on November 30th, 2011 by Mandy Webster

The Quinceañera Mass, also referred to as La Ceremonia Religiosa or La Misa, is perhaps the most important element of the traditional Quinceañera. In general, this Misa de accion de gracias, or Thanksgiving Mass, commemorates the transition of the 15-year-old girl’s life from childhood to womanhood. The Quinceañera Mass may include a variety of traditional activities depending on the individual family.

Common Quinceañera Mass Elements

  • The Quinceañera is typically escorted to the altar of the church by her parents, godparents, and her court of honor.
  • Family members and friends may make speeches during the mass itself.
  • Children play a role in many Quinceañera Masses from placing the pillow upon which the Quinceañera will kneel throughout the ceremony to handing out small gifts to guests.
  • At the end of La Misa, the Quinceañera may place her bouquet on the altar of the Virgin Maria.
  • La Ceremonia Religiosa is typically followed by a reception which includes a variety of additional traditions. Read more »

Golden Goddess: Ancient Greece Wedding Inspiration

Posted on November 28th, 2011 by annalemberger

The Greek goddesses Hera and Aphrodite represented marriage, love and beauty in ancient times. Evoke the power of Grecian mythology as you transform into a glowing goddess on your wedding day. Float down the aisle in golden splendor like a queen while your bridesmaids lead the way draped in Grecian wrap gowns. While you may not emerge from the sea in a shell like Aphrodite, you’ll look equally stunning in a flowing gossamer gown and jewel-studded golden shoes.

Photos by: Group USA & Camille La Vie, Touche’ Weddings & Events, LLC, Jessica McDorman Photography & Retouching

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Edible Wedding Favors: Whoopie Pies

Posted on November 23rd, 2011 by annalemberger

Today’s featured petite sweet wedding favor is the whoopie pie. This whoopie pie post is the first of Knot the Groom’s edible wedding favor series.

Happy Thanksgiving from our family here at Knot the Groom!  Today, in honor of this very American (and delicious) holiday, we are talking about food. More specifically, the sweet treats popping up everywhere, from bakeries to Starbucks, and making their way onto wedding reception dessert tables.

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Whoopie Pies

If you have read my semi-recent post about Gwen & Kevin’s Pennsylvania farm wedding, you already have an inside scoop on the whoopie pie trend. Like newlyweds Gwen and Kevin, many couples are providing individual serving size sweets for their guests as wedding favors and special treats—like whoopie pies!  Butcher’s Farm Market made vanilla, chocolate and pumpkin flavored pies for this wedding.  Read more »

Let’s hear it for the boys! Gifts for the groom and groomsmen

Posted on November 20th, 2011 by annalemberger

Gentleman, raise your glass to the groom!  While his years of bachelorhood are now behind him, even more years of wedded bliss await. Send the groom off right with a great gift just for him and an awesome bachelor party. For taking care of you before and on the big day, make sure you give your groomsmen and best man a token of your appreciation. Traditionally, couples give gifts to the bridal party during the rehearsal dinner. For some great gift inspiration and a list of where to buy, check out our inspiration board and snag a deal!

Photos by: WeddingWire  Read more »

Hello Pumpkin! Fall Flavor Inspiration

Posted on November 18th, 2011 by annalemberger

Pumpkin is a quintessential fall flavor, and pumpkin pie is one of my favorite ways to use this versatile orange squash. While I crave the classics, there are some amazing and unique ways to use pumpkin flavors and smells beyond a fresh baked pie. Whether you’re getting ready for a fall-infused wedding reception, planning a festive party with friends or just want to mix it up at your Thanksgiving dinner, let these pumpkin creations dominate the senses.  Read more »


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