Here comes the bride… and the bourbon. Some say it’s an old Southern tradition, and many of us have never heard of it. However, we love the sound of it because it involves bourbon and getting your hands in the soil — two quintessential things we Southerners enjoy.
When a Moss Mountain groom living out of state approached us about Burying the Bourbon on his behalf before his wedding day, we said we’d gladly do the honors. So, James Sumpter, Director of Weddings and Events at Moss Mountain, and Mandy Shoptaw, our Wedding and Event Coordinator, got to work.
According to our friends over at Southern Living, “Southern folklore says that if you bury a bottle of bourbon at the site where the bride and groom are to be married it won’t rain on their wedding day.” Furthermore, the tradition says the wedding party digs up the bottle and drinks the bourbon after the ceremony.
Rain or shine, everyone at the reception will be a winner when this bottle is retrieved from the orchard along our stacked stone wall. And what a fantastic photo op for our beautiful couple!
If you’re interested in weddings or special events at Moss Mountain you can be sure our staff will honor your special requests. Contact us at email@example.com to plan your big day.
In the Runaway Bride (1999), Julia Roberts’ character Maggie finally finds out who she is and even which type of eggs she likes after numerous failed attempts to walk down the aisle. Then SHE proposes to the man she truly loves. You might remember the scene. Maggie hands Ike, played by Richard Gere, her running shoes as a token of her affection and then gets down on one knee for a proposal full of the wit and wisdom Ike had dispensed previously in the movie.
Maggie Carpenter: I guarantee there’ll be tough times. I guarantee that at some point, one or both of us is going to want get out. But I also guarantee… [starts to cry] …that if I don’t ask you to be mine, I’ll regret it for the rest of my life. Because I know in my heart… you’re the only one for me.
Guess what, ladies, proposing to your man isn’t just a movie plot device. In fact, Leap Day (February 29th) has a strong tie to marriage proposals from women to men so ladies if “Happily Ever After” has been on your mind, today might really be the time to broach the subject with the one you love.
You see, Irish legend says that Saint Brigid and Saint Patrick came to an agreement and that agreement was that every four years WOMEN were allowed to propose to men.
Today, in more liberated times, more and more women are popping the question to their mate. Sometimes the proposals are simply the result of marriage coming up in casual conversation and the couple pulling out their calendars and picking a date. Other times these proposals are elaborately planned weekends away with a ring or other gift.
You might expect a queen to extend an invitation of marriage and that’s just what Queen Victoria did when she proposed to Prince Albert. Several other famous women have taken it upon themselves to pop the question, including Elizabeth Taylor to her second husband Michael Wilding. But if you’re interested in checking out real life proposals from women this fantastic article by Jolie Kerr at jezabel.com is a great read.
Now once you’ve set the date you’re going to start looking for the perfect wedding venue and if you’re reading this blog you’re probably at least somewhat familiar with P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm (if you’re not then cruise around the site and you’ll fall in love, we’re pretty sure). Well this picturesque property is now available for weddings and event. You can download our 2016 bride guide here and then contact our wedding specialist to help you plan the day of your dreams.