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      The Wedding Broom Company

 

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    As you both jump into your lives together, remember your past, for it has made you the strong person you are today. Allow these happy moments to become the pathway to your future. Travel your own roads together, creating new chapters. Embrace your past, never looking back, only remembering.

 

Catherine Broussard,  Owner

The Wedding Broom Company

                          The Wedding Broom

The tradition of  "jumping the broom" most likely originated with an African ritual in which a broom is used to demonstrate that all past  problems have been swept away. It is said that the sprays of the broom represents the fact that we were scattered around different parts of the world and the handle represents the Almighty that holds us all together"."Jumping the broom also represents the joining of two families, it's showing respect and pays homage to those who came before us and paved the way."

"During the slave transitions, a couple's vows were not legally sanctioned. During slavery, our ancestors sought the legitimacy of marriage by jumping over the broom and into the bonds of domesticity. For our ancestors, this small ritual was a legal and bonding act connecting them with the heritage, of the home land and giving legitimacy, dignity and strength to their unions. In their eyes this union was now sanctioned by the almighty."

                      

 

                                   

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