One of the most entertaining festivities you’ll see during a wedding reception is the bouquet and garter toss. They give the bride and groom a chance to let their personality shine, with some couples choosing personalized or funny elements to incorporate into the action. When it comes time for the couple to throw their bouquet and garter, the anticipation in the room is palpable. Everyone knows that catching either item could mean good luck for the future, making it an exciting moment for the wedding guests. Plus, these fun events make for some great photos that capture all the special moments of the day. In this article, we’ll show you 20+ action-packed bouquet and garter toss photos from our of award-winning photographers that truly capture the excitement and fun of the moment.
Favorite Bouquet and Garter Toss Photos
Let’s start with our favorite bouquet and garter toss photos submitted by our photographers.
Bouquet Toss Photos
The bouquet toss is a well-known tradition which originated in England during the 16th century when a bride would deposit her bunch of flowers at church altar as an offering for good luck and fertility. The tradition then rapidly spread to other countries, though with slightly different bridal customs—for example, in some European countries the groom would throw his bride’s garter to their wedding guests instead. Eventually, both traditions merged into one. Today, the bouquet toss is commonly practiced at weddings all over the world; after the bride sends her bouquet sailing through the crowd of eager unmarried women, whoever catches it is said to be the next in line to marry! See some examples of the bouquet toss from our photographers.
Garter Toss Photos
While single women can join in the excitement of a bouquet toss, the men participate in the garter toss. The garter toss at weddings is an age-old tradition that dates back hundreds of years. During the event, the groom removes a garter from his bride’s leg and throws it over his shoulder. The single men in attendance rush to catch the garter, with the man who successfully grabs it believed to be the next in line to marry. For some couples, this can be an opportunity for guests to have a bit of fun and inject some levity into the wedding reception. Whatever a couple’s reasons for taking part in this time-honored ritual, it is sure to be remembered as one of the highlights of their wedding day
The wedding garter is a piece of bridal lingerie that a bride wears under her wedding gown. The groom often removes the garter with his hands or even his teeth before tossing it to the crowd of men. Before that, however, the groom might choose to have a little fun and dance for the bride.
Here are examples of fun and exciting Garter Toss Photos:
Photo by Kivus and Camera (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at The Carolina Barn at McCormick Farms Spring Hill, North Carolina Photo by Tracy Jenkins (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Squantum Association in East Providence, RI Photo by Dan Dalstra (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at The Laboratory Mill in Charlotte, NC
Photo by Kristin Cheatwood (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at The Valley Club in Hailey, Idaho Photo by Zack Bradley (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Parker-Binns Vineyard in Mill Spring, North Carolina Photo by Stefani Ciotti (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Montclair Wedding & Event Venue Colleyville, TX
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