Rice, Confetti and Firecrackers

As in any country, a Spanish wedding is a big day of celebration. Spaniards have kept some unique traditions through the years and adapted others to modern times. For example, the bride and groom exchange 13 coins as a symbol of the wealth they will evenly share. Spanish couples typically don’t have a groomsmen or bridesmaids, it is just the bride and groom. The end of the ceremony is announced with a big explosion of firecrackers and when the newlyweds leave the church they are congratulated with rice, confetti and more firecrackers.

I took this from from a distance (using a zoom lens) while in Segovia.  I thought I had a great spot for taking this shot – no one else was near me – until I realised the firecrackers were right by my feet!

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