Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Virginia Gent wedding tradition


A friend of mine was married here in Middleburg this past weekend. The week before, he said, "We're pretty much ready to go, we buried our bottle today, so there is not much left to do."

I cannot help but cherish the tradition of old Virginia families gathering together before a wedding to bury a bottle of Virginia Gent Bourbon in the garden for, "the hard times ahead."

I wished him the best; it is heartening to know that in a pinch, he has an old friend and a bit of his family's luck and love resting in the garden next to house.

And for all those not in Northern Virginia, it couldn't hurt...

6 comments:

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love it! I am from Charlottesville, VA....love hearing wonderful traditions from my home state!!

Main Line Sportsman said...

Never heard of that tradition....but I think it is great!

Easy and Elegant Life said...

A smart move in general... that version of the Gentleman is no longer being produced. Instead there is a pricier offering under the Bowman auspices.

I hope it was a delightful day!

home before dark said...

This is a much better custom than what I knew about burying bottles. I taught in a small Kansas town that also had a rehab center. Patients often buried bottles; high school students dug them up.

pve design said...

Hello, I love traditions...
Did you see your shining self mentioned over at "Slow Love life!"
pve

佐雅伯漢 said...

成功等於目前,其他都是這句話的註解。......................................................