Here are some examples of some wedding traditions here in Atlanta, GA.
We have the Unity sand, Unity candle, Celtic hand fasting, and Jumping the Broom.
"JUMPING THE BROOM"
This broom ceremony represents the joining of two families. It's showing respect and pays homage to those who came before us and paved the way. "Broom Jumping" is a ritual, handed down from generation to generation to r
emind us of a time when our 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."