I always am intrigued by wedding traditions.
In Kristine’s home country of Latvia, the bride and groom attach a lock with an inscription to the railing on the bridge, and throw the key in the river or creek below. The tradition is said to symbolize everlasting love as the lock can never be removed without the key, and thus bringing the couple good luck throughout their marriage. I learned later this tradition is popular in Russia and China.
On their way to the bridge, Kris and Kristine passed by an group of street musicians who serenaded the newly married couple with their version of Needtobreathe’s, “Stones Under Rushing Water”. After listening to the lyrics, this couldn’t have been a better choice. Not only with the reference to the rushing water and stones under the bridge, but more importantly, the song reminds us, always appreciate what you have while you still have it and survive a rough time by remembering a love that is fresh and new. Thanks to this talented group of musicians for creating an extra special memory for Kris and Kristine on their wedding day.
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