BRIDE AND BRIDEGROOM, BEST MAN AND BRIDESMAID,
DRESSED FOR THE HAPPY DAY
Considerable freedom is allowed to lovers in Sweden, the amount of
paternal acquiescence and blessing expected varying in the different
parts of the country, whereas in Norway the patriarchal system is
more apparent in matters of parental interference. The bride in these
rural districts is expected to work as hard as any serving wench on the
farm, nor does the bridegroom take life any easier than his labourers.
The somewhat clerical costume worn by the bridegroom is of the style and
cut affected by all the Swedish yeomen for Sunday and ceremonial wear.
For women the popular wedding colour is blue