The public acknowledgment and celebration of a couple’s marriage. The wedding followed betrothal and was a preliminary to sexual union. The occasion was marked by feasting, singing and rejoicing. The bride wore a wedding dress, jewellery and ornaments and both she and the groom were waited on by attendants.
The wedding banquet Jdg 14:10 See also Ge 29:21-22 A feast celebrates Jacob’s wedding; Mt 22:2 a wedding banquet given by a king for his son; Jn 2:3-10 Jesus Christ changes water into wine at a wedding feast; Rev 19:9 the marriage supper of the Lamb
Guests and attendants at weddings
Elements in the wedding ceremony