👰 Wood, tin or pearl anniversary… The tradition of celebrating wedding anniversaries dates back to the 16th century among Calvinists who celebrated silver (25 years) and gold (50 years) anniversaries. In the 19th century, the custom is widely spread: each anniversary is associated with a vegetal or mineral material. For the 20 years of marriage, it is the porcelain. A symbol of refinement and solidity, it also reminds the couple that love must be handled with care. Marriage and porcelain are also associated through the tradition of the trousseau, of which the dinnerware service has become one of the key pieces. According to an ancient popular belief, breaking plates is a sign of good luck and happiness awaiting the future couple. A tradition that still exist in Germany where people do not hesitate to break porcelain in front of the house of the bride and groom to ward off evil spirits. Finally, it is customary to celebrate a porcelain wedding anniversary by giving a gift of porcelain to the one you love 🤍
About L'Institut Bernardaud:
Because the French art of living is the envy of the world, what better way than with porcelain to introduce you to the teeming world of the table... Contribute with L'Institut Bernardaud to reenchanting this convivial and so precious moment of the meal by following our various workshops and conferences. A program with a creative approach and open to the world to live an exciting adventure at the crossroads of gastronomy, art, history or decoration.