Anyone know what Chivaree means? Well, as I have recently been schooled on this, I'm happy to enlighten you. Chivaree is an old-fashioned word for an old-fashioned tradition...although in some cultures it is still practiced today!
Friday night I went to a wedding reception that was the be-all-end-all of wedding receptions... and I've seen a lot of receptions. Of course, I expected nothing less as the bride is an art major who studied at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris and comes from a family of creative people. The groom is no slouch either in the creative department as he is a film maker and the son of two of the most talented people I've ever known.
Tiffany + Cassidy = One Beautiful Couple and One Fabulous Partay. (See you in Sacramento!)
Chivaree...let me use it in a couple of sentence for you:
The bridegroom was chivareed on his wedding night! Fiddle-dee-dee! What if they chivaree my new husband? There's going to be some chivareeing going on after the reception!
Before you Google it, I'll end the suspense...this is what my mother told me,
"On our wedding night as we were leaving our reception I was so scared that my husband would be chivareed! That's where some hooligans kidnap the groom and hide him and the bride has no idea! And sometimes they keep him overnight! I was so afraid they would get him when he went to get the car! As it turned out they chivareed the car and we had to walk through snow for two blocks until we found it!"
Whew! Glad my dad wasn't chivareed or I might not be here!
Luckily, Cassidy was not chivareed on his wedding night either!