A Brazilian marriage is done with traditions it is the same with any other wedding ceremony. Whether religion dictates the ceremony or whether it is the country that dictates the wedding it will always bond the two people together under the eyes of their god. To declare their love for each other in front of every member of their families that is what a wedding ceremony is all about.
The traditions that go with a Brazilian marriage are plentiful, it isn't just the ceremony that is done under a tradition it is also the music and food. So as you can see a Brazilian bride will want her day to be perfect just like all the other Brazilian brides.
A Brazilian wedding ceremony will consist of the Brazilian bride being late at least 10 minutes after the groom has arrived. But the Brazilian brides are not allowed to be more then 30 minutes late for the ceremony. The wedding dress is not meant to be seen by the groom before the wedding as it is considered to be very unlucky which is also common in most other countries.
Another thing not to do at a Brazilian wedding ceremony is to not drop the wedding rings, this is considered to show that your wedding won't last if this happens when the Brazilian brides and grooms are at the altar. The engagement rings are used differently in Brazil they are still on your finger of course but when you are getting married the engagement rings will start on your right hand but then will be placed onto your left hand when the Brazilian brides and grooms get married.
After the wedding ceremony the dance is different as is the music. The Brazilian brides and grooms will dance the pagode, which is a form of samba this dance is often played at Brazilian wedding ceremonies and the music that they play will usually be samba music. They will play a song as well which would have been sung by Vinicius de Morais or the Brazilian national anthem will be played. This shows the deep connection that Brazilian people have with their country, as the groom men will carry either little badges or little Brazilian flags with them to the ceremony.
Another tradition will be preformed when the new couple go on their honeymoon the groom will pick up the bride and carry her into the room or house. But the groom MUST enter the room with his right foot first that is the tradition when on a Brazilian honeymoon.
Brazilian brides and grooms all over Brazil always use these traditions and it looks like that these traditions will be used by future couples for many more years to come thanks to the fact that all Brazilians seem to have a deep connection with their countries roots. To defy their wedding their countries roots would mean that their love for their country is unfounded and unworthy of a true Brazilian wedding ceremony.
Brazilian weddings are seemingly odd to an outsider who has never been to Brazil before, but for a Brazilian citizen they are very original and are not looked upon as strange or odd in anyway. But that is how everyone will view their countries weddings and outsiders of your country will view your wedding traditions as odd.