I came across a fabulous article in The Huffington Post entitled “Why Cross-Cultural Weddings Rock” that summed up the beauty of multicultural weddings perfectly!
“With our increasingly global society, more and more weddings have become a fusion of cultures – individual celebrations celebrating the ethnicities of both bride and groom, wherever they may be from,” author Lea Lane wrote in the Post.
I love this! The word “celebration” is key. I love that the increasing blending of cultures is something that couples are choosing to celebrate on their wedding day! Lines aren’t drawn in black and white anymore, and weddings that celebrate each person’s unique ethnicity seems like the perfect symbolism for the new life they are embarking on together, and in which they will expectantly create their own traditions.
One breathtaking real wedding that I came across in Nouveau magazine is a Latin Gatsby wedding, which pulled elements from The Great Gatsby and the charm of the 20s and matched them up with colorful Latin flair!
Nouveau magazine also featured another stunning fusion wedding that joined the Hindu traditions of the beautiful bride with American traditions of the Texan groom. The bride and groom actually had two ceremonies in one day, the first embracing Hindu traditions and the second decidedly more American.
The couple wore ornately detailed attire that was imported directly from India, and they kept with Hindu practices by having the groom arrive on a decorated horse. There were trumpets and beautiful bright colors everywhere! After the first ceremony, the couple moved to a new location and for an American ceremony, where the groom donned a sleek grey suit and the bride put on a stunning white gown. The couple chose to keep the Mehndi designs that had been drawn on their hands from the traditional Hindu ceremony earlier as way of signifying the blending of their different cultures for their new life together.
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