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interfaith

You’re ready to marry the love of your life. And it just so happens that you’re Christian and they’re Muslim. Or they’re Jewish and you’re Hindu. Or one of you is a steadfast atheist. Whatever. Interfaith weddings are a collage, and this archive is full of inspiration and ideas for how to blend your beliefs into one lovely wedding.

How we decided which wedding traditions to uphold or scrap

How we decided which wedding traditions to uphold or scrap

Sorting through wedding traditions is a Sisyphean task. American wedding traditions are a conglomeration of hundreds of different cultures, not to mention the endless traditions from our individual backgrounds. Traditions, especially ones associated with major life events, connect us with our past, reinforce our cultural values, and hold our communities together. We want to make sure we include elements of both of our families’ cultures, but how do we figure out what to include and what not to include? Here’s how…

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Shana & Sean’s Jewish meets Trinidad wedding with Carnival headdresses and a huge reception surprise

Jewish traditions meet Trinidadian traditions at this fabulous wedding in Toronto. We’re talking Carnival headdresses, salsa dancing flash mob-style, a gorgeous chuppah, a chair dance, the Hora, and even a caricaturist at the reception. Don’t miss the bride’s adorable short dress with sleeves, lantern “bouquets” turned centerpieces, and the piece de resistance: their amazing multiple choice quiz announcement at the reception.

4 ways to avoid interfaith wedding drama alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

4 ways to avoid interfaith wedding drama

The internet abounds with horror stories about the drama that can surround interfaith weddings. Families insisting on this or that, wedding officiants refusing to work with you… but the truth is that you can have the wedding of your dreams — a beautiful melding of your cultures — with minimal drama. Here’s how…

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Tons of theater glamour, vintage style, and desserts at Lindsey & Jesse’s wedding

Did I hear someone ask for majorly glamorous theater style, a gorgeous fascinator, and a table so full of desserts, our hangry selves can’t even take it? This one is for those of us hungry for pretty style and cupcakes. You know we want both. And with a venue ranked as “Number 1 Place to go Number 2” for their awesome bathrooms, how can we go wrong?

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Spy the fashion, Pakistani food, and mini grand piano at Vrinda & Michael’s giggly elopement

We heart elopements, especially when everything seems to just come together serendipitously, like the cake shop next door to the massage place you’re at. This sweet and tiny elopement has everything you’d want: fabulous fashion and jewels, delicious Pakistani food, and even a mini grand piano that came from a convo only a week into their dating!

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Africa meets the U.S. at Caroline & Kaocen’s interfaith bilingual three-part wedding

Get ready to be seriously wowed by this three-part San Diego-meets-Niger interfaith wedding. It was horribly sidelined by a tragedy in the family, but they rebounded beautifully to honor their loved ones, entertain everyone with an awesome first dance, and wear AMAZING wedding garb! Don’t miss the many dress changes, lovely traditions, and massive love in this family.