The vows from this Native American / Irish handfasting wedding will make you cry
We wanted to celebrate both of our families — Irish/Scottish on my side, Kiowa on his — so our ceremony was a handfasting wedding, held on Mark’s family’s allotment land. One of the things that tie both our families and cultures together is a love of horses, so including “wedding horses” felt perfect to us.
Sensory-friendly wedding: how one bride avoided overload
Maybe our can give comfort to the weirdo who feels they fit too many ‘offbeat’ tags; the immigrant who loves a culture that doesn’t always respect them; the ill who can’t handle the sensory toll; the traumatized who struggles to believe that they are loved; the abused who can’t bring themselves to cut a toxic cord…
A magical gay Disney wedding with chosen family and a Thai water blessing
This gay Disney wedding was truly a celebration of love! Phinn and Andreas combined their culture, interests, and true selves to create the most magical celebration. They even included a Thai water blessing ceremony and a nod to the closing statement from the Obergefell v. Hodges landmark civil rights case.
A colorful and multicultural Indian and Vietnamese wedding
The couple had a gorgeous Indian and Vietnamese wedding that spanned two weeks! From the red lehenga to the ao dai wedding attire, this multicultural celebration is filled with color and cultural traditions.
These brides traded their big plans for a barefoot beach micro-wedding
We had a big wedding planned. We had bridesmaids and everything! But during the pandemic… We decided to just take off without telling anyone and get married. We used nature as our decoration and it was more perfect than the big wedding we were planning ever could have been.
Joy is an Act of Resistance: a Tigrayan-American wedding
A message that has really resonated with me over the last few months is “joy is an act of resistance” from a poem by Toi Derricotte. I’ve always heard planning a wedding can be stressful, but planing a wedding in a different state, during a global pandemic, in the height of the Black Lives Matter movement, followed by a presidential election that polarized this country while a genocidal war began in my home country, was daunting to say the least…