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Traditional Mexican Real Wedding

by HannahN

Stephanie and Juan had a really fun Mexican wedding complete with a low rider Lincoln Continental getaway car, traditional Mexican folk dancers, and a Mariachi band. Their big day took place on beautiful Treasure Island, with gorgeous views of San Francisco in the background. The Catholic ceremony was held in a charming chapel, with lush white flowers and candles as decor. Stephanie wore a stunning lace gown with full sleeves, with an incredible trailiing lace-trimmed veil. Comment...

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Divine Real Wedding Brings Two Cultures Together

by HannahN

Bhavana and Will's glamorous wedding is an example of more than just two families coming together as one - it combines the rich cultural elements of two parts of the world in one stunning celebration that exudes luxury. The South Asian bride donned two different gowns: one Western ballgown with pretty lace sleeves, and another gorgeous pink South Asian-inspired dress decked out with gold embellishments and bling. Her groom joined in honoring her culture with a traditional red turban....

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Your Blueprint to a Beautiful Jewish Wedding

by The Modern Jewish Wedding

Mazel Tov on your engagement! Planning your Jewish Wedding & including Jewish customs in your ceremony can mean more than just breaking a glass or dancing the Hora. From the signing of the Ketubah to Yihud there are many meaningful customs and traditions for you to consider and celebrate. Our Wedding Blueprint will first cover the Have-To’s (AKA, they’re required) & then we’ll add the fun, traditional and romantic choices Judaism allows you to include in your special...

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Bridesmaid or Bridesguard? History Says It All

by Azure

Ever wonder how bridesmaids came to be? Or where the significance and symbolism of the bridal party originated? The answers may surprise you! Bridesmaids have a rich history dating back to ancient Rome, and while the term "bridesguard" is a fairly new one, one of the bridesmaid's main jobs has always been protecting the bride. Ready for a little history lesson? Here are three historic looks at bridesmaids and their duties: Ancient Rome - Bridesmaids escorted the bride to her...

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Spectacular Indian Wedding at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club

by Azure

Marissa + Oppi Tie the Knot, captured by MIMMO & CO From the bride... Our wedding planner, Machel Reeves, helped us pick the Royal Canadian Yacht Club for our reception. It was an amazing wedding venue – providing a sublime backdrop for our ‘Toronto Island’ getaway. Our favorite moment of the day was the conclusion of the “laava,” or walk around the Guru Granth Sahib, which describes the soul’s journey to unite with the infinite. This is when the partners’ souls are...

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You Don’t Have to Be Indian to Plan a Spectacular Indian Wedding

by Bitchless Bride

Brideys, this is for all of you cool girls... The ones that are inspired enough to do something truly different on your wedding day. As a planner I plan a lot of weddings (duh), but I plan all sorts of weddings... I have had the awesome opportunity to experience pretty much every race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. But, I must say that Indian weddings are a tremendous treat! I love getting to be a part of an Indian wedding because it's an amazing chance to witness an incredible...

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Take Eight with the Next Big Bridal Blogger

by Azure

Before Michele Schwartz of The Modern Jewish Wedding starts sharing her wisdom with OneWed on the reg, we thought it'd be fun to learn a little bit more about our fabulous Next Big Bridal Blogger winner! Let's get to it, shall we?! What do you love most about weddings? It’s hard to pick just one thing. But I love to see the faces and reactions of the bride and groom (and their loved ones). Nothing beats a front row seat to that once in a lifetime moment where the bride and groom...

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And Now It’s Time for Some Culture

by Bitchless Bride

BB has had the thrill of planning several multi-cultural weddings, and even multi cultural INSPIRED weddings. But, here's the thing... you don't have to be of a certain race or religion to appreciate and incorporate other cultures into your wedding. If you are passionate about another culture and their traditions, then pay tribute to it. Here are my two cents: Indian: What you decide to incorporate is dependent on the religion and region of India, but the Indian weddings I have...

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Wedding Theme Inspiration: Hot Havana Nights

by Azure

I have a Havana Nights cocktail party tonight, and went on the hunt for the perfect look. Beyond knowing that vibrant colors (like red, orange, fuchsia, sapphire, yellow), ruffle-adorned dresses, and tropical flowers accenting updos are Havana Nights appropriate, I was a bit lost on what to wear (and more importantly, what NOT to wear). So to the world wide web I went! I feel like I'm a Google searching pro at this stage in the game, so I found tons of inspiration (including a drop...

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5 Ways to Do Jewish at your Non-Jewish/Interfaith Wedding!

by Azure

By Next Big Bridal Blogger finalist, Michele Schwartz of The Modern Jewish Wedding Mazel Tov! You’re engaged! You are starting your Pinterest boards, buying up every wedding magazine on the stands and book marking all the best wedding blogs! There’s only one hitch—you are Jewish, and your fiancé isn’t. But no need to worry, because by adding Jew-ish touches to your wedding and reception, you can honor both sides and have everyone “Kvelling” in no time! Here are five...

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Stunning Real Wedding: East Meets West in Perfect Harmony

by Azure

When I spotted Abhishek + Payal's wedding on Gina Meola's blog, I was enchanted! While I've come to realize that you can always count on Indian brides to pull out all the stops for their wedding day looks, this particular bride, Payal, really blew me away! I mean, seriously... how gorgeous is she? Payal's Indian wedding garb was dripping with ornate details, and she was adorned with jewels head to toe! Her groom sported a custom made sherwani, and even posed it up with a...

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Handmade Finds For a Festive Cinco de Mayo Wedding Celebration

by The Broke-Ass Bride

I'm a huge proponent of holiday weddings - and I'm not talking about  X-mas - I'm talking about your major party holidays - New Year's Eve, St. Patrick's Day, or perhaps, Cinco de Mayo? When your guests are already prepped to celebrate, your wedding celebration can only be EPIC. Am I right? If you think a Cinco de Mayo celebration might be right up your alley, I've found a few nifty wedding decor items that will definitely add a little spice to your big event!  How delicious...

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Multicultural Ornate Indian Wedding

by Azure

It's been quite some time since we've featured a swoon-worthy Indian wedding on our blog.  But the moment I stumbled upon this multicultural stunner captured by Nadine of Love Me Do Photography, I knew we had to share! Sonal and Keith tied the knot on 11.26.2011.  They chose the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, NJ for their wedding venue, and highlighted the bride's Indian heritage with a rich red and gold wedding color palette.  Although the groom was not of Indian decent, he...

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Five Wedding Traditions for Cultural I Do’s

by Azure

Before the Thanksgiving holiday, we shared seven time-honored traditions from cultures around the world. From jumping the broom to being crowned as a couple, I think we all learned something new! But the unique customs from around the globe do not stop there! Read on to learn five more wonderful wedding traditions:   IRELAND- Emerald Isle: The Claddagh ring is commonly known as the traditional Irish wedding ring. The ring features a heart, crown and set of hands,...

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Wedding Traditions from Around the World

by Azure

We predicted that for 2011 weddings, a top trend would be infusing culture and heritage into couple's I Do's.  And boy were we right! More and more nearlyweds are incorporating time-honored wedding customs from their countries of origin, honoring their heritages in the most special way.  So today, we take a look at seven wedding traditions from around the world!   AFRICA- Jumping the Broom: What a great way to start anew!  At traditional African weddings, as a way to...

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Elegant Fall Wedding with Asian Influences

by Azure

Featured Fall Wedding by Kitt Creative We love that 2011 nearlyweds are embracing their roots! Without sacrificing planning the wedding of their dreams (whether it's modern, traditional or DIY), couples' are incorporating ethnic flairs and cultural details whenever possible. This is precisely what Van and Robert did for their autumn wedding in Washington Dulles, Virginia. The bride is of Asian decent, so choosing red as the primary hue in their wedding color palette was an easy choice....

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Traditional Indian Wedding in Long Island: Batool and Salman

by Azure

  Featured wedding by SYPhotography     Batool and Salman tied the knot in Long Island, New York on August 1, 2010. This traditional Indian wedding was a two-day affair; the ceremonious Mehendi took place at home on day one, and the incredible wedding reception the second day. The Waterview Club was the wedding reception venue, and it offered stunning views of the picturesque Long Island Sound. And thanks to the sounds of DJ Insomnia, the couple's wedding DJ, Batool and...

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