Search Through Hundreds of Inspiring Blogs

Search By Category

 Dresses   Jewelry   Photography   Real Weddings   Romantic   Food   DIY   Rings   Stationery   Make-up   Lingerie   Design 

Queerly Wed: Which Traditions Will You Follow?

Special to OneWed by Stacy Jacobs of Queerly Wed Despite the fact that I have forgotten most of the Hebrew I ever learned, I still identify as a “Cultural Jew.” These days, neither Melissa nor I are tied to one faith and at first thought many of the typical wedding traditions would have to be thrown out the window for us. However, we decided that we should go ahead and pick the rituals that we felt would signify our relationship with each other and our families. The Chuppah The Jewish tradition of having a Chuppah (wedding canopy) symbolizes the home the couple will build together. We are ignoring the part of the definition that says a man now takes control and demonstrates his ability to take care of his woman. Instead, we are looking towards the story of Abraham and Sarah, who always allowed guests to stay in their home. This act demonstrates the couple's commitment to establish a home that will always be open to guests. The Breaking of the Glass The breaking of the glass is said to have many different types of symbolism attached to it. One explanation of this custom seemed to speak to our social activist selves: “ It is a reminder of the broken and fragmentary nature of reality, and hence a reminder to engage in spiritual repair of the world. I feel that this speaks to our passion for social activism. We found in the beginning of our relationship that both of us are very passionate about fighting for the good in the world. The Unity Candle A Christian tradition, the unity candle is meant to signify the joining of two families and seemed to fit us as this is very important to both of us. We are actually very lucky to have loving and supportive families who will be participating in the ceremony. What about you? Which traditions will you be following? Melissa Johns and Stacy Jacobs are an engaged couple. They run QueerlyWed.com, the premier nationwide directory of queer friendly businesses for people planning their wedding or commitment ceremonies. Helpful Links: What to Expect at a Jewish Wedding Jewish Wedding Accessories Unity Candles
swirly linebreak

Search By Category

 Dresses   Jewelry   Photography   Real Weddings   Romantic   Food   DIY   Rings   Stationery   Make-up   Lingerie   Design 

swirly linebreak swirly linebreak

Recent Blogs




swirly linebreak calligraphy pen

Think you have enough knowledge of weddings to be a source of inspiration and information for our viewers? We do!

We want to hear from real brides about real weddings: the beautiful moments and the not-so-beautiful moments that come with planning a once in a lifetime event.

Write For Us swirly linebreak

Planning your wedding soon?

Stick with us and you'll stay on the right path. Head to our homepage if you're ever stuck and in need of some seriously beautiful inspo.

Endless Inspiration swirly linebreak
swirly linebreak Write For Us swirly linebreak

Most Recent Galleries

OneWed is the new way to plan your perfect wedding.

You can find plenty of inspiration online, but how do you get your hands on it? OneWed is changing the way you plan.



Rings

Browse Thousands Of Photos

Gorgeous inspiration for every aspect of your wedding

Cake

Find & Book Local Vendors

See the venues, photographers, florists and more, near you

Heart

Save & Share What You Love

Browse thousands of photos and track with ideabooks

Join Us

swirly linebreak



Explore

swirly linebreak



Company

swirly linebreak


Copyright © 2001-2017 OneWed Inc. All Rights Reserved.