The tiara that launched a thousand ships: a Cambodian wedding in Massachusetts #Wedding Porn#at home#ceremony#couples of color#massachusetts#orange dress#purple dress#umbrella#yellow dress November 6 | Stephanie Kaloi All photos by Zac Wolf Photography. Jacqui and Sam had a two-day wedding to cover all their bases: the couple wanted to honor both Cambodian and American traditions. Photographer Zac Wolf sent us photos from the colorful love-in that was day one (you can see day two here)! The events of the day took place in the couple's home, and they participated in four separate ceremonies. And now: let's ogle some really gorgeous photos! This post features Offbeat Vendors! Check out their vendor listing to see how they cater to Offbeat Brides: Zac Wolf Photography Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Stephanie Kaloi I was the editor of the now-defunct Offbeat Families, and owner/photographer at Stephanie Kaloi Photography in Portland, OR. PREVIOUS Use "blessing stones" to bring your wedding love mojo back home with you NEXT I let my fiancé see my dress before the wedding, and I lived to tell the tale Show/Hide comments [ 20 ] SO gorgeous! One of my favorite things about OBB is seeing people create/recombine traditions of love and family blending form all over the world! Am super curious about the traditions of this wedding. Why 3 fabulous dresses, 3 amazing tiaras? why the red string? what is happening with the comb and scissors?? I NEED this wedding story!! 19 agree Reply I was thinking the very same thing!! What's with the comb and scissors? What is that thing they are carrying in their hands? Can I please borrow the GORGEOUS earring in the last pic? (pretty please?) Plus, the girl's laugh is precious. She's beaming with happiness in the purple gown! 8 agree Reply The comb and scissors is during the hair cutting ceremony, where friends and family pretend to cut the hair of the bride and groom, spray them with perfume and tell them how beautiful they are. The ceremony has lots of symbolism though – trimming away past excesses and beginning a married life together as a fresh, new beginning. Ours had lots of laughter and it looks like Jacqui and Sam had a great time too! 3 agree Reply The red string is a blessing given by the couple's community in the final ceremony Chang Dai – literally the "tying the strings". It's an opportunity for the family and friends to give the couple advice and well wishes and bless their marriage. A very emotional part of the wedding. At the end everybody cheers and throws palm flowers – soo fun! 1 agrees Reply This is so crazy! I worked with Sam for a little while a few years ago! Hi Sam! Congratulations! This is so gorgeous. Reply OMG this jewellery is AMAZEBALLS! 3 agree Reply Wow you look sooo beautiful! This really brings a whole new meaning to the words "Princess Bride"! 1 agrees Reply OMG!!!!! You guys are GORGEOUS! Everything is so damn beautiful, and you look SO HAPPY! Also? The first line of the "Day 2" post is fantastic!!! Reply Those tiaras! The color! Wow!!! Reply Absolutely beautiful! Reply Wow… simply wow. The pictures are so poignant and full of energy! I absolutely LOVE the tiaras and what is that last ear-piece called? It's like a golden flower vine decided to merge with her body and give her special elfin powers… or just look really pretty… 2 agree Reply The clothes! I want to see more of those amazingly beautiful clothes! I am being struck yet again by Culture Envy! Reply Geez, I can't stop looking at these photos. Everything about this…the color, the happiness, everything. Incredible work, Zac! 1 agrees Reply This wedding is so incredibly fabulous! I love every single detail. 🙂 Reply The COLORS. Oh my god, it's like a watercolor palette come to life. Reply Yay!! My husband and I had a Khmerican wedding too! Which I still haven't submitted to OBB, but will someday hopefully get around to doing. These photos are beautiful and so wonderful to see other folks honoring both sets of traditions. And holy crap – the ear piece is AMAZING!!! 1 agrees Reply Gorgeous!!!!! I love everything about it!!!!! Reply HOLY GORGEOUS Reply I don't often post, but…beautiful couple, beautiful wedding! Congratulations x Reply HOLY SHIT YOU LOOK LIKE A GODDESS! That is all. 🙂 Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. 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