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Adina and Sean's musical light-up wedding was a sight to see (that we wish we could have HEARD as well!). Adina is Jewish and Sean is Unitarian, so for the ceremony, they mixed and matched some elements of each. They also met in choir, so having their musical friends and family sing for and with them was a given. Their guests sang the wedding party down the aisle, with choir members providing harmony. A quartet of family and longtime friends sang a traditional blessing to them during the service. And Sean and his a capella group serenaded the bride at dinner. So much singing! So much awesome!

Don't miss the succulent place cards/favors, light-up shoes, tie, and sequins, and rockstar-inspired wedding dress…

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Yana and Fabian and a beautiful multicultural (Russian, British, Jewish, and Jamaican) blended family wedding. Yana, (born in Russia and raised in England) and Fabian (Jamaican-born) met while taking Salsa lessons at their church. Don't miss the traditional Jamaican dishes, centerpieces of books of poetry, boxes of tea, and teapots filled with locally-sourced flowers, cotton candy machine, and tea favors.

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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…