An Ojai mountain ranch international wedding that slays with style

The bride is half Peruvian/Dutch and the groom is Indonesian/Dutch, and they've lived on three continents. Despite having only around 50 or so guests at the wedding, it was a multicultural motley crew of people traveling from all over the world to meet up in the sun-kissed Black Walnut Farm in the mountains of Ojai, California. They wanted to combine the food of Europe and South America with the wines of California. You'll want to seeeee!

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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…

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Is it cultural appropriation to have Japanese paper cranes at my wedding?

I started folding origami cranes obsessively back in elementary school after reading the very sad story about Sadako, a Japanese girl who survived the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima only to develop leukemia and die while working to fold 1,000 cranes. As a result, I would love to use origami cranes in our wedding. Is this cultural appropriation?

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We LOVE the dichotomy of this Chinese-cowboy New York and Texas karaoke wedding

Cowboy hats, a Chinese tea ceremony, a gorgeous red qipao, New York, Texas, wild drunken karaoke, and honoring the parents — this Texas karaoke wedding is everything and more to fill your senses with awe. And maybe make you boggle at all that's going on. Don't miss the matching bridesmaid tattoos, handmade paper flowers, and all kinds of book lover details including book cookies!