Show that you can weather life's storms together under a ceremonial umbrella #Ceremony Advice#ceremony#steal-this-idea#umbrella October 16 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride Photo by 39 East Vision Photography We talked about amazing umbrellas a while back, but here's a great way to involve your umbrella in your actual ceremony: We ended our ceremony with an Indonesian wedding tradition, since that is where we met and is also the birthplace of my father. We sat under an umbrella while our celebrant showered us in a mixture of goodness. This included turmeric rice, to symbolize prosperity and everlasting love; coins, to remind us to share our wealth with the less fortunate; and candy, to represent sweetness throughout our marriage. It ended up being a highlight of the ceremony and produced some awesome photos. (And the younger kids enjoyed picking up the sweets and coins off the floor!) See more of this amazing wedding: Julia & Seb's international-flair Vegas wedding. 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 PREVIOUS Betsy & Seth's unexpectedly steampunk DIYed handfasting NEXT A most colorful DIY wedding + bonus canine attendant Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] you can go ahead and consider this idea stolen! Reply ador-freakin-or–ableeeeeeeeeeeeee i plan to use umbrellas cuz I JUST KNOW IT'LL RAIN my special day but this this is toooooo great!! digging the symbolism too 🙂 Reply I love love love this idea! What did your venue think of all the stuff on the ground? Reply Please do not do this. Uncooked rice will be eaten by birds and they will die from it. Reply As far as we've heard, this is actually a myth: http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/birdrice.asp Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.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. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.