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Joy is an Act of Resistance: a Tigrayan-American wedding

A message that has really resonated with me over the last few months is “joy is an act of resistance” from a poem by Toi Derricotte. I’ve always heard planning a wedding can be stressful, but planing a wedding in a different state, during a global pandemic, in the height of the Black Lives Matter movement, followed by a presidential election that polarized this country while a genocidal war began in my home country, was daunting to say the least…

How one international adoptee bride reclaimed her identity through her wedding

I am an international adoptee from India. Many times in transracial and/or international adoption, the adoptee loses a sense of identity when they are raised outside of their race and culture. I know for myself, I was raised in a predominantly white town by a white family, so I lost my identity as an Indian. As a bride, I decided to reclaim my identity. I am a “hybrid”, both Indian and Anglo-American…

A bright & lovely Islamic wedding in Mombasa, Kenya

A bright & lovely Islamic wedding in Mombasa, Kenya

Fatma and Ibrahim were on party number four in their wedding schedule. There had been two smaller celebrations, and then a much larger one in Washington, DC, where the couple currently resides. Ibrahim is originally from Sierra Leone, but most of his family has relocated to the DC area. This final reception was held in Mombasa, Kenya. This was a huge celebration with a blend of tradition and offbeat choices…

Three cultures combine at this radiant wedding

Three cultures combine at this radiant sculpture park wedding in Seattle

Neena and Albert come from Chinese, Indian, and American backgrounds, so their multicultural wedding at Olympic Sculpture Park was full of color, sentimental touches, and a blend of traditions and decor that took our breath away.

Here are all the details of this sculpture park wedding in Seattle…

This couple recreated their wedding at a multicultural wedding

This couple recreated their wedding at a multicultural East meets West wedding shoot

Shivani and Brett didn’t have that many photos from their wedding, themed “East Meets West.” Photographer Samantha from S Photography helped them take some more photos of this rad couple and their blending of cultures.

This East meets West wedding shoot is a truly gorgeous thing to see…

Heart eyes emoji for this lolita fashion wedding in San Francisco

Heart eyes emoji for this lolita fashion wedding in San Francisco

This lolita fashion wedding is pure and awesome aesthetic with a meaningful and gorgeous backdrop. It was held at the San Francisco courthouse followed by a lovely lunch. You’re going to flip when you see the fashion, the shoes, the makeup, and the pure love behind every glance.