Category Archive

interfaith

You’re ready to marry the love of your life. And it just so happens that you’re Christian and they’re Muslim. Or they’re Jewish and you’re Hindu. Or one of you is a steadfast atheist. Whatever. Interfaith weddings are a collage, and this archive is full of inspiration and ideas for how to blend your beliefs into one lovely wedding.

Guac down the aisle! Getting married in our fave Tex-Mex restaurant

Emily and Ron decided to guac down the aisle to the accompaniment of all their favorite things and people, at their fave Tex-Mex restaurant.

Here's how I'm planning an intersectional, interracial, accessible wedding

Here’s how I’m planning a Southern, intersectional, interracial, and accessible wedding

I’m a person with both hidden and visible disabilities. Queerness is an important part of how I identify and build community. We’re also an interracial and interfaith couple. I’m planning my big fat Southern, intersectional, interracial, accessible, and Jew(ish) wedding. Here are my perspectives…

A delightful and chic "big ol' gay wedding" in Philly (with stunning outfits!)

A delightful and chic “big ol’ gay wedding” in Philly (with stunning outfits!)

The gist of this “big ol’ gay wedding in Philly” was simple: a celebration and affirmation of their love, good food, and non-stop dancing. Oh, and when you see the amazing subtly striped dress and white tux on these two brides, you’ll go wild. Plus, you’ll love their personal vows involving appliances, the Eagles, and too many dishes. This is on you do not want to miss…

Dad's religious and I'm not: How can I include him without giving him a platform?

Dad’s religious and I’m not: How can I include him without giving him a platform?

How do I include my religious dad in my wedding day without giving him a platform? I’m afraid if I ask him to read, or allow him to do a speech that he will bring religion into it and I really don’t want that at all. I’m also not sure if I’m going to have a father/daughter dance due to our slowly healing relationship. Help!

How we decided which wedding traditions to uphold or scrap

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…

Shana & Sean’s Jewish meets Trinidad wedding with Carnival headdresses and a huge reception surprise

Jewish traditions meet Trinidadian traditions at this fabulous wedding in Toronto. We’re talking Carnival headdresses, salsa dancing flash mob-style, a gorgeous chuppah, a chair dance, the Hora, and even a caricaturist at the reception. Don’t miss the bride’s adorable short dress with sleeves, lantern “bouquets” turned centerpieces, and the piece de resistance: their amazing multiple choice quiz announcement at the reception.