PLANNER NAME: Anna Yencho
Bringing two different cultures together at a wedding is such a great way for both sides of the family to feel included and important on your special day. To piggyback off of Alana, you can also make a cultural weekend out of your wedding! Having one ceremony based off the bride’s culture on Saturday, and then following it up with a ceremony based off the groom’s culture on a Sunday. This way both sides of the family feel as if their traditions are being honored.
I also love it when the family decides to make traditional desserts from their culture, and bring those to the wedding day. We did a fantastic henna party for a bride at Edmund’s Oast, where the bride’s family made traditional Moroccan treats and danced around the couple, with everyone wearing kaftans. The next day, we had a traditional Jewish ceremony, to honor the groom’s family culture.