Monday Muse: Foreign Wedding Traditions

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With multiculturalism one of the amazing things about Australia, many couples are finding that in order to bring the best out of both families, blending cultural traditions is the way to go. For those of you who are of the same cultural background, or want to add something different to your day, be inspired by some of the looks and traditions of foreign weddings. From top to bottom: Indian Mehndi (hand painting), Jewish chuppah and glass smashing, Eastern European & Asian money dance, American sand ceremony, Japanese paper cranes, Chinese tea ceremony. If you know of any others please let us know!

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  1. I love fusion weddings! I think there is a lot of overlap, for example the Jewish Chuppah is similar to the Indian Mandap. And the mehndi isn’t just used in India, but in Morocco, the Middle East, and even in Jewish traditions.

    • Thanks for the info! I find it fascinating that these traditions span centuries and cultures – there must be something deeply holy and spiritual about them. Loving your blog too!

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