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Driving to the stunning location Rancho Las Lomas is always exciting.  You’re greeted by two white tigers and a zebra!  It’s such a beautiful venue could live their. Rachelle & Chris are the most relaxed couple I ever met.  So relaxed, they went on their honeymoon to Peru three weeks […]


There is some debate about where this custom originated, some site Spain, but it’s a traditional in Latin and Filipino weddings!The madrina de arras holds the 13 coins the bridegroom presents to the bride. The coins, or arrhea, was a Roman custom of breaking gold or silver, one half to […]


Image Via Nealy It’s the quintessential Chinese wedding tradition: the tea ceremony. This time-honored exchange was created to show respect for the family. Historically, after they exchanged vows, the couple would serve tea to the groom’s family (the bride would have served tea privately to her own family that morning). […]


Weddings in India are considered to be a sacred and sanctified ritual. A typical Indian wedding is 3 days long. Pre-celebrations and post celebrations, talk about a party! The Mehndi is one of the most important and fun pre-wedding rituals. Celebrated by the bride, family and her friends. Different regions […]


Image Via sarahpostma.comA traditional custom in Japan, and among many Japanese Americans include the “san-san-kudo” sake sharing tradition, which translates to “three sets of three sips equal nine.” Three is an indivisible number, and it is considered a sacred number in Buddhism.Image Via The KnotThe groom starts with the smallest […]


My favorite part of a wedding ceremony is the many cultural, and religious traditions I’ve seen. This week tradition is the Chuppah. The chuppa carries a religious significance in a Jewish ceremony. It consists of a cloth or a tallit, stretched or supported over four poles. It is sometimes carried […]